Minolta DiMAGE EX 1500 Zoom

Announced Aug 31, 1998 •
1 megapixels | 2 screen | 38 – 115 mm (3×)
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Good for B&W - That's what this camera seems to do best with nice random graininess in both B&W and color. Also very film-like pictures gets out when one uses color. There is no raw-mode but at least a decent buffered uncompressed jpeg. The lens is high quality, sharp, and almost no CA/PF. There is a slight bit of nice vignetting too. The fastest aperture is just 3.5 on the (38mm) wide end and 5.6 at 105mm. The focus are quick thx the the phase detection and manages to lock even in poor ...

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I"ve been taking digital pics with this camera since last year and found that it can take pictures with commendable results! Sharp, clean and crisp shots for camera of this pixels. Had actually compare pictures taken with a canon ixus 300, of cause minus the pixels differances. It actually produce cleaner and crispier than the Canon ixus. Fast readiness for the next shot.Great for working on projects etc.... Overall OK value for camera of this pixels. Problems: Major set back comes from the ...

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I just wonder how an operator of this camera can take advantage of its 1/4000 sec shutter speed, which is excellent.

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Bought Minolta reconditioned 1500 for $250 U.S. It has to be the very best camera that can be had at this price. Excellent quality photos and lots of features. I have yet to use the scripts, but I'm happy for that versatility it allows. In super fine mode, the pictures rival that of a friends Nikon 990 very well. I'm not saying this camera is as good as the Nikon, but he also paid $900 and the camera is not worth the $650 difference for the purpose I use it for. I picked up a 64MB card at ...

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I've used the EX 1500 with the zoom lens for a year. The photos are great, except for a bit much noise at dusk or indoors. The lens is small and not a good choice for indoor photos. The camera body is very compact. It takes a long time to boot up, about 12 seconds. The zoom is medium noisy, but focus and shutter are quiet. I like the ability to extend the lens unit with the optional extension cable. The LCD refresh rate is very slow when used as a viewfinder. The model has been updated ...

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In my oppinion the camera gains a lot from the Digita-OS. I use it right now for the documentation of laboratory work, it is really helpful to run it automated with self written scripts. And everyday-use it is quite nice that the optical viewfinder works good and that the display can be switched of totally. This enhances the battery lifetime largely. As drawbacks I see the clumsy cover for the memory card and the nonexistant USB port. Problems: None

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Got mine for a couple week. Very satisfied with image quality - both for web upload and print outs. The macro feature is superb. Had a problem with regular alkalin battery - did not last more than for 12 shots. Switched to a good NiMH batteries and getting 100+ shots with flash. Excellent quality with flash for in house and outdoor, but limited usability for warehouse kind shooting. The internal flash is not powerfull enough to produce desirable depth and ISO 100 do not allow to make good ...

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I use this in my work taking indoor industrial floor pictures and very happy with my selection. My selection between CP950 was easy. The upgradability, size, and price made this a no brainer. Although the hipe is the CP950, the ex1500 is a better value. Problems: None

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Superb value for money, and the ability to write your own scripts for the Digita operating environment means that you can customise the camera to do almost anything you want. Minor flaws (e.g. the rubber cover of the AC and Video Out ports which never stays in place) spoil an otherwise very good design. Not up to CP950 photo-qualty standards, but probably one of teh best and certainly (IMHO) the most versatile 1.5MPixel camera. AND it fits into my (big-ish) shirt pocket!

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