Sep 16, 2005

Konica Minolta DiMAGE X1

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.

Steve's Digicams have posted a Konica Minolta DiMAGE X1 review and in it say-
"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."

Konica Minolta Dimage X1 8MP Digital Camera with 3x Anti Shake Zoom (Cradle Included)

Konica Minolta Dimage X1 8MP Digital Camera

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