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Konica Minolta Dimage Xt digital camera
Dimage Xt
at a glance
2048 x 1536
3x optical zoom
1.5" lcd viewer
NP 200 li-ion battery
Konica Minolta Dimage Xt review summary
camera date Mar 03  out of production
pixels / class 3.3M  ultra compact camera
overall rating average it its class overall camera rating  4 reviews
image quality average it its class image quality rating  
ease of use average it its class usability rating  
camera body average it its class camera body rating  
digital features good digital features rating  
photogr. ctrls poor photographic controls rating  
user profile user profile: digital photography amateur
Konica Minolta Dimage Xt specifications
lens / zoom  37 mm - 111 mm (3x) (dig: 4x)
focus / macro  auto / 15 cm
metering mode  256 multi-segment, spot
aperture  auto / F2.8 W / F3.6 T
white balance  auto | manual - 4 presets
shutter  auto / 4s - 1/1000s
exposure  +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  internal - 5 modes / 0.25 m - 3.2 m
viewfinder  optical
iso ratings  50 / 100 / 200 / 400
image size  2048 x 1536 / 1600x1200 / 1280x960 / 640x480
image format  tiff / jpeg (exif 2.2)
image compr.  super fine/ fine / standard / economy
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 10s
video options  Qt m-jpeg 320x240 / 160x120 (15fps)
audio options  audio recording / voice memo (mono)
connectivity  usb 1.1 / video (NTSC/PAL)
storage  SD / MMC
platform  Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, Mac OS OS 9.0 - 9.2.2, OS X v.10.1.3 - 10.1.5 and v.10.2.1 - 10.2.3
Konica Minolta Dimage Xt links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
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14May03 Minolta Dimage Xt review by Steves-digicams
Reviews for shutterbugs and professionals
04Jun03 Minolta Dimage Xt review by Dcresource
News, guides, hints & tips
12Oct05 Konica Minolta Service advisory on CCD problems
08Mar03 Minolta press release
Forum discussions  Minolta Forum Minolta Talk
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Konica Minolta Dimage Xt announcement clippings

Langenhagen, March 2003

The new 3.2-megapixel DiMAGE Xt camera has more attractive features packed into an even smaller body that its popular predecessor, the DiMAGE Xi. The camera's sleek, go-anywhere design is the perfect accent to any lifestyle with an understated elegance that blends into all kinds of situations, formal or casual.

Great versatility in a stylish, compact body
A new design has cut 5% off the size and 8% off the weight of the DiMAGE Xi. At 85.5 x 67 x 20mm and only 120g, the DiMAGE Xt is the world's thinnest1 compact, planar digital camera with a 3x optical zoom and a start-up time of 1.1 seconds1. The secret is Minolta's exclusive folded optical zoom system and a non-extending lens that maintains the camera's 20mm-thin profile while recording or when stored. The 3X optical zoom, equivalent to a 37-111mm lens in a 35mm camera, is assisted by a 4X digital zoom to provide a seamless 12X zoom range - ideal for capturing sharp images of anything from landscapes to close-ups. The non-extending lens, versatile zoom and compact profile are all ideal "lifestyle elements", making it easy to capture pictures of family and friends without intruding on the spontaneity of the moment.

Excellent image-making qualities
A high-precision electro-optical system and Minolta's image-processing technology, CxProcess, work together to maximise image quality. A CCD with 3.2 million effective pixels creates high-resolution images from which B4-size 150dpi or A5-size photo-quality prints can be produced. CxProcess controls image sharpness, colour and contrast while minimising noise to produced vivid, natural pictures. Dark noise, an ever-present problem in electronic systems when images taken with long exposures end up looking grainy or sandy, is combated by a selectable noise-reduction function that automatically activates for exposures of one second or longer.
The DiMAGE Xt is not just a still camera. New features and increased performance also make it a flexible audio and video recording tool. Extended Recording (XR) movie processing allows digital video to be captured with accompanying audio recordings and the Xt can also be used a remote camera for video conferencing.
What's more, if an image created by the DiMAGE Xt is to be transmitted by e-mail, a special copy function is available to resize a recorded still image for attachment to an e-mail message.

Convenience with a capital "c"
As befits its spectacularly convenient size, the DiMAGE Xt has a number of practical new features. Its charger can recharge the battery while it is still in the camera, charge a single spare battery by itself and double as a camera stand when the Xt is used for self-portraits, as a remote camera or when connected (via the USB cable) to a computer. The Xt is supported by Seiko Epson USB DIRECT-PRINT, which allows images to be printed directly from the camera to a compatible printer via the USB cable. Last but not least, a waterproof Marine Case complements the Xt's ultra-portable profile by equipping it for use at up to depths of 30 m or the tops of rugged peaks. Taking advantage of the Xt's ultra-slim profile, the Case is easy to store in a buoyancy vest or daypack - extreme usability from an extremely versatile digital camera designed for any kind of lifestyle and any kind of place.

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