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Press Release - March 2, 2003




Konica Announces New Revio KD-410Z

4-megapixel high-quality digital still camera in a stylish compact body

Konica KD410Z

Tokyo (March 2, 2003) -- Konica Corporation showcases a 4-megapixel, optical 3x digital still camera with an ultra-slim, ultra-compact body, the Konica Revio KD-410Z at the PMA Show being held from March 2 to 5, in Las Vegas, USA. The new camera has a sleekly styled design and features Dual Slot, which accommodates the two most popular image storage media: SD Memory Card and Memory Stick. It will be launched in the US market starting this spring.

The Konica Revio KD-410Z has a classy, stainless-steel exterior and a sliding lens cover. The attractive, ultra-compact body is the result of Konica's renowned optical and high-integration mounting technologies. The camera is fitted with an optical 3x ZOOM HEXANON lens, which is very compact yet offers superlative photographic performance. The lens is easy to operate and realizes the full potential of the high-resolution CCD. The camera also has a very high image resolution of 4 million effective pixels (4.13 million total pixels). This draws on Konica's original Hybrid Adaptive 'A*IPS'*1 image processing technology to capture images with excellent realism and beauty, as well as faithful color reproduction. (*1'A*IPS': Pronounced A-Star IPS. 'A' refers to the automatic functions such as 'automatic exposure', 'auto-focus' and automatic white balance', while 'IPS' stands for 'image processing system.')

Thanks to a new signal processing engine, developed in-house by Konica, the Konica Revio KD-410Z has an ultra-fast startup time of 1.3 seconds*2. Versatility is enhanced by Dual Slot, which accommodates both SD Memory Card and Memory Stick storage media. Dual Slot helps broaden the scope for using captured images, facilitating interface with such devices as personal computers, PDAs, mobile phones, and digital VCRs. The camera has a host of other photographic modes, including up to 30 seconds of movies with voice, continuous shooting mode with 1.3 seconds between frames, and a macro photo mode allowing shots as close as 6 centimeters from the subject. These and other functions guarantee maximum photographic enjoyment in almost any situation. (*2 Using a 16MB SD Memory Card under normal conditions of continuous use)

The Konica Revio KD-410Z offers superlative performance and a wide range of shooting and playback functions-all inside a slim, compact, and stylish body. It combines realistic image quality with the fun that only digital cameras can provide. The camera is suitable for all users, from high-end amateurs who demand top image quality to those who enjoy processing and editing images on a personal computer. We are confident that the Konica Revio KD-410Z will satisfy a broad spectrum of customers.



TypeDigital still camera with zoom lens
Effective pixels4.0 million
Recording mediaInternal: Internal Flash memory (approx. 2MB*1)
External: SD Memory Card; Multimedia Card; Memory Stick
Approx. recording images*2 (using 16MB SD Memory Card under normal conditions*3)Still: 2,304 x 1,704pixels (16 shots); 1,600 x 1,200pixels (33 shots); 640 x 480pixels (133 shots)
Movies with voice (30sec. max.): 320 x 240pixels (2 shots)
Image format Still: JPEG-compatible [Exif-compatible (Ver.2.2);
DCF-compatible*4]; DPOF-compatible*5 (Ver.1.1)
Sound: WAV-compatible (monaural)
Movie: AVI [Motion JPEG-compatible (15 frames/sec.)]
Imaging elements1/1.8-inch; 2,384 x 1,734 pixels (4.13-megapixel) CCD
LensZOOM HEXANON f2.8 (wide)-4.9 (telephoto);
F=8-24mm (equivalent to 39-117mm on 35mm film camera)
Focus adjustmentCCD image AF; Center-weighted photometry; Spot photometry
Recording rangeNormal: 0.5m - infinity (wide); 0.8m - infinity (telephoto);
Macro: 0.06m - infinity (wide); 0.5m - infinity (telephoto)
Aperturef2.8/f4.7 (wide); f4.9/f8.2 (telephoto)
ShutterStill: 1-1/2000sec.
Movie: 1/30-1/5000sec.
Exposure controlProgram AE: 3EV-15.5EV (wide); 4.5EV-17EV (telephoto)
White balanceAuto; Manual (daylight; cloudy; tungsten lamp; fluorescent light)
ViewfinderOptical real-image zoom viewfinder
FlashBuilt-in auto-adjusting flash; 5sec. flash interval;
Range: 0.5m-3.5m (Wide), 0.5m-2.0m (Tele);
Red viewfinder LED lights up when flash recharging
Start-up timeApprox. 1.3sec.
Recording modesSingle; Continuous Shooting (1.3sec. between frames); Red-Eye Reduction; Flash ON; Night-View Portrait; Flash OFF; Macro; Landscape; Self-Timer (10sec., 3sec.); Digital Zoom (x 2);
Movie (320 x 240pixels; up to 30sec./shot; with sound); Sepia
LCD monitor1.5-inch; low-temperature polysilicon TFT color LCD monitor
PlaybackFrame-by-frame; Index; Slide show; Digital zoom playback
DeleteFrame-by-frame; Selected frames; All frames; Format
LED displaySelf-timer LED; Viewfinder LED
BuzzerWhile shooting; Various warnings (front LED shuts down when buzzer OFF)
Power sourceDedicated lithium-ion battery pack;
Dedicated AC adaptor kit (Optional)
Approx. battery life*6LCD monitor OFF: 200 shots; LCD monitor ON: 100 shots; Continuous playback: 90sec.
Input/output terminalsUSB
Operating temperature0°C-50°C (humidity: 20%-80%)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 94 x 56 x 29.5 mm (3.7 x 2.2 x 1.2 in.) (without protruding parts)
Weight200g (without battery and recording media)
Standard packageDedicated lithium-ion battery pack; battery charger; power cord; USB cable; CD-ROM*7; strap; 16MB SD memory card

• Above information is based on tests performed in-house by Konica.
• Specifications and external appearance may be subject to change without notice.

*1;Recording resolution: 640 x 480 pixels; Can only store still image with voice (after recording) and audio (voice memo)
*2;Numbers of shots will vary according to subject and type of card medium.
*3;Normal and Fine (low) compression ratios can be selected for all resolutions (except 320 x 240 pixels).
*4;DCF is the abbreviation of "Design rule of Camera File system," a standard of Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industry Association (JEITA). DCF is a standard for facilitating use of digital camera image files between related hardware.
*5;DPOF is the abbreviation of "Digital Print Order Format," established by Canon, Kodak, Fuji Film, and Matsushita Electric Industrial. It is a standard for recording specified information in a recording medium, including images to print and recordable images.
*6;Based on in-house tests assuming normal temperature/humidity, 50% flash usage, 30sec. shooting interval, zoom used once per shot, and 2,304 x 1,704 pixel resolution
*7;Includes driver software (Windows98/98SE), Quicktime (Windows), Adobe Acrobat Reader, Users' guide (PDF).




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