Sep 15, 2005

Konica Minolta DiMAGE X1 Review

Konica Minolta's ultra-slim DiMAGE X1, is an eight megapixel three times optical zoom ultra-compact digital camera with Anti-Shake and a large 2.5-inch LCD monitor. The powerful new DiMAGE X1 employs an 8-megapixel, 1/1.8-type CCD – the highest resolution currently available in compact digital cameras.

Konica Minolta DiMAGE X1


Steve's Digicams today posted their DiMAGE X1 review. Here's a short quote from that review-
"Bottom line - the Konica Minolta DiMAGE X1 will appeal to many users who are in the market for a stylish and durable digicam that features a high resolution imager. This ultra-compact model's size allows it to be carried in almost any size pocket, however, with its "so-so" performance, you'll have alot less chances of capturing those spontaneous moments. Although we were a little disappointed with the quality of its 8-megapixel images, they still produce pleasing prints up to 13x19-inches. With a MSRP of only $399 it offers a good value for an 8-megapixel consumer camera, however we feel you should take a look at some other manufactures models in this price range like Canon's Powershot SD500, Nikon's Coolpix 7900, or Sony's Cyber-Shot P200, just to name a few. Even though they might have less resolution, the quality of their images and speedy performance make up for it."

Features:
* 8-megapixel, 1/1.8-type CCD captures images in clear, ultra-high resolution
* Konica Minolta’s proprietary CxProcess™ III image processing technology reproduces images as clearly and naturally as they appear to the photographer’s eye
* Newly developed, compact Anti-Shake system for clear, steady shots
* New “flat” 3x Optical Zoom lens doesn't protrude even when zooming
* Large, 2.5-inch LCD monitor ensures a clear view even under bright light
* Ultra-slim, sleek, and elegant body with a luxurious finish
* Digital Program modes: portrait, super macro, landscape, sunset, night view, night portrait and text
* Multi-segment and spot metering modes
* 640x480 motion video with Anti-Shake and audio, length limited only by SD card capacity
* Automatic noise-reduction for one second or longer exposures
* 5 white-balance settings including custom settings
* Digital Effects Control for contrast and sharpness
* Color modes: Natural, B&W, Sepia
* ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 50, 100, 200 equivalents
* Playback/QuickView with histogram feature
* 32MB SD card supplied
* Rechargeable Li-ion battery
* Multifunction cradle offers ideal connectivity with a computer or television
* PictBridge, Exif Print, and Epson PRINT Image Matching II compatible