Konica Minolta DiMAGE X1

Announced Jul 15, 2005 •
8 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 37 – 111 mm (3×)
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Just bought a demo on eBay at a bargain price, and I love it. 8MP in a compact design with an optical antishake mechanism - no other camera by any maker has an equally featured product at this price at the present time. It starts and snaps instantly - No shutter lag, as other reviewers have mentioned - may be because it has a newer, upgraded Firmware (version 1.10). DiMage X1 has accepted high speed 2GB SD card, and I was able to buy spare batteries online easily. It even came with a cradle. ...

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I had owned the DiMage Xi for a few years and absolutely loved it. I used it for everything from family parties to shooting surfing, wakeboarding (both in a waterproof case) and snowboarding. For the most part it worked out well. I was hoping that I'd get even better performance with the DiMage X1. 8MP, compact design, and a history of use with the DiMage line lead me to this purchase and, honestly, I couldn't have been more disappointed. The size, ease of use, and availability of memory ...

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I don't like this camera because of the shutter lag. Yes, this great looking camera can take very high quality image, but it has a major problem. There is an annoying delay from the moment you press the shutter to it actually takes the picture. The delay is getting worse in low light situation or taking shots of moving objects, such as kids or pets. Nine out of ten photos taken in that situation are useless. So, if your main use of this camera is to take still subjects, this camera produces ...

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Fun camera with high resolution. I like the night mode for filming also. Problems: Main problem is the low ISO which means still pictures are fine, but ask your subjects not to move, otherwise they become blurred. York- your problem with power in Europe... this is not a problem. I bought the camera in Hong Kong and charge it all over the world (US/Sth America/Europe/Asia etc). I just put the camera in the cradle and plug into the outlet. I never even thought it would be problem and ...

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The camera has excellent features and is easy to use. But--if you ever expect to use it outside of the USA, do not buy it. See below. Problems: I have been a very happy user of a Dimage X1 for three months. I used it extensively on a three week South American cruise trip and took about 800 photos on a 1Gig and a 512 Mgb memory card. I have edited them and narrowed the pix down to about 400 of fine quality. While on this trip,I was able to recharge the battery on the cruise ship each night.The ...

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I bought X1 because I was looking for a point-and-shoot camera to carry around everyday by not carrying my DSLR. The main reasons why I decided to buy this camera because of the size, looks, and Minolta characteristics (AS, image quality and ease of use). Some comments were very surprised me of how people usually have negative feeling about Minolta camera. I have owned and used various brands of compact & SLR digital and film camera including Canon, Nikon, Olympus, and Minolta, at the end ...

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My candidate for "camera of the year 2005". Bought as a "mom"-camera to complement my Nikon 8800. New firmware was already installed. Both cameras has 8 Mpix and both cameras captures images with quality well over my expectations. To my suprise, the X1 has less chromatic aberation than the 8800 at the same zoom-level. The X1 represents a new camera-thinking. Example 1: Low max-ISO is compensated by the anti-shake giving equivalent 2 to 3 xtra F- stops. Example 2: The cradle is used for ...

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I read some poor reviews of this camera but I decided to get one anyway since KM has a $50 rebate going on now. I use a KM A2 and like it, especially the image stabilization. I played around with the X1 a bit and thought it was OK (it came with the updated program already installed). The shutter lag/focusing time seemed OK too. I just finished taking identical photos with the A2 and X1 and have to say that after pixel to pixel comparison, the X1's performance (resolution) is 99% the same as ...

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I was at a nearby chain electronic store testing out most of the cameras and this one caught my attention for the price as well as looks. The picture quality is good. Low light pictures are also good. The size and feel of this camera is unique but lacks a manual viewfinder. Overall I think I am going to like this camera more as I get more experience using it. My previous camera was the Minolta Dimage XT. Problems: None

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Heres the deal. Used the XT a TON. the XT has quick startup and 400iso. crucial! The X1 seemed to be one of the coolest cameras when it was announced. 8.0MP! wow. anti shake, big screen, and it looked shiny and polished. I got the camera and it was apparent that it was lacking. 1. because they have the anti shake they removed the 400iso, leaving you with 200max. terrible. i fell into the trap. i figured that because the anti shake would balance my hand movement i didnt need the 400iso. ...

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