Agfa ePhoto CL18

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Agfa ePhoto CL18

You've been waiting for a while. For a digital camera that does what you want - nothing more and nothing less. A digital camera that lets you take up ...

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Review of "Agfa ePhoto CL18"

published 20/12/2000 | darkteckno
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This camera looks like it's designed to sell at £30. At £50 it might be ok. I paid £100 so here goes.. It has excellent design - simple to use & effective. It's not sophisticated but the colour correction is perfect for snap shooting, the batteries seem to last forever; it's very light & compact - ideal to take around with you for off the cuff shooting. It comes with pretty good software & downloads are quick & effiecient - though you must have a USB interface. Unfortunately it doesn't end there. The killer is the lens quality - a reject from the Hubble Space Telescope or maybe one of those magnifying glasses you get in Christmas crackers - a half decent lens probably wouldn't have cost the producers (in China) more than a few pence! In both definition modes it produces a picture 640x480. Viewed at this mode (on all but a very small monitor) you are going to see rounded edges & smudging. Minor niggles - the case tore away from my belt after about 3 hours (though it looks well made); when you shoot it waits for nearly a second before operating (at least it proves that it's thinking); it shuts off after 60 seconds, just about the time you take to frame a shot, in our family; when required, auto flash has to be selected every time you switch on by pressing a button 3 times; the battery lid sometimes came off & after the first day I had to bend the terminals to make it connect. So if you want to blow £100 you could do worse & it's a good introduction to digital photography. But you'll soon want something better.

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Product Information : Agfa ePhoto CL18

Manufacturer's product description

You've been waiting for a while. For a digital camera that does what you want - nothing more and nothing less. A digital camera that lets you take up to 32 images and download them right into your computer. Plus software that helps you e-mail images directly to your friends. Agfa ePhoto CL18 does it all: digital photos to e-mail, digital images to print, video conferencing, and more! With an internal memory similar to a roll of film, ePhoto CL18 doesn't have the hassle and expense of external memory cards. This digital camera works the way you do - fast, easy and electronic. Agfa has added a bit of a surprise: this sleek, little, palm-sized unit also doubles as a quality video conferencing camera for your on-line chats. So forget that extra purchase. Agfa ePhoto CL18 is small. Very small. So don't be afraid to throw it in your pocket or bag and take a few shots of your day about town to share with friends the next day. With a built-in flash and 2 MB internal memory, you can take up to 32 640 x 480 pixel pictures in one go. Plus when you're back home, just plug in the camera using its fast USB connection and download those shots. You don't even have to worry about a power supply since the ePhoto CL18 takes full advantage of USB's capability to supply the camera with power. Or the next time you feel like chatting on-line with a friend, just whip out your ePhoto CL18, mount it on the camera mount, plug in the USB and off you go. Quality images of each other on-line! You can even use the universal mini-video output plug to display your shots on a TV!

Product Details

Product Description: Agfa ePhoto CL18 - digital camera

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Localisation: English

Internal Storage: 2 MB flash

Sensor Resolution: 0.35 Megapixel

Lens System: Lens - 7.2 mm - f/2.0, Lens

Focus Adjustment: Focus free

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Viewfinder: Optical - real-image

Display: None

Supported Battery: 2 x AA alkaline battery ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Dimensions (WxDxH): 9.5 cm x 3.5 cm x 6.5 cm, 10.5 cm x 3.7 cm x 6.6 cm

Weight: 0.1 kg, 120 g

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Colour: Silver, Blue, Blue, translucent

Device Type: Digital camera

Focal Length: 7.2 mm - 45 mm

Features: Automatic flash, LCD panel, self timer, red-eye reduction, manual flash on/off

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows 98

Lens Iris: F/2.0

Battery: AA type x 2 Alkaline

General

MPN: LHVUE, LHLMP, CL18S, LYYOE, LHVUE001, LJRNQ000, LHYNC, LHYOE, LHYMC

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Available Body Colours: Blue, silver

Localisation: English

Sensor Resolution: 0.35 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CMOS

Effective Sensor Resolution: 310,000 pixels

Image Recording Format: JPEG

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Enclosure Colour: Silver, Blue, Blue, translucent

Device Type: Digital camera

Width: 10.5 cm

Depth: 3.7 cm

Height: 6.6 cm

Weight: 0.1 kg

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 200

Exposure Modes: Automatic

White Balance: Automatic, Presets

Max Shutter Speed: 1/700 sec, 1/10000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 1/30 sec, 1 sec

Lens System

Type: Lens - 7.2 mm - f/2.0, Lens

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 45mm

Focus Adjustment: Focus free

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Flash Modes: Auto mode, flash OFF mode

Effective Flash Range: 0.5 m - 2 m, 1 m - 3 m

Additional Features

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec

LCD Display Information: Self-timer mode, photo quality, photos remaining, battery condition, flash mode

Additional Features: Auto power save

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: Optical - real-image

Display

Type: None

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video output

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, Microsoft NetMeeting, Corel Print & Photo House

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Hand strap, Hand strap, video cable

Colour: Blue

Mounting Kit: Standard

Package Type: Retail

Battery

Battery Type: AA

Details: 2 x AA alkaline battery ( included )

Memory / Storage

Internal Storage: 2 MB flash

Image Storage: Standard JPEG 640 x 480 : 32 - with 2MB built-in memory ¦ High JPEG 640 x 480 : 16 - with 2MB built-in memory

Video Capture: 320 x 240 - 15 fps - web camera mode ¦ 160 x 120 - 20 fps - web camera mode

Included Memory Card: 2 MB

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year, Limited warranty - 1 year

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 9.5 cm, 10.5 cm

Depth: 3.5 cm, 3.7 cm

Height: 6.5 cm, 6.6 cm

Weight: 0.1 kg, 120 g

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Software / System Requirements

Peripheral / Interface Devices: 2x CD-ROM

Min Hard Drive Space: 50 MB

Min RAM Size: 32 MB

Min Processor Type: Intel Pentium

OS Required: Microsoft Windows 98

Software Included: Drivers & Utilities, Microsoft NetMeeting, Corel Print & Photo House

Power

Battery: AA type x 2 Alkaline

Expansion / Connectivity

Interfaces: 1 x USB - 4 PIN USB Type B ¦ 1 x serial - RS-232 - 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9)

Lens Construction

Focal Length: 7.2 mm - 45 mm

Lens Iris: F/2.0

Camera

Still Image: JPEG - 640 x 480

Flash Memory: 2 MB

Features: Automatic flash, LCD panel, self timer, red-eye reduction, manual flash on/off

System Requirements for PC Connection

Peripheral Devices: USB port, CD-ROM Drive

System Requirements Details: Pentium - 32 MB - 150 MB

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