Friday, April 4, 2008

New Minox DC8011 starts at 28mm wide!

Fans of wide-angle compact digital cameras, there is a new model announced for your consideration today, the Minox DC 8011. News of this can be found at the Adorama NewsDesk, Photography Blog, and of course directly from the horse's mouth, Minox Germany (story is in english).

Which camera is this a clone of? We do not know, we blog, you decide :) It has an 8mp sensor (sensor size not mentioned, but if we were to guess we'd say 1/2.5"), a 4x optical zoom Minoctar (name dropper) lens that starts at 28mm (28-112mm eq), 2.7" LCD display, SD memory card support along with 32mb internal storage, LiIon battery and such. The price is about 180 euro, and Adorama News Desk (AND) says that USA availability has not been announced yet.

Wide Angle Emerging as a Digital Camera Trend in 2008
It has been added to our list of new cameras of 2008, where cameras starting at wide-angle (28mm or wider) are emerging as a trend in 2008. This of course aided by the Panasonics going 25mm wide and the Samsung NV24hd going 24mm wide.

With this new Minox included, the list of wide-angles of 2008 jumps to 18, and it includes a diverse range of cameras, from the Sigma DP1 to the giant Fuji S100fs, to the tiny Casio EX-Z200/Z100, to the Panasonic FX500/Fx35, the fun zoom duo (TZ5/TZ4), and the Coolpix S600 which is getting a lot of TV advertising time promoted as a sleek trendy fashionable camera that brings to the owner lots of girls. Now that was an original ad story ;-)

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