Review posted for Konica Minolta G600|
(Tuesday, September 28, 2004 - 21:42 EDT)
The DiMAGE G600 is another strong entry from Konica Minolta in the compact digicam market, this time with a six megapixel CCD and a true 3x optical zoom lens.
Built on the same chassis and apparently with much of the same electronics as the previous G500 model, the G600 has nevertheless significantly improved performance over the earlier model in several key areas, including autofocus speed, cycle time, and download speed to a host computer. Accepting both Memory Sticks (the earlier, non-"Pro" version only) and SD memory cards, the G600 could be a good choice for people with multiple electronic gadgets that they'd like to share memory cards between. The G600's simple user interface should appeal to a wide audience, from novice to experienced pro, particularly since it offers full manual exposure control as an option for advanced users. All controls are smooth, 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. Now that Konica Minolta has addressed the sluggish shutter response of the previous model, I consider the G600 good enough to be made a "Dave's Pick". Check it out!