The German camera company Praktica has come out with upgrade models to its camera line. The cameras are both 5+ megapixels and come with different features and bodies to fit the user’s preferences.
The first camera, the Praktica Luxmedia 6003, is an upgrade to the 5003 model. This 6 megapixel camera features 3x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom, and 1.5” TFT color monitor. The body is a metal looking design with a huge rubberized grip to stay glued to your hand. As for storage, 16MB internal memory and an SD-Card slot will be used to store all your works of art.
– Type: 6,0 Mega pixels CCD digital camera with 3x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom and 1.5” TFT color monitor
– Lens: f: 7.3-21.9mmm / F at Wide: 2.6-7.5, F at Tele: 3.4-9.9 (equivalent 35mm camera: 37-111mm)
– Zoom: 3x optical and 4x digital
– Focus range: normal: 0.30m – infinity, Macro: 1-23cm
– Image sensor: 1/1.8” CCD sensor 6,3 Mega pixels (effective 6,0)
– Motion: 320×240 pixels (30 fps)
– Color effect mode: normal, Black/White, Sepia
– Shooting mode: Image, Continuous, Motion (Video), Manual, AV, TV and Scene with 10 different modes
– LC-display: 1.5” TFT color monitor (10 menu languages)
– Memory: 16MB built-in memory, SD-Card usable
– Connectors: USB, Video out, DC-in
– Power source: 2x AA Alkaline batteries (1.5 Volt) or CR-V3 or Ni-Mh batteries, AC adapter (optional)
– Dimensions: 85 x 65 x 37mm
– Weight: 240g
The second camera, the Praktica Luxmedia 5008, is a 5.2 megapixel camera with 8x zoom coupled with 4x digital. One might wonder why they didn’t include the 6 megapixel sensor in this model instead. The body is oddly familiar to Nikon’s 8700, and sports many of the same features. It will be interesting to see the price of this camera.
– type: 5,2 Mega pixels digital camera with 8x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom and 1.6” TFT color monitor
– Lens: f: 2.80-3.41 / 6.6-58.2mm (35mm equivalent: 40-320mm)
– Zoom: 8x optical and 4x digital
– Focus range: normal: 0.50m – infinity, Macro: 20-50cm
– Image sensor: 1/2.5” CCD sensor 4.23 Mega pixels (effective: 4.07 Mega Pixels)
– Continuous shooting: 3 shots/sec.
– LC-display: 1.6” TFT color monitor (85 000 pixel), 9 menu languages
– Memory: 16MB built-in memory, SD-Card useable
– Power source: 4x AA Alkaline batteries (1.5Volt) or Ni-MH batteries or Ni-Cd batteries
– Dimensions / Weight: 120 x 82 x 85mm/ 395g (without batteries)