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KYOCERA Re-Introduces the Award-Winning T4 With a Zoom Lens

Popular Camera Now Includes A Carl Zeiss T* Vario Tessar 28-70mm Zoom Lens

Somerset, NJ – Kyocera Optics, Inc., announces the newest addition to Yashica's acclaimed and popular T4 series of point and shoot cameras: the Yashica T4 Zoom. Sleek and elegant in design, this popular camera now sports a Carl Zeiss T* Vario Tessar 28-70mm f/4.5-8 Zoom Lens, ensuring the highest of quality with every photo taken.

The T4 Zoom will appeal to a broad range of photographers from beginner to advanced. In addition to offering many of the features found on earlier T4 models, the new T4 Zoom offers a number of exciting additions not found on most point and shoot cameras. These include a built-in diopter for eyeglass wearers and exposure compensation, which allows a photographer to manually increase or decrease the amount of exposure the camera has automatically chosen. The camera also comes with a long-time exposure mode, perfect for shooting night scenes and special effects. In addition, a photographer can decide to take advantage of the five-point auto focus or the spot focus for more creative control.

The T4 Zoom includes a built-in date back with an LCD display and quartz clock that makes it easy to remember when that special photo was taken. Even more, rushing to get into the photo is a thing of the past as the T4 Zoom comes complete with an infrared wireless remote control.

A five-mode auto flash system is incorporated into the camera and features, auto flash, red-eye reduction auto flash, flash-off night portrait, fill-in flash and landscape. An aluminum front cover makes this compact camera rugged, yet lightweight. A deluxe carrying case with a pocket for the remote control is also included.

The street price for the Yashica T4 Zoom camera is $199.95. For retail locations, visit the company's website at

About Kyocera Optics, Inc.:

Kyocera Optics, Inc., a division of Kyocera Corporation, markets a complete line of high-end photographic equipment including medium format, SLRs, rangefinders and sophisticated compact zoom cameras. The company also maintains the exclusive license to distribute Zeiss premium binoculars and accessories to the U.S. photography, birding and optometry markets.

Kyocera Corporation, the Japan-based parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, is a 42-year-old, multi-billion-dollar conglomerate. Kyocera's diverse product line includes the Contax and Yashica camera lines. Kyocera was founded in 1959 and has grown to employ more than 40,000 people worldwide. In 1996, 1997 and 1998, and 1999 Kyocera was named by Industry Week magazine as one of "The World's 100 Best-Managed Companies."

Yashica T4 Zoom Specifications*
Type: Fully automatic 35mm lens shutter camera with built-in zoom lens
Picture size: 24 mm x 36 mm
Lens: Carl Zeiss T* Vario Tessar 28-70mm f/4.5-8 (7 elements in 6 groups)
Shutter: Programmed electronic shutter, 2-1/300 seconds (wide), 2-1/250 seconds (telephoto). Long-time exposure mode of up to 120 seconds
Focusing range: 28mm, 1.6ft.- infinity

70mm, 1.6ft.- infinity
Exposure control: Programmed automatic exposure
Exposure range: EV5 – EV17 (ISO 100)
Metering mode: External
Film speed: Automatic setting with DX-coded ISO 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 film. Film speed automatically set to ISO 100 with non-DX coded film
Focusing: Passive type, 5point Multi Auto Focus/Spot Auto Focus
Viewfinder: Real-image zoom viewfinder
Magnification: 0.31 ~ 0.72X
Field of view: Over 80%
Diopter adjustment: Correctable range – 3 ~ +1
Viewfinder display: Focus frame, spot AF frame, picture area frame, close-range area frame
Eyepiece indicators: Focusing/flash indicator (green LED)
Display panel: Long-time & exposure counter/self-timer count down, date & time, date mark, flash mode marks (auto-flash, red-eye reduction auto flash, flash-off night portrait, fill-in flash, landscape), self-timer/remote control mark, spot AF mark, battery warning mark
Film loading: Auto loading (film automatically advances to the first frame)
Film advance: Automatic
Film rewind: Auto return/auto stop and mid-roll film rewind
Exposure counter: Automatic additive type
Self-timer: Electronic, with 10-second delay (self-timer indicator blinks while it is operating): exposure counter shows remaining time in seconds
Flash: Built-in, with guide-number control
Flash range: (ISO 100) At 28mm: 1.6ft. - 11.5ft.
At 70mm: 1.6ft. - 7.5ft.

(ISO 400) At 28mm: 1.6ft. – 22.6ft.
At 70mm: 1.6ft. – 15.ft.
Recycle time: About 2 - 10 seconds
Auto dating: Built-in LCD display quartz clock (automatic calendar)
Date imprinting modes: Year-month-day, day-hour-minute, dating unit off, month-day-year, day-month-year
Battery: One 3V lithium battery (CR123A or DL123A); about 15 rolls of 24-exposure film can be exposed with 50% flash
Dimensions: 4.5 (W) x 2.5 (H) x 1.6 (D) inches
Weight: 6.8 ounces (without battery)

Remote Control R-4
Type: Infrared remote control
Effective range: Up to 12 feet from the front of the camera
Battery life: About 5000 uses. Battery can be replaced by an authorized service center
Dimensions: 2.5 (W) x 0.9 (H) x 0.4 (D) inches
Weight: 0.26 ounces (without battery)
*Specifications are subject to change without prior notice

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