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.
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.
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!
Summary: I bought this camera 1 week before Christmas and had it in our trip to Rome. I did ~1000 picture and I don't know better camera now. I had a Nikon 5000 for few days after trip and decided to keep Dimage 7. This is real ZLR camera, very good (and fast) zoom, many manual settings.
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...
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!
Summary: The manual functions, 7x zoom and amazing quality of pictures are the reasons why I gave this camera 5 stars. Sure alkaline batteries in this thing are a joke, but with some 1600 mAh AA NiMH batteries and a fast charger ... I get 150+ shots per set of batteries (30% flash).
Summary: Hi All Have been reading some of the reviews about this camera and agree with most. Although some people seem to be dissatisfied with the battery life of this camera, my experience is as follows.
Summary: This is my first digital camera and I am thrilled. I have been a 35mm hobby photographer for 30 years and feel I will never use film again. You can easily point and shoot with spectacular results.