Minolta DiMAGE G400 review
I was looking for a compact camera I could carry anywhere. I consdiered the canon s400 series, olympus d series, casio e series. Price, speed, size, and MS/SD format convinced me to go with the g400.
I used this in Europe for 2 weks, without problems. I carried 1 extra battery that I used to take nearly 350 pictures under all conditions, including video.
The low light AF is an issue, but I think this is a problem for any compact camera. Light is light, and if there's not enough falling on the sensor, you are going to have a problem. You can take a picture without the AF focusing and the quality will be good. I just use faster shutter speed settings.
I have not had any mechanical issues. The door cover has never spontaneously opened, and the overall build quality is excellent.
Video quality is average for a compact camera, and is a nice feature. Sound quality while using video is good.
The most distinctive feature is the MS/SD compatability, a big plus in my opinion. I have devices that take one or the other and access to both is a major advantage.
The start-up speed and shutter-lag time is excellent. There is a 1 second write time to media in my experience after taking a photograph.
Low light AF
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- Nikon AF-S 105mm F1.4E8.2%
- Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm F47.5%
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-G857.2%
- Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art6.7%
- Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 Art5.1%
- Sony a63006.4%
- Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III3.7%
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