Review posted for Minolta DiMAGE X20!|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Friday, September 26, 2003 - 14:35 EDT)
I've [Dave, here] been a fan of Minolta's "X" line of subcompact cameras since the original version was first introduced a couple of years back now. While sacrificing a few features to keep the cost down, the new DiMAGE X20 offers a capable, subcompact 2-megapixel digicam at a street price of close to $200. Its compact size, solid feature set, and novice-friendly menu interface make the DiMAGE X20 a great "take anywhere" camera, appealing to non-techies as well as enthusiasts.
For the novice user, it's very easy to use and takes nice pictures. For more advanced users (using myself as an example), it makes a nice "second camera," something that you can just toss in your pocket without thinking.
The 2.0-megapixel CCD takes good quality pictures (apart from some softness in the corners), and its handful of features handle typical shooting situations quite well. Check it out!