Sep 21, 2005

Konica Minolta Dimage X1 Review

Konica Minolta's 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. The DiMAGE X1 is equipped with a large, 2.5-inch LCD monitor that features a Bright LCD backlight function, which lets users adjust the LCD brightness as needed with the simple touch of a button.

Trusted Reviews have posted a Konica Minolta Dimage X1 review and in it report-
"The Dimage X1 is a camera for those who appreciate style and innovation and are prepared to pay a premium to get it, especially if they don’t want to be bothered by a lot of technical details but still want good picture quality. It is compact, very easy on the eye, and the anti-shake system and 8MP CCD ensure good results under most normal circumstances. Problems with low-light focusing may limit its usefulness as a party camera, but other than that it performs very well."

DiMAGE X1 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