Minolta DiMAGE F100 Review
Minolta DiMAGE F100 Specifications
|Street Price|| US: $500 [check
UK: £500 [check / order]
|CCD pixels||4.1 megapixels|
|JCIA effective pixels||4.0 million|
|CCD Colour Filter Array||G - R - G - B|
|A/D Converter||12 bits|
|Max resolution||2272 x 1704|
|Lower resolutions|| 1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
640 x 480
|Image ratio w:h||4:3|
|Image formats|| TIFF
|Quality Levels|| Super-Fine (TIFF)
|Sensitivity equiv.|| Auto (ISO 100 - 200)
|Zoom wide (W)||38 mm|
|Zoom tele (T)||114 mm (3x)|
|Lens Construction||8 elements in 7 groups|
|Lens Max Aperture||F2.8 - F4.8|
|Auto Focus|| Wide Area AF (3 areas -
Center area AF
Focus area selection
|Auto Focus modes|| Auto focus: Subject tracking
AF, Single shot AF, Full-time AF
|AF Illumination lamp||No|
|Manual Focus|| Yes, approximately 20 positions
Monitor readout shows 0.5, 0.7, 1.0, 2.0 m, Infinity
|Focus range|| Normal: 50 cm (1.6 ft) -
Macro: 20 - 60 cm (7.8 - 23.6 in)
|Min shutter||4 secs + Bulb in Manual Exposure mode; max 15 secs|
|Max shutter||1/1000 sec|
|Exposure Modes|| Program AE
|Subject Modes|| Auto: Portrait, sports action,
landscape, sunset, night portrait
Manual: Portrait, sports action, landscape, sunset, night portrait, macro
|Aperture Priority|| Wide: F2.8, F3.5, F4.0, F4.5,
F5.6, F6.7, F8.0
Tele: F4.7, F5.6, F6.7, F8.0
|Shutter Priority||4, 3, 2, 1.5, 1, 0.7, 0.5, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10, 1/15, 1/20, 1/30, 1/45, 1/60, 1/90, 1/125, 1/180, 1/250, 1/350, 1/500, 1/750, 1/1000 sec|
|Manual Exposure|| Apertures as above
Shutter speeds as above plus Bulb (max 15 secs)
256 Segment Metering
|Exposure adjustment||-2 EV to +2 EV in 1/3 EV steps|
|Auto bracketing|| 3 images
0.3, 0.5 or 1.0 EV steps
|Colour Modes|| Natural
|White Balance|| Auto
|Continuous|| 1.6 fps, max 5 images @ 2272
x 1704 FINE
1.6 fps, max 8 images @ 2272 x 1704 STANDARD
|Movie clip||320 x 240, 15 fps, max 35 sec with audio|
|Audio annotation|| Voice memo: 5 or 15 seconds
with each still image
Audio caption: 15 seconds max with each still image
Audio recording: 30 minutes max
|Built-in Flash||Yes, internal|
|Flash Range (ISO 100)||
Wide: 0.5 - 2.9 m (1.6 - 9.5 ft)
|Flash Metering||Preflash TTL meter|
|Data Imprinting||Yes, optionally Date|
|Tripod mount||Yes, metal|
|Self-timer||Yes, 10 sec delay|
|Remote control||Yes, optional IR|
|Video out||Yes, selectable NTSC / PAL|
|Storage media||SD/MMC card|
|Storage included||16 MB SD card|
|Viewfinder||Optical, no dioptre adjustment|
|LCD||1.5" 123,000 pixel|
|Print compliance||DPOF, Print Image Matching|
|Playback modes|| Single image
Magnify (up to 5x)
9 thumbnails (3 x 3)
|Battery|| 2 x AA batteries (NiMH recommended)
1 x CR-V3 Lithium battery
|Weight (inc. battery)||240 g (8.5 oz)|
|Dimensions (inc. grip)||111 x 52 x 40 mm (4.4 x 2.0 x 1.6 in)|
|Click for glossary entry / help|
This measuring system is a leftover from the days of video TUBES and has nothing to do with the surface area of the chip in a direct sense. The Edmund Scientific Optics catalog has a sidebar that completely backs up the idea.
For instance, a "one inch" chip has a 16mm diagonal sensor array. A "one half inch" chip has an array of only 8mm in the diagonal. This means that the 1/1.8 = 0.555 inch measurement means NOTHING about the sensor array size. Unless they have changed the entire measurement system just for this chip, the actual sensor patch is 11% larger than the 8mm of a 1/2 chip or 8.88mm in diagonal.
(Mark Schubin of Videography Magazine)
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