Dennis Hissink : July 12th 2006 - 01:15 CET
Rollei dx63 : The Rollei dx63 Tribute digital compact camera surprises us with a large 3 inch LTPS TFT color display. The ultra compact 6.36 Megapixel digital camera supports Secure Digital flash memory cards up to 1GB. Fans of creative image editing will welcome the compact Rollei dx63 with its 6.36 Megapixel, 3x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom. Not only the recording modes are one of a kind, the design of the Rollei dx63 is also something special. As a design-oriented digital camera of the Tribute series the Rollei dx63 features a large 3 inch LTPS color monitor and a black metal housing. The new Rollei dx63 Tribute will be available from the middle of July 2006 for an estimates price of €299 including VAT. |
Rollei dx63 Tribute - Photo and Print|
6.36 Megapixel resolution will guarantee results of rich detail and natural looking colours, even with large format prints. The high-quality f/2.6 - f/4.8 3x optical zoom lens with a focal length of 5.8 - 17.4mm (equivalent of 35 - 105mm on 35mm format camera) and a 4x digital zoom will give the photographer all the freedom he desires to compose the special moments. The auto focus will easily succeed with the TTL measurement. The auto focus is effective from 0.5m to infinity and in macro mode from 6cm only.
Rollei dx63 camera - LCD monitor and Settings
The particularly generous large high-resolution 3 inch LCD monitor shows very clearly motive and the most important camera and record settings. The image quality can be set into fine, normal and basic. The additional features to obtain a higher image quality with various light conditions in combination with the internal flash exist out of Auto, On, Fill-in, Red-eye reduction, Off and Slow synch flash. Besides the automatic white balance the Rollei dc63 Tribute is able to set the white balance to Sun, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent and Manual. The exposure compensation can be set to -/+ 2EV with 1/3 steps and the Rollei dx63 offers three metering modes; centre weighting, spot metering and matrix metering. On the back of the Rollei dx63 Tribute digital compact camera some very handy Function buttons are available to increase user-friendliness.
Rollei dx63 compact camera features
• 6.36 Megapixel 1/2.5 inch CCD image sensor
• 3x optical zoom, 35 - 105 mm (equivalent 35 mm format)
• JPEG, DCF, DPOF, MPEG4 format
• Secure Digital support, 32MB internal memory
• Auto focus
• ISO 100, 200, 400
• 3.0 inch LCD monitor
• USB 2.0 interface
• Lithium Ion battery
• Weight 142 g
• Consumer price €299
Rollei Tribute dx63 digital camera - Video and Storage
But when you think we mentioned all the features of the Rollei dx63, you are wrong. With a self timer that can be set to 5, 10 and for example 20 seconds photos that would fail before will now be captured with all the people on board. Those of you who are not into still images will be able to record video with the Rollei dx63 camera. The video clips will be recorded with a VGA resolution (640 x 480 pixels) at 30 frames per second or 320 x 240 pixels. The data will be recorded in JPEG (EXIF), DCF, DPOF, DPS and MPEG4 format. As the Rollei dx63 incorporates a microphone and speaker you will also be able to record voice memos. Via the USB 2.0, A/V or DC interface you will be able to hook up the Rollei dx63 Tribute to a computer or power adapter. The Rollei dx63 Tribute camera offers 32MB internal memory which can be expanded with a Secure Digital flash memory card up to 1GB. For power the Rollei Tribute camera uses a 3.7V Li-Ion battery.
The company's founders Paul Franke and Reinhold Heidecke wanted to build cameras which were perfect and easy to handle. They wanted to make photography not only accessible to the professional photographer but to the wide range of amateurs. In 1929, the result was the legendary "twin-lens" which became the standard tool of professional photographers and the dream of every amateur enthusiast. The "twin-lens" formed the beginning of a long line of product developments. Others followed and among them the launch of the Rollei 35 in 1966, the Rollei SL 66 with built-in bellow, the first electronically controlled medium format camera Rolleiflex SLX, the 35 mm SLR camera SL 2000F with interchangeable magazines or the dissolve projectors which still are unique. Always on the assumption that products bearing the name Rollei represent something special, they must be of high optical and mechanical precision, be easy to handle and to operate, and be durable and of lasting value. In this context, new products for digital imaging and close-range photogrammetry open up new fields of applications.