Konica Minolta DiMAGE X1

Announced Jul 15, 2005 •
8 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 37 – 111 mm (3×)
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After using Minolta since 1988, somehow this loyalty stuck. With the Dynax 7000i & 500si SLRs in my cupboard, my first foray into the folded optics of the Dimage series seemed promising. My ex-stable of the first Dimage X (2MP) and then the Xt (3.2) seemed antiquated when the new X1 (8MP) debuted this year. What all the previous 6 reviewers commented were correct. The shutter lag was excruciatingly slow. Picture quality is also on average, especially when compared to my aging Olympus C700UZ ...

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Poor image quality - photos not sharp - even with image stabilization. Photos are soft, with noise. Long shutter lag. This is unacceptable quality. I was so looking forward to this camera. It had everything I wished for in regard to features. It was the perfect stealth camera for candid photos. But no. Picture quality killed the deal. Long shutter lag inhibits candid photos. Darn. Minolta, I love the A2. The X1 is a disgrace. I was so looking forward to replacing my Canon SD500. The ...

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I was eager to own this camera after being very happy with two earlier Minoltas, Xi and Xt. Eight MP and image stabilizer suit my style, the non-extending lens is desirable, and the size is perfect. I was so certain it would be good that I ordered an extra battery and a one gig SD card. Too bad. They all went back. MAIN shortcoming: I couldn't get a picture that looked sharp out of it. With or without tripod, stabilizer, bright, dark, flash, they all seemed to be blurred one way or another. ...

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Having owned previous Dimage ultra compacts and been pleased I eagerly looked forward to the X1 and initially thought it was great. But then I used it the first time to shoot at an outdoor fair and the shutter lag time was unacceptable. I would snap when there was a gap in people walking by but the photo would have a person right in front of me. I returned the camera for a different brand with the same features and less than half athe shutter lag. Problems: Unacceptable shutter lag.

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I could not wait to get this camera and at first I loved it's size and its workings. The camera is ruined by the fact that none of the connections are standard. Problems: I'm on my second camera and this one also has connections problems. This camera uses non standard connections and you are forced to carry all the cables to use this camera. Why they didn't use standard USB is just unbelievable. How nice it would be to charge with a USB in my car or connect to a computer by USB instead of ...

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Easy to use camera with a lot of features. Manual adjustment possibilities are good. The possibility to select different functions to various buttons for direct access is very convenient! Many selectable photo modes. Problems: To me the I'd say bellow average performance in picture quality was disappointing. Manual adjustments helped a little. There is no single major issue apparrent to me. Issues I felt not to be at the expected level were: - strong barrel distortion with wide angle - ...

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Pros: This camera has an excellent form factor and fantastic build quality. Feels solid yet it is quite light. Flash is powerful for a point and shoot. Navigation is fairly intuitive. Battery seems to last a long time between charges. Got this for $300+tax+free s/h at dell.com when they were running a promo- a very good deal compared to what canon charges for its SD500. Internal lens with optical zoom- works quite well. Beautiful LCD screen that's protected against scratching. Took this to a ...

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