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Minolta DiMAGE 7i Specifications


Street Price   US: $999
Body Material   Metal Alloy / Plastic
CCD pixels Click for help 5.24 megapixels
CCD effective output Click for help 4.92 megapixels
CCD size Click for help 2/3"
CCD Colour Filter Array Click for help G - R - G - B
A/D Converter   12 bits
Max resolution   2560 x 1920
Lower resolutions   • 1600 x 1200
• 1280 x 960
• 640 x 480
Image ratio w:h   4:3
Image formats Click for help • TIFF
• RAW
• JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Quality Levels   • RAW (only 2560 x 1920)
• Super-Fine (TIFF)
• Fine (JPEG)
• Normal (JPEG)
• Basic (JPEG)
Sensitivity equiv. Click for help • Auto (ISO 100 - 200)
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
Zoom wide (W) Click for help 28 mm
Zoom tele (T) Click for help 200 mm (7x)
Zoom control   Mechanical zoom ring on lens
Lens Thread   49 mm
Lens Max Aperture Click for help F2.8 - F3.5
Lens Construction Click for help 16 glass elements in 13 groups, 2 AD elements, 2 aspherical elements, coated
Digital zoom Click for help x2.0
Auto Focus areas   • Wide area focus (3 horizontal focus points automatically selected)
• Spot focus point (center)
• Flex Focus Point control
Auto Focus modes   • Continuous auto-focus (while LCD is on)
• Single auto-focus (half-press of shutter release)
AF Illumination lamp Click for help No
Manual Focus Click for help • Via "focus by wire" ring at rear of lens barrel
• Direct Manual Focus for after-AF adjustment
Normal focus range Click for help 50 cm (19.7 in) - Infinity
Macro focus range Click for help 25 cm (9.8 in) - 60 cm (23.6 in)
Min shutter Click for help 4 secs + Bulb in Manual Exposure mode; max 30 secs
Max shutter Click for help • Program AE / Aperture Priority: 1/4000 sec
• Shutter Priority / Manual: 1/2000 sec
Noise reduction   No
Exposure Modes   • Program AE (with program shift)
• Aperture Priority
• Shutter Priority
• Full Manual
• Subject modes: Portrait, Sports, Sunset, Night, Text
Aperture Priority   • Wide: F2.8, F3.5, F4, F4.5, F5.6, F6.7, F8
• Tele: F3.5, F4, F4.5, F5.6, F6.7, F8, F9.5
Shutter Priority   4, 3, 2, 1.5, 1, 0.7, 0.5, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10, 1/15, 1/20, 1/30, 1/45, 1/60, 1/90, 1/125, 1/180, 1/250, 1/350, 1/500, 1/750, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000 sec
Manual exposure   Apertures and shutter speeds as above plus Bulb (maximum 30 secs)
Metering Click for help

• 300 Segment Metering
• Center-Weighted Average
• Spot (dedicated button)

Exposure adjustment Click for help -2EV to +2EV in 1/3EV steps
AE Lock   Yes, Spot AE Lock button
Bracketing Click for help • Exposure, contrast, colour saturation, filter
• Exposure: 1.0, 0.5 or 0.3 EV steps
• Contrast and Colour Saturation, Filter: fixed increments
• Bracket: 3 frames
Picture Controls  

• Filter (Colour: -3 to +3: Warm to Cool, B&W: 11 filters)
• Contrast (-3 to +3)
• Colour saturation (-3 to +3)
• Sharpness (Soft, Normal, Hard)

Colour Modes   • Vivid Colour
• Natural Colour
• B&W
• Solarization
White Balance Click for help • Auto
• Daylight
• Tungsten
• Fluorescent
• Cloudy
• Manual preset (custom)
Continuous Click for help • UHS (Ultra High Speed) - 7 fps @ 1280 x 960
• Standard continuous - 2 fps
Movie clip   • Standard: 320 x 240, 15 fps, max 60 secs with or without audio
• Night movie: 320 x 240, 15 fps, 60 sec max, with or without audio
• UHS: 640 x 480, 7 fps, without audio
• Time-lapse movie: 640 x 480, 4 fps without audio
Voice memos   • 5 or 15 seconds (max) with still image
Built-in Flash   Yes, pop-up
Flash Range (approx.)  

Wide: 0.5 - 3.8 m (1.6 - 12.5 ft)
Tele: 0.5 - 3 m (1.6 - 9.8 ft)

Flash Metering   • ADI (Advanced distance integration)
• Pre-flash TTL
• Manual flash control
Flash modes  

• Auto
• Anti Red-Eye
• Flash On
• Flash Off
• Slow Sync (rear)
• Wireless flash

Flash compensation   +/-2 EV in 0.3 EV steps
Flash sync speed   Any shutter speed
External flash   Via flash hot shoe: Auto-flash metering with Minolta Program Flash 5600HS(D), Program Flash 3600HS(D), Macro Twin Flash 2400*, Macro Flash Ring 1200*
*Macro Flash Controller is necessary
Compatible with Minolta PC Flash Adapter
Data Imprinting  

• Year/month/day (format can be changed)
• Month/day/time
• Text
• Text and serial no.
• None

User memories   Three user memories
Tripod mount   Yes, metal
Self-timer   Yes, 10 sec delay
Remote control   Optional extra, wired
Time-lapse recording   Yes, 2 - 99 frames, intervals:
• 1 - 10 min
• 15, 20, 30, 45, 60 min
• Can be recorded as separate images or as a 4 fps movie clip
Video out   Yes, selectable NTSC / PAL
Storage media Click for help Compact Flash Type I or Type II, IBM Microdrive compatible
Storage included   16 MB Compact Flash card
Viewfinder Click for help • Electronic viewfinder
• Ferroelectric LCD (4.8mm, 71,000 24-bit colour pixels)
• Can be swivelled upwards through 90 degrees
• Frame coverage 100%
• Dioptre adjustment
• Auto-display (eye proximity sensor)
LCD Click for help 1.8" TFT 112,000 pixels
LCD/Viewfinder   Customizable live view display modes (any can be enabled / disabled):
• Standard display
• Focus frame only
• Standard display with histogram
• Grid only
• Scale only
• Image only
Record zoom   View can be magnified up to 4x for accurate focusing (MF only)
Print compliance   • DPOF
• Print Image Matching
• ExifPrint (EXIF 2.2)
Playback zoom   Yes, 2.0x, 2.5x, 4.0x, scrollable
Operating system   Proprietary
Connectivity Click for help USB
Power Click for help • 4 x AA batteries (1850 mAh NiMH rechargeable included)
• Optional AC-1L AC adapter
Battery charger Click for help Yes, included
Weight (inc. battery)   639 g (1.4 lb)
Dimensions (inc. grip)   117 x 91 x 123 mm (4.6 x 3.6 x 4.8 in)

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