Minolta DiMAGE X Specifications

Street Price   US: $399
UK: £399 (inc. VAT)
Body Material   Metal (Alloy)
CCD pixels Click for help 2.11 megapixels
Max image pixels Click for help 1.92 megapixels
CCD size** Click for help 1/2.7"
CCD Colour Filter Array Click for help G - R - G - B
Max resolution   1600 x 1200
Lower resolutions   • 1280 x 960
• 640 x 480
Image ratio w:h   4:3
Image formats Click for help • JPEG (EXIF)
Quality Levels  

• Super Fine (TIFF)
• Fine (JPEG)
• Standard (JPEG)
• Economy (JPEG)

Sensitivity equiv. Click for help Auto ISO (100-200)
Zoom wide (W) Click for help 37 mm
Zoom tele (T) Click for help 111 mm (3x)
Lens Max Aperture Click for help F2.8 - F3.6
Lens construction   9 elements in 8 groups, including 3 aspheric elements
Digital zoom Click for help 1.25x, 1.5x, 1.75x, 2x
Auto Focus   TTL Contrast detection (Video AF)
AF Illumination lamp Click for help No
Normal focus range Click for help 25 cm (9.8 in) - Infinity
Min shutter Click for help 2 sec
Max shutter Click for help 1/1000 sec
Exposure Modes   Auto
Metering Click for help Multi-Segment
Exposure adjustment Click for help -2EV to +2EV in 1/3EV steps
AE Lock   No
Auto bracketing Click for help No
Picture Controls   None
White Balance Click for help • Auto
• Daylight
• Cloudy
• Tungsten
• Fluorescent
Continuous Click for help Yes, 2.5 fps - (9 images @ Fine, 21 images @ Standard)
Movie clip   320 x 240, with audio, 35 sec max
Audio recording   Audio Recording: 90 seconds (max); Audio caption: 15 seconds (max); Voice memo: 15 seconds (max)
Built-in Flash   Yes, internal
Flash Range  

• Wide: 0.25 - 2.9 m (0.8 - 9.5 ft)
• Tele: 0.25 - 2.3 m (0.8 - 7.5 ft)

Flash modes  

• Auto
• Auto with Anti Red-Eye
• Fill Flash
• Flash Cancel
• Night Portrait

Flash compensation   None
External flash   No
Tripod mount   Yes, plastic
Self-timer   Yes, 10 sec delay
Remote control   No
Video out   Yes, selectable NTSC / PAL
Storage media Click for help MultiMedia Card / SD (Secure Digital) Card
Storage included   8 MB SD Card
Viewfinder Click for help Optical, no dioptre adjustment
LCD Click for help 1.5" TFT, 110,000 pixel
Playback zoom   1.5x, 2.0x, 2.5x, 3.0x, 3.5x, 4.0x. Scrollable.
Operating system   Proprietary
Connectivity Click for help USB, DC-IN (4.7 V optional AC Adapter AC-4)
Battery Click for help Supplied Lithium-Ion NP-200 battery and charger
Battery charger Click for help Yes, supplied
Weight (inc. battery)   155 g (5.5 oz)
Dimensions   84.5 x 72 x 20 mm (3.3 x 2.8 x 0.8 in)

Click for help 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)