Enigma 1.3 Digital Camera

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(Not sure which digital camera to get? Check out our comparison guide.)

Hot on the heels of that triumph of modern digital design, the L'espion (and its high-end followup, the Epsilon 1.3), comes the latest in Digital Dream's master-class in digital photography, the Enigma 1.3.

Touted as the World's smallest 1.3-megapixel camera with a flash, the Enigma has brought untold joy to the Firebox office since it's arrival, one staff member literally weeping with joy after just five minutes in its presence, another unable to speak for a full half-hour as it was removed from the box and held aloft to rapturous applause.

Believe you me, we've seen a lot of cameras in our time, but few compare to the Enigma when it comes to features, build quality, and drop-dead style at this price point. With its pint-sized 70x50x23mm dimensions, it's a wonder they've managed to squeeze all the electronic gubbins inside to make it all work, but squeeze them they have.

Features-wise, the Enigma has everything a man (or woman) could need in a digital camera. It's got two quality modes (true 1.3 mega-pixel or 640x480), webcam functionality and a movie mode.

With all this gadgetry crammed into one device, it'd be downright rude not to give it a chassis that'll take the knocks a take-anywhere camera is bound to receive, which is why the Enigma sports a durable metal casing that'll see it through just about anything life cares to throw at it. That's provided life doesn't see fit to throw a lump hammer, tank, or JCB at it, of course.

In standard trim, the Enigma is capable of storing a colossal 140 images in 640x480 mode and 20 at maximum resolution - and if that doesn't have you whooping and high-fiving everyone in the room like you attend an American high school, then you can always splash out on a bundle with a larger SmartMedia Card (available in 64MB and 128MB flavours on this very site), thanks to the Enigma's SmartMedia expansion slot.

Included is a comprehensive suite of top-drawer software, such as Ulead's PhotoExpress 4 and the Eyestar Mail package, designed for online use. Also thrown in is a handy wrist strap and protective pouch to keep your already bullet-proof Enigma out of harms way.

The Enigma is surely destined to follow in the footsteps of that other cheeky little Digital Dream pipsqueak, the L'espion and become a huge seller. Not sure about naming it after an eighties combo of staunch panpipe devotees. Still, you can't have it all, can you?

Features:
  • Built-in Auto-flash
  • 1.3 mega-pixel resolution
  • True video capability (no sound)
  • 8MB on-board memory, expandable to 128MB with SmartMedia cards
  • Self-timer
SmartMedia SmartMedia Memory Upgrade
The standard Enigma 1.3 ships with 8MB of built-in memory. To hold more photos at higher resolution you can buy additional SmartMedia cards - either on their own or save money when you buy them with the camera itself!

Click here to buy SmartMedia cards separately.
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    Description
    (Not sure which digital camera to get? Check out our comparison guide.)

    Hot on the heels of that triumph of modern digital design, the L'espion (and its high-end followup, the Epsilon 1.3), comes the latest in Digital Dream's master-class in digital photography, the Enigma 1.3.

    Touted as the World's smallest 1.3-megapixel camera with a flash, the Enigma has brought untold joy to the Firebox office since it's arrival, one staff member literally weeping with joy after just five minutes in its presence, another unable to speak for a full half-hour as it was removed from the box and held aloft to rapturous applause.

    Believe you me, we've seen a lot of cameras in our time, but few compare to the Enigma when it comes to features, build quality, and drop-dead style at this price point. With its pint-sized 70x50x23mm dimensions, it's a wonder they've managed to squeeze all the electronic gubbins inside to make it all work, but squeeze them they have.

    Features-wise, the Enigma has everything a man (or woman) could need in a digital camera. It's got two quality modes (true 1.3 mega-pixel or 640x480), webcam functionality and a movie mode.

    With all this gadgetry crammed into one device, it'd be downright rude not to give it a chassis that'll take the knocks a take-anywhere camera is bound to receive, which is why the Enigma sports a durable metal casing that'll see it through just about anything life cares to throw at it. That's provided life doesn't see fit to throw a lump hammer, tank, or JCB at it, of course.

    In standard trim, the Enigma is capable of storing a colossal 140 images in 640x480 mode and 20 at maximum resolution - and if that doesn't have you whooping and high-fiving everyone in the room like you attend an American high school, then you can always splash out on a bundle with a larger SmartMedia Card (available in 64MB and 128MB flavours on this very site), thanks to the Enigma's SmartMedia expansion slot.

    Included is a comprehensive suite of top-drawer software, such as Ulead's PhotoExpress 4 and the Eyestar Mail package, designed for online use. Also thrown in is a handy wrist strap and protective pouch to keep your already bullet-proof Enigma out of harms way.

    The Enigma is surely destined to follow in the footsteps of that other cheeky little Digital Dream pipsqueak, the L'espion and become a huge seller. Not sure about naming it after an eighties combo of staunch panpipe devotees. Still, you can't have it all, can you?

    Features:
    • Built-in Auto-flash
    • 1.3 mega-pixel resolution
    • True video capability (no sound)
    • 8MB on-board memory, expandable to 128MB with SmartMedia cards
    • Self-timer
    SmartMedia SmartMedia Memory Upgrade
    The standard Enigma 1.3 ships with 8MB of built-in memory. To hold more photos at higher resolution you can buy additional SmartMedia cards - either on their own or save money when you buy them with the camera itself!

    Click here to buy SmartMedia cards separately.

     

    More info
    Includes 5 year manufacturer's guarantee; Requires 2xAAA alkaline batteries (included).

    Ships with:
    • USB Cable
    • Carry Pouch
    • Quick start guide
    • Software CD containing
      • Enigma Drivers
      • Ulead Photo Express v4.0 SE
      • Eyestar Mail
      • User Manual
    Technical Specification:

    Image Sensor 1.3 Mega Pixel CMOS
    Memory 8MB (expandable to 128MB)
    Still Resolution & Capacity
    (Using Low/High Compression)
    Using 8MB onboard memory:
    1280 x 1024 (SXGA) - 20/40 images
    640 x 480 (VGA) - 70/140 images

    Using optional 128MB SmartMedia Card:
    1280 x 1024 (SXGA) - 336/652 images
    640 x 480 (VGA) - 1176/2282 images
    (NB. Photo counter only displays up to "999" on screen)
    Video Resolution 352x288 (CIF) - up to 30fps
    640x480 (VGA) - up to 15fps
    Video Capacity Using 8MB onboard memory:
    2mins 30 secs

    Using optional 128MB SmartMedia Card:
    around 45mins
    Flash Built-in; Auto/On/Off modes
    Effective range 2m,
    Red Eye Reductions via White Light LED
    Exposure Auto
    White Balance Auto
    Lens aperture F2.8
    Focal length 9.98mm
    Focal range 1m ~ infinity
    Self-timer 10 seconds
    Connection USB
    Auto Power Off 60 secs
    Dimensions 7cm (W) x 5cm (H) x 2.35cm (D)
    Power Source 2 x AAA batteries (included)


    Minimum System Requirements
    PC: 166MHz Pentium; 32MB RAM; 10MB Minimum Hard disk Space; USB port; CD-Rom drive; Windows 98/ME/2000 & XP.

    Please note: Mac software drivers do NOT currently ship with the product, but the manufacturer plans to release them in 2003.

    Technical Support - please call 01304 248 221 or visit the Digital Dream technical support web page

    User Guide - Click here to download (PDF Format)

    Problems with Windows XP? - Click here for the latest drivers (19/03/03). Latest MAC OS 9 Drivers - Click here (08/04/03).

     

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