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General
Model Name: Minolta DiMAGE 5  Minolta DiMAGE 7  Minolta DiMAGE 5  Minolta DiMAGE 7 
Model Number: DiMAGE 5  DiMAGE 7  DiMAGE 5  DiMAGE 7 
Camera Format: SLR-style  SLR-style  SLR-style  SLR-style 
Currently Manufactured: No  No  No  No 
Retail Price: $999.00 $1499.00 $999.00 $1499.00
Street Price:        
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07 2007-02-07 2007-02-07 2007-02-07
Date Available:        
Remote Control: Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 
Remote Control Type: Wired  Wired  Wired  Wired 
Tripod Mount: Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 
Tripod Mount Material: Metal  Metal  Metal  Metal 
Operating System: Windows, MacOS  Windows, MacOS  Windows, MacOS  Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 17.8 oz (505 g) 17.8 oz (505 g) 17.8 oz (505 g) 17.8 oz (505 g)
Weight With Batteries?        
Size: 116 x 90 x 112 mm
4.6 x 3.6 x 4.4 in
116 x 90 x 112 mm
4.6 x 3.6 x 4.4 in
116 x 90 x 112 mm
4.6 x 3.6 x 4.4 in
116 x 90 x 112 mm
4.6 x 3.6 x 4.4 in
Warranty in Months:        
Waterproof: No  No  No  No 
Image Capture
Model Name: Minolta DiMAGE 5  Minolta DiMAGE 7  Minolta DiMAGE 5  Minolta DiMAGE 7 
Image Resolution: 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480 2560x1920, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480 2560x1920, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 320x240  320x240  320x240  320x240 
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 4:3 4:3 4:3
Imaging Sensor (Megapixels): 3.17 4.95 3.17 4.95
Sensor Type:
Sensor Size (inches): 1/1.8"  2/3"  1/1.8"  2/3" 
Sensor Filter Type: RGBG  RGBG  RGBG  RGBG 
Sensor Manufacturer:        
Focal Length Multiplier:        
Movie Audio: No  No  No  No 
Quality Levels: 5 5 5 5
Lens
Model Name: Minolta DiMAGE 5  Minolta DiMAGE 7  Minolta DiMAGE 5  Minolta DiMAGE 7 
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 250 mm 28 - 200 mm 35 - 250 mm 28 - 200 mm
Zoom Ratio: 7.14x 7.14x 7.14x 7.14x
Digital Zoom: Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 2x  2x  2x  2x 
Auto Focus: Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Video AF  Video AF  Video AF  Video AF 
Auto Focus Assist Light? No  No  No  No 
Auto Focus Min Illum:        
Auto Focus Step:        
Manual Focus: Yes  Yes  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
50 cm to Infinity
20.4 in to Infinity
50 cm to Infinity
20.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 13 - 50 cm
5.3 - 20.4 in
13 - 50 cm
5.3 - 20.4 in
13 - 50 cm
5.3 - 20.4 in
13 - 50 cm
5.3 - 20.4 in
Min Macro Area: 41 x 31 mm
1.6 x 1.2 in
49 x 37 mm
1.9 x 1.4 in
41 x 31 mm
1.6 x 1.2 in
49 x 37 mm
1.9 x 1.4 in
Min Aperture:   f/9.5   f/9.5
Max Aperture: f/2.8 f/2.8 f/2.8 f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 (wide) / 3.5 (tele) - f/9.5  f/2.8 (wide) / 3.5 (tele) - f/9.5  f/2.8 (wide) / 3.5 (tele) - f/9.5  f/2.8 (wide) / 3.5 (tele) - f/9.5 
Aperture Step Size:        
Lens Thread: 49 mm 49 mm 49 mm 49 mm
Lens Thread Type: Lens Threads  Lens Threads  Lens Threads  Lens Threads 
Display
Model Name: Minolta DiMAGE 5  Minolta DiMAGE 7  Minolta DiMAGE 5  Minolta DiMAGE 7 
Optical Viewfinder: Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 
Optical VF Type: 0.19" 220k pixel EVF  0.19" 220k pixel EVF  0.19" 220k pixel EVF  0.19" 220k pixel EVF 
Optical VF Accuracy: 99% 100% 99% 100%
Monitor Viewfinder: Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 
Monitor VF Accuracy: 99% 100% 99% 100%
Monitor Size (inches): 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8
Monitor Resolution: 122,000 dots 122,000 dots 122,000 dots 122,000 dots
Monitor Type: Optical / LCD  Optical / LCD  Optical / LCD  Optical / LCD 
Touchscreen:        
