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Minolta DiMAGE F100 Specifications


Street Price   US: $500 [check / order]
UK: £500 [check / order]
Body Material   Aluminium
CCD pixels Click for help 4.1 megapixels
JCIA effective pixels Click for help 4.0 million
CCD size** Click for help 1/1.8"
CCD Colour Filter Array Click for help G - R - G - B
A/D Converter   12 bits
Max resolution   2272 x 1704
Lower resolutions   • 1600 x 1200
• 1280 x 960
• 640 x 480
Image ratio w:h   4:3
Image formats Click for help • TIFF
• JPEG (EXIF)
Quality Levels   • Super-Fine (TIFF)
• Fine
• Normal
• Basic
Sensitivity equiv. Click for help • Auto (ISO 100 - 200)
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
Zoom wide (W) Click for help 38 mm
Zoom tele (T) Click for help 114 mm (3x)
Lens Construction   8 elements in 7 groups
Lens Thread   None
Lens Max Aperture Click for help F2.8 - F4.8
Digital zoom Click for help x2.5
Auto Focus   • Wide Area AF (3 areas - auto selected)
• Center area AF
• Focus area selection
Auto Focus modes   • Auto focus: Subject tracking AF, Single shot AF, Full-time AF
• Manual focus
AF Illumination lamp Click for help No
Manual Focus Click for help • Yes, approximately 20 positions
• Monitor readout shows 0.5, 0.7, 1.0, 2.0 m, Infinity
Focus range Click for help • Normal: 50 cm (1.6 ft) - Infinity
• Macro: 20 - 60 cm (7.8 - 23.6 in)
Min shutter Click for help 4 secs + Bulb in Manual Exposure mode; max 15 secs
Max shutter Click for help 1/1000 sec
Noise reduction   No
Exposure Modes   • Program AE
• Aperture Priority
• Shutter Priority
• Manual Mode
• Subject modes
Subject Modes   • Auto: Portrait, sports action, landscape, sunset, night portrait
• Manual: Portrait, sports action, landscape, sunset, night portrait, macro
Aperture Priority   • Wide: F2.8, F3.5, F4.0, F4.5, F5.6, F6.7, F8.0
• Tele: F4.7, F5.6, F6.7, F8.0
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 sec
Manual Exposure   • Apertures as above
• Shutter speeds as above plus Bulb (max 15 secs)
Metering Click for help

• 256 Segment Metering
• Spot

Exposure adjustment Click for help -2 EV to +2 EV in 1/3 EV steps
AE Lock   No
Auto bracketing Click for help • 3 images
• 0.3, 0.5 or 1.0 EV steps
Picture Controls  

• Contrast compensation
• Color Saturation compensation
• Sharpness
• Color modes

Colour Modes   • Natural
• Vivid
• B&W
White Balance Click for help • Auto
• Daylight
• Tungsten
• Fluorescent
• Cloudy
• Manual preset
Continuous Click for help • 1.6 fps, max 5 images @ 2272 x 1704 FINE
• 1.6 fps, max 8 images @ 2272 x 1704 STANDARD
Movie clip   320 x 240, 15 fps, max 35 sec with audio
Audio annotation   • Voice memo: 5 or 15 seconds with each still image
• Audio caption: 15 seconds max with each still image
• Audio recording: 30 minutes max
Built-in Flash   Yes, internal
Flash Range (ISO 100)  

• Wide: 0.5 - 2.9 m (1.6 - 9.5 ft)
• Tele: 0.5 - 1.7 m (1.6 - 5.6 ft)

Flash Metering   Preflash TTL meter
Flash modes  

• Auto
• Auto & Red-Eye reduction
• Fill Flash
• Off

Flash compensation   None
External flash   No
Data Imprinting   Yes, optionally Date
Tripod mount   Yes, metal
Self-timer   Yes, 10 sec delay
Remote control   Yes, optional IR
Time-lapse recording   No
Video out   Yes, selectable NTSC / PAL
Storage media Click for help SD/MMC card
Storage included   16 MB SD card
Viewfinder Click for help Optical, no dioptre adjustment
LCD Click for help 1.5" 123,000 pixel
Print compliance   DPOF, Print Image Matching
Playback modes   • Single image
• Magnify (up to 5x)
• 9 thumbnails (3 x 3)
• Exposure information
Operating system   Proprietary
Connectivity Click for help USB
Battery Click for help • 2 x AA batteries (NiMH recommended) or
• 1 x CR-V3 Lithium battery
Battery charger Click for help No
Weight (inc. battery)   240 g (8.5 oz)
Dimensions (inc. grip)   111 x 52 x 40 mm (4.4 x 2.0 x 1.6 in)

Click for help Click for glossary entry / help
   
** 

This measuring system is a leftover from the days of video TUBES and has nothing to do with the surface area of the chip in a direct sense. The Edmund Scientific Optics catalog has a sidebar that completely backs up the idea.

For instance, a "one inch" chip has a 16mm diagonal sensor array. A "one half inch" chip has an array of only 8mm in the diagonal. This means that the 1/1.8 = 0.555 inch measurement means NOTHING about the sensor array size. Unless they have changed the entire measurement system just for this chip, the actual sensor patch is 11% larger than the 8mm of a 1/2 chip or 8.88mm in diagonal.

(Mark Schubin of Videography Magazine)

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