DPReview tries out Minolta's DiMAGE 5!|
(Tuesday, September 25, 2001 - 16:28 EDT)
Phil Askey examines the DiMAGE 7's younger sibling...
The good folks at the Digital Photography Review website have now posted their full review of Minolta's DiMAGE 5 digital camera, the lower-resolution equivalent to the DiMAGE 7. Phil concludes:
"The DiMAGE 5 is certainly well featured, it's the only three megapixel with such a wide zoom range (35 - 250 mm), and as such it does offer anyone looking for a three megapixel with a good zoom lens an obvious solution. Colour and tonal balance are good, but you'll have to get used to running the images through the Image Viewer if you want matched colours. For much more, including comparisons with the Nikon Coolpix 995, Sony DSC-S75 and Olympus C-3040Z, read the Digital Photography Review Minolta DiMAGE 5 review. When you're done, get a second opinion from our own in-depth review of the camera. You'll also find more info in the Steve's Digicams first-look.
Digital Photography Review website
The camera was let down by its less than average auto focus system ... finish quality (although you may not see this as an issue) and its insatiable appetite for batteries."