Reviews and Problems with Konica Minolta DiMAGE X50
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Konica Minolta Dimage X50 digital camera
10 January 2012
Excerpt: The Konica Minolta DiMAGE X50 is a thin, ultra-compact digital camera that you can always take with you in a pocket or in a purse. Although the product is at its best as an easy to use, fully automatic camera, its 5 megapixel image resolution and innovative lens technology are capable of producing fine photos.
Conclusion: The Konica Minolta DiMAGE X50 is a great "bring along everywhere" camera though it lacks manual controls and a good VGA 30 FPS movie mode. While the X50 is not a speedy camera, it is fast enough for the average user. The LCD was sharp in only normal conditions. The strategic placements of the buttons on the back make one hand shooting easy.
Pros: Compact and stylish design, Sharp 2.0 inch LCD, Vibrant photos, Optical viewfinder, Easy one-hand shooting
Cons: No manual controls, Below average LCD performance, Battery life only average, Excessive red-eye, Above average noise levels
Conclusion: The Konica Minolta DiMage X50 may not be as small as other ultracompacts, but it holds its own in design, features, performance, and overall image quality. Despite some quirks and room for improvement in flash images, this camera should satisfy the majority of casual shooters.
Pros: Non-protruding zoom lens; sliding lens-cover design protects the lens well. Key Function feature is very handy for quickly adjusting one setting. Very good exposure. Crisp images. Fairly quick performer. Sliding USB port cover.
Cons: Construction feels a bit cheap. Macro mode automatically goes to maximum telephoto. Image becomes hard to distinguish while zooming. Slide-show transitions don't work unless you reboot the camera after shooting. Accessing some scene modes can be tricky.
Excerpt: Physical Views The DiMAGE X50 compared in size to a standard CD. The entry level DiMAGE X31 and the DiMAGE X50. Continue on to Features & Controls DiMAGE X50 Specifications No. of effective pixels Approx. 5.0 million CCD 1/2.5-type interline primary-color CCD with a total of approx. 5.4 million pixels Lens 6.1 - 17.1 mm (35 mm format equivalent: 37 - 105 mm), f/ 2.8 - f/ 5.0; 11 elements in 9 groups Start-up time Approx. 0.5 seconds Digital zoom 4.3X (Max.
Conclusion: I like the Dimage X50. I am not going to try and kid you that the photo quality is the best you are likely to find, but the photos it takes are still pretty good. It you can afford a similar camera that costs more such as the Canon IXUS 50 or the Sony DSC T33 then I would recommend buying one of those, but if you would like to save a few pounds then this is a perfectly acceptable alternative. Another important factor is that it also scores highly for ease of use.
Pros: Slim design makes it easy to carry around, Straightforward and easy to use, £35-£50 cheaper than digital cameras with a similar specification
Cons: 16mb memory card supplied with the camera will soon become full.
Summary: The Konica Minolta
DiMAGE X50 is very much a Jekyll and Hyde camera, with Jekyll representing the excellent handling and ease-of-use and Hyde the poor image quality. I really wanted this camera to deliver great images, as I enjoyed using it so much. Despite the lack of more advanced settings like being able to set the aperture or shutter speed, the speed and simplicity of the Konica Minolta
DiMAGE X50 is a real attraction.
Summary: Konica Minolta's DiMAGE X50 is the smallest of the X-series cameras and the only one with a 5-megapixel sensor. It's available in three colours - silver, red and black. The camera's small body size and comparatively large sensor restricts the zoom range to 2.8x but up to 12x magnification is provided via the 4.3x digital zoom. . .
Pros: Tough, compact body with retracting lens, Good close-up capabilities, Above average response times, User-friendly controls
Cons: Noise in shadows/low light shots with high ISO settings, Poor auto white balance in incandescent light [BG05]
Excerpt: Le Konica-Minolta DiMAGE X50, tente de s'imposer dans la gamme très fournie des ultra compacts. Le X50 est un appareil à considérer comme une sorte de bloc note multimédia. En effet, en plus de prendre des photos d'une qualité très satisfaisante, il vous permet également de prendre des heures de voix de la même façon qu'un dictaphone et de capturer de la vidéo. De plus, grâce à sa très grande compacité vous pourrez toujours l'avoir sur vous.
Pros: Polyvalent, Images de bonne qualité, Design et compacité