Minolta sneak a new model in without anyone noticing... Well, nearly. In a press release published yesterday Minolta announced their budget priced Dimage 2300, this 2.3 megapixel (2.1 megapixels effective) fixed lens (38mm, 35mm equiv.) will go in sale in Japan on 7th July for 49800 YEN (~US$480).
Minolta Dimage 2300 Specifications
|Imager||2.3 megapixel 1/1.75" CCD GRGB
2.1 megapixels effective (1792 x 1200) (3:2 ratio)
|Image sizes||1792 x 1200
1280 x 856
896 x 600
800 x 600
|Image modes||JPEG (Fine, Econ), TIFF (Super Fine)|
|ISO Equiv.||ISO 85 / ISO 340|
|Lens||Fixed 38mm (35mm equiv.)|
|Normal focus distance||
0.6 m (2 ft) - Infinity
|Macro focus distance||
0.3 m (1 ft) - 0.6 m (2 ft)
|Digital Zoom||up to 1.4x|
|Exposure compensation||+/-2.0 EV in 0.5 EV steps|
2 secs - 1/500 sec
|Aperture range||F3 - F13|
|Metering modes||Center Weighted Average|
|White Balance||Auto, plus 3 presets|
|Flash||Internal fixed (0.6 - 2.5 m)|
|Flash modes||Auto, Anti red-eye, Forced on, Forced off|
|Storage||CompactFlash Type I (8MB CF Card supplied)|
|Video output||NTSC / PAL|
|Power Supply||4 x AA Batteries|
|Weight (no batteries)||210 g (7.4 oz)|
|Dimensions||114 x 65 x 40 mm (4.5 x 2.6 x 1.6 ")|
|Price||49.800 YEN (Japan) - (Est. US Street $500)|
|Release||July 2000 - Japan|
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