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Minolta DiMAGE 7i

Minolta updates their revolutionary 5 megapixel electronic SLR with numerous enhancements, keeps the excellent lens.

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 6/15/2002


Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Minolta DiMAGE 7i


General

Model Name:

Minolta DiMAGE 7i 
Model Number: DiMAGE 7i 
Camera Format: SLR-style 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price:  
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2002-06-20
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Wired (RC1000S / RC1000L) 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 18.5 oz (525 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 4.6 x 3.6 x 4.4 in.
(117 x 91 x 113 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2560x1920, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 640x480, 320x240
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 4.95
CCD Size (inches): 2/3" 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels: 5
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 200 mm
Zoom Ratio: 7.14x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 2x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 3 Area Contrast Detect 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
20.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 13 - 60 cm
5.3 - 24.5 in
Min Macro Area:  
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 (wide) / f/3.5 (tele) - ??? 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread: 49 mm
Lens Thread Type: Lens threads 
Display
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: 4.8mm 22,000 pixel EVF 
Optical VF Accuracy:  
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy:  
LCD Size (inches): 1.8
LCD Resolution: 118,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Touchscreen:  
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400, 800
ISO Rating Max: 800
Number of White Balance Settings: 6
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Custom 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time: 30 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/4000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: 300 Segment Multi, Center-Weighted, Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 10
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 6
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Reduction, Rear-curtain Sync, Wireless/Remote 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 3.8
Flash Range Description: Wide: 0.5 - 3.8m (1.6 - 12.5ft); Tele: 0.5 - 3.0m (1.6 - 9.8ft) 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2 
Other Memory Types: IBM Microdrive (170MB - 1GB) 
Memory Included (MB): 16.0
Uncompressed Format: RAW, TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: Yes 
Compressed Format: JPEG, WAVE 
Movie File Format: MotionJPEG (MOV) 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software: DiMAGE Software CD-ROM (includes DiMAGE Viewer) 
OS Compatibility: Win98, ME, 2000, XP; MacOS 8.6-9.2.2, 10.1-10.1.3 
Performance Timing
Startup Time:  
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record:  
Record -> Play (max res):  
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus:  
Shutter Lag, Prefocus:  
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format: 0.500 seconds
Cycle Time Max Res: 0.500 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 0.500 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res:  
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 7.000
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 15.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 60.00
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 60.00
Download speed, KB/second:  
Power
Battery Form Factor: 4 x AA 
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline disposable, NiMH rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 4 x AA NiMH rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features:  
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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