Summary: Camera is in great shape. I have not fully tested this camera but so far it is perfect. The packing was the best I've seen to protect a product. Shipping was fast. I'm happy with this purchase.
Summary: The camera was shipped on time and appears to be in good working order however I could not just put in a memory card and try out the all the features there was no "PCMCIA Compact Flash Type I or II Adapter" in the camera I had to order one this should have been a part of the camera new correction!
Summary: How to start... I'm a street photographer as a hobby, and have been eyeing this camera and it's older brothers the 7hi(copycat) and A-series for a while. I really don't have an interest in dSLRs since I have a Nikon f100. That's the camera I do paid work with.
Summary: I recently purchased a 7i through Amazon's marketplace, and have been having a blast with it. The lens is fantastic- wide angle all the way to long zoom. The manual zoom makes this camera feel like a proper SLR. The camera gives great feedback on the LCD about what an exposure will look like.
Summary: I GAVE THIS ITEM AS A GIFT.I BOUGHT IT 30 DAYS OR SO BEFORE I NEEDED IT. GOT WORD THAT IT WAS DEFECTIVE. I EMAILED THE COMPANY THROUGH AMAZON WITH NO RESPONSE SO I CALLED THE COMPANY AND LEFT A MESSAGE, NO RESPONSE. BE CAREFUL.
Summary: I got this camera *years* ago! I still work with it occasionally, but back in it's hayday, I used it for bulb photography with lightning. The plus was using infinity and not autofocus (because the autofocus is horrendous), but the negatives were a maximum 60 second bulb and lots of noise.
Summary: I own two Minolta Dimage 7i cameras. The first one took beautiful photographs. I had it only nine months when the manual zoom adjustment started acting up. Within a week the lens fell out in my hand. Calling a few camera shops I was quoted average $300+ for parts and labor to repair it.
Summary: I have just had the camera a few days now. As for all the gadgets, its gonna take a while to pick up on all those. Right now I am using it mostly on automatic and casually venturing from that to different settings and comparing to my other digital cameras.