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Minolta DiMAGE X20 Digital Camera Review

Digital Camera Review by: Michael Gazzola

 

Minolta has released another addition in the DiMAGE series producing the X20 model. Claimed to be the fastest loading digital camera with an optical zoom, this new digital camera has many similarities to the higher end Xt model. Sporting most of the Xt's features, including the movie recording option (limited only by the memory card size) through to the body design.

 

medal-gold-r.jpgThe main two differences is the X20 has a 2 megapixel capture and no optical viewfinder, eventhough there is room for one! A nice added extra is the battery requirement which uses regular AA sized batteries (which should be a standard feature for all cameras in this range). The menu navigation is the easiest I have used to date and will prove very user-friendly for first time digital camera buyers, and at almost half the retail price of the higher Xt model you can't go wrong.

 

Appearance rating 4 stars
Functionality rating 4 stars
Image quality 4 stars
Value for money
4 stars
RRP (AUD)
$449
SPACER.GIF  
Effective Pixels 2.1 Million mega pixels
Image Sizes 3 Sizes / 3 quality modes
Lens - zoom wide [mm] 4.8mm (35mm equivalent to 37mm)
Lens -zoom tele [mm] 14.4mm (35mm equivalent to 111mm)
Resolution Settings From 640 x 480 to 1600 x 1200
Modes 4 Individual. Plus auto.
Manual Focus No
Auto Focus Yes
Focus Range [cm] 10cm to infinity
Aperture Range F2.8 - F3.7
Aperture Priority No
Macro Yes
Macro Range [cm] 10cm
Shutter Speeds 4 seconds - 1/1000
Shutter Priority No
ISO 4 Options. 64 - 400. Plus auto.
LCD Monitor Yes
LCD Size 1.6 inch TFT colour monitor
Viewfinder No.
Flash Built In. 4 mode options. Plus auto.
Hot Shoe No
White balance 4 options. Plus auto.
Self Timer Yes. 10 Seconds approx.
Movie Options Yes. Unlimited length.
Audio Options Yes. 15 Seconds.
Video Out Yes. AV out. NTSC / PAL
Storage Type SD / MMC Cards
Storage Included [Mb] 16Mb Removable Toshiba SD Card
Image / Audio Formats Jpeg / MOV/ Wave
Connectivity USB.
Power Source 2x AA Batteries. 3V DC Adapter sold separately
Dimensions 86mm x 67mm x 24mm
Weight 115 Without batteries


















 
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