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Minolta Dimage 7

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5.2 Mega pixels camera


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DiMAGE 7 Specifications

CCD Imager 2/3 inch-type interline CCD with a total of 5.24 million pixels and a primary color filter
Number of effective pixels 4.95 million pixels (2568x1928)
Image Sizes Still images: 2560x1920, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480, Movie: 320x240
Image compression mode Raw, Super Fine (TIFF uncompressed), Fine, Standard or Economy JPEG
Storage capacity (16 MB) Raw: 1, Super Fine: 1, Fine: 6, Standard: 12, Economy: 20, Movie: 90 seconds
File format Exif 2.1(JPEG, TIFF), Motion JPEG (AVI) and RAW, DCF 1.0-compliant, DPOF-compliant (Supported by printing functions in version 1.1)
Exif tag information Date and time, Exposure mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, Metering method, Flash on/off, Camera sensitivity, White balance setting, Focal length, Color space, etc.
Recording medium CompactFlash card Type I and Type II, (IBM Microdrive: 340MB, 512MB, 1GB)
A/D conversion 12 bits per color RGB
Sensitivity Auto, fixed ISO 100, 200, 400 or 800
Aspect ratio 4:3
Lens focal length 7.2mm – 50.8mm (28mm - 200mm in 35mm format)
Lens construction All glass: 16 elements in 13 groups (including two AD glass elements and two aspheric surfaces)
Maximum aperture f/2.8 – f/3.5
Focusing range Normal: 1.6 feet (0.5m) from the CCD to infinity
Minimum Macro focus distance Approximately 5 inches (13cm) from the front of the lens
Maximum magnification 0.18x
Optical zooming control Manual zooming ring
Threaded filter diameter 49mm
Viewfinder EVF (Electronic viewfinder) with ferroelectric 0.19-inch reflective liquid crystal microdisplay with equivalent resolution of 220,000 pixels with automatic monitor amplification and electronic magnification. Magnification of 0.31-2.1x. 90-degree variable position
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) 46mm (1.8-inch) TFT color LCD monitor with total 122,000 pixels
Display-mode switch Auto-display, electronic-viewfinder display and external LCD monitor display mode
Field of view EVF and external LCD monitor: approximately 100%
Diopter control Continuously variable; -5 to +0.5 diopter
Eye relief 20mm from the eyepiece
Shutter CCD electronic shutter and mechanical shutter
Shutter speed 4 seconds – 1/2000 second, plus bulb (maximum 30 seconds)
Autofocus Video AF system
Autofocus areas Wide focus area, Spot focus point, Flex Focus Point control is available with the spot focus point
Focus modes Single-shot AF, Continuous AF or Manual
Focus lock Available with AF/AE-lock button or by pressing the shutter-release button part-way down
Metering 300 multi-segment, center-weighted and spot
Exposure control range Wide: EV1-17
Telephoto: EV1.6-17.7
Exposure modes Programmed AE (with program shift)
Aperture priority
Shutter priority

Digital subject program selection (Portrait, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Text)

