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Minolta Dimage S404

Dimage technology and optics in a compact, stylish four megapixel design

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 1/30/2002

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Minolta DiMAGE S404


Model Name:

Minolta DiMAGE S404 
Model Number: DiMAGE S404 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $499.00
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: 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): 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): 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: 16 - 60 cm
6.5 - 24.5 in
Min Macro Area: 74 x 56 mm
2.9 x 2.2 in
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 
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:  
Max Playback Zoom:  
ISO Settings: 64, 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 6
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, 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: 270 segment multi, spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 10
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:  
Memory Included (MB): 16.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG, Mono WAVE 
Movie File Format: MotionJPEG (AVI) 
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, ArcSoft PhotoImpression 
OS Compatibility: Win 98, 98SE, 2000 Pro, ME, XP or MacOS 8.6 - 10.1 
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:  
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:  
Battery Form Factor: AA 
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline or NiMH (recommended) 
Batteries Included: AA Alkaline disposable
Battery Charger Included: No 
More Information
Notes & Features: Complies with PRINT Image Matching, Epson's color management technology. Lens has 11 elements in 9 groups (one AD glass element and two double-sided aspheric elements). Features 32MB SDRAM buffer memory. Body is aluminum. Shutter speeds 4 - 15 seconds available in bulb mode only. Has exposure bracketing capability (0.3, 0.5 or 1.0EV increments). Has voice memo feature allowing 5 or 15 seconds audio with each image. Three user-selectable sharpening levels (soft, normal, hard). Exposure, contrast and saturation compensation functions available. Has histogram function in playback mode. Claimed battery life of 90 minutes playback (alkaline) / 110 minutes playback (NiMH), or 40 frames (alkaline) / 150 frames (NiMH) with LCD on, 50% flash usage, no voice memo or instant playback. Comes bundled with neck strap, lens cap, USB cable, video cable, 16MB CompactFlash card, AA alkaline batteries, DiMAGE software CD-ROM, ArcSoft PhotoImpression CD-ROM. Optional accessories include RC-3 infra-red remote control, AC-1L AC adapter, CS-DG304 camera case, EBP-100 external battery pack. 
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Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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