Minolta G400

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Povl H. Pedersen, Dec 16, 2003.

  1. I bought the Minolta G400 to have something smaller than my
    Coolpix 4500. But I have the problem, that the G400 produces
    worse images in all indoor solutions, and the autofocus with
    its assist light fails to focus where the CP 4500 without
    will do just fine.

    Also often grainy pictures in the dark background.

    Do I have a bad camera ? Or can't I expect the compact
    cameras of today to be anywhere near an almost 2 year
    old camera ?

    The shop told me it was the best optics and pictures of
    the compact 3-4 mpixel cameras.

    I like the very short trigger delay though.

    I am considering bringing it back for a CP 2100 to
    supplement it as a more compact cousin.
    Povl H. Pedersen, Dec 16, 2003
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  2. When I pressed the "trigger" button on mine in low light condition,
    the red LED (which flashes when counting down on self timer) went on,
    and clearly lit the objects I was aiming at within 20 inches.

    If this is not AF assist, I do not know what it is.

    Not sure if I had disabled the external quick AF at that time.
    (there is both a lens independent AF, and a traditional slower AF).

    My camera was bought in Europe, might have different firmware.
    But that light was not enough for it to focus anyway, which sucks.
    It also fails in daylight.

    There are examples in the gallery here: http://galleriet.akamera.no/albur09
    See PICT0867 + PICT0862 for examples of outdoor no-focus picts.
    Povl H. Pedersen, Dec 17, 2003
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