Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200Konica Minolta trims a little and adds a little relative to their top-end A2 model, delivering a strong contender in the 8-megapixel derby.
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Page 1:Intro and HighlightsReview First Posted: 12/22/2004
||8.0-megapixel CCD delivers uninterpolated
images as large as 3,264 x 2,448 pixels.
||Sharp 7x optical zoom lens covers a 28-200mm
equivalent focus range.
|*||Integrated anti-shake system greatly extends usefulness of long zoom lens in lower light.|
||Vari-angle LCD monitor swivels
270 degrees to face almost any shooting angle.
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Introduction - The Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200
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Konica Minolta A200 Highlights
By Shawn Barnett
With the price of digital SLRs finally within reach, should you stick with the All-in-one digicam or move up to an SLR? Why buy a high-end digicam when digital SLRs are so close in price? Do digicams still have a purpose? What are the pros and cons? An avid photographer, I spent some time thinking about that myself. Come see what I discovered about digital SLRs versus all-in-one digicams.
- True 8.0-megapixel CCD delivering resolutions as high as 3,264 x 2,448 pixels.
- 12-Bit A/D conversion.
- Digital electronic viewfinder with 0.44-inch, high-resolution, internal QVGA display.
- 1.8-inch TFT color LCD monitor that swivels 270 degrees.
- 7.2-50.8mm lens (equivalent to a 28-200mm lens on a 35mm camera) with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 to f/3.5, depending on the zoom setting, and a manual zoom ring.
- Included lens hood.
- 2x digital zoom or 4x interpolated digital zoom options.
- Auto and Manual focus with focus magnification, and 11-point AF.
- Macro option at either telephoto or maximum wide angle zoom settings.
- Auto, Program AE, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, and four Digital Subject Program shooting modes.
- Shutter speeds from 1/3,200 to 30 seconds (1/1,600 to 30 in Shutter and Manual Modes), with Bulb setting for manual control of long exposures (up to 30 seconds).
- 256-segment Multi-Segment, Center-Weighted, and Spot metering options, with AE Lock function and Auto Exposure Bracketing.
- Adjustable ISO with five settings (Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800).
- Built-in, pop-up flash with five operating modes and manually adjustable intensity.
- External flash hot-shoe for Konica Minolta accessory flash units.
- Standard, High Speed, and Ultra High Speed Continuous Advance modes, plus Movie and Night Movie shooting modes.
- Two- and 10-second Self-Timer modes.
- Color Saturation, Contrast Compensation, and Hue (color filter) adjustments.
- Adjustable White Balance with nine modes, including a manual setting and bracketing option.
- Sharpness and Color control via menu options. Color modes include Natural (sRGB), Vivid Color (sRGB), Black & White, Adobe RGB with embedded color profile, and Portrait (sRGB).
- RAW and JPEG file formats.
- Images saved on CompactFlash Type I or II memory cards, Microdrive compatible. SD/MMC cards can also be used with the CF1 adapter.
- USB cable and interface software for connecting to a computer and downloading images.
- NTSC or PAL selectable video output signal, with cable included.
- Power supplied by a single high-capacity lithium-ion battery pack or separate AC adapter (available as an accessory).
- Included wireless remote control.
- DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) and PictBridge compliant.