Summary: i try to use this camera 2 times --first time stop taking photo for niece wedding -- ship it out came back said ok months later try again for nephew wedding never work--now i lose money for prorated refund --never work for more 1 hour --never again will i buy camera via internet
Summary: The D7 is great value now it's being remaindered. BUT 1. You need to upgrade the internal software (Minolta call it firmware) This gives you near D7i performance for about $(...), much faster focusing and lots of other improvements. (see minoltausa.com and/or some of the specialist minolta D7 websites) 2. You must have quality 2000 mah NiMh batteries and charge them using a quality 'intelligent' pulse charger. (Rayovac PS4b?) 3.
Summary: I read lots of reviews and handled lots of high-end digital cameras before deciding on the Dimage 7. I'm not disappointed. The Dimage 7 handles very like a good 35. The manual zoom, an astounding 28-200mm, provides lots of composition latitude. All controls are handy and easy to use. Learning curve is really flat. Photos are sharper than 35mm film images (when resampled to 300 dpi and printed at a lab). Most complaints seem to be in the power consumption area.
Summary: This is my first digicam and it's been keeping me company for 2 months. The main reason that made it stand out from my other choices was the GT lens which Minolta incorporated as a main feature of the company's great return to the digi-world. I had confidence in the lens and it doesn't let me down either. The pictures are stunning in color and sharpness! No doubt about it. However, there are two drawbacks that hinder my rating the camera 5 stars.
Summary: I just thought it was important to point out that this camera doesn't have a microphone to record audio during movie recording. It's not a big deal, but this website didn't say that anywhere, so I purchased it, and then found out. I haven't received it yet, but I'm still excited. I might have waited for the 7i, but not just for audio. But remember, if audio movie recording is important to you, then don't get this camera!
Summary: Where to start. The pros I guess. If you take the time to learn the camera it can take some VERY good pictures. The fact that some people have problems with it, I think, stems from the fact that they don't take the time to learn all the features. This isn't a point and shoot camera. (Although it does pretty good at that.) That being said, on to the bad. The autofocus [is bad] Really, this is one area that just makes me more mad every time I use it.
Summary: Got the Dimage 7 a couple weeks ago. It too came with the Quest NiMh batteries and charger. The 1600 mAh batteries last for 150-200 pictures. Thats about the same I get on my Canon Powershot 100 Elph. Be sure to fully charge your NiMh! Many people get NiMh fast chargers and take the batteries out when the charger say its full. NiMh are difficult to fast charge especially when they are new (am using them for several years).
Summary: After a couple of years owning a Kodak DC290, the Minolta Dimage 7 was a very welcome step-up in digital cameras. Here's a quick list of the qualities I really like about this camera: The image resolution (It's 4.91 megapixel effective resolution CCD actually allows small details in the picture to be visable and sharp); the acurate colors (once the image is run throught the Minolta Image Viewer utility, which is a necessity to convert the images from it's native Minolta...
Summary: My interest in photography has really been renewed since I bought the Dimage 7 two months ago. This camera has incredible flexibility - which was overwhelming at first. But I set up some basic settings (size and quality) and stuck with the minimum controls (shutter speed, aperature, EV, and white balance)to get used to the camera.
Summary: WOW! I am really impressed by this camera. But first, lets talk about the battery "problem". You must read the documentation that comes with the camera. It clearly says that Alkaline batteries are INADEQUATE for this camera! One thing I really loved is the fact that Minolta, realizing the mistake of shipping the camera with only 4 measly alkalines is now including 4 1600 mAh Nickel Metal Hydride batteries (Quest) AND a charger! this certainly helps.