Exposure compensation +/– 2 EV (in 1/3 EV increments)
AE lock Available with AF/AEL button or by pressing the shutter-release button part-way down
Flash metering ADI (Advanced Distance Integration), Pre-flash TTL
Built-in flash range Wide: approximately 1.6 – 12.5 feet (0.5-3.8m), Telephoto: approximately 1.6 – 9.8 feet (0.5-3m) (Camera sensitivity: auto)
Flash mode Fill-flash, Red-eye reduction, Rear flash sync
Built-in flash recycling time Approximately 7 seconds
Flash compensation +/- 2EV (in 1/3 EV increments)
Flash-sync speeds All shutter speeds
Dedicated external flash Auto-flash metering with Program Flash 3600HS(D), Program Flash 5600HS(D), Macro Twin Flash 2400*, Macro Ring Flash 1200* (*Macro Flash Controller is necessary.)
Continuous drive advance 1.1 fps (max.)
* Continuous advance speed is approximate and may vary depending upon the subject and shooting conditions.
* Continous advance is not available for images recorded in the super fine or RAW mode
Interval recording 2-99 frames. Interval time: 1-10 minutes, 15 minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes
Digital Enhanced Bracketing Exposure, Contrast, Color saturation.
Exposure in full stop, 1/2 stop, and 1/3 EV increments.
Contrast and Color saturation in fixed increments.
Number of brackets: 3 frames
Electronic Self-timer Approximately 10-second delayed release
Movie recording Maximum 60 seconds
Operating speed Start-up time: approximately 2.6 seconds
Shutter-release time lag: approximately 0.13 second
Capturing interval: approximately 0.9 second
Playback loading interval: approximately 0.2 second
Color modes Color, Black and White
White balance Preset (Daylight, Tungsten, Fluorescent and Cloudy) plus Custom
Sharpness setting Three levels (Soft, Normal, Hard)
Digital Effects Control Exposure, Color saturation, Contrast compensation
Digital zoom 2x
Delete function Available (single frame, all frames or specified frames)
Format function Available in the setup mode
Data imprinting Year/month/day (Format can be changed), Month/day/time, Text, Text and serial numbers, Imprinting can be disabled
Printing output control PRINT Image Matching
PC interface USB version 1.1
Video output NTSC, PAL (can be selected by user)
Power Four AA Alkaline or four AA Ni-MH batteries (Use of Ni-MH batteries is recommended.)
Battery performance playback Continuous playback time: approximately 110 minutes
(Based on Minolta's standard test method: Ni-MH batteries, external LCD monitor on, EVF off)
Battery performance recording Number of recorded images: approximately 200 frames
(Based on Minolta's standard test method: Ni-MH batteries, EVF on, external LCD monitor off, flash used with 50% of the frames, no instant playback)
External power source 6V DC with specified AC adapter (sold separately)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.6 x 3.6 x 4.5 inches (116.5 x 90.5 x 112.5 mm)
Weight Approximately 17 ounces (505g) (without batteries and CompactFlash card)
System Requirements IBM PC/AT compatible computer with Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 98, or Windows 98 SE and a built-in USB port.

Power Macintosh G4 series, G3 series, iMac series, iBook, PowerBook G3 with Mac OS 8.6 – 9.1 and a built-in USB port

Included in the box:

  • Dimage 7, 5.2 Mpx camera & manual in english
  • Neck strap
  • Minolta Quest Batteries Charger and 4 Quest NiMH AA Batteries*(see note).
  • USB Cable
  • Minolta Image Viewer Utilities CD-ROM & manual in english
  • Minolta Firmware update CD-ROM
  • Lens Shade
  • Lens Cap
  • Flash shoe cover
  • 128MB Sandisk Ultra CompactFlash Card.

Not included:

  • The Video cable (lost)


*Note:  I recommend to use AA NiMH batteries with higher mah rating, like the Energiser Rechargeable 2500 mah available in any Walmart dept store.

You can get more information about the camera on Steve Digicam Web Site

Shipping & Handling:

South Ontario & Quebec XPRESSPOST 15$US including a 300$US insurance
Canada & U.S.A: 25$US including a 300$US insurance
WORLD-WIDE 62$US including a 300$US Insurance
Weight 1.6Kg
Dimensions: 24 x 18 x 16 cm
Seller Postal Code(Zip) G8Y 2J5


USA or REST OF THE WORLD: Paypal only

CANADA: Paypal in US$ or Canadian money order in Canadian dollars equivalent to the US value (I use the Ebay's rate).


The sale is final, no refund, it is why I include an insurance in the shipping price, if the final price is over 300$US,  I will adjust the insurance declaration without changing the shipping & handling cost. The shipping cost does not include the duty or local taxes for buyer out of Canada

I am not in business, I am a camera collector & amateur photographer, I used this camera according to rules of art and it is fully functionnal. Only a shipping problem can change this. I sell the camera because I bought a new one with more mega pixels.

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