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The new Konica Minolta X1 offers 8 Anti-Shake megapixels

Setting out to create "the highest-level digital camera in terms of image quality, functions, design, and size," Konica Minolta developed the DiMAGE X1. The new X1 offers you exquisitely beautiful images and greater freedom to express yourself. A camera of true expressive power, the DiMAGE X1 employs an 8-megapixel, 1/1.8-type CCD - the highest resolution currently available in compact digital cameras.
Konica Minolta X1 Product Highlights, Features & Specifications (PDF)

PRESS SUMMARY

The First 'X-Series' Compact Digital Camera Equipped with 8 Megapixels, Anti-Shake Function, and a Luxurious Design that Fits Neatly in Your Palm

Setting out to create "the highest-level digital camera in terms of image quality, functions, design, and size," Konica Minolta developed the DiMAGE X1. As a fusion of Konica Minolta's best imaging technologies and the DiMAGE X series' sleek digital camera design, the new X1 offers you exquisitely beautiful images and greater freedom to express yourself.

A camera of true expressive power, the DiMAGE X1 employs an 8-megapixel, 1/1.8-type CCD - the highest resolution currently available in compact digital cameras. To take full advantage of this incredible resolution, the X1 integrates a newly designed optical system as well as CxProcess™ III, Konica Minolta's top image processing technology that renders images as natural-looking as they appear to your eye.

For the first time ever in the X series, the DiMAGE X1 offers Anti-Shake functioning to help reduce the effects of camera shake, ensuring clear, steady shots of scenes that are otherwise difficult to shoot by hand such as in low light situations or indoors. Unlike the A and Z series, the DiMAGE X1 boasts a newly developed type of Anti-Shake system that complements its folded optics and allows for a more miniaturization. Offering unrivalled stability, this new type of Anti-Shake system can provide the equivalent of up to 3 EV to help compensate for camera shake, and is effective for taking shots in low light conditions and using slow shutter speeds around 1/6th of a second at the wide-angle.

To accommodate the high resolution while keeping the body as slim as possible, the DiMAGE X1's employs a newly designed "non-protruding" 3X optical zoom lens and delivers a lens focal length of 7.7 to 23.1 mm (equivalent to 37 to 111 mm in 35 mm format) and an aperture range from F3.5 to F3.8. Complementing this exceptional optical system, the X1 offers two ways to take close-ups: Auto Macro Mode*¹, which takes macro shots without having to switch the mode, and Super Macro mode, which captures amazing close-ups as near as 5 cm.

On the back, the DiMAGE X1 is equipped with a large, 2.5-inch LCD monitor that features a Bright LCD backlight function, which lets you adjust the LCD brightness as needed with the simple touch of a button. The LCD monitor also offers enhanced easy cleaning thanks to a protective acrylic covering.

The design features of the DiMAGE X1 present high appeal for users who value not only amazing performance, but also sophisticated design. A sleek, metallic elegance makes the X1 impossible to resist, while smooth round edges fit neatly in your palm, giving you ease of use, familiarity and comfort in hand.

The DiMAGE X1 is available in a variety of coloured finishes. Models in silver resonate a futuristic and sophisticated look with a high-end satin finish that perfectly complements the elegant, tactile nature of the DiMAGE X1. Models available in red and black boast an exclusive, glossy mirror finish that evokes a sense of admiration whenever you see it, almost as if you feel like polishing it.

The DiMAGE X1 is also the first Konica Minolta digital camera to come with a convenient, multifunction cradle, which provides quick and easy connectivity for TVs or computers. It can also be recharged in two ways.

*¹ Shortest shooting distance: 10 cm in Wide-angle and 40 cm in Telephoto positions

Additional information: Konica Minolta X1 Product Highlights, Features & Specifications (PDF)
July 15, 2005
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