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Minolta DiMAGE S414

DiMAGE technology and optics in a compact, stylish four megapixel design.

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 07/31/2003


Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Minolta DiMAGE S414


General

Model Name:

Minolta DiMAGE S414 
Model Number: S414 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $400.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2003-03-31
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: RC-3 Infra-Red 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material: Metal 
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 11.8 oz (335 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 4.5 x 2.5 x 2.3 in.
(114 x 65 x 59 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2272x1704, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 320x240
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 4.00
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): 35 - 140 mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 2.2x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Video AF, wide and spot select 
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: 10 - 60 cm
4.1 - 24.5 in
Min Macro Area:  
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture: f/3.0
Aperture Range Description: f/3.0 (wide) - f/3.6 (tele) - ??? 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread: 36 mm
Lens Thread Type: Lens threads 
Display
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Optical real-image zoom 
Optical VF Accuracy:  
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy:  
LCD Size (inches): 1.8
LCD Resolution: 122,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Touchscreen:  
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
ISO Settings: 64, 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 6
White Balance Settings: Auto, 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: Multi-segment, Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 10 seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 5
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/ red-eye reduction, On, On w/ red-eye reduction, Off  
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 3.5
Flash Range Description: Wide: 1.6 11.5 feet (0.5 3.5 m); Tele: 3 9.8 feet (0.9 3 m) 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1 
Other Memory Types: None 
Memory Included (MB): 16.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
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 
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: 0.800 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res:  
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 7
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 1.300
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 or NiMH rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 4 x AA alkaline
Battery Charger Included: No 
More Information
Notes & Features: Updated version of the DiMAGE S404. Changes include a real-time histogram, framing line function on the LCD, finer digital zoom (0.2x steps) and an optional date-based file naming convention. There's also support for Print Image Matching II and EXIF 2.2 (EXIF Print), and several new special effects modes. 
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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