Minolta DiMAGE 7i Review
Base / Tripod Mount
The DiMAGE 7i 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||0.5 - 3.8 m (1.6 - 12.5 ft)||0.5 - 3.0 m (1.6 - 9.8 ft)|
|ISO 100||0.5 - 2.7 m (1.6 - 8.8 ft)||0.5 - 2.1 m (1.6 - 6.9 ft)|
|ISO 200||0.5 - 3.8 m (1.6 - 12.5 ft)||0.5 - 3.0 m (1.6 - 9.8 ft)|
|ISO 400||0.5 - 5.4 m (1.6 - 17.6 ft)||0.5 - 4.2 m (1.6 - 13.8 ft)|
|ISO 800||0.5 - 7.6 m (1.6 - 25.0 ft)||0.5 - 6.0 m (1.6 - 19.6 ft)|
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.
Note that the D7i now supports wireless flash using the 5600 HS(D) or 3600 HS(D) flash units. Simply slide the flash onto the camera, set the camera to wireless flash mode and it will communicate with the flash unit, program itself to the correct wireless channel and configure the flash unit. The flash may then be removed and positioned up to 5 m (16.4 ft) from the camera and will be remotely trigged at the time of exposure.
Supplied in the box
Supplied in the box are:
- Minolta DiMAGE 7i digital camera
- Lens cap LS-1249
- Lens hood DLS-7
- 16 MB CompactFlash card (Lexar branded)
- 4 x AA NiMH batteries (1850 mAh capacity)
- Sanyo branded AA battery charger
- 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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