All in all, the 8. The front of the camera includes the lens window normally covered by a spring-loaded automatic lens barrier when the camera is turned off , as well as the flash, three holes for the microphone, and the self-timer lamp. The lens barrier retracts automatically when the camera is powered on, and springs back into place as the camera is powered back off again although as with most such barriers, it could be easily bumped to one side if the camera is placed loosely inside a purse or bag containing other objects. The DiMAGE X1 turned in about an average performance with the high-contrast lighting, producing only moderately blown-out highlights, though shadow detail was limited. Just as important as an extra memory card is a tool to rescue your images when one of your cards fails at some point in the future. Happy New Year !

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Given the rather restrained color saturation levels that we saw in our laboratory tests, we expected the X1’s shots to be a little drab-looking.

Flash coverage was a bit uneven and dim at wide angle, with slightly uneven and very dim results at telephoto. With its point-and-shoot appeal and dimagw of use, the Konica Minolta X1 dimgae great for novice users who simply want to take good pictures without getting too involved in the technicalities.

It takes great pictures and fits in a trouser pocket so I have it with me when my SLR camera would be a burden.

Digital Cameras – Minolta Dimage X1 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications

How many are still using this camera? This di,age you won’t miss photo opportunities during fast moving sporting events. It has one feature that I really like, the super macro setting does a great job of photographing small items such as coins and jewelry. There is no optical viewfinder on the X1 – most likely because there’s simply no room to fit one without increasing the size of the camera significantly. Battery Typical short battery life for a subcompact camera.

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Ximage Is Arriving Fast squint to see the bike in the window. The unique “folded” optical design means that there’s no wait for a lens to telescope out of the body when the camera is powered up, although startup times aren’t as swift as the competition. The shot above is designed to mimic the very harsh, contrasty effect of dimagw noonday sunlight, a very tough challenge for most digital cameras.

To protect the X1’s fashion accessory looks, you’ll want to keep it inside a soft case when dimmage in use – and perhaps have a lens cleaning cloth handy to wipe away the fingerprints. Our test lighting for this shot is a mixture of 60 and watt household incandescent bulb, a pretty yellow light source, but a very common one in typical home settings here in the US.

The remaining camera controls are on the back panel, which is dominated by dimxge large 2. A Self-Timer mode provides a second delay between the time the Shutter button is pressed and when the camera actually takes the picture, allowing you to get into your own shots. Exposure is automatically controlled at all times, with only a few exposure options available.

It’s probably the most sophisticated small digital camera ever manufactured. Make no mistake, you can see the noise in ISO shots printed at 8×10 inches particularly in shadows and darker midtonesbut the overall impact is really quite minimal.

Show less Show more. Gear of the Year – Barney’s choice: The autofocus covers a range from 4 inches 10 cm to infinity. The sleek design is almost completely free of protrusions, and the lens is protected by a spring-loaded barrier that slides into place when the camera is powered off, eliminating any concern over misplacing a lens cap.

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konicx Indoors, incandescent lighting Strong warm cast with the Auto white balance setting, though good color with Incandescent. Auto Macro shooting the shortest ‘normal’ focus distance is10 cm at wide-angle and 40 cm at telephotoa conventional function of all the DiMAGE X series cameras, makes it easy to quickly catch close-up shots without switching functions.

Konica Minolta DiMAGE X1 8.0MP Digital Camera – Silver

DJI Ronin-S gimbal stabilization system. An Ultra-High Speed Continuous Advance mode locks the image resolution to just x pixels, but allows up to 15 images to be captured at a speedy 10 frames per second. Color night vision with the SiOnyx Aurora.

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For example, in dark settings, like by the light of a candle or tungsten bulb, you can shoot without using a flash and thus retain the atmosphere.

Why we haven’t taken a stance on in-body stabilization vs OIS – and why that has changed. Here Are 3 Easy Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera. The Konica Minolta X1 is an extraordinary little camera. With many users creating very large albums using the new Live Album feature, Google has decided to double the image and video limit for albums in Photos.

On the first press, it powers the camera on in Record mode, automatically sliding the lens barrier down.