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Minolta Dimage 7Hi

Minolta updates their revolutionary five-megapixel electronic SLR with an external flash sync connection, faster continuous mode, an "extra fine" JPEG option, and increased color space flexibility.

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 10/15/2002

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi


Model Name:

Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi 
Model Number: 7Hi 
Camera Format: SLR-style 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $1299.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2002-09-30
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Wired 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material: Metal 
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 18.7 oz (530 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): 5.00
CCD Size (inches): 2/3 inch 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels: 5
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 200 mm
Zoom Ratio: 7.14x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 2x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Video AF 
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 
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: 4.8mm 220,000 pixel-equiv. EVF 
Optical VF Accuracy: 100%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 100%
LCD Size (inches): 1.8
LCD Resolution: 118,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom:  
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400, 800
ISO Rating Max: 800
Number of White Balance Settings: 9
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1 and 2, Custom 1, 2 and 3 
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: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 10 seconds
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 6
Flash Modes: Auto, Off, Fill, Red-Eye Reduction, Rear Sync, Wireless 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters):  
Flash Range Description: Wide: 1.6 - 12.5 ft. / 0.5 - 3.8m; Telephoto: 1.6 - 9.8 ft. / 0.5 - 3m 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, PC Sync, Wireless 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2 
Other Memory Types: Microdrive (170MB - 1GB) 
Memory Included (MB): 16.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF, CCD-RAW 
CCD Raw Format: Yes 
Compressed Format: JPEG, WAVE 
Movie File Format: MotionJPEG (MOV) 
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 CDROM (Includes DiMAGE Viewer) 
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS 
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: 32
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:  
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: Similar to the DiMAGE 7i, but with the following changes:
  • Built-in PC Sync connector compatible with both center-negative and center-positive studio lighting setups
  • Color space can be selected for each picture (sRGB or Adobe RGB)
  • Economy compression mode has been removed and replaced with a new lower-compression mode, 'extra fine'
  • Shutter speeds in manual mode have been extended to 15 seconds (bulb mode still allows exposures to 30 seconds)
  • The 3 frames per second burst mode has been extended to 10 frames in Fine JPEG, 7 frames in the new Extra Fine JPEG, 5 frames in RAW or 3 frames in TIFF
  • Customisable user interface, including
    • Select buttons/dials for memory recall and manual exposure settings
    • Exposure bracketing only, or digital effects bracketing too
    • ICC color profile can be attached to image files
    • Default for delete confirmation (yes / no)
    • Undo function if camera is accidentally reset
  • New cool white fluorescent white balance setting, as well as two new custom settings (for a total of three)
  • Black magnesium alloy body
  • New contoured rubber grip
  • Supports Print Image Matching II
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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