Heads up. Dimage EX 1500 Zoom on Ebay

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Heads up. Dimage EX 1500 Zoom on Ebay
Aug 6, 2012

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Minolta-Dimage-Ex-digital-camara-/330774054762?pt=UK_CamerasPhoto_DigitalCameras_DigitalCameras_JN&hash=item4d03ab876a

Not my Dimage EX 1500 Zoom. I live in Sweden, not UK and are not crazy enough to sell my little gem.

But this thing is likely to go dirt cheap with one day remaining so it might be worth for any of you to get it.

Only 1.5mp but nowhere as bad as the early cellphones with built in cameras with fixed focus lenses. The image quality is good for what it is and have a rather distinctive filmlike grainy look and feeling.

Another strange thing is that it wont work very well with a large CF card.

It refuses to work properly with my two 2GB CF card. A Sandisk Extreme III 2gb and Lexar Pro 2gb. Formatted the cards in camera and can show pictures which have been taken. But when I put the cards into the cardreader Windows then tell me that the card needs to be formatted and there is seemingly no other way to access the files then through run a filerecovery program. The camera even have the latest firmware so it should not be a problem and I've other old compacts which handle 2gb cards just fine.

At least an old Sandisk Ultra II 256mb and some other card with sizes below works well with that Minolta.

Threads about the camera and what it is like and also pictures.
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1013&message=35929195
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1013&message=36578604

There is also Phil Askey's review to read.
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/minolta1500/

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