|minolta dimage 7 camera a1|
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|Designed for those who want to learn about photography, the Minolta DiMAGE 5.2 MP camera is a portable body only that is flexible. High-quality pictures and wonderful performance are yours with this Minolta DiMAGE 7. Be the envy of your friends with this Minolta DiMAGE digital SLR camera and its sparkling black and metallic silver body. Be prepared to make pictures with disposable AA batteries featured on the Minolta DiMAGE 5.2 MP camera. Increasing the number of megapixels means you can enlarge and crop your photos without adversely affecting picture quality. This Minolta DiMAGE 7 is just right for producing brilliant prints, with its 5.2 MP sensor, so that you will be able to produce memorable prints as large as 7x10 inches. As this Minolta DiMAGE digital SLR camera has a 1.8-inch LCD screen, you can play back the preserved moments of your life and share them with family and friends. What's more, the Minolta DiMAGE 5.2 MP camera has a removable flash memory slot that makes configuring memory size convenient. This Minolta DiMAGE 7 comes body only but you can select the appropriate interchangeable lens or lenses to get based on your changing photography needs.|
|Camera Type||Digital SLR|
|Sensor Resolution||5.0 MP|
|Lens For SD||Body Only|
|Macro Focus Range||25-50cm|
|Focus Adjustment||Autofocus & Manual Focus, Automatic, Manual|
|Auto Focus type||TTL contrast detection|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||28 - 200mm|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Range||EV 1-17|
|Exposure Metering||Center-Weighted, Multi-Segment, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture-Priority, Automatic, Bulb, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority, TTL Program Flash|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800|
|Light Sensitivity Max||800|
|Flash Type||Pop-up Flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Effective Flash Range||0.5 m - 3.8 m|
|Camera Flash Features||Fill-in Flash, Flash +/- Compensation, Front Sync Flash, Red-eye Reduction Flash|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||CompactFlash, CompactFlash Card Type I, IBM Microdrive|
|Viewfinder Type||Digital, Electronic|
|Viewfinder - Field Coverage||100%|
|Viewfinder Magnification||0.31 - 2.1x|
|Viewfinder Diagonal Size||0.19"|
|Dioptric Correction Range||-5 to +0.5|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.8" - color|
|Connector Types||1 x DC power input, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video output, 1 x remote control|
|Expansion Slot||1 x CompactFlash Card - type I/II|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Operating System Supported||Apple Mac OS 8, Apple Mac OS 9|
|Battery Form Factor||Standard form factor|
|Digital Video Format||AVI|
|Still Image Format||EXIF, JPEG, RAW, Raw Image, TIFF|
|Additional Features||AE/FE Lock, DPOF Support, Date/Time Stamp, Not Interchangeable Lenses, RGB Primary Color Filter, USB, With Tripod Mount|
|Shooting Modes||Frame Movie Mode|
|Shooting Programs||Night mode, Portrait mode, Sports mode, Sunset & moon, Text|
|Special Effects||Black & White, Contrast compensation, Saturation|
|White Balance||Auto, Cloudy (Preset), Daylight / Sunny (Preset), Fluorescent (Preset), Tungsten (Preset)|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||1.1 frames per second|
Average review score based on 10 user reviews
Fine camera for the price. This was a very expensive camera when it came out, but the Mega-pixel hype most likely cooled the sales for this model. At 5.1MP it is a fantastic camera for all but the most blown up prints, 8X10 is no problem with a 5MP camera. What should be the selling point of this camera is the fantastic lens. There are 8+ MP cameras available that take horrible pctures. I know, I have used a few. A tiny fixed focal length pinhole lens can NOT give you the depth of field or light gathering power of a SLR like lens. Throw away 35mm cardboard cameras from the 99 cent store use the SAME type film (although serious photographers use premium 35mm film) as the SLR's. Do you think the picture quality is any different between the 2? You bet and it is ALL in the lens and to a smaller extent, the dynamic changes you can make with the shutter speed and F-stop. The Dimage 7 can be full auto (point and shoot) or Full manual or almost anywhere in between. This is a photographers camera. All the SLR settings are here and can be manipulated to produce some fantastic shots. Nice camera. The 7i and the 7Hi are very similiar with the 7Hi having a black body and both having a firmware update that is available for the 7 on the internet. All do have a serious flaw with the SONY sourced CCD. These were recalled and repaired for free for a while, but the program is over and now repairs on these cameras are over $200 from SONY. Be aware of this flaw when purchasing on Ebay or from another sller. Ask if the camera still gives you a live view through the LCD. If the camera shows a black image or a purple tinged picture, the CCD needs to be replaced and that is cost prohibitive as newer, as capable cameras are below $200 now. I can fix these so I dont mind if the CCD is in need of repair, but without the ability to repair, these are becoming common "as is" on the internet.
