Minolta DiMAGE S304

Announced Feb 11, 2001 •
3 megapixels | 1.8 screen | 35 – 140 mm (4×)
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1 year with S304. I want another Minolta...After comparing many camera reviews, I decided about the S304. I'm so safisfied with it's quality on auto or manual settings. I use it almost all times with the manual focus and aperture and got some awesome pictures. I've been compared it with my bother's Canon and friend's Sony with the same 3.3MP and found my S304 much better (they agree). Problems: I wish the auto focus was faster. I'm dreaming now on the Dimage 7Hi. No problems at all.

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M David
 
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I did a thorough research for about a month before deciding on buying this camera. What really turn me on this camera was the fact that it was compared with Nikon Coolpix 995. This camera really a dark house, it doesn't get as much attention as its big brother - Dimage 5 & 7 which all of them was released at the same time. As I am a keen SLR camera user, digital photography is something I really like to venture on. Overall, I am really impressed with the image quality this camera can ...

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DavidS
 
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I have been using my S304 for over one year now and I have used a couple of comparable Kodak and Fuji digicams, so this is balanced comment. Overall I quite like the S304 and have no complaints about image quality which is at least as good, if not better than I expected. The Minolta GT lens seems to be this camera's main asset but overall, some design details and control usability leaves a lot to be desired. Pros - very good image quality - good 4X optical zoom range - good metering - uses ...

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This is a great little camera! You get great quality images, compressed nicely into small size Jpeg files. These images are the best I have seen from a 3.2 mega pixcel camera - and belive me - I've seen a lot! I shopped around to find the best one - and in my opinion - this is it! Can record videos as well , which are great for the odd bit of fun, or when there is some little thing you really want to record, and there is no video camera to hand. This camera is easy to use - even for an ...

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Omar V.
 
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Ho da poco comprato la Minolta S304 e devo dire che ne sono rimasto molto soddisfatto. Ho confrontato parecchie macchine ma nessuna di esse mi ha convinto come la 304. L'ottica è splendida tanto che riesce a mantenere una nitidezza elevata anche ai bordi dell’immagini, nonostante la ragguardevole gamma di focali coperta, 4X! Problems: Il maggior difetto sta invece nell’autonomia ridotta a causa di un livello di consumi eccessivo mentre a volte e con scarsa luminosità l'autofocus ...

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Rhys P
 
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This is my second camera after a cheap HP photosmart 215 got me into digital photography. I have had it for about 4months now and really love it- maybe due to the HP being so bad!!! I think the construction is excellent- the solid metal casing gives you total faith in it, and you don't have to treat it with extra caution which could get in the way of your fun at an event you are at such as a wedding or party. I'm not into technical photos, but all the photos i have used it for have been ...

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Andrew B
 
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I purchased the camera from www.dabs.com 2 weeks ago, what stands out with this camera the most is Value for money, manual and auto settings, find another 3+ mega pixel camera for the same price. I have printed 10x8 prints, they look better and sharper than any 35mm I have used. And do not listen to the moaners about battery life, anybody that has owned a digital camera knows all digital cameras eat batteries, the Minolta S304 is no exception, I got 2 hours use out of one set of batteries. ...

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The Minolta S404 was my second digital camera. The 4 megapixel pictures were amazing using the auto mode. The manual mode was easy to navagate and also gave great results. If it had not been for the problem I encountered I would have been proud of the camera. After several weeks I returned it for a refund. I can not understand why other users of the S404 have not mentioned this problem! Problems: My problem with the S404 was with the circular mode switch on top of the camera that turns ...

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I've now had this camera (my 3rd digital) for about 6 months. Generally it's OK for a 3MP digicam, however, a number of problems/features mean I'll probably be looking for a replacement soon. It produces reasonably sharp, well exposed pictures in most circumstances using the fully auto and programmed auto settings. However, there are a number of problems (see below). Problems: 1. Focus - often reports AF lock when it's NOT in focus 2. Focus - has problems obtaining AF lock at certain zoom ...

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Arcturus
 
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Excellent optics (Minolta GT lens is just awesome!), I've managed to take some great wideangle shots, have a look at www.pbase.com/jimbourekas. However, if compactness is what you're after, then you might want to checkout the F100 because it's significally smaller. Good manual control, although to be honest I've never used it...maybe someday I'll grow more as a photographer. Problems: 1. The lcd monitor doesn't have an anti-reflective coating, so it's impossible to take shots in sunlight or ...

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