Summary: I bought this camera when it first arrrived on scene about 2004. It was 1st 5mp and also capable of taking IR images due to not having a filter between sensor and lens. I used it only for IR. It has all glass lens and a great macro setting at wide and tele ends. After looking around for over 2yrs.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Summary: This camera is excellent in every way except one (which I mention at the end.) The quality of the images out-weighs every camera in its class. And, it gives full control of most every camera feature. Like others have said, you need to use NiMHi batteries. And, you must purchase a larger CF card.
Summary: I like the Dimage line and have very favorably reviewed the Dimage 5, which is essentially the same camera without the 5 megapixel capability of the Dimage 7. This enhanced resolution adds nearly 50% to the price.
Great results, but not the best for point-and-shooters
Amazon Customer, Amazon
29 November 2001
Summary: The good: high resolution allows a lot of cropping; 28mm and 200mm wide and tele settings are MUCH better than the 35mm and 105mm found on most other cameras; plenty of adjustments. For instance, it's got matrix, spot, and center-weighted metering, and I've used them all.
Summary: I like this camera. I'm what I call a professional amateur with lots of cameras. I've been taking pictures for 36 years with several different point and shoot, seven different Nikons, the Hasselblad 500 C/M, and now with a handful of digital.
Summary: My camera decision came down between the Dimage 7 and the Olympus E-10. My former camera was a Fuji MX2900. I wanted two things in the new camera: SLR design and feel and pixels! I wanted a digicam that can truly replace my film SLR.