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Minolta DiMAGE Xg

 

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Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Minolta DiMAGE Xg combines the best features of the Xt and X20. It still has 3.2 megapixels resolution and a 3x optical zoom in a body only 0.8 in. (or 20mm) shirt-pocket thin, and the clever arrangement with the lens positioned vertically within the camera means that the lens movement occurs inside the camera, hence no protruding optics!

The Minolta DiMAGE Xg improves upon the Xt with an even faster start-up time of approximately 0.8 seconds, automatic digital subject program modes, a larger LCD monitor (1.6-inches), a continuous advance of 2 frames per second, multi-frame drive, image pasting, and night movie mode. The DiMAGE Xg is also PictBridge compatible, meaning it can print photos directly to a PictBridge-compliant printer (any brand) without having to go through a personal computer.

Minolta has positioned the DiMAGE Xg as strictly a point-and-shoot digital camera: the DiMAGE Xg has only Programmed AE exposure control. An optional Marine Case MC-DG300 allows you to take the camera down as far as 98 feet underwater.

If you're looking for a stylish, ultra thin, pocketable point-and-shoot digital camera which can take high resolution pictures, be sure to check out the Minolta DiMAGE Xg.

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Minolta DiMAGE Xg
QuickFact™ Sheet
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  Image Sensor 3.2 effective megapixels
1/2.7 in. CCD
 
  Lens Minolta GT  
  Focal Length 5.7-17.1mm (37-111mm, 35 mm equivalent)  
  Maximum Aperture F2.8(W)-F3.6(T)  
  Optical Zoom 3x  
  Macro 15 cm / 5.9 in.  
  Auto Focus
Video AF, Focus lock available
Wide focus area (5 point AF), Spot
 
  Shutter Speed 4 - 1/1,000 sec.  
  Exposure Control Programed AE, AE lock available  
  Shooting Modes Digital Subject Program: Portrait, Sports action, Landscape, or Sunset is automatically selected (Manual selection is also possible), Night portrait/Night view is set manually only; Movie (recording time limited only by recording media capacity, 320x240 with sound), Voice Memo (15 sec., record sound immediately after a shot has been taken), Audio Caption (15 sec., record sound simultaneously during playback), Audio (3 min.), Continuous 1.5 fps  
  Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 EV steps  
  Light Metering Multi-segment (256 segments), Spot  
  White Balance Auto, Preset (Daylight, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Cloudy)  
  Viewfinder Optical real-image zoom viewfinder
 
  LCD 1.5 in. LCD with anti-reflection coating  
  ISO Sensitivity Auto (between ISO 50-160 equivalent); ISO 50, 100, 200, 400  
  LCD 1.6 inch (4.0cm) digital-interface TFT color monitor with anti-reflection coating; 85K pixels  
  ISO Sensitivity Auto (between ISO 50-160 equivalent), ISO 50 / 100 / 200 / 400  
  Storage Media SecureDigital (SD) Memory Card / MultiMediaCard  
  Battery Li-Ion rechargeable battery with battery charger included  
  Included Accessories
16MB SD Card
Li-Ion Battery Pack, Battery Charger
USB Cable
Strap (Hand)
Software CD-ROM (DiMAGE Viewer)
 
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 85.5 x 67 x 20 mm /
3.37 x 2.64 x 0.79 in.
 
  Weight (Camera body only) 120g / 4.3 oz.  
  MSRP $  

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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Minolta Xg  

Recommended Accessories:

  • Soft Case
  • Second Li-Ion Battery
  • 256MB SD Card (about 140 pictures at the 2048x1536 Fine quality)
  • AC Adapter (if you do not want to wait for a fully recharged battery to upload pictures)
  • Underwater Marine Case (if you're into underwater photography)

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