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ORITE VC3010Z 3.3MPixel Digital Camera
By Tan Joe-sie
Category : Digital Camera
Published by Jimmy Tang on Friday, 12th March, 2004
Rating : 3.5 out of 5 stars  


Introduction

Established in 1994, O’Rite is not a probable name that will roll off most digital camera salesmen's tongues while making a pitch. However, this lesser known digital camera brand from Taiwan is certainly coming into its own as one of the cheaper alternatives to the more popular point and shoot digital cameras in the market when comparing them pixel for pixel. Leaving the more mainstream brands of digital cameras behind, we have the recently released 3.3-megapixel ORITE VC3010Z from O'Rite in our labs for review.

Before we move on with the detailed aspects of the camera, here are the ORITE VC3010Z’s detailed camera specifications:-

Technical Specifications for the ORITE VC3010Z
General
Dimensions 92 x 62.2 x 31.5mm/ 3.6 x 2.45 x 1.24 inches
Weight (body alone) 147g / 5.19oz
Remote Control Not Available
Minimum OS Requirements
  • Microsoft Windows 98/ 98SE /ME/ 2000/ XP
  • Mac OS 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, X
  • Tripod Mount Plastic
    Image Capture
    Sensor Type Sony CCD
    Effective Pixels 3.34 million
    Aspect Ratio 4:3
    Camera Modes
  • Photo mode
  • Playback mode
  • Video mode
  • Sequential Shooting Available
    Lens
    Max. Aperture Range  f/2.66 - 4.92
    Focal Length 5.69mm - 16.29mm
    Optical Zoom 3x
    Digital Zoom 4x (in steps of 0.2x)
    Focusing Range
  • Normal: 50cm to infinity
  • Macro (W): 10cm to 50cm
  • Focus Methods
  • Normal
  • Macro
  • Display
    Viewfinder Optical
    LCD Monitor Casio 1.6-inch TFT color LCD
    Replay Modes
  • Single-frame
  • Zoom playback
  • 9-frame index
  • Slideshow
  • Movie playback
  • Playback Zoom 4x (in steps of 0.1x)
    Exposure
    ISO Settings 70
    Metering
  • Multi-pattern TTL AE
  • Center-weighted average
  • Control
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • White Balance
  • Auto
  • Daylight
  • Shade
  • Tungsten 
  • Fluorescent
  • Black and White
  • Compensation -2 EV to +2EV (in 1/3 EV increments)
    Shutter Speeds 8s - 1/2000s
    Self Timer 10s
    Flash
    Modes
  • Automatic
  • Always on
  • Red-eye
  • Always off
  • Compensation Not Available
    External Connection Not Available
    Image Storage
    Recording Media
  • 16MB Embedded NAND Gate Flash Memory
  • Secure Digital (SD) memory card
  • Multimedia card (MMC)
  • Recording Format
  • Still Images: JPEG (EXIF Ver 2.2)
  • Movie: MPEG4, 320X240(SIF)@15fps
  • Number of Recording Pixels (Image/Video Size)
    • Still Images:-
      • 2048 x 1536 (Large)
      • 1600 x 1200 (Medium 1)
      • 1024 x 768 (Medium 2)
      • 640 x 480 (Small)
    • Video Clips (30 fps, with audio, unlimited) :-
      • 320 x 240
    Image Quality
  • Fine: 5x compression rate 
  • Normal: 12x compression rate
  • Power Supply
  • Two AA-sized batteries
  • DC-in (3.0V, 2A DC adapter)
  • Connectivity Ports
  • USB 1.1 port
  • TV out
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