Excerpt: I bought this camera about 3 years ago when it first came out, it was the first digi camera I owned. When the AF works properly this camera takes some great photos. Construction is solid - even though the camera got a soaking in a downpour (ie.
Excerpt: where can I start from? say about this battery sloughtering thingy? say about the terrible companys policies about firmware upgrades tha user has to pay for? about the really devastating service MONTH it takes to get back the camera? about the expensive / hard to get accesories?
Excerpt: I purchased this camera shortly after its' introduction, a move I now regret. I was drawn to this camera by the wide angle and zoom range and the features it offers. The first thing Minolta should do is learn how to make an instruction manual from Epson cameras. I took this cam.
Excerpt: Focus problems and Poor Colour reproduction. I thought it was just my camera - but I see lots of others have the same problem with the auto and manual focus. There is usually something in the frame in perfect focus, shame it is rarely the subject!
Excerpt: After 18 months and 5000 pictures with a Dimage 7 (u) I must say that it is still an excellent camera. I took a lot of indoor pictures with horrible ligt conditions ond got surprisingly good results.
Excerpt: Great camera for outdoor shots. People and landscape shots rival my provia slides. Okay with indoor photos if you use a speedlight. The pct-100 Pc terminal adapter was very hard to find. Lens is good quality for being built in.
Summary: The is an awesome digital camera that often takes photos of better quality than 35mm film cameras. The 4 things that I can't stand about the camera: 1. Power hog: When using high capacity nickel metal hydride batteries, they only last about 20 to 50 pictures, depending on the resolution that you're...
Summary: The Quality of the pictures is excellent but a camera like this should not be sold with a 16 MB memory card and it should have a rechargeable power pack. The recommended ( and supplied) batteries are enough for 8 MB if you use the display and about 14 MB if you only use the view finder.
Summary: The Good: The concept and design of this camera is great. It is a compact, high resolution camera with a fabulous 28-200 mm lens. The controls are very well laid out and allow access to many functions without having to scroll thru multiple tiny menus.