Max Playback Zoom:        
Exposure
Model Name: Minolta DiMAGE 5  Minolta DiMAGE 7  Minolta DiMAGE 5  Minolta DiMAGE 7 
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400, 800 100, 200, 400, 800 100, 200, 400, 800 100, 200, 400, 800
ISO Rating Max: 800 800 800 800
Number of White Balance Settings: 5 6 5 6
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Hold  Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Hold  Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Hold  Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Hold 
Manual White Balance: Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 
Longest Shutter Time: 30  30  30  30 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/2000  1/2000  1/2000  1/2000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV 2.0 EV 2.0 EV 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV 0.33 EV 0.33 EV 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: 256 multi-segment, center-weighted and spot  300 multi-segment, center-weighted and spot  256 multi-segment, center-weighted and spot  300 multi-segment, center-weighted and spot 
Spot Metering: Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 
Self Timer: 10 10 10 10
Flash
Model Name: Minolta DiMAGE 5  Minolta DiMAGE 7  Minolta DiMAGE 5  Minolta DiMAGE 7 
Internal Flash: Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 3 3 3 3
Flash Modes: Fill-flash, Red-eye reduction, Rear flash sync  Fill-flash, Red-eye reduction, Rear flash sync  Fill-flash, Red-eye reduction, Rear flash sync  Fill-flash, Red-eye reduction, Rear flash sync 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):        
Measured Flash Range, 100 ISO (feet):        
Flash Range Description: 0.5 - 3.8 meters (wide) / 3 meters (tele)  0.5 - 3.8 meters (wide) / 3 meters (tele)  0.5 - 3.8 meters (wide) / 3 meters (tele)  0.5 - 3.8 meters (wide) / 3 meters (tele) 
No of Flash "Pops":        
Ext Flash: Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: Minolta hot-shoe  Minolta hot-shoe  Minolta hot-shoe  Minolta hot-shoe 
Maximum Flash Sync:        
Image Storage
Model Name: Minolta DiMAGE 5  Minolta DiMAGE 7  Minolta DiMAGE 5  Minolta DiMAGE 7 
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2  CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2  CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2  CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2 
Other Memory Types: IBM Microdrive  IBM Microdrive  IBM Microdrive  IBM Microdrive 
Memory Included (MB): 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF  TIFF  TIFF  TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 
Compressed Format: JPEG  JPEG  JPEG  JPEG 
Movie File Format: AVI (MotionJPEG)  AVI (MotionJPEG)  AVI (MotionJPEG)  AVI (MotionJPEG) 
Connectivity
Model Name: Minolta DiMAGE 5  Minolta DiMAGE 7  Minolta DiMAGE 5  Minolta DiMAGE 7 
Video Out: Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:        
External Connections: USB 1.1 USB 1.1 USB 1.1 USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In, Minolta flash hotshoe  DC In, Minolta flash hotshoe  DC In, Minolta flash hotshoe  DC In, Minolta flash hotshoe 
Included Software: DiMAGE Image Viewer Utility  DiMAGE Image Viewer Utility  DiMAGE Image Viewer Utility  DiMAGE Image Viewer Utility 
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS  Windows, Mac OS  Windows, Mac OS  Windows, Mac OS 
Performance Timing
Model Name: Minolta DiMAGE 5  Minolta DiMAGE 7  Minolta DiMAGE 5  Minolta DiMAGE 7 
Startup Time: 3.1 seconds 5.1 seconds 3.1 seconds 5.1 seconds
Shutdown Time: 2.4 seconds 7.1 seconds 2.4 seconds 7.1 seconds
Play -> Record: 1.6 seconds 1.8 seconds 1.6 seconds 1.8 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 3.1 seconds 3.3 seconds 3.1 seconds 3.3 seconds
