Minolta DiMAGE 7 5.0 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black & Metallic silver (Body Only) Reviews
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Minolta DiMAGE 7 5.0 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black & Metallic silver (Body Only)

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  • DiMage 7 Excellent high-end consumer-level camera

    May 10, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent image quality; awesome 28-200 zoom lens; many professional-level features
    Cons: NO PC TERMINAL; poor battery life; painfully slow autofocus

    Summary: I purchased a DiMage 7 as a Christmas gift to myself in 2001, and for the most part, I am very pleased with it. The image quality is superb. The 5.2 Megapixel chip will deliver 300dpi 8x10s no problem, and the images that come off the camera ... read more

  • Minolta 7Hi (slightly newer)

    Jul 9, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: SLR-like features for film-experienced photographers. Lower prices for good feature-set.
    Cons: Auto-focus speeds in low light. Short battery life.

    Summary: I too did lots of research before buying a more capable digital camera. I elected to go with this model due to my past experience with SLR Film cameras. I like the fact that the functions of the Dimage 7 series are available through manual dials, ... read more

  • Dissappointed at best

    Sep 29, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great lense and options. Good ergonomics.
    Cons: Poor flash. VERY slow auto focus. grainy viewfinder.

    Summary: I sold an Olympus C2100UZ to "upgrade" to this camera. To say that I was dissappointed is an understatement. The Olympus is twice the camera, except for the 2.2mpixels. The "upgrade" at $80 made the camera usable, at least. The flash is so ... read more

  • Powerful Pro-Consumer Digital

    Sep 10, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent macro detail, incredible flexibility, up to 1GB memory available
    Cons: Takes awhile to learn all of the controls but once you do, WOW!

    Summary: I received this camera as a replacement to my Toshiba PDR-M5 that I absolutely loved, now that I've worked with it for three months this is the camera that might move me closer to capturing more photos with digital instead of traditional format. ... read more

  • Despite its quirks...I love this camera

    May 20, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The Lens (7x's optical zoom), 5.24 Megapixels, Gorgeous Photos, SLR-like
    Cons: Slow Autofocus

    Summary: After researching every camera imaginable, I chose to go with the Dimage 7 mainly because of its 7xs optical zoom and SLR like controls. Ive used a Minolta SR-1 for years, where the only thing that runs off a battery is the light meter and everything ... read more

  • A Great Digital Camera for the "Enthusiast"

    May 7, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: A digital camera that feels like a good 35mm camera!
    Cons: The viewfinder takes getting used to - doesn't feel or appear truely TTL

    Summary: Hats off to Minolta. The Dimage 7 is the answer to the 35mm camera enthusiast that wants to go digital. The camera is a real joy to use - but you WILL HAVE TO THOROUGHLY READ THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL to "really" use it!!! It will do EVERYTHING - and do ... read more

  • Powerful Digital Camera

    Apr 25, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 7x Zoom, 5Meg Pixel, Fully Manual Control over everything
    Cons: Low Battery life like all digitals, Extra step to process pix

    Summary: I purchased the Dimage 7 a couple of months ago. (There is a new version called the Dimage 7i that is supposted to fix a couple of things.) I am enjoying the camera. I am not a professional photographer but would like to be one someday. The ... read more

  • Excellent entry camera that has room to grow.

    Apr 24, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent Image Quality, Professional Features, Options for Lenses
    Cons: Battery life is poor, power pack connector is weak.

    Summary: I purchased the DImage 7 about a month and a half ago. I have actually never owned anything but a point and click, and a few throw away. I am by no means a photographer, but I have the need to take pictures for my side business in furniture making and ... read more

  • masterpieces that you can take

    Apr 5, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful images!
    Cons: must accessorize, semi-long time for picture to load

    Summary: To my mind, a camera should be a tool, not a participant. I love this camera, because it does whatever you tell it to do, and doesn't frustrate you with a lot of "smart" features. I had a 35mm camera once with "autofocus"-- so-called "point-and-shoot," ... read more

  • Minolta Dimage 7 camera

    Apr 2, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent Image Quality, Easy to use, Easy grip shape. Professional lens and Amazing 5.24 megapixels.
    Cons: Only comes with 16mb compact flash card and 4 Alkaline Batteries.

