Minolta DiMAGE G400

Announced Oct 14, 2003 •
4 megapixels | 1.5 screen | 34 – 101 mm (3×)
williamm
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I loved this camera once I figured out the tricky menus- I also liked the dual cards. Snap-shot images turned out great. The battery meter went from full to empty in only a couple of photos, a bit annoying. Unfortunately it tried to open in my pocket, and the cheap plastic motor gear for the lens stripped. This was 1 year & 1 month after purchase, so good-bye camera! Guess I'll be getting one without a protruding lens.

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4.5 for construction -> nice metal body, feels solid 2 for features -> just a point and shoot "toy" 3 for image quality -> bad focus, bad exposure 4 for easy of use -> just burn the manual 4 for value for money -> a pice of junk, but costs almost nothing. Problems: Bad focus in bright and dark environments bad exposure in bright and dark environments. it work fine, only in optimal light.

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Monchitorl
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Pros: - Very fast start up. - Very tiny camera for a full manual capability one - Good lenses which produce sharp images - Very good price for a 4 Mp full manual camera - Advisable camera due to price/quality rate Problems: Cons: - The menu is non intuitive at all. The advantage of the very fast start up is cancel up when you try to modify some parameters. - The AF works bad in low light conditions (no scene illuminator light) and sometimes is difficult to focus since there is not display the ...

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TechniKal
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I've had my G400 for about a month. The Good: The size of the camera is good - small enough to keep in the front pocket of blue jeans, or in the rear pockets of a bike jersey. The construction is nice and sturdy. The speed of the camera is good, too - at wide angle and in good lighting, AF lag is very, very short. Shutter lag after pre-focus is non-existant. Total lag is well under a second in pretty much any situation. Cycle time is excellent, too - shot to shot without flash is about 1 ...

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Bob
 
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Amazing image quality, but slow focus.... I compared the G400 with a Casio QV-R40 and a Sony S85. All are 4MP cameras. The image quality of the G400 is impressive, considering it fits in your shirt pocket. The startup time is quite fast. Performs well both indoors and outdoors. The flash ready to go by the time the image is written to memory. Problems: I specifically purchased this camera because Minolta claimed its hybrid autofocus technology would virtually eliminate shutter lag. ...

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The camera is well constucted. Slightly difficult ot open the clam up..but feels sturdy. It has a wide array of features and menu options...but what good is it if the camera blurs and doesn't focus well? The Camera was easy enough to use but the menus were a bit confusing. When you need support ... don't count on Minolta. I called their NJ location and was told that the camera is so new they did n't have much info on it and dirrected me to an 800 number. Their resone to email is a momputer ...

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