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Minolta DiMAGE A1 Specifications


Street Price   US: $ 999 [check / order]
UK: £ 799 [check / order]
Body Material   Metal Alloy / Plastic
CCD pixels Click for help 5.24 million
CCD effective pixels Click for help 5.0 million
CCD size Click for help 2/3"
CCD Colour Filter Array Click for help G - R - G - B
A/D Converter   14 bit
Max resolution   2560 x 1920
Lower resolutions   • 2560 x 1920
• 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)
• TIFF
• Extra Fine (JPEG)
• Fine (JPEG)
• Standard (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   Mechanically linked 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 modes   • Single shot AF
• Continuous AF
• Full-time AF
• Subject Tracking AF
• Manual Focus (2x or 8x magnifier, focus by wire ring)
Auto Focus areas   • Wide focus area (one of 11 focus points automatically selected)
• Spot focus point (center)
• Flex Focus Point control
AF Illumination lamp Click for help No
Normal focus range Click for help 50 cm (19.7 in) - Infinity
Macro focus range Click for help • Wide angle macro: 30 - 60 cm (11.8 - 23.6 in)
• Telephoto macro: 13 - 60 cm (5.1 - 23.6 in)
Shutter   Mechanical and Electronic (CCD)
Min shutter Click for help • Auto: 4 sec
• P/A/S/M: 30 sec (Bulb: 30 sec)
Max shutter Click for help 1/16000 sec
Noise reduction   Yes, for long exposures (can be disabled)
Exposure Modes  

• Auto
• Program AE (with aperture or shutter speed program shift)
• Aperture Priority
• Shutter Priority
• Full Manual
• Memory Recall
• Subject modes: Portrait, Sports, Sunset, Night

Aperture Priority   • Wide: F2.8, F3.2, F3.5, F4, F4.5, F5.0, F5.6, F6.3, F7.1 F8, F9, F10, F11
• Tele: F3.5, F4, F4.5, F5.0, F5.6, F6.3, F7.1 F8, F9, F10, F11
Shutter Priority   30, 25, 20, 15, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3.2, 2.5, 2, 1.6, 1.3, 1, 0.8, 0.6, 0.5, 0.4, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10, 1/13, 1/15, 1/20, 1/25, 1/30, 1/40, 1/50, 1/60, 1/80, 1/100, 1/125, 1/160, 1/200, 1/250, 1/320, 1/400, 1/500, 1/640, 1/800, 1/1000, 1/1250, 1/1600, 1/2000, 1/2500, 1/3200, 1/4000, 1/5000, 1/6400, 1/8000, 1/10000, 1/13000, 1/16000 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 (Center or with Flex Focus point)

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

• Filter (Colour: -5 to +5: Warm to Cool, B&W: 11 filters)
• Contrast (-5 to +5)
• Colour saturation (-5 to +5
• Sharpness (Soft, Normal, Hard)

Colour Modes   • Natural Color (sRGB)
• Vivid Color (sRGB)
• Adobe RGB
• Embedded Adobe RGB
• B&W (Neutral and Toned)
• Solarization
White Balance Click for help • Auto
• Daylight *
• Tungsten *
• Fluorescent *
• Cloudy *
• Shade *
• Flash *
• Manual preset 1-3
* Can be fine tuned in 7 steps
Continuous Click for help • High-continuous - 2.8 fps (3 frames @ 2560 x 1920 Fine) *
• Continuous - 2 fps (3 frames @ 2560 x 1920 Fine) *
* 5 frames in a burst in RAW mode
Movie clip   • Standard: 320 x 240, 24 fps, max 15 mins with audio
• Night movie: 320 x 240, 24 fps, max 15 mins, with audio
• Time-lapse movie: 640 x 480, 4 fps no audio
Voice memos   • 5 or 15 seconds (max) with still image
Built-in Flash   Yes, manual 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   Five user memories
Tripod mount   Yes, metal
Self-timer   Yes, 2 or 10 sec delay
Remote control   Optional extra, wired
Time-lapse recording   Yes, 2 - 240 frames, intervals:
• 30 sec, 1 - 10 min
• 15, 20, 30, 45, 60 min
• Start time: 0-24 hour in 30 min increments
• 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
� FAT32 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 tilted upwards through 90 degrees
• Frame coverage 100%
• Dioptre adjustment
• Auto-display (eye proximity sensor)
LCD Click for help • Can be tilted -20 to 90 degrees
• 1.8" TFT 118,000 pixels
• Frame coverage 100%
LCD/Viewfinder   Customizable live view display modes (any can be enabled / disabled):
• Standard display
• Focus frame only
• Standard display with histogram
• Grid
• Scale
• Image only
Record zoom   View can be magnified up to 4x for accurate focusing (MF only)
Print compliance   • DPOF
• Print Image Matching II
• ExifPrint (EXIF 2.2)
Playback zoom   Yes, 2.0 - 8.0x, scrollable
Connectivity Click for help USB 1.1
Power Click for help • NP-400 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
• 1500 mAh 7.4 V
Battery charger Click for help Yes, included
Weight (inc. battery)   639 g (1.4 lb)
Dimensions (inc. grip)   117 x 85 x 114 mm (4.61 x 3.35 x 4.47 in)
Standard accessories   Neck Strap NS-DG4000, Lens Cap (49mm) LF-1249, Accessory Shoe Cap SC-10, AV Cable AVC-400, 16MB CompactFlash Card, USB Cable USB-500, DiMAGE Viewer, Lens Shade DLS-1, Lithium-ion Battery NP-400, Lithium-ion Battery Charger BC-400
Optional accessories   AC Adapter AC-1L, Leather Neck Strap NS-DG1000, Holding Strap HS-2, External High Power Battery Pack Kit EBP-100, Remote Cord RC-1000S, Remote Cord RC-1000L, Step Up Adapter 49mm - 62mm, CompactFlash Adapter for SD Memory Cards SD-CF1, Battery Pack BP-400, DiMAGE Capture

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