Excerpt: Continue on to Page Two Finecam S5 Specifications Type: Digital still camera with record, playback, and movie modes. Imaging Device: 1/1.8" square-pixel interlace readout system CCD with 5,250,000 pixels gross. Recording media: SD Memory Card, Multi-Media Card (MMC) Recording Capacity (Guideline) and Image Dimensions in Pixels (when using 16MB SD Memory Card, all pictures taken in the same mode).
Finecam S5 ($599) joins the growing field of small,
5 Megapixel cameras. This area has exploded in recent months,
with cameras from Canon, HP, Minolta, Olympus, Pentax, and Sony
all being introduced. Kyocera is a relative newcomer in
camera world, but you wouldn't know it -- my past reviews of
their cameras have been positive.
Pros: Very small, metal body, Easy to use, Nice movie, playback mode, Good number of manual controls for a point-and-shoot camera
Cons: Higher than average noise in images, Shutter speed, aperture controls too limited, Pop-up flash gets in the way, No AF illuminator, Redeye a problem, Poor bundle, Write speed to SD card seems unusually slow