Kyocera has announced a new digital camera that challenges Canon's Digital Elph for title of the smallest, lightest and coolest digital stills camera available.
Pocket-sized camera, full-sized punch
The Finecam S3, expected to go on sale in late April, is just slightly larger than the Ixy. Both models are credit-card sized but the Finecam is 30mm deep compared to the Ixy's 25mm. But at 160g it is 20 percent lighter and packs a three megapixel CCD (charge coupled device) pickup against the Ixy's 2 megapixel unit.
The camera can also record video clips up to 15 seconds in length at 320x240 pixel resolution and 15 frames per second - about a quarter the resolution of conventional television and half the image frame rate.