Oct 5, 2005

Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60 Digital Camera Quick Review

The Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60 is a slim, stylish and fast 5 megapixel digital camera featuring a large 2.5-inch LCD monitor, fastest-in-class startup time, 3x optical zoom with automatic Macro and Super Macro capability, Automatic Digital Subject Program Selection, and 15MB of internal memory.

The Imaging Resource have posted their Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60 Digital Camera Quick Review and here's what they think-
"Continuing the trend of the entire Konica Minolta X-series cameras, the DiMAGE X60 is a very slim, small, and convenient digicam that offers just what most users want from this ultra-small category: good quality that they can take anywhere. Its very big 2.5 inch LCD is excellent indoors or out in bright daylight, so the optical viewfinder is not necessarily missed. The X60's ergonomics are pretty well thought out, as it's comfortable to shoot with one hand or two (though I recommend two when working the controls, as this camera is very small). The X60 is a little slow at autofocus, high ISO images are grainy, and its flash isn't all that powerful, but these are common compromises in cameras this small. Cameras like this are the only ones we recommend if you're actually going to put a camera in a pocket, because if they come on damage to the lens mechanism really isn't possible (the optics, of course, can always be damaged by keys, and compression damage from sitting on a camera prevent us from really recommending most cameras as truly pocketable). I'd like to see a higher resolution movie mode, as the X60 is limited to 320 x 240, but the X60's stills are good quality at good resolution. Like the rest of the X-series, it's a great camera to bring along everywhere. If you don't want to lug your bigger camera along, the X60 will deliver good quality images in a pinch. After all, the best camera is the one you have with you when you need it, and the X60's small, slim profile leaves you no excuse to be without it."

DiMAGE X60 Features:
* 3x zoom (38-114mm coverage) internal zoom lens
* 5-megapixel imager for images up to 2560 x 1920 pixels
* Super-slim, lightweight and durable metal alloy body
* Wide and precise 5-Point autofocus with auto Macro
* Large 2.5-inch color LCD with 115,000 pixels
* Program AE and Auto Digital Subject Program modes for easy operation
* Voice-only recorder mode
* Multi-segment and spot metering modes
* 320x240 motion video at 15fps/30fps with 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, Vivid, B&W, Sepia
* ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 50, 100, 200, and 400 equivalents
* Data imprinting that records date, time and descriptive information on an image.
* Rechargeable Li-ion battery and charger included
* Approx. 15MB of internal memory + SD card slot
* USB connectivity for Windows and Mac OS X
* PictBridge, Exif Print, and Epson PRINT Image Matching II compatible
* Optional Marine Case that is waterproof up to a depth of approx. 131 feet