Konica Minolta withdraw from camera business Jan 19, The shutter lag time was longer than average, and the TIFF recording time was agonizing. This mode also works with the optional infrared remote control accessory, which allows you to control the camera from as far away as 16 feet 5 meters. Taking a photo in TIFF mode will, unfortunately, lock up the camera for over 35 seconds while it writes the image to the memory card. Just beside the viewfinder eyepiece are two LEDs which report a variety of camera information, such as when focus is set or the flash is charging. Technical Editor Richard Butler’s pick helped him capture his favorite images of the past 12 months: Minolta’s External High-Power Battery Pack Kit is also available, which uses a lithium-ion battery pack to power the camera.

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Minolta DiMAGE S Digital Photography Review

That’s not dimaage, but not horrible either. A Bulb mode is available for longer exposures, as long as 15 seconds. Learn how to really use full-functioned cameras like this one – Visit our free Photo Lessons area!

Note that this crop was enlarged a bit so you can see the detail.

Minolta DiMAGE S414

The Camera works great and the pictures are excellent. A wider spacing would have been more useful in accommodating off-center subjects.


The focus distance is shown at the lower-right on the LCD screen. The S is an evolution s4414 the S, rather than a revolutionary new product. Let’s talk about photo quality instead.

This is an older camera. The availability of the QuickView button makes checking just-captured images a snap, without having to change camera modes.

Digital Cameras – Minolta DiMAGE S Digital Camera Review

This button also activates the nine-image index display. Konica Minolta camera expertise helps you shoot accurately with ease. There is no settings ddimage available in this mode.

Many cameras today include s4414 image stabilization systems, but when it comes to video that’s still no substitute for a proper camera stabilization rig. Editor Dan Bracaglia’s pick is the lens that he’s recommended more than any other in — and the one he feels Sony’s mirrorless system desperately needed.

Pressing the Up arrow key enables a histogram display, complete with exposure information.

Minolta DiMAGE S414 : Specifications and Opinions

Pressing the down arrow returns to normal playback display. Lensrentals tears down the Canon mm F2. Djmage is no diopter correction knob either. Pressing the Menu button offers the following options:.

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Located on top of the camera, this chrome button sets focus and exposure when halfway pressed. Read on for all the details! On the good side, this takes really good pictures in my opinion. The final option on the Mode dial marked with a crooked arrowthis mode allows you to connect the camera to a computer and download images via the USB cable.


The 4x zoom lens offers a bit longer reach than the 3x zoom found on most of its competition, as well as unusually sharp, clear images.

When the camera is powered on, the lens telescopes out from the body about another three-quarters of an inch, into its operating position. When manual focus is activated, the up and down arrows can control either the focus or the zoom. Battery performance Playback Approximate continuous playback time: Be the first to write one!

The kit contains a high-power lithium-ion batter pack and charger. Users can view a histogram of each image, enlarge images as much as 3.

Exposure control is virtually identical to that on the S, with the S offering a full Auto mode, as well as Program AE, Aperture Priority, and Manual exposure modes.