I have just posted a gallery of 27 sample images from a production Minolta DiMAGE A1. This is in advance of completing our full review which should be up within the next three weeks. I have to say that I was surprised at how well the DiMAGE A1 performed, it's clearly a step ahead of the DiMAGE 7Hi in terms of image quality and is most certainly in the running to be labelled the best five megapixel prosumer digital camera. Resolution, sharpness, tonal balance (with good dynamic range) and color response are all improved. Add to this the A1's unique image stabilzation which allows you to shoot at much slower shutter speeds and the A1 is a very impressive 'all in one' package.

Minolta DiMAGE A1 Samples Gallery

There are 27 images in the samples gallery. Please do not reproduce any of these images on a website or any newsletter / magazine without prior permission (see our copyright page). I make the originals available for private users to download to their own machines for personal examination or printing (in conjunction with this review), I do so in good faith, don't abuse it.

Unless otherwise noted images taken with no particular settings at 2560 x 1920 (Fine or Extra-Fine JPEG). Images downsampled to fit into 1024 x 1024 bounds to fit in your browser, as always the original untouched image is available by clicking on a link below the reduced image.

Note that some images were taken in the Adobe RGB color space, these are labelled 'Adobe RGB' above the image and carry the suffix of '-a', the smaller image has been converted from Adobe RGB to sRGB, the original image is Adobe RGB (straight from the camera).

Minolta DiMAGE A1 Samples Gallery (27 images) - posted 24/Sep/2003

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