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Model Name: Minolta DiMAGE S304  Minolta DiMAGE S304 
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General
Model Name: Minolta DiMAGE S304  Minolta DiMAGE S304 
Model Number: S304  S304 
Camera Format: Compact  Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No  No 
Retail Price: $799.00 $799.00
Street Price:    
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07 2007-02-07
Date Available:    
Remote Control: Yes  Yes 
Remote Control Type: Infra-red  Infra-red 
Tripod Mount:    
Tripod Mount Material:    
Operating System: Windows, MacOS  Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 11.3 oz (320 g) 11.3 oz (320 g)
Weight With Batteries?    
Size: 114 x 64 x 58 mm
4.5 x 2.5 x 2.3 in
114 x 64 x 58 mm
4.5 x 2.5 x 2.3 in
Warranty in Months:    
Waterproof: No  No 
Image Capture
Model Name: Minolta DiMAGE S304  Minolta DiMAGE S304 
Image Resolution: 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 320x240  320x240 
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 4:3
Imaging Sensor (Megapixels): 3.17 3.17
Sensor Type:
Sensor Size: 1/1.8"  1/1.8" 
Sensor Filter Type: RGBG  RGBG 
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Focal Length Multiplier:    
Movie Audio: Yes  Yes 
Quality Levels: 4 4
Lens
Model Name: Minolta DiMAGE S304  Minolta DiMAGE S304 
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 140 mm 35 - 140 mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x 4.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes  Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 2x  2x 
Auto Focus: Yes  Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Video AF  Video AF 
Auto Focus Assist Light? No  No 
Auto Focus Min Illum:    
Auto Focus Step:    
Manual Focus: Yes  Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:    
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
20.4 in to Infinity
50 cm to Infinity
20.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 16 - 60 cm
6.5 - 24.5 in
16 - 60 cm
6.5 - 24.5 in
Min Macro Area: 102 x 77 mm
4.0 x 3.0 in
102 x 77 mm
4.0 x 3.0 in
Min Aperture:    
Max Aperture: f/3.0 f/3.0
Aperture Range Description: f/3.0 (wide) / 3.6 (tele) -  f/3.0 (wide) / 3.6 (tele) - 
Aperture Step Size:    
Lens Thread: 36 mm 36 mm
Lens Thread Type: Body threads w/ adapter  Body threads w/ adapter 
Display
Model Name: Minolta DiMAGE S304  Minolta DiMAGE S304 
Optical Viewfinder: Yes  Yes 
Optical VF Type: Optical real-image zoom  Optical real-image zoom 
Optical VF Accuracy: 82% 82%
Monitor Viewfinder: Yes  Yes 
Monitor VF Accuracy: 98% 98%
Monitor Size (inches): 1.8 1.8
Monitor Resolution: 122,000 dots 122,000 dots
Monitor Type: Optical / LCD  Optical / LCD 
Touchscreen:    
Max Playback Zoom:    
Exposure
Model Name: Minolta DiMAGE S304  Minolta DiMAGE S304 
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400, 800 100, 200, 400, 800
ISO Rating Max: 800 800
Number of White Balance Settings: 6 6
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Manual  Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Manual 
Manual White Balance: Yes  Yes 
Longest Shutter Time: 15  15 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/1000  1/1000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: 256 segment multi and spot  256 segment multi and spot 
Spot Metering: Yes  Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes  Yes 
Shutter Priority: No  No 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes  Yes 
Self Timer: 10 10
Flash
Model Name: Minolta DiMAGE S304  Minolta DiMAGE S304 
Internal Flash: Yes  Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 5 5
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/ red-eye reduction, Fill, Fill w/ red-eye reduction, Off  Auto, Auto w/ red-eye reduction, Fill, Fill w/ red-eye reduction, Off 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):    
Measured Flash Range, 100 ISO (feet):    
Flash Range Description: 0.5 - 3.5 meters (wide) / 0.9 - 3 meters (tele)  0.5 - 3.5 meters (wide) / 0.9 - 3 meters (tele) 
No of Flash "Pops":    
Ext Flash: No  No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Maximum Flash Sync:    
Image Storage
Model Name: Minolta DiMAGE S304  Minolta DiMAGE S304 
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1  CompactFlash Type 1 
Other Memory Types:    
Memory Included (MB): 16.0 16.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF  TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: No  No 
Compressed Format: JPEG, WAVE  JPEG, WAVE 
Movie File Format: AVI (MotionJPEG) with audio  AVI (MotionJPEG) with audio 
Connectivity
Model Name: Minolta DiMAGE S304  Minolta DiMAGE S304 
Video Out: Yes  Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes  Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:    
External Connections: USB 1.1 USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In  DC In 
Included Software: DiMAGE Image Viewer Utility, ArcSoft PhotoImpression  DiMAGE Image Viewer Utility, ArcSoft PhotoImpression 
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS  Windows, MacOS 
Performance Timing
Model Name: Minolta DiMAGE S304  Minolta DiMAGE S304 
Startup Time: 4.8 seconds 4.8 seconds
Shutdown Time: 4.9 seconds 4.9 seconds
Play -> Record: 1.6 seconds 1.6 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 1.9 seconds 1.9 seconds
Record -> Play (min res): 1.9 seconds 1.9 seconds
Shutter Lag, Full AF: 0.840 (W) - 0.000 (T) seconds 0.840 (W) - 0.000 (T) seconds
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.140 seconds 0.140 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.120 seconds 0.120 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format: 31.90 seconds 31.90 seconds
Cycle Time Max Res: 1.10 seconds 1.10 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 1.10 seconds 1.10 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 4 4
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 0.93 0.93
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 60 60
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 60 60
Download speed, KB/second:    
Power
Model Name: Minolta DiMAGE S304  Minolta DiMAGE S304 
Battery Form Factor: AA  AA 
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline, NiMH  Alkaline, NiMH 
Batteries Included: AA Alkaline AA Alkaline
Battery Charger Included: No  No 
CIPA Rating: Unknown Unknown
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Notes & Features: 12-bit A/D conversion. Lens has 11 elements in 9 groups, including 1 AD element and 2 double-sided aspheric elements. Shutter speeds 4-15 seconds are in bulb mode only. Has choice of wide focus area, or focus area selection modes. Flash metering is ADI (advanced distance integration) type. Flash recharges in 7 seconds. Has exposure bracketing mode (3 frames, 0.3, 0.5 or 1.0EV steps). Voice memo mode. Adjustable contrast, saturation and sharpness. PRINT Image Matching compliant. Bundled with neckstrap, lens cap, USB cable, video cable, 16MB CompactFlash card, AA alkaline batteries, and software CDs. Optional IR remote, camera case, AC adapter and high-power external battery pack available.  12-bit A/D conversion. Lens has 11 elements in 9 groups, including 1 AD element and 2 double-sided aspheric elements. Shutter speeds 4-15 seconds are in bulb mode only. Has choice of wide focus area, or focus area selection modes. Flash metering is ADI (advanced distance integration) type. Flash recharges in 7 seconds. Has exposure bracketing mode (3 frames, 0.3, 0.5 or 1.0EV steps). Voice memo mode. Adjustable contrast, saturation and sharpness. PRINT Image Matching compliant. Bundled with neckstrap, lens cap, USB cable, video cable, 16MB CompactFlash card, AA alkaline batteries, and software CDs. Optional IR remote, camera case, AC adapter and high-power external battery pack available. 
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