Kyocera has broken the $1,000 barrier for its megapixel digital cameras, launching two new Finecam S-series devices, the S3x and the S4. Known primarily in Australia for its printing products, Kyocera is known globally for its Yashica and Contax brands and is looking to the channel to help establish itself among the digital still camera players in the Australian market. The two new Finecam models feature programmed and aperture-priority exposure control and various shooting modes with a wide shutter speed range. They can also record film sequences of up to 15 seconds, and feature a long exposure function. SecureDigital (SD) memory cards or MultiMedia cards (MMC) can be used for storage.
The Finecam S3x is the smallest and lightest three-million megapixel digital camera available in Australia, according to the vendor. It will retail for $998.80. The Finecam S4 is a four-million megapixel digital camera with a 7.3mm-21.9mm zoom, and a ½-1/2000 second, two-second, four-second and eight-second shutter speed range. It carries a retail price tag of $1,299.10 and is available immediately.