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.
Excerpt: 5 for build -> solid stuff 4 for features -> "only" 5 mpix 4 for image quality -> high noise at iso 400+ 4 for easy of use -> you should read the manual 3 for value for money -> quite expensive device Problems: don't use the iso 800 setting buy losts of batteries!
Excerpt: I just read the below review and now Im confused. Why or when is he using the minolta.icc profile.. you are suppose to convert the working space.. which is easiest to do WHILE transferring from memory card to computer. are you skipping this step and thats why you use the profile..
Excerpt: The "value of money" field I should select "2.5" if I bought it 12 months ago (US1500 when it firstly launched). I bought it at US850 two days ago, image result was poor at first place. Exposure was over by approx +0.5EV causes overall contrast very weak.
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.