DCRP reviews DiMAGE 7!|
(Wednesday, September 19, 2001 - 11:38 EDT)
Jeff Keller considers Minolta's 5 megapixel, 7x optical zoom digicam...
The Digital Camera Resource Page's Jeff Keller has now reviewed Minolta's DiMAGE 7 digital camera, a 5 megapixel unit with 7x optical zoom lens that we looked at ourselves back in May. Jeff concludes:
"The Minolta DiMAGE 7 is a very intriguing near-professional digital camera. Its 5 Megapixel CCD, impressive zoom lens, complete set of manual controls, and support for an external flash make it an impressive camera. However, the high price, fussy autofocus, complex controls, color issues, and flimsy body bring it down several notches for me. If I had never seen the Sony DSC-F707 before I'd probably be more enthusiastic about the DiMAGE 7. But considering the Sony can be had for $500 less and is more capable (in my opinion), that would be where my money would go. If the DiMAGE 7 does come down in price, I'd give it a serious look, but for now it's too much money compared to the competition." For the usual array of sample images and more, read Jeff's review - then get a second opinion from our own Minolta DiMAGE 7 review. You can also find more from the Digital Photography Review and Steve's Digicams websites...