Record -> Play (min res): 3.1 seconds 3.3 seconds 3.1 seconds 3.3 seconds
Shutter Lag, Full AF: 0.820 (W) - 0.000 (T) seconds 1.130 (W) - 0.000 (T) seconds 0.820 (W) - 0.000 (T) seconds 1.130 (W) - 0.000 (T) seconds
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.190 seconds 0.250 seconds 0.190 seconds 0.250 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.240 seconds 0.170 seconds 0.240 seconds 0.170 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format: 19.70 seconds 50.70 seconds 19.70 seconds 50.70 seconds
Cycle Time Max Res: 1.18 seconds 1.45 seconds 1.18 seconds 1.45 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 1.53 seconds 1.66 seconds 1.53 seconds 1.66 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 12 4 12 4
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 1.41 1.00 1.41 1.00
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 60 60 60 60
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 60 60 60 60
Download speed, KB/second: 273 259 273 259
Power
Model Name: Minolta DiMAGE 5  Minolta DiMAGE 7  Minolta DiMAGE 5  Minolta DiMAGE 7 
Battery Form Factor: AA  AA  AA  AA 
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline, NiMH  Alkaline, NiMH  Alkaline, NiMH  Alkaline, NiMH 
Batteries Included: 4 x Alkaline AA 4 x Alkaline AA 4 x Alkaline AA 4 x Alkaline AA
Battery Charger Included: No  No  No  No 
CIPA Rating: Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
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Notes & Features: 12-bit A/D conversion. Lens has 16 elements in 13 groups (including two AD glass elements and two aspheric surfaces). Zoom control is manual (non-motorized). Electronic viewfinder is ferroelectric 0.19 inch reflective liquid crystal microdisplay with equivalent resolution of 220,000 pixels, magnification of 0.38-2.58x, and 90-degree variable position. Has ability to automatically switch between LCD and Electronic Viewfinder when you move the camera to your eye. -5 to +0.5 diopter adjustment. Shutter speeds 4 - 30 seconds available in bulb mode only. Wide focus area, Spot focus point, Flex Focus Point control is available with the spot focus point. Has both Single-shot AF and Continuous AF modes. Has AF/AE lock button. Flash metering is ADI (Advanced Distance Integration) type with TTL pre-flash. Flash recharges in 7 seconds, and syncs at all shutter speeds. Time lapse mode is from 2 to 99 frames at intervals of 1-10 or 15, 20, 30, 45 or 60 minutes. Has automatic exposure, contrast and saturation bracketing (3 shots, 1/3, 1/2 or 1 stop exposure steps). Adjustable sharpness (3 settings), saturation and contrast. PRINT Image Matching compliant. Bundled with neck strap, lens cap, lens shade, accessory shoe cap, USB cable, video cable, 16MB CompactFlash card, AA alkaline batteries, and software CD. Optional camera case, high-power external battery pack, remote control units and AC adapter available.  12-bit A/D conversion. Lens has 16 elements in 13 groups (including two AD glass elements and two aspheric surfaces). Zoom control is manual (non-motorized). Electronic viewfinder is ferroelectric 0.19 inch reflective liquid crystal microdisplay with equivalent resolution of 220,000 pixels, magnification of 0.31-2.1x, and 90-degree variable position. Has ability to automatically switch between LCD and Electronic Viewfinder when you move the camera to your eye. -5 to +0.5 diopter adjustment. Shutter speeds 4 - 30 seconds available in bulb mode only. Wide focus area, Spot focus point, Flex Focus Point control is available with the spot focus point. Has both Single-shot AF and Continuous AF modes. Has AF/AE lock button. Flash metering is ADI (Advanced Distance Integration) type with TTL pre-flash. Flash recharges in 7 seconds, and syncs