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Konica Minolta DiMAGE X1


Konica Minolta DiMAGE X1

Category: Point-and-Shoot

The pace of progress in digital camera development is clearly seen in the evolution of the Konica Minolta ultra compact models, starting from the first Minolta DiMAGE Xt that we reviewed back in July 2003 to the newest Konica Minolta DiMAGE X1, just announced July 2005. In the space of only 2 short years, we have come from a 3.2MP (1/2.7 in. CCD) digital camera to one with 8.0MP (1/1.8 in. CCD) resolution in a body just slightly wider by 9.5mm.

The Konica Minolta X1 loses the optical viewfinder and instead has an extra large 2.5 in. LCD monitor that features a Bright LCD backlight function, which lets you adjust the LCD brightness as needed with the simple touch of a button. The LCD monitor also offers enhanced easy cleaning thanks to a protective acrylic covering.

Because the lens in the Konica Minolta X1 is folded inside the body (hence no protruding lens even with 3x optical zoom), a new Anti-Shake system has been developed that offers the equivalent of up to 3 EV to help compensate for camera shake, and is effective for taking shots in low light conditions and using slow shutter speeds around 1/6th of a second at the wide-angle focal length.

Optional accessories include: Metal chain neck strap (NS-DG100), AC Adapter Set, Marine case (MC-DG1).

The Konica Minolta X1 is available in a variety of coloured finishes: silver, red and black. For the ultimate in ultra compact design and performance, the Konica Minolta DiMAGE X1 leads the way with 8MP resolution and an effective Anti-Shake system.

Konica Minolta X1
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Konica Minolta DiMAGE X1  
  Image Sensor 8.0 effective megapixels ( 3264 x 2448)
1/1.8 in. CCD
  Lens Minolta GT  
  Focal Length 7.7 - 23.1mm (37-111mm, 35 mm equivalent)  
  Maximum Aperture F3.5(W)-F3.8(T)  
  Optical Zoom 3x  
  Focusing Range

Wide-angle: 0.1 m (3.9 inches) to infinity

Telephoto:0.4m (15.7 inches) to infinity

Super macro mode: 0.05 m (2.0 inches) to infinity

  Auto Focus
Video AF, Focus lock available
Spot or wide (5-point AF)
Anti-Shake image stabilization
  Shutter Speed 1 - 1/1250 sec  
  Exposure Control Programmed AE, AE lock available  
  Shooting Modes

Programmed AE

Continuous advance: 0.5 fps (approx.)
Number of frames: 3 frames (approx.)
(3264 x 2448, Standard)
Progressive capture selectable.

UHS continuous advance, Progressive Capture, UHS Progressive Capture, Multi frame

Movie: Frame rate: 20fps / Recording time: Until the memory card is full / with monaural audio

Self-timer: Approx. 10 second delay

  Exposure Compensation +/-2EV in 1/3 increments  
  Light Metering Multi-segment (300 segments) / Spot  
  White Balance Automatic, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent)  
  Viewfinder n/a  
  LCD 2.5-inch (6.3cm) low-temperature polysilicon TFT color, Total pixels: 118,000 (approx.)  
  ISO Sensitivity Auto, ISO 50, 100, 200 equivalent  
  Storage Media SD Memory Cards / MultiMediaCards  

One NP-1 Lithium-ion Battery

Battery performance (still): 150 frames(approx.) (Conforming to CIPA*1 (included Lithium-ion battery, included SD memory card))

*1CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products Association **CIPA test method: Image size: 3264 x 2448, standard image quality, no instant playback, Flash used with 50% of the frames, etc.

  Included Accessories
32MB SD Card
Li-Ion Battery NP-1, Cradle CA-1
A/V Cable, USB Cable (USB-3 at 2.0 Full Speed) Cable, both via cradle
Strap (Hand) HG-DG150
Software CD-ROM (DiMAGE Master Lite)
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 95 x 68 x 19.5 mm /
3.7 x 2.7 x 0.8 in
  Weight (Camera body only) 135g / 4.8 oz  
  MSRP US $399  

Product technical specifications (including MSRP and Included Accessories) are as represented by the manufacturer and subject to manufacturer's change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Product color availability and included accessories may also differ by country or area. Please verify the latest specs from the appropriate manufacturer's site.

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