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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- Panasonic FZ2500/FZ20001.9%
- Panasonic LX10/LX151.2%
- Panasonic GH5 development3.6%
- Sony a99 II15.9%
- Nikon KeyMission 170 and 801.0%
- Fujifilm GFX 50S development28.3%
- Olympus E-M1 II development18.7%
- Olympus E-PL80.1%
- Olympus 25mm F1.2 Pro1.5%
- Olympus 12-100mm F4 IS Pro1.9%
- Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro0.1%
- Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art3.6%
- Sigma 12-24mm F4 Art2.6%
- Sigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport2.4%
- YI M12.2%
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- GoPro Karma drone2.2%
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