Steve previews DiMAGE F100!|
(Thursday, April 4, 2002 - 14:50 EST)
First look at Minolta's point'n'shoot with subject-tracking AF...
Steve Sanders over at Steve's Digicams has posted the first preview we've seen of Minolta's recently-announced DiMAGE F100 digital camera. The F100's autofocusing system can recognize the subject in your photo, and track it as it moves around the frame - an unusual feature which offers a lot of potential. The camera also uses the subject's location to decide exposure as well...
Steve doesn't attempt to draw any conclusions at this time, since the camera he examined is a development model. He does have plenty of info on design and operation, though, along with an array of sample photos. (The usual proviso applies, that these samples may not accurately reflect what a production-level camera is capable of.) That said, check it out!