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Minolta DiMAGE F100

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 04/18/2002, Updated: 05/29/2003

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Minolta DiMAGE F100


Model Name:

Minolta DiMAGE F100 
Model Number: DiMAGE F100 
Camera Format: Ultra Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $699.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available:  
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 52 x 32 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2272x1704, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 320x240
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 3.95
CCD Size (inches): 1/1.8 inch 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels: 4
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 38 - 114 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 1.25 - 2.5x, 6 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: 20 - 60 cm
8.2 - 24.5 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 
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:  
Max Playback Zoom: 5.00
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400, 800
ISO Rating Max: 800
Number of White Balance Settings: 6
White Balance Settings: Automatic, 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, spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 10
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 4
Flash Modes: Autoflash*, Autoflash with red-eye reduction*, Fill-flash, flash cancel (*In Program AE mode only) 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 2.9
Flash Range Description: Wide: 1.6 - 9.5 feet (0.5- 2.9m); Tele: 1.6 -5.6 feet (0.5-1.7m) 
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): 16.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
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 CD-ROM including DiMAGE Viewer 
OS Compatibility: Win 98, 2000 Pro, ME, XP; MacOS 8.6 - 9.22, 10.1+ 
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 5.900 seconds
Shutdown Time: 6.900 seconds
Play -> Record: 1.820 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 4.600 seconds
Record -> Play (min res): 2.500 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 1.170 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.770 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.120 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format: 37.600 seconds
Cycle Time Max Res: 5.750 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 1.950 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 4
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 2.090
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 15.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 35.00
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 35.00
Download speed, KB/second:  
Battery Form Factor: 2 x AA, CR-V3 
Usable Battery Types: NiMH, Lithium Disposable 
Batteries Included: CR-V3 Lithium Disposable
Battery Charger Included: No 
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. For more details, see the official announcement
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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