If you happen to be in Berlin between September 4 and 9, during IFA 2009, the world’s largest consumer electronics trade fair, you could test the three latest Optima cameras launched by AgfaPhoto. The three digital cameras of the Optima series – Optima 1, Optima 100 and Optima 102 are equipped with some commendable features that would attract both the novice and the experienced photographers.
AgfaPhoto Optima 1
AgfaPhoto Optima 1 is a 12-megapixel camera. You can obtain focal length between 28 and 140mm with its 5x wide-angle zoom lens. The wide-angle lens enables users to capture most of the details of expansive landscape or large groups, within a single frame. Besides the 5x optical zoom, Optima 1 also features a 4x digital zoom. For video and still image review, this camera is equipped with a 2.7-inch display. To enable users to upload their videos instantly on the social network sites, Optima 1 allows users to capture video recordings in the YouTube video format.
The camera is designed to take high-definition pictures of 1,920 x 1,080-pixel resolution in 16:9 contrast ratio. First time digital camera users could benefit from the automatic programming and photo processing software of the camera. The intuitive menu would guide users through nearly 28 camera functions, including face recognition, blink recognition and smile recognition features. Another exciting functionality of Optima 1 is its beauty shot mode. The settings of this mode help to correct minor skin imperfections, producing the best pictures. The ISO 3200 feature of Optima 1 enhances the picture quality even in poor light condition.
AgfaPhoto Optima 1 will be available from September and will cost around 179 euros.
AgfaPhoto Optima 100
This 10-megapixel camera shares most of the features of AgfaPhoto Optima 1. It features 3x optical zoom along with 5x digital zoom. Optima 100 will be available in a wide range of colors, including red, titanium, silver and black. It will cost around 129 euros and will be available from September.
AgfaPhoto Optima 102
Optima 102 is a 12MP digital camera. It has 3x optical zoom and 5x digital zoom. Its 3-inch display is slightly larger than the displays of the other two AgfaPhoto Optima cameras. It is equipped with a delete function that effectively reduces the shooting time. The rest of the features of Optima 102 are same as that of the other two Optima cameras. AgfaPhoto will be available from September in red, rose, titanium, silver and black colors. It will cost 149 euros.