"First Look" review: Minolta Dimage S404!|
(Friday, February 1, 2002 - 13:17 EST)
Recently-announced 4 megapixel digicam gets the "Dave" treatment...
Last year, Minolta made a lot of waves in the high-end consumer digicam arena, first with the introduction of their Dimage 7 and Dimage 5 cameras, and later with the intro of their more bargain-priced (but still very full-featured) Dimage S304. Now, they've updated the S304 with a four megapixel sensor, keeping all the other "Dimage" technology, including the excellent 4x optical zoom lens and very fine-grained control over contrast and color rendition.
I've just finished testing a prototype of the S404, and have posted a "first look" review of it. No photos to share yet (the color hasn't been tweaked to final specs yet), but I did test and report on viewfinder accuracy, resolution, lens distortion, and minimum macro coverage.
Check it out, stay tuned for a full review (including test photos) as soon as I can get my hands on a "shootable" sample!