Minolta DiMAGE G500 review posted|
(Tuesday, May 18, 2004 - 17:24 EDT)
With the DiMAGE G500, Minolta took a clever Konica digicam, the KD-510Z, and repackaged it under the popular DiMAGE name.
The camera's innovative design is flexible in its acceptance of both SD/MMC cards and Sony Memory Sticks for image storage, and the rugged, stainless steel body can withstand heavy usage. The 5.0-megapixel CCD and true, 3x optical zoom lens ensure high quality images with great color and detail, and the simple user interface should appeal to a wide audience, from novice to experienced pro. All controls are smooth, from the slick sliding door to the onscreen performance, with fast zoom and easy menu navigation. The LCD is unusually bright, with excellent contrast and daylight viewability.
All in all, a nice little digicam, bit its rather sluggish shutter response kept it from being chosen as a Dave's Pick. Still, a camera well worth looking at if you're in the market for a compact 5-megapixel design. Check it out!