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Minolta DiMAGE A1


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Minolta DiMAGE A1

Category: Prosumer

Minolta adds some excitement into the Prosumer digital camera market with the introduction of the DiMAGE A1. Taking the best of the DiMAGE 7 Series, Minolta has added professional features into the A1. Following in the footsteps of the 7Hi, the A1 also features a 5 megapixels resolution CCD image sensor (2/3 in.) and a 7x optical zoom lens (28-200mm, 35mm equivalent), retaining the 28mm wide-angle focal length.

With a top shutter speed of 1/16,000 sec., freezing action is never a problem; more importantly, the top shutter speed allows the entire aperture range to be used for depth-of-field control. Bulb exposures of 30 sec. are also possible.

An extensive system of optional accessories is available, ranging from external flashes, macro ring light, remote cord, external bettery pack.

Minolta touts its AF to be the fastest among current 5MP digital cameras, and claims its AF works even in low-light without the need for a low-light AF illuminator. It also has a unique anti-shake system where it is the image sensor that actually moves to compensate for camera shake.

Other professional features: real-time histogram; tiltable viewfinder eyepiece as well as LCD; an interval function for time-lapse movies; manual zoom ring.

The A1 will appeal to advanced amateur / prosumer photographers who desire a quality and professional SLR-type digital camera.

Minolta DiMAGE A1
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Image Sensor 5.0 effective megapixels
2/3 in. CCD
  Lens Minolta GT  
  Focal Length 7.2-50.8mm (28-200mm, 35 mm equivalent)  
  Maximum Aperture F2.8  
  Optical Zoom 7x, with zoom control ring  
  Macro 21 cm / 8.3 in. (W); 13 cm / 5.1 in. (T)  
  Auto Focus
Video AF
Wide focus area, Spot focus point, Flex focus point control is available with the spot focus point
Single-shot AF, Continuous AF, Full-time AF, Subject Tracking AF, Manual focus with 2x or 8x Flex Digital Magnifier (FDM)
Full-time AF can be disabled
Subject tracking AF can be disabled
Manual Focus Ring
  Shutter Speed
30 - 1/16,000 sec.
Bulb (max. 30 sec.)
  Exposure Control Programmed AE (with program shift), Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual  
  Shooting Modes Digital Subject Program Selection (Portrait, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait), Movie (15 min. of 320x240 Motion JPEG MOV with sound), Continuous (2.8fps), Interval Recording, Voice Memo (15 sec.)  
  Exposure Compensation +/- 2EV in 1/3 increments; Exposure Bracketing  
  Light Metering Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot (center or with flex focus point)  
  White Balance Automatic; Present (Daylight, Tungsten, Shade, Cloudy, Flash, and Fluorescent settings) with fine adjustments in seven levels; Custom (three settings)  
  Viewfinder EVF, 0-90° viewable position; 0.44 in. LCD (235K pixels); @ 100% coverage
  LCD 1.8 in. LCD (118K pixels) with anti-reflection coating; -20° - +90° viewable position; automatic monitor amplification; @ 100% coverage  
  ISO Sensitivity
Manual equivalent 100, 200, 400, 800
  Storage Media CompactFlash I and II  
  Battery Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery  
  Included Accessories
16MB CF Memory Card
Li-Ion Battery with Battery Charger
A/V Cable, USB Cable
Lens Shade
Strap (Neck)
Software CD-ROMs
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 117 x 85 x 113.5 mm /
4.61 x 3.35 x 4.47 in.
  Weight (Camera body only) 560 g / 19.8 oz.  
  MSRP $  

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