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Minolta DiMAGE Xt
By Tan Joe-sie
Category : Digital Camera
Published by Jimmy Tang on Monday, 22nd December, 2003
Rating : 3.5 out of 5 stars  
Price : SGD699


Introduction

Minolta was on to something when they first introduced the Minolta DiMAGE X in the early half of the year 2002 with its exclusive folded optical zoom system and non-extending lens. This combination allows the camera to maintain its slim profile either while recording or being stored. With 70 years of accumulated expertise in cameras, lens design and manufacturing, it is no wonder that Minolta managed to recognise a promising feature when they saw one. Keeping their folded optical zoom system design, they improved on their flagship model to dish out the Minolta DiMAGE Xi and more recently, the Minolta DIMAGE Xt.

Before we move on with the detailed aspects of the camera, here are the Minolta DiMAGE Xt’s detailed camera specifications :-

Minolta DiMAGE Xt Technical Specifications
General
Suggested Retail Price S$699
Camera Format Ultra Compact
Dimensions 85.5mm(W) x 67mm(H) x 20mm(D)
Weight (without battery and card) 120g
Remote Control No
Operating Systems
  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Tripod Mount Yes
    Image Capture
    Sensor Type CCD
    Image Sensor Size 1/2.7 inch (7.18 x 5.32 mm)
    Photo Detectors 3.3 million
    Effective Pixels 3.2 million
    Sequential Shooting 1.3 fps at 2048 x 1536 mode
    Number of Recording Pixels (Image Size)
    • Still Images:-
      • 2048 x 1536
      • 1600 x 1200
      • 1280 x 960
      • 640 x 480
    • Video Clips:
      • 320 x 240
      • 160 x 120
    Lens
    Auto Focus Wide and Spot
    Maximum Aperture Range F2.8 – F3.6
    Focal Length 37mm – 111mm
    Optical Zoom 3x
    Digital Zoom 4x in 0.1X increments
    Focusing Range 0.15 - infinity
    Display
    View finder Optical real image zoom viewfinder
    LCD Monitor 3.8cm (or 1.5 inch) TFT color LCD
    LCD Pixels N.A.
    Replay Modes Single Frame, Index, Zoom, Slide Show
    Playback Zoom up to 6x in 0.2 increments
    Exposure
    ISO Settings Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400
    Light Metering Multi-segment, Spot
    White Balance Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent)
    Compensation -2 EV to +2EV in 1/3 increments
    Shutter Speeds 4 - 1/1000s
    Shooting Modes Auto, Movie (with audio)
    Self Timer 10 seconds
    Noise Reduction Yes (for exposures 1seconds or longer)
    Flash
    Modes
  • Autoflash
  • Autoflash with red-eye reduction
  • Fill flash
  • Flash cancel
  • Night Portrait
  • Range
  • Wide Angle: 0.15 m- 3.2 m
  • Telephoto: 0.15 m- 2.5 m
  • Compensation No
    External Connection No
    Image Storage
    Recording Media SD Memory Cards and Multimedia Cards
    Recording Format JPEG, TIFF, motion JPEG (MOV), WAV (DCF 1.0, DPOF, and EXIF 2.2 compliant)

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