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Minolta US has today confirmed that the DiMAGE E201 will be released in America at a price of $299. This entry level digital camera has a fixed focal length lens (38 mm equiv.) and 2.3 megapixel CCD features a movie clip mode and has CompactFlash storage (Type I only). The E201 was initially announced back in May this year but at that time wasn't at that time destined for the US market.
We've just posted an update to our original DiMAGE 7 review, we've managed to get our hands on a later production sample with firmware v021e. Items updated: Resolution charts, colour charts, white balance, ISO sensitivity tests, night shots, comparisons, noise levels, timing & performance. No significant differences were discovered apart from slightly cleaner resolution chart images (less diagonal stepping).
The guys over at Letsgodigital.nl have taken a look at Minolta's E201, this 2.3 megapixel fixed focal length (38mm equiv.) digital camera enters Minolta's new range of digital cameras at the lower end. "The new first starter camera from Minolta can produce photo realistic prints. It is very easy to use, there are no hidden redundant functions and everybody who has used a analogue camera before can immediate start to work with the E201. The Dimage E201 is available at this moment in the Netherlands and will be priced at EURO 449,-"
Just posted! The first full, in-depth review of a production Minolta DiMAGE 7. The D7 hit the headlines this year at PMA, I got to write a hands-on first look back on 23rd May. Now I've finished a complete review of this interesting, 5 megapixel, 7x optical zoom digital camera. The specifications (RAW mode, decent electronic viewfinder, mechanically linked zoom, external flash support, Microdrive support) are certainly impressive, and we've already had a quick look at an early pre-production camera, but how will it bear up in our detailed tests? Two full samples galleries online!
Displaytech's QVGA Display Module is the basis of Minolta's Digital Hyper Viewfinder (EVF). The EVF functions as an information center, showing a full array of shooting information and monitoring effects of image manipulation and control. Displaytech's microdisplay provides photographers with clear images, even under bright light, and delivers a visual resolution equivalent to almost 220,000 pixels. The variable position viewfinder can be tilted up to 90 degrees, and allows photographers to simultaneously monitor the image and camera settings.
Konica has today announced two new digital cameras, the Digital Revio KD-200Z and Digital Revio KD-300Z. The KD-200Z features a 2.1 megapixel CCD (1.92 mp effective) and a 3x optical zoom lens, the KD-300Z has a 3.34 megapixel CCD (3.14 mp effective) and 2x optical zoom lens. Both cameras have 1.5" LCD displays, optical viewfinders and use SD/MMC memory cards for storage.
AM GMT 8 AM GMT: It's definetly Minolta day today, we've just
posted our first-look / preview article on Minolta's DiMAGE 5 / DiMAGE
7. These two digital cameras have an SLR look and feel, come with a 7x
optical zoom lens and feature a 5.24 megapixel (DiMAGE 7) and 3.3 megapixel
(DiMAGE 5) CCD sensor. The DiMAGE 7 enters the market as the first consumer
level 5 megapixel digital camera so no doubt there's going to be a fair
amount of interest in this flexible, high resolution digital camera. Our
preview includes a hands-on and sample images.
We first heard of the DiMAGE S304 at PMA 2001, today Minolta have officially announced it and released full specifications. The S304 features a 3.34 megapixel CCD sensor, 4x optical zoom lens and a variety of manual features. Minolta have also announced a second 'entry level' digital camera, the DiMAGE E201 which features a 2.3 megapixel sensor and fixed focal length lens.
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.
Imaging-Resource post reivew of Minolta's chunky, 2.7 megapixel, CCD-stitching, APS lens (Vectis) digital SLR. Here's what Dave had to say "Given its bulk, feature set and price, the RD 3000 clearly isn't a camera intended for the casual picture-snapper. On the other hand, its options for interchangeable lenses, excellent tonal range, and understated color handling make it well suited for professional use, particularly for portraiture or other situations where smooth skin tones, good shadow detail and low image noise are important. Full manual exposure control, a very clean user interface (thanks to all those buttons), and dual flash connections lend versatility that we think many serious users will appreciate"