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Minolta Dimage F300

A compact, stylish camera with a full five-megapixel sensor and clever autofocus system.

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 05/22/2003


Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Minolta DiMAGE F300


General

Model Name:

Minolta DiMAGE F300 
Model Number: F300 
Camera Format: Ultra Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $600.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2003-02-28
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Infra-red 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material: Metal 
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 6.5 oz (185 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 4.4 x 2.1 x 1.3 in.
(111 x 53 x 33 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2560x1920, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 320x240, 160x120
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 5.00
CCD Size (inches): 1/1.8" 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer: Unknown CCD 
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels: 4
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 38 - 114 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 4x max in 0.1x steps 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Video AF (see notes) 
Auto Focus Assist Light? No 
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: 14 - 54 cm
5.9 - 22.2 in
Min Macro Area:  
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 (wide) / f/4.7 (tele) - ??? 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type: None 
Display
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Optical real-image zoom 
Optical VF Accuracy:  
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy:  
LCD Size (inches): 1.5
LCD Resolution: 110,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Touchscreen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 5.00
Exposure
ISO Settings: 64, 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 6
White Balance Settings: Automatic, Preset (Daylight, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Cloudy), Custom 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time: 15 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/1000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: 256 Segment multi, Center-weighted, Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 10 seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 4
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/ red-eye reduction, On, Off 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 3.4
Flash Range Description: Wide: Approximately 1.6 11.2 ft. (0.5 3.4m); Telephoto: Approximately 1.6 6.6 ft. (0.5 2m) 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD/MMC 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB): 32.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: No 
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 Viewer CD-ROM, ArcSoft Funhouse CD-ROM 
OS Compatibility:  
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:  
Cycle Time Max Res:  
Cycle Time Min Res:  
Buffer Frames, Max Res:  
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 15.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 180.00
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 1200.00
Download speed, KB/second:  
Power
Battery Form Factor: 2 x AA, CR-V3 
Usable Battery Types: NiMH rechargeable, Lithium Disposable 
Batteries Included: 1 x CR-V3 Lithium and 4 x AA NiMH
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features: Video AF system has choice of wide focus area (Area AF) or Spot focus areas with Focus Area Selection. Has choice of single-shot or full-time AF, as well as subject-tracking AF. Shutter speeds from 4 to 15 seconds in bulb mode only. 
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL: Photo Gallery
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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