DiMAGE A1 (the D7 replacement)

Started Aug 1, 2003 | Discussions thread
OP dynacam Contributing Member • Posts: 632
Re: DiMAGE A1 (the D7 replacement)

From the A4 page I got of all models here is a scanned image showing the new A1, it is not a great image as it was a small picture

dynacam wrote:

Today in Wellington New Zealand at a Tech Show Minolta (through
Tech Pacific, NZ agents) had on display a pre production model of
the DiMAGE A1 which is the upgrade to the 7Hi.
The spec's are as follows :-

SLR type 5 Megapixel Digital Camera
7 x Optical (28 - 200mm) zoom
Super-fast AF system
Flash sync terminal
Image Stabilizer
Pivoting Screen
Uses Propriety Battries
Optional battery pack that can use AA's (attachs to bottom) I think
it also has dials on it for portrait mode ..
No information on colour spaces etc

The unit I handled has better grip etc that my 7 (is all black) and
feels very solid, it also seems to have the same start system as my
700i (normal SLR) with contacts on the front grip to start it up
when held.

They are no 2x converters etc that go with it.

The price quote was NZ$2499.00 RRP and release date is in October

I also went back and with less people about I managed to get to
handle the camera again and found out that it is a working model, I
turned it and WOW it focused on everything I pointed it in a very
dull exhibition hall and it was very fast also the EVF is an 100%
improvement over the my D7 also the screen is fantastic

The layout on the back is different to the D7 also.
Once again I was very impressed with the 4th generation of this
camera..

dynacam
(Graeme Knox)
http://www.k-island.com

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dynacam
(Graeme Knox)
http://www.k-island.com

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