PMA 2001: Minolta Japan has this morning published information about the new Dimage 5 and Dimage 7 digital SLR's and the S304 compact digital camera. The Dimage 5 and 7 are based on exactly the same body design, aimed squarely at Olympus's E-10 they both feature a 7 times zoom lens and either a 3.3 or 5.2 megapixel CCD. Both have an electronic TTL viewfinder (so not strictly through the lens) and both look like something out of Buck Rogers. The S304 is a 3.3 megapixel compact digital camera with a 4 times optical zoom lens.

Dimage 7
2/3" 5.24 megapixel CCD
2600 x 1900 image size
28 - 200mm equiv. F2.8, 7x zoom lens
Tilting electronic TTL viewfinder
CF Type II storage
Dimage 5
1/1.8" 3.34 megapixel CCD
2000 x 1600 image size
35 - 250 mm equiv. F2.8, 7 x zoom lens
Tilting electronic TTL viewfinder
CF Type II storage

Dimage S304
1/1.8" 3.34 megapixel CCD
35 - 140 mm equiv. 4x zoom lens