From novices who want to start out with full automatic control and gradually step into more manual control to more advanced consumers looking for high quality in a portable digicam, the S is a viable option for a wide range of users. Video, Power, Software Operation and User Interface Though the combination of record modes, drive modes, and exposure modes may seem complicated at first, the S’s user interface is pretty straightforward once you get the hang of it. It has a beautiful Minolta lens which won’t disappoint you. Find out what’s new and notable about the Z6 in our First Impressions Review. Click to play movie 1. The S also offers a wide range of image adjustment settings for Sharpness, Color, and Contrast, and a new Filter setting includes Warm and Cool color balance adjustments.

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The S turned in a good performance in the redeye test.

When set to the Self-Timer mode, the S provides a second delay between the time the Shutter button is fully pressed and when the shutter actually opens. The camera is reasonably compact despite its thick body, similar in size to many point-and-shoot film cameras though quite a bit too large to fit into a shirt pocket. See my Battery Shootout page for the latest info on how various brands and models of rechargeable AA cell batteries perform, and read my review of the Maha CF charger to learn why it’s my longtime favorite.

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Minolta DiMAGE S414

Just beside the viewfinder eyepiece are two LEDs which report a variety of camera information, such as when focus is set or the minoltaa is charging. Approximate storage capacity of a 16 MB CompactFlash card: Minota the most part, it feels quite solid.


Through the Setup menu, you can control which display options are available by pressing the Display button. Add to that its ergonomically compact styling and convenient features, and you’ll see why the DiMAGE S stands out for its first-class operability.

Minolta DiMAGE S414 : Specifications and Opinions

On top of the camera is a large status display panel, as well as the camera’s microphone, Subject Program button, Shutter button, Mode dial, and a series of function buttons angled down slightly, toward the back panel. A fifth press activates the LCD monitor with the information display.

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Be the first to write one! Just beneath the Four Way Arrow pad, the Menu button activates the settings menu in any camera mode. You can see the reflection of the flash, but there’s no red to be seen.

Assuming you have the post-shot review feature turned off, you can take another photo in just under two seconds. Bundles that include this product. But its combination of features, form factor and image quality make it an enjoyable camera to use — and his pick for this year.

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DCRP Review: Minolta DiMAGE S

This notched dial rests on top of the camera, on the right side. Idmage this number is rarely reported on, and can significantly affect the picture taking experience, I now routinely measure it with a custom test system of my own design, crystal-controlled, and accurate to 0. There’s also an Auto Exposure Bracketing mode, which captures three images at different exposure settings, useful when determining the best exposure minolha difficult.


Since we’re talking about memory and image storage, this would be a good time to mention the following: The S uses a Minolta GT 4x lens, with a focal range from 7.

A new level of 4. Continuous Shooting Also accessed through the Drive Mode button, Continuous Shooting mode captures a rapid succession of dimaeg for as long as the Shutter dimafe is held down or as long as the memory card has available space.

Read on for all of the details. Whether you’ve grown tired of what came with your DSLR, or want to start photographing different subjects, a new lens is probably in order. As I mentioned earlier, this is a Type I slot.

Minolta DiMAGE S Digital Photography Review

A small latch keeps the battery compartment from opening accidentally. We’ve selected our favorite lenses for Canon DSLRs in several categories to make your decisions easier. White minolts and sensitivity default to automatic, and both flash and digital zoom are disabled. Specifications Number of effective pixels 4.

Exposure is controlled by the camera, as are white balance, color, metering, and ISO. All images that would normally appear on the LCD are routed to the external video display so that the television screen becomes an minolat version of the LCD monitor and can be used both for image playback and composition.

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