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Konica Minolta DiMAGE Xg
The ultra slim Minolta DiMAGE Xg packs a 3x optical zoom and 3.2-megapixel resolution into a body that is just 20mm thick! A Though the DiMAGE Xg is almost identical to its predecessor, the DiMAGE Xt, it has a number of fundamental difference, including a faster start-up time (a speedy 0.8 seconds), a larger 1.6" LCD monitor, and a fast, 30-frame-per-second movie mode for high quality movies. What has not changed, however, are the camera's diminutive dimensions -- making the DiMAGE Xg a good choice for photographers on the go.
- 3.2 megapixels (effective)
- 3x optical zoom/4x digital zoom
- autofocus only
- program and auto exposure
- JPEG file format
- ISO range 50-400
- proprietary Lithium-Ion battery
- movie mode with sound
- Release Date: Feb 25, 2004
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Konica Minolta DiMAGE Xg Reviews
Konica Minolta DiMAGE Xg Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users
- 5.0 out of 5
I used the Xg as my "always there" camera while writing travel articles for a regional newspaper, and am using it for environmental articles, etc., for a regional environmental magazine. I also use a Canon G2, and Canon ZR50MC, but they are like Olympic weights compared to the DiMage Xt, which fits so nicely on my belt. It pays to be careful with the case, though. I used the Minolta leather case with the Xt, which was why it so often fell on the pavement. The clip would let go and down she'd fall. Get a ballistic cloth case with a belt loop sewn on. The Xg has been quite secure with that.
I find that the quality of photo I get is excellent, the quality of movie adequate for insertion into a ZR50 larger work, but not what I would want for a full length movie. The Xg is a much more limited movie camera than the Canon. But it is great for those unexpected short segments that we'd never have, otherwise. And, the Xg makes a great sound recorder. It has been much more reliable, and has much better fidelity, than any cassette recorder I've used, and at least one other, dedicated, digital recorder that I have used. Large memory cards (512 MB) make it possible to record a typical civic meeting, and it has been better as a telephone interview transcriber (just by being in the room and recording) than a connected telephone cassette recorder.
So, yes, I love the little machines, and no, I am not employed by Konica/Minolta, or any camera dealers, in any capacity.
- 1.0 out of 5
It cannot be installed to the computer. The camera is bundled with the 98 CD. Where I can obtain the driver files. I tried the internet. but drivers are not available. The camera is just lying with the full card. please help me.
I bought this from Mustapa Centre in Singapore. They said it is working with Windows XP. But it is not. They lied.
- 4.0 out of 5
The Minolta Dimage is SO cute and small... BUT the battery life is really short and it takes a long time for it to take photos. The flash is also quite blinding. But the pictures in the LCD look very beautiful and clear!