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Minolta Dimage 2300

By dpreview staff on Jun 24, 2000 at 04:00 GMT

Minolta sneak a new model in without anyone noticing... Well, nearly. In a press release published yesterday Minolta announced their budget priced Dimage 2300, this 2.3 megapixel (2.1 megapixels effective) fixed lens (38mm, 35mm equiv.) will go in sale in Japan on 7th July for 49800 YEN (~US$480).

Minolta Dimage 2300 Specifications

Imager 2.3 megapixel 1/1.75" CCD GRGB
2.1 megapixels effective (1792 x 1200) (3:2 ratio)
Image sizes 1792 x 1200
1280 x 856
896 x 600
800 x 600
Image modes JPEG (Fine, Econ), TIFF (Super Fine)
ISO Equiv. ISO 85 / ISO 340
Lens Fixed 38mm (35mm equiv.)
Normal focus distance

0.6 m (2 ft) - Infinity

Macro focus distance

0.3 m (1 ft) - 0.6 m (2 ft)

Focus modes

Single AF

Digital Zoom up to 1.4x
Exposure compensation +/-2.0 EV in 0.5 EV steps
Shutter speed

2 secs - 1/500 sec

Aperture range F3 - F13
Metering modes Center Weighted Average
White Balance Auto, plus 3 presets
Flash Internal fixed (0.6 - 2.5 m)
Flash modes Auto, Anti red-eye, Forced on, Forced off
Self-Timer 10 seconds
Viewfinder Optical
LCD 1.8" TFT
Storage CompactFlash Type I (8MB CF Card supplied)
Connectivity USB, Serial
Video output NTSC / PAL
Power Supply 4 x AA Batteries
Weight (no batteries) 210 g (7.4 oz)
Dimensions 114 x 65 x 40 mm (4.5 x 2.6 x 1.6 ")
Price 49.800 YEN (Japan) - (Est. US Street $500)
Release July 2000 - Japan
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