Minolta Dimage 7i

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Freddy, Sep 6, 2003.

  1. Freddy

    Freddy Guest


    Can somebody give me any info about the Minolta Dimage 7i, How is the
    quality, is it possible to make some custom pics, and so on.

    Thanks Frank
    Freddy, Sep 6, 2003
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  2. Freddy

    John D. West Guest

    Hi, Frank.

    I have one, used it for about a year before moving up to a Canon DSLR.

    Image quality is pretty good -- not up to the Canon standards, but decent.
    Colors are excellent.
    Low-light sensitivity is not great; it is fine for daylight or flash shots,
    not very good for night work. Sensor is too noisy to be much good for star
    shots or exposures of longer than about 4 seconds.
    Autofocus is slow but pretty accurate.
    7X zoom lens is nice.
    Manual focus is very hard to work because the electronic viewfinder is not
    sharp enough for good focusing.
    Camera can be used in manual mode, which I used most of the time. I shoot
    mostly landscapes.
    In manual mode the electronic view finder is very useful, because you can
    get a good idea of the exposure before shooting.
    It is pretty power-hungry, always carry extra batteries. Uses 4 AA.
    Lens has 49mm threads, but the only filters that can be used without
    vignetting are the Cokin series.
    It is kind of picky about the compact flash cards used -- some brands/sizes
    don't work.

    That's all I can think of off the top of my head. If you have further
    questions, ask.

    Also... mine is on the closet shelf here doing nothing. If you are
    interested, I'm sure I can offer you a good deal on it.

    -- John
    John D. West, Sep 8, 2003
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