Sipix SP-1300 Review
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Features & Controls
The SiPix SP-1300 has a 5-element all glass 6.03mm (35mm equivalent=46.6mm)lens.
It is a fixed focus system lens that has a hyper focal distance of 22" to Infinity.
The auto aperture settings are F2.8 or F8.0 with auto shutter speeds of
one half second to a five hundredth of a second. There is no optical zoom
but it does have 2x digital zoom.
The built-in flash offers Auto, Forced-flash, Forced no-flash, and Red-eye reduction.
It recycles and processes the last image in approximately 10 seconds.
Flash range is unspecified by the manufacturer.
The upper left control on the back of the camera is the print mode switch used to activate the printing sequence when the camera is connected to the optional PocketColor 100 or 200 printer.
To the Right is the exposure compensation control. It allows 1 stop compensation in 1/3 stop increments over exposure (display and recorded image get brighter) or 1 stop under exposure (display and recorded image get darker) also in 1/3 stop increments.
The cluster of buttons are the 4-way navigation controls for the menu system and image playback.
Above them is the MENU / OK button used to call-up the menu and accept menu selections.
Below the Navigation cluster is the Color LCD switch which turns the display ON / OFF.
The Mode Dial has positions for Record, Play, SETUP, Print and Connect to PC for downloading
images to your computer.
The switch marked with a STAR indicates the picture quality setting:
The CLOCK icon indicates self timer which is a setable delay of image capture. It can be set through the Menu to: 5, 10 or 15 seconds.
The large monochrome data LCD on the top lets you see all the important camera
settings at a glance without the need to turn on the color LCD.
On the side is the I/O port for connecting the full sized USB data cable. Above you can see the
DC INput jack for the optional 6.0 VDC power adapter.
The SP-1300 is equipped with a CF (compact flash) media storage card slot and
ships with a 8MB CF card. SiPix
states that you are -not- to use a CF card larger than 32MB, if you use the camera's
"format" function it can damage larger cards.
Power is supplied by four AA type batteries. Rechargeable high-capacity NiMH AA's are
strongly recommended over the alkaline batteries shipped with the camera.
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