at all shutter speeds. Time lapse mode is from 2 to 99 frames at intervals of 1-10 or 15, 20, 30, 45 or 60 minutes. Has automatic exposure, contrast and saturation bracketing (3 shots, 1/3, 1/2 or 1 stop exposure steps). Adjustable sharpness (3 settings), saturation and contrast. PRINT Image Matching compliant. Battery life rated at 110 minutes (playback, LCD on, NiMH batteries), or 200 frames (capture mode, EVF on, 50% flash usage, no instant review, NiMH batteries). Bundled with neck strap, lens cap, lens shade, accessory shoe cap, USB cable, video cable, 16MB CompactFlash card, AA alkaline batteries, and software CD. Optional camera case, high-power external battery pack, remote control units and AC adapter available.   12-bit A/D conversion. Lens has 16 elements in 13 groups (including two AD glass elements and two aspheric surfaces). Zoom control is manual (non-motorized). Electronic viewfinder is ferroelectric 0.19 inch reflective liquid crystal microdisplay with equivalent resolution of 220,000 pixels, magnification of 0.38-2.58x, and 90-degree variable position. Has ability to automatically switch between LCD and Electronic Viewfinder when you move the camera to your eye. -5 to +0.5 diopter adjustment. Shutter speeds 4 - 30 seconds available in bulb mode only. Wide focus area, Spot focus point, Flex Focus Point control is available with the spot focus point. Has both Single-shot AF and Continuous AF modes. Has AF/AE lock button. Flash metering is ADI (Advanced Distance Integration) type with TTL pre-flash. Flash recharges in 7 seconds, and syncs at all shutter speeds. Time lapse mode is from 2 to 99 frames at intervals of 1-10 or 15, 20, 30, 45 or 60 minutes. Has automatic exposure, contrast and saturation bracketing (3 shots, 1/3, 1/2 or 1 stop exposure steps). Adjustable sharpness (3 settings), saturation and contrast. PRINT Image Matching compliant. Bundled with neck strap, lens cap, lens shade, accessory shoe cap, USB cable, video cable, 16MB CompactFlash card, AA alkaline batteries, and software CD. Optional camera case, high-power external battery pack, remote control units and AC adapter available.  12-bit A/D conversion. Lens has 16 elements in 13 groups (including two AD glass elements and two aspheric surfaces). Zoom control is manual (non-motorized). Electronic viewfinder is ferroelectric 0.19 inch reflective liquid crystal microdisplay with equivalent resolution of 220,000 pixels, magnification of 0.31-2.1x, and 90-degree variable position. Has ability to automatically switch between LCD and Electronic Viewfinder when you move the camera to your eye. -5 to +0.5 diopter adjustment. Shutter speeds 4 - 30 seconds available in bulb mode only. Wide focus area, Spot focus point, Flex Focus Point control is available with the spot focus point. Has both Single-shot AF and Continuous AF modes. Has AF/AE lock button. Flash metering is ADI (Advanced Distance Integration) type with TTL pre-flash. Flash recharges in 7 seconds, and syncs at all shutter speeds. Time lapse mode is from 2 to 99 frames at intervals of 1-10 or 15, 20, 30, 45 or 60 minutes. Has automatic exposure, contrast and saturation bracketing (3 shots, 1/3, 1/2 or 1 stop exposure steps). Adjustable sharpness (3 settings), saturation and contrast. PRINT Image Matching compliant. Battery life rated at 110 minutes (playback, LCD on, NiMH batteries), or 200 frames (capture mode, EVF on, 50% flash usage, no instant review, NiMH batteries). Bundled with neck strap, lens cap, lens shade, accessory shoe cap, USB cable, video cable, 16MB CompactFlash card, AA alkaline batteries, and software CD. Optional camera case, high-power external battery pack, remote control units and AC adapter available.  
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