Minolta DiMAGE 7 Review
Base / Tripod Mount
The DiMAGE 7 has a pop-up flash which is opened by flipping it out from its spring loaded closed position. This automatically enables flash mode and starts to charge the flash capacitor. The flash itself is rated as having a range of wide: 0.5 - 3.8 m (1.6 - 12.5 ft) and tele: 0.5 - 3 m (1.6 - 9.8 ft) (ISO 100). The DiMAGE 7's flash has two selectable metering modes, ADI metering uses subject distance and aperture to calculate flash power, pre-flash TTL uses a short pre-flash just before the main exposure to meter the scene.
The built-in flash can sync up to 1/2000 sec.
Flash range at different sensitivities (from the DiMAGE 7 manual):
|Sensitivity||Flash range (wide angle)||Flash range (telephoto)|
|AUTO||0.5m - 3.8m (1.6 ft. - 12.5 ft.)||0.5m - 3.0m (1.6 ft. - 9.8 ft.)|
|ISO 100||0.5m - 2.7m (1.6 ft. - 8.8 ft.)||0.5m - 2.1m (1.6 ft. - 6.9 ft.)|
|ISO 200||0.5m - 3.8m (1.6 ft. - 12.5 ft.)||0.5m - 3.0m (1.6 ft. - 9.8 ft.)|
|ISO 400||0.5m - 5.4m (1.6 ft. - 17.6 ft.)||0.5m - 4.2m (1.6 ft. - 13.8 ft.)|
|ISO 800||0.5m - 7.6m (1.6 ft. - 25 ft.)||0.5m - 6.0m (1.6 ft. - 19.6 ft.)|
The flash hot-shoe is compatible with Minolta Dynax / Maxxum system flashes and most probably third-party flash systems. Primarily it is fully compatible with the Program Flash 3600HS(D) and 5600HS(D) as well as the Macro Twin Flash 2400 and Macro Ring Flash 1200.
Minolta Dynax / Maxxum flash compatibility chart
|ADI Flash Metering||-||-|
|Auto Power Zoom||-||-|
|Remote High-speed Sync||*||*||-||-|
|Remote Off-camera Flash|
|Manual Flash Control||-||-||-|
* High shutter speed may result in underexposure depending on the subject distance.
Supplied in the box
Supplied in the box are:
- Minolta DiMAGE 7 digital camera
- Lens cap LS-1249
- Lens hood DLS-7
- 16 MB CompactFlash card (Lexar branded)
- 4 x AA Alkaline batteries
- Neck Strap NS-DG7
- Video Cable (ends in RCA jack)
- USB Cable
- Software CD-ROM (Minolta Image Viewer utility)
|Macro Ring Flash
|Macro Twin Flash
Set II (flash not included)
|External Battery Pack
EP-1, EP-2 (for flash unit)
|PC Flash Adapter
Other accessories (no pictures)
- 49mm Circular Polarizing Filter I & II *
- AC Adapter AC-1L
- External battery pack
- Li-Ion battery NP-100
- Battery Pack Case BH-100
- Li-Ion battery charger BC-100
- Compact Flash Modem (!)
- Compact Flash Cellular Adapter (!)
* At wide angles may vignette
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