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Konica Minolta DiMAGE 7

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Expert Review

Dc Resource
17 September 2001
  • Excerpt: One of the most anticipated digital cameras of 2001 is the Minolta DiMAGE 7 ($1499). Not only was it the first 5 Megapixel camera, but it also has a 7X Minolta GT lens, full manual controls, a hot shoe, and Microdrive support.
  • Pros: Excellent photo quality (after a run through DiMAGE Image Viewer), Tons of manual controls, Most impressive 7X zoom lens, Backlit LCD info display, Best EVF out there, Support for lens filters and flashes, Uses AA batteries instead of something proprietary and expensive
  • Cons: Hard to learn & use, Need to run images through Image Viewer for optimum color, Auto focus is poor in many situations, Drinks batteries, No sound in movie mode, Feels cheap for its price
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Overall 8
7.9
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 8
7.5
Picture quality 8
8.0
Construction 8
7.5

Expert Review

DP Review
5 September 2001
  • Conclusion: Here's my rating of the Minolta DiMAGE 7: (5 megapixel prosumer) The whole time I was reviewing the DiMAGE 7 my feelings for it were running hot and cold. It's so nearly the ultimate prosumer digital camera, just reading the specifications it's easy to see why the camera has generated so much interest. A 7x optical zoom lens which starts at 28 mm (something which may be a deciding factor for many).
  • Pros: Detailed images deliver good resolution, Once converted to sRGB colour space images show excellent, vivid colour, Big 7x optical zoom provides a lot of flexibility, especially useful 28 mm wide angle, Lens is good quality, very little chromatics, little distortion, fast (F2.8 - F3.5) for its reach, Fairly fast operation, fairly good startup and shot to shot times, let down by sometimes slow AF, Good selection of manual controls, Great levels of control over in-camera ...
  • Cons: Sometimes slow AF can frustrate, Very power hungry, requires multiple sets of spare batteries, Camera can get hot around hand grip (CF compartment area), Burst frame rate (1.2 fps) a bit of a disappointment, Image noise levels about the same as 3 megapixel prosumer, RAW/TIFF files lock camera during write operation, Pressing shutter release immediately after taking a shot is ignored (requires double press), New user may be confused by color space difference, not well ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Minolta DiMage 7

PC Magazine
5 September 2001
  • Excerpt: Unlike most 4- and 5-megapixel digital cameras, which are evolutionary improvements on previous, lower-resolution models, the Minolta DiMage 7 is a completely new product that incorporates advanced features and raises the bar for the competition. Although it has a few rough edges, the DiMage 7's feature set and superb lens make it perfect for serious photographers who want the best image quality possible.
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Overall 8
8.0

Minolta DiMage 7

PC Magazine
4 September 2001
  • Excerpt: Unlike most 4- and 5-megapixel digital cameras, which are evolutionary improvements on previous, lower-resolution models, the Minolta DiMage 7 is a completely new product that incorporates advanced features and raises the bar for the competition. Although it has a few rough edges, the DiMage 7's feature set and superb lens make it perfect for serious photographers who want the best image quality possible.
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Minolta DiMAGE 7

Steve's Digicams
23 May 2001
  • Excerpt: Continue on to Page Two DiMAGE 7 Specifications CCD Imager 2/3 inch-type interline CCD with a total of 5.24 million pixels and a primary color filter Number of effective pixels 4.95 million pixels (2568x1928) Image Sizes Still images: 2560x1920, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480, Movie: 320x240 Image compression mode Raw, Super Fine (TIFF uncompressed) Fine, Standard or Economy JPEG Storage capacity (16 MB) Raw: 1, Super Fine: 1, Fine: 6, Standard: 12, Economy: 20, Movie: 90...
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Test Minolta DiMAGE 7 díl II.

fotoaparat.cz
7 November 2001
  • Summary: V druhém dílu testu fotoapa-rátu Minolta DiMAGE 7 vyzkoušel náš redakční tým tento přístroj v modelových situacích. Podívejte se na množství fotografií, které jsme tentokrát pořídili v okolí řeky Berounky. Toto je odkaz na první díl pro ty, kteří ještě neměli možnost se s ním seznámit...
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Test Minolta DiMAGE 7 díl I.

fotoaparat.cz
5 October 2001
  • Summary: Redakčními testy prošla již řada klasických fotoaparátů. První vlašťovkou digitální techniky se stala Minolta DiMAGE 7 , kterou jsme podrobili pozornému zkoumání včetně praktického testu v terénu. Jaké jsou silné a slabé stránky tohoto pětimegového přístroje se můžete dočíst v následujícím článku.
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Minolta Dimage 7

digitalkamera.de
7 August 2001
  • Excerpt: Als erste 5 Megapixel-Consumer-Digitalkamera überhaupt betritt die Minolta Dimâge 7 das Feld. Doch neben dem neuen Auflösungsrekord setzt Minoltas aktuelles Flaggschiff weitere Maßstäbe. Ein Grund mehr, sich diese Digitalkamera etwas genauer anzusehen.
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