Minolta DiMAGE S414

Announced Feb 10, 2003 •
4 megapixels | 1.8 screen | 35 – 140 mm (4×)
Gman64
 
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I'm using this 4 years and i'm still very satisfied about the image quality (which matters the most 2me). Takes high quality pix, the lense is outstanding ! Still use it next 2 my Nikon D70s as a backup. If you are not in a hurry this camera can even take pix under extreme conditions. Problems: high battery-use closing lid of battery-compartment cracks/breaks (with many users) QUESTION Anybody knows the maximum size for Compact Flash Memory Cards this cam will take ??

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Here are some real pros to this camera that I really wish would be incorporated into ALL digital cameras: 1) Regular AA batteries. This is a MUST for me on a camera. I don't want a bunch of expensive, strange, and/or proprietary batteries and/or chargers. ALL digital cameras eat batteries quickly. Get a camera that uses regular (like AA) batteries, lots of high-capacity rechargable AA batteries, and a quick (15-minute) battery charger. Batteries will then NEVER be a problem. I have ruled ...

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Using DiMAGE S414 Digicam for over six months now. It is my first Digicam and I am a seasoned SLR user. Found S414 a very well ergonimically designed strudy digicam with a lot of manual controls. Auto focus system of S414 is quite satisfactory though at very low light it fails occasionally but not always. Amazing picture quality at this price ! The Menu system is simple and the four way switch functional. The GT Zoom Lense is quiet and shot to shot lag time is pretty low. I don't miss my ...

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I have used a Olympus C 1 for a couple of years now. And it did it's work as well as U can expect from such a small digi cam. But I wanted more pixels and above all a nice zoom! So I used several hours to read about different digi cams. But most of the ones I wanted, whas too expensive. Then I ran into Minolta Dimage 414! But when reading about the features, I got somewhat suspicious. How come that such a lowprice cam, could have all these things that U only find on far more expensive cams? ...

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OtisBea
 
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Problems: I take 4 or 5 shots and the batteries conk out, just like BillS770. Kenny547 says BillS770 doea not know what he is talking about. If so, Kenny547 knows something I don't know. News, e-mail from Konica-Minolta told me to return my camera to them to be repaired.

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BillS770 does not know what he is talking about. The battery life with alkaline is not good. Yes i know, but with rechargeable batteries i have no problem at all filling up a 256 mb card up all the way. Minolta products have always been good and dont have too many flaws. This is a point and shoot camera.. like many others. Is put together well and is very inexpensive. I recomend it to anyone who wants to get into photograhy for a inexpensive price. DO THE WORDS CHEAP AND WORKS MEAN ...

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zbigniew
 
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Great digital camera. I have bought my Minolta S414 one year after I have been using Olympus C-740 UZ. This Minolta is the really preatty 4 Mpxl camera with outstanding GT zoom lens. The shooted outdoors and indoors pictures are so pretty. The camera has no shutter lag (Olympus C 740 UZ has big delay time, specially at poor light have problem to right foccus). The design and construction's aspects are enough good. The solid, durable, all metal made case. The 4 x zoom GT lens are working ...

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Great digital camera. I have bought my Minolta S414 one year after I have been using Olympus C-740 UZ. This Minolta is the really preatty 4 Mpxl camera with outstanding GT zoom lens. The shooted outdoors and indoors pictures are so pretty. The camera has no shutter lag (Olympus C 740 UZ has big delay time, specially at poor light have problem to right foccus). The design and construction's aspects are enough good. The solid, durable, all metal made case. The 4 x zoom GT lens are working ...

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Palko
 
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I think this is a very good camera, an incredible deal for this money, with some little annoyance. The camera's design could be better. Sometimes the grip of the camera isn't too comfortable. I like it's metal body, but I would more liked a thicker black colored magnesium than the aluminium. I have broken my camera a month ago, the alu body wasn't too stable :-(. But good news for s414 owners: I'll surely buy another s414 (while I'm waiting for the minolta DSLR). The picture quality is ...

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Rusty K
 
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This camera's strong suit is its value for the money. There are few others in the price/size range with equal image quality. I've used it now for several months, and images are excellent (taking into account expectations for a camera in this class). Color balance and saturation rarely need adjustment in final processing, whether taken in natural light or with the built-in flash. Changing the configuration is relatively quick and easy. Macro photos are unusually good for a camera in this ...

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