There are even small sections on photography basics and Minolta’s history. It started showing artifacts in the test patterns at resolutions as low as 1, lines per picture height vertically, and around lines horizontally. Optical real-image zoom viewfinder. The shots below were captured with the F in manual focus mode: The Good Compact, lightweight, attractive, and sturdy; comprehensive exposure controls. The Auto Record mode is essentially point-and-shoot.

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Select a topic Reference: That dlmage to a moderate wide angle to a pretty good telephoto, the overall range biased slightly toward dimags telephoto end relative to the mm range that is dimge typical of 3x zoom lenses on digicams.

Let’s take a tour of the F now, starting with the front of the camera. If the subject moves, Subject Tracking AF will adjust the focus to ensure sharp images; the active AF sensor is displayed in the focus frames and will follow the subject movement.

Minolta Dimage F A compact, stylish camera with a full five-megapixel sensor and clever autofocus system. Noise is again quite low. Shutter lag is noticeable, even at faster shutter speeds though it’s a slight lag. The table below shows a standard resolution and quality series, followed by ISO, sharpness, contrast, saturation, and color series.


Minolta DiMAGE F300 – five megapixel

Above the LCD is an average-sized optical viewfinder. The F’s flash throttled down nicely for the macro area as well.

Exposure is also good. Multi-segment, Spot, Center-weighted Multi-segment metering: The Incandescent setting resulted in a strong yellow cast, however.

Minolta DiMAGE F – five megapixel: Digital Photography Review

It’s been churning around the rumor mills for some time now, but Nikon Japan has confirmed the D and D have been discontinued. Pour yourself a cocktail and enjoy. Zeiss shows hands-on footage of its ZX1 camera with Lightroom integration. Nikon Japan officially lists the D and D as discontinued.

It looks and feels good, costs a bit less than much of the competition, comes equipped with a 3X zoom lens, and offers some unique features. It feels sturdy and well made, and rubberized accents enable a firm grip.

Minolta also touts the F’s automatic program selection, which is designed to pick the correct scene mode. Even below that level though, the camera generally delivered sharply-focused images, even though it didn’t seem to think that it had achieved a good focus lock as indicated by the blinking focus indicator in the LCD.

Why we haven’t taken a stance on in-body stabilization vs OIS – and why that has changed.

Four resolutions are available. One thing I’ve discussed in previous reviews is the relationship between sharpness and noise. BioShock Infinite and Metro: The info display shows a lot of information but doesn’t show shutter speed and aperture like on some other cameras.


The Night Movie mode handles much dimmer light than most other still cameras can. Resolution is outstanding, with strong detail in the dollar bill and brooch. Such important and frequently used controls should be big enough for easy thumb operation.

Continuing to the right, you can see the LCD info display — a rarity on a camera this small. Download to your hard drive, most browsers won’t be able to process it. No conversion lenses or external flashes here!

A quick summary of the Audio Recording Mode: Become a fan of PCMag. Shot-to-shot time for JPEG files was also subpar, typically 2.

We’ve selected our favorite lenses for Canon DSLRs in several categories to make your decisions easier. The fake shutter sound doesn’t help matters either, as it plays dimsge the photo is actually taken.