I bought this to replace a Dimage 7 Hi camera that I aquired from a fellow photographer/publisher. The 7 Hi was starting to act up, not holding pictures and generally going bad. When I saw the Dimage 7 listed I jumped on it simply because it is one of the easiest cameras to use and I get very HI END, reproduction photos from it. While neither of the cameras are TRUE SLR cameras, the range of add-on lenses, lights and remotes is quite good. I got a great camera, extra lens and... the most important part a manual of operation (which I did not have for the 7HI). Turns out I was pulling the memory card out too fast after taking pictures and when it came time to "empty" the card I would do it via my computer rather than formatting it in the camera. DUH... I now have 2 Minolta cameras and they both work (helps to read the manuals... its a guy thing) ALL thanks to the reasonably priced "replacement" camera with the manual the Dimage 7HI (which is a better camera) and the Dimage 7, with its 5.2 MP resolution. Lots of filters and optional add ons. For the money it is the best! I use these cameras to photograph fine art, paintings, sculptures and other items from close up shots of flowers to the patio at Santacafe in Santa Fe. You can see the results of pictures taken with this camera in their advertising and website. I guess I should say I own a small advertising agency and do my own photography for clients so eBay was like going to a head hunter to find me a cameraman to work for me....
Though the camera has been surpassed by new technology in several directions, it still remains a great camera for all kinds of photography. The manual zoom lets you have great control. The auto focus is fast and smart. The color balance is excellent. There is great user control without having to page through multiple screens of software. The controls are right there at your fingertips. Fantastic!!Once you know what they do, and how to use them, it is an easy camera to use.
Though the camera is only 5.2 mp the Minolta lens captures razor clarity you would expect in something much higher. I have been very impressed. I have been resistant to the new cameras in the megapixel race that boast 12 mp's because of the added problem with enormous file sizes and storage space on hard drives. I don't want to choke my pc with too much...
Also, I have been wanting to do a bit of infared photography. From the research I have done, this camera does a great job.
For the photographer that does not have a big budget for a new digital slr, this camera will probably surprise you...
For my use, the battery consumption problem on the Dimage 7 has been solved with the Sony 2700mAh rechargeable batteries. They give me plenty of battery life.
Probably one of the most underestimated cameras out there. Takes beautiful photos. Also takes very nice infrared photos. Good idea to take a good look at the manual before taking any pictures. This camera is loaded with functions that most begginers don't know about. The only negative remark I would put on this camera is that you must have some good rechargeable batteries, which can get expencive, in order to keep taking pictures. Regular batteries will only last a couple of min. But past that this camera is top of the line in the 5 megapixel class.
Be warned that this camera has absolutely no parts available. A fact that few sellers will mention to perspective buyers. After taking the camera that I purchased to many camera stores for insight one finally gave me the number to Sony USA.They bought out Konica/Minolta. After going a few rounds with them I finally got a number to their repair facility in NEW JERSEY!!! Which is by the way the ONLY place you can get these serviced and they calmly explained that it would be a MINIMUM of $250.00 for them to take it apart and find out if it can be repaired.