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Konica Minolta DiMAGE X1 Digital Camera Review
10 September 2013
Excerpt: The 8-megapixel DiMAGE X1 is one of the most compact and slim cameras made by Konica Minolta. Despites for being so small, it has a large 2.5 inch LCD with bright backlight function making it confortable to use. For the first time in the DiMAGE X series, the DiMAGE X1 offers Anti-Shake Mode for steady shots in low light conditions.
Excerpt: The Konica Minolta DiMAGE X1 is a thin and tiny digital camera with large LCD screen and anti-shake technology that helps you take sharp photos. Video recording capability, computer, printer and TV connectivity make it an all-round camera for any member of the family. The 8 megapixel image resolution and image stabilization technology can produce large prints for family photo albums.
Conclusion: Konica Minolta DiMAGE X1 digital camera The DiMAGE X1 digital camera, truly is a shining star, both literally and figuratively speaking! With its stunning looks, the DiMAGE X1 really is a camera that deserves to be seen. Its design is also much more beautiful than the awkwardly angular shapes that distinguish the other models from the X-series.
Excerpt: Konica Minolta's DiMAGE X1 is an 8-megapixel point-and-shoot digicam that's almost as tiny as their other X-series cameras. It's also sleek, stylish, and comes with a cradle for transferring images and recharging. All that's good stuff but the really big news is that the camera includes Konica Minolta's Anti-Shake technology for taking sharp photos in low-light conditions with shutter speeds as slow as 1/6 sec.
Excerpt: Introduction: Announced on the 15th of July , the innovative Konica Minolta Dimage X1 (available in Black, Red, and Silver) features a Konica Minolta 3x optical zoom lens, an 8 megapixel sensor, and a large 2.5" screen. The Konica Minolta Dimage X1 is not only the most compact 8 megapixel digital camera currently available, but it's also the only digital camera to feature an anti-shake CCD sensor and lens unit.
Pros: Very stylish / compact and pocketable, Anti-shake CCD/Optics really works!, Very low purple fringing, Quick switch on time, Good movie mode (optical zoom / anti-shake / night mode), Easy to use (easy to use menus etc), Good macro mode, Audio recording facility, Contrast / Sharpness controls (although saturation would be a nice addition)
Cons: Anti-shake stops working when battery is low, No custom white balance, Noticable barrel (wide-angle) and pincushion (telephoto) distortion, High noise, especially indoors with ISO left on Auto, Slightly sluggish performance (focusing in low light / playback zoom / menus)
Summary: The Konica Minolta DiMAGE X1 is an undeniably stylish, ultra-compact digital camera that is perfect for anyone looking for a point and shoot model that is easy to use. It's also well-built and cleverly designed, and the non-extending lens means that it's a quiet camera. The 8 megapixel images are great for making large prints, but unfortunately this has a rather important drawback.
Summary: The Konica Minolta X1 is a very stylish piece of kit and incorporates cutting-edge digital camera technology, including folded optical paths and KM’s special anti-shake technology. However, it doesn’t convincingly improve on the image quality of the average 5-megapixel camera. Still, it does look very nice.
Excerpt: While there are now a handful of 8-megapixel compacts available for around £300, the mirrored back plate and polished fascia of the Dimage X1 ensures it stands out from the crowd. It's what marketers term a ‘lifestyle product', with its black, silver and red casings aiming to appeal to both sexes. Feeling light but substantial in the palm, you can imagine it slipping easily into a jacket pocket or handbag; indeed there's something of the night about it..
High build quality, natural-looking images, large LCD.
Speed of operation and battery life could be improved.