    Summary: The Minolta Dimage 7 is so far the best camera I have ever used. Having a Minolta 35mm camera in the past, this was very easy to get used to. There are two sides to the camera, Beginner and Professional. One side is the camera has automatic exposure ... read more

  • Buy a Fuji!

    Mar 27, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice pictures
    Cons: Too slow to focus, no sound on MPEG, too small, clumsy controls, poor battery life.

    Summary: I won a Dimage7 in a competition, I couldn`t way to get the box open! I charged the batteries as per the manual, loaded them up and...... it was horrible, this camera has a point and miss facility, I own many cameras and this is the worst I have ever ... read more

  • Cookn' little cam

    Feb 27, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of pixels, easy-to-use controls, 35mm-like settings, stunning images
    Cons: Exposure problems, still no PC-cord flash adapter promised by Minolta

    Summary: I held off getting a digital camera until an over-5 mega-pixel camera came on the market I liked, and was priced under $1,000. Overall, I very pleased with the DiMage 7. Yes, large, dense images eat a lot of memory. But I have made ... read more

  • Minolta DImage7

    Feb 12, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Photo quality Degree of control battery life versatility Range of magnification
    Cons: Poor autofocus convergence in low light

    Summary: I was one of those unlucky enough to pay $1500 for the DImage7. But I sure am glad I bought this camera. The lens range (28mm - 200mm 35mm equiv) makes things really easy for an amateur. Color gamut is incredible. Battery life, contrary to popular ... read more

  • Dimage 7 Minolta

    Dec 14, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent zoom lens and SLR type controls Great photos
    Cons: Eats batteries, however use can use NiMH rechargeable batteries that are cheap

    Summary: If you want a great digital camera with plently of pixels, and a great zoom this is it. I purchased this camera after reading the mixed reviews on several internet sites. I have used a digital camera, a HP 500C for about a year and prior to that camera ... read more

  • Excellent Zoom Lens And Performance!!

    Dec 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: best quality images, advanced features
    Cons: expensive

    Summary: Digital cameras mimic real cameras except that they don't use regular film. The main technology in a digital camera revolves around an image sensor. For example, the Minolta uses a charge couple device which is the image sensor. These sensors create ... read more

  • Bring on the megapixels!

    Oct 2, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: high resolution, high zoom
    Cons: uses AA batteries, has flimsy pop-up flash

    Summary: Having worked at Best Buy in the Digital Imaging department (digital, 35mm, and video cameras along with various other stuff) I had a great deal of interaction with many of the newest digital cameras. Spending lonely hours in an empty store staring at ... read more

  • A lot of money for a little camera

    Aug 15, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use, fast mode switching, high resolution, not too heavy
    Cons: Heats up, grainy viewfinder, short battery life, sluggish autofocus

    Summary: Bristling with buttons, knobs, and dials, the new 5.2-megapixel Minolta Dimage 7 has a large, 2/3-inch CCD and carries the highest optical resolution of any consumer digicam on the market today. So who needs it? Any 3-megapixel camera at half the price ... read more

  • Just a rough trial and test.. (Updated)

    Aug 5, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 7X "bright" zoom-lens; excellent optics; handling just like a traditional SLR/ZLR; considerable light-weight; little time-lag
    Cons: Slow AF; electronic viewfinder needs improvement; hand grip not comfortable; exposure not consistent

    Summary: Two of my colleagues had bought this digicam almost at the same time, I borrowed the camera from one of them to have a trial and test (just b4 I first wrote this review) and here were my observations:- The 7X wide-aperture zoom-lens is ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Powerful camera at an affordable price for a consumer

    Feb 16, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Sharp, clear images, great quality. SLR type zoom. Bright, easy to see LCD screen.
    Cons: Slow autofocus, no strap attachment on the lense cap.

    Summary: After researching many cameras, I chose this one because of the 5 megapixels, which wasn't available on any other cameras in this price range at the time that I bought this one. The quality of the images is excellent, I had a 16x20 print made of one of ... read more

  • I've use the camera for...

    Dec 31, 2002 by
    Not rated yet

    Summary: I've use the camera for over a year. Getting used to the quirks of it. Bought the firmware upgrade ... read more

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