Contax Cameras UK Limited

Contax i4R - Specification

Digital still camera with record, playback, and erase modes
Recording media /
Recording method
SD memory card/MMC (Multi Media Card), in compliance with DCF (*Note 1) (Exif Ver. 2.2), in compliance with JPEG, DPOF compatible (*Note 2)
Effective Pixels 4 Megapixel
Image Pickup Device 1/2.7” square pixel original color filter interlace reading system CCD (total number of pixels: 4,190,000)
Pixels (still image) 2272×1704, 1600×1200, 1280×960, 640×480
Moving image sizes 640×480, 320×240
Moving image frame rate 15 frames per second, 30 frames per second
Lens Carl Zeiss Tessar T* (4 elements in 3 groups) (2 aspheric, 1 high index lens element)
Focal length: 6.5mm (equivalent to approx. 39mm in 35mm film format), Aperture: f/2.8
Electronic zoom Up to 6x, 13 steps
Focal adjustment Video feedback auto focus (nine-point multi AF or spot AF selectable)
Range of shooting Approximately 60cm (24 inches) to infinity from the surface of the front lens element, approximately 5 (8 inches) to 60cm (24 inches) in macro mode

Exposure control

- Control method Program AE
- Light metering system 3 modes selectable: CCD multi-area evaluation, center-weighted and spot metering
- Metering link range LV6 ~ LV16
- Exposure compensation +2.0EV ~ -2.0EV (1/3EV steps)
Shutter Using both CCD electronic shutter and programmed electronic shutter with independent aperture control, 1 second to 1/2000 second
White Balance Auto, sunlight, overcast, incandescent, fluorescent, preset
Color modes Color, monochrome, sepia
Sharpness 5 levels: -1, standard, +1, +2, +3
Chroma 3 levels: +, -, standard
Sensitivity setting AUTO, ISO50, 100, 200, 400
Liquid crystal monitor 1.5” 130,000-pixel TFT color liquid crystal monitor with adjustable brightness control
Flash Built-in system, shooting range (for sensitivity setting at AUTO): approx. 60cm (24 inches) to 1.8m (5.9 feet)
Flash Mode Auto flash, Auto flash for red-eye reduction, Flash off, Fill-in flash
Scene mode Sport action, Portrait, Night Portrait, Sunset, Twilight, Night view, Black and white, Sepia
Moving image recording mode AVI
Moving image recording time Up to full capacity of the memory card *1
Other shooting modes Self timer mode (2 seconds and 10 seconds), REC review (on/off), Digital zoom
Continuous shooting High-speed continuous shooting: Maximum 3 frames per second, AF continuous shooting: Maximum 1.4 frames per second (Recording image size: 2272×1704), up to the full capacity of the memory card *2
Voice memo mode Up to 30 seconds for each image
Resize Images can be resized to 320×240 or 160×120. The area to be resized can be selected.
File format: JPEG
Playback mode Single display, group display, multi image display (six images), zoomed playback function, continuous shooting playback function, voice memo, protect, erase (single image), erase (all images), rotate, slide show, close-up playback 2x, 4x, 8x, thumbnail playback, playback of movies shot with camera, information display, DPOF setting, PictBridge setting (Note 3)
Setup function AF mode setting, LCD brightness adjustment, date setting, date insertion, card format, auto power-off setting, shutter sound/operational sound adjustment, startup screen selection and setting, REC review ON/OFF selection (4 seconds, 2 seconds, OFF), language selection (Japanese, English, Germany, French, Spanish, Chinese), video output selection, consecutive file number reset, setting reset, mode position of power-ON selection, digital zoom ON/OFF selectable, DISPLAY selection (information display ON/OFF)
Input/output terminal (Camera) Input/output terminal only for cradle connection
Input/output terminal (Cradle) Video output terminal(NTSC/PAL composite video, audio signal), DC input (using a dedicated AC adapter), USB terminal (miniB)
Power source 3.7 volt lithium-ion battery 760mAh
Captured Images Approximately 100 images with a new, fully charged lithium-ion battery, at room temperature, based on the guidelines of the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA)
Dimensions 94 mm width × 38.5 mm height × 21 mm depth, excluding protrusions
Weight Approximately 90g, excluding battery and the recording media
Operating temperature 0~45 degrees Celsius (no condensation)

*Specifications are subject to change without notice.

*1, *2: When using a high speed SD card formatted by the camera. The high speed SD cards of which full performance have been confirmed are listed on Kyocera global site ( Depending on shooting conditions, the memory may not be fully utilized. The speed of continuous shooting or movie shooting depends on shooting conditions, camera settings and memory card conditions.

(Note 1) DCF (Design rules for Camera File systems) is a standard adopted by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) with the aim of allowing image files, principally those from digital cameras, to be freely exchanged among related devices.

(Note 2) DEPF is an abbreviation of Digital Print Order Format established by the companies, Canon Inc., Eastman Kodak Company, Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
This standard is for recording specific information from images taken by digital camera, such as printed images and number of images, in recording media.

(Note 3) PictBridge stands for standard which can print images by connecting the digital camera to the printer directly. Supporting this PictBridge between digital camera and printer, it can easily enjoy simply regardless of the maker or the type.


Note: i4R sales discontinued September 2005


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