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Minolta Dimage 5

The "little brother" to the Dimage 7 - same great features, but 3.3 megapixels and a (much) lower price...

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 9/14/2001

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Minolta DiMAGE 5


Model Name:

Minolta DiMAGE 5 
Model Number: DiMAGE 5 
Camera Format: SLR-style 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $999.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available:  
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Wired 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material: Metal 
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 17.8 oz (505 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: 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 320x240
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 3.17
CCD Size (inches): 1/1.8 inch 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: No 
Quality Levels: 5
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 250 mm
Zoom Ratio: 7.14x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 2x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Video AF 
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: 13 - 50 cm
5.3 - 20.4 in
Min Macro Area: 41 x 31 mm
1.6 x 1.2 in
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 (wide) / 3.5 (tele) - f/9.5 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread: 49 mm
Lens Thread Type: Lens Threads 
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: 0.19" 220k pixel EVF 
Optical VF Accuracy: 99%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 99%
LCD Size (inches): 1.8
LCD Resolution: 122,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom:  
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400, 800
ISO Rating Max: 800
Number of White Balance Settings: 5
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Hold 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time: 30 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/2000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: 256 multi-segment, center-weighted and spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 10
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 3
Flash Modes: Fill-flash, Red-eye reduction, Rear flash sync 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 3.8
Flash Range Description: 0.5 - 3.8 meters (wide) / 3 meters (tele) 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: Minolta hot-shoe 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2 
Other Memory Types: IBM Microdrive 
Memory Included (MB): 16.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: Yes 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: AVI (MotionJPEG) 
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In, Minolta flash hotshoe 
Included Software: DiMAGE Image Viewer Utility 
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS 
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 3.150 seconds
Shutdown Time: 2.360 seconds
Play -> Record: 1.600 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 3.100 seconds
Record -> Play (min res): 3.100 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.820 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.190 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.240 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format: 19.700 seconds
Cycle Time Max Res: 1.180 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 1.530 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 12
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 1.410
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 60.00
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 60.00
Download speed, KB/second: 273.00
Battery Form Factor: AA 
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline, NiMH 
Batteries Included: 4 x Alkaline AA
Battery Charger Included: No 
More Information
Notes & Features: 12-bit A/D conversion. Lens has 16 elements in 13 groups (including two AD glass elements and two aspheric surfaces). Zoom control is manual (non-motorized). Electronic viewfinder is ferroelectric 0.19 inch reflective liquid crystal microdisplay with equivalent resolution of 220,000 pixels, magnification of 0.38-2.58x, and 90-degree variable position. Has ability to automatically switch between LCD and Electronic Viewfinder when you move the camera to your eye. -5 to +0.5 diopter adjustment. Shutter speeds 4 - 30 seconds available in bulb mode only. Wide focus area, Spot focus point, Flex Focus Point control is available with the spot focus point. Has both Single-shot AF and Continuous AF modes. Has AF/AE lock button. Flash metering is ADI (Advanced Distance Integration) type with TTL pre-flash. Flash recharges in 7 seconds, and syncs at all shutter speeds. Time lapse mode is from 2 to 99 frames at intervals of 1-10 or 15, 20, 30, 45 or 60 minutes. Has automatic exposure, contrast and saturation bracketing (3 shots, 1/3, 1/2 or 1 stop exposure steps). Adjustable sharpness (3 settings), saturation and contrast. PRINT Image Matching compliant. Bundled with neck strap, lens cap, lens shade, accessory shoe cap, USB cable, video cable, 16MB CompactFlash card, AA alkaline batteries, and software CD. Optional camera case, high-power external battery pack, remote control units and AC adapter available. 
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Test Shots URL: Test Shots
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Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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