Highest Imaging Quality and Versatility in a Compact, Easy to Use Package
The Dimage A1is the next generation SLR-type digital camera from Minolta. Taking the best from the DiMAGE 7 series, the DiMAGE A1 was redesigned for today?s digital photographer. This is a camera for those who demand the highest imaging quality and versatility in a compact, easy-to-use package. The DiMAGE A1 exploits the power of digital imaging by providing the tools to express your creativity and solve visual problems. And above all, the DiMAGE A1 is a joy to use.
Features and Specifications: Number of effective pixels: 5.0 million CCD: 2/3-type progressive primary-color CCD, Total pixels: 5.3 million A/D conversion: 14-bit Camera sensitivity: Auto, ISO 100, 200, 400, 800 equivalents Focal length: 7.2 - 50.8mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 - 200 mm) Lens construction: 16 elements in 13 groups (includes two AD glass elements and two aspheric elements) Maximum aperture: f/2.8 - f/3.5 Minimum focus distance: 1.6 ft. (0.5m) from CCD Macro focus range: At 7.2mm: 11.8 - 23.6 in. (30 - 60 cm) from CCD, 8.3 - 20 in. (21 - 51 cm) from front of lens; At 42.7 - 50.8mm: 9.8 - 23.6 in. (25 - 60 cm) from CCD; 5.1 - 19.7 in. (13 - 50 cm) from front of lens Maximum magnification: 0.177x (1: 5.65), Equivalent to 0.7x (1: 1.43) in 35mm format Area covered at maximum magnification: 1.97 x 1.46 in. (50 x 37 mm) Optical zooming control: Manual zooming ring Filter diameter: 49mm Viewfinder type: EVF (Electronic viewfinder), Variable-position: 0-90? Viewfinder LCD: 0.44 inch (11mm) TFT liquid-crystal microdisplay, Total pixels: 235,000 pixels LCD monitor: 1.8 inch (46mm) low-temperature polysilicon TFT color, Variable-position: -20- 90?, Total pixels: 118,000 Automatic monitor amplification: Activates in low light Field of view: EVF: Approximately 100%, External LCD monitor: Approximately 100% Display-mode switch: Auto-display, Electronic-viewfinder display, External LCD-monitor display Diopter control: -5 ~ +2 m-1 Eye relief: 22mm at -1 m-1 Shutter: CCD electronic shutter and mechanical shutter Shutter speed range: 30 - 1/16,000 second, Bulb (maximum 30 seconds) Autofocus system: Video AF Autofocus areas: Wide focus area, Spot focus point, Flex Focus Point control is available with the spot focus point. Focus modes: Autofocus: Single-shot AF, Continuous AF, Full-time AF, Subject Tracking AF., Manual focus with 2x or 8x Flex Digital Magnifier (FDM) Full-time AF: With the spot focus point or Flex Focus Point. Full-time AF can be disabled. Subject Tracking AF: With continuous AF. Subject Tracking AF can be disabled. Focus lock: By pressing shutter-release button partway down. Subject lock: With Subject Tracking AF by pressing shutter-release button partway down. Metering: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot (center or with Flex Focus Point) Multi-segment metering: 300 segments Exposure control range: Programmed AE and aperture-priority modes: Wide: EV -1 - 20, Telephoto: EV -0.4 - 20.7; Shutter-priority and manual modes: Wide: EV -2 - 21, Telephoto: EV -1.4 - 21 Exposure modes: Programmed AE (with program shift), Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual Digital Subject Programs: Portrait, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait Exposure compensation: ? 2 EV in 1/3 increments AE lock: With AE-lock button or by pressing the shutter-release button partway down Flash control: ADI, Pre-flash TTL, Manual flash control Flash range: Wide: Approximately 1.6 - 12.5 ft. (0.5 - 3.8m), Telephoto: Approximately 1.6 - 9.8 ft. (0.5 - 3m), (Camera sensitivity: auto) Flash modes: Fill-flash, Red-eye reduction, Rear flash sync, Wireless/Remote flash Flash recycling time: Approximately 5 seconds Flash compensation: ? 2 EV in 1/3 increments Flash-sync speed: All shutter speeds External flashes: Auto-flash metering with Program/Maxxum Flash 2500 (D), 3600HS (D), 5600HS (D), Macro Twin Flash 2400, Macro Ring Flash 1200(Macro Flash Controller is necessary). Non-dedicated off-camera flash units can be used using the camera's flash-sync terminal. High-speed continuous advance: Maximum 2.8 frames per second Standard continuous advance: Maximum 2 frames per second Approximate number of frames that can be captured at one time(Quality, 2560 x 1920, 2080 x 1560, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480): RAW 5, frames; TIFF, 3 frames, 3 frames, 3 frames, 3 frames; Extra Fine, 3 frames, 3 frames, 3 frames, 3 frames; Fine, 3 frames, 3 frames, 3 frames, 3 frames; Standard, 3 frames, 3 frames, 3 frames, 3 frames Interval recording: 2 - 240 frames; Interval time: 30 seconds, 1 - 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes; Start time: 0-24 hour in 0.5 hour increments Exposure bracketing: Three-frame bracket in 0.5 and 0.3 EV increments Digital Enhanced Bracketing: Three-frame contrast, color saturation, or filter bracket in fixed increments. Self-timer: Approximately 10 seconds, 2 seconds Movie: Standard movie mode: Maximum 15 minutes at 24 frames per second with monaural audio, Night movie mode: Maximum 15 minutes at 24 frames per second with monaural audio(Automatic selection function between standard and night movie modes available), Time-lapse movie mode: no audio and played back at 4 frames per second Audio: Voice memo: Maximum 15 seconds monaural audio with still image Color modes: Natural Color (sRGB), Vivid Color (sRGB), Adobe RGB, Embedded Adobe RGB, Black and white (neutral and toned), Solarization Camera color spaces: sRGB, Adobe RGB White-balance control: Automatic Preset (Daylight, Tungsten, Shade, Cloudy, Flash, and Fluorescent settings) with fine adjustments in seven levels. Custom (three settings) Sharpness settings: Three levels (Soft, Normal, Hard) Digital Effects Control: Color saturation, Contrast compensation, Filter Noise reduction: User selectable dark noise reduction Digital zoom: 2x with still images Data imprinting: Year/month/day (Format can be changed.)Month/day/hour:minute; Text: Text and serial numbers, Imprinting can be disabled. Custom functions: Control dial customization. User-selectable function can be assigned to the function dial. Image-quality modes: RAW, TIFF, Extra fine, Fine, Standard Number of recorded (Still images): 2560 x 1920, 2080 x 1560, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480 Number of recorded(Movie clips): 320 x 240 in standard and night movie modes, 640 x 480 in time-lapse movie mode Storage capacity(16 MB)(Quality, 2560 x 1920, 2080 x 1560, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480): RAW 2, frames; TIFF 1 frame, 1 frame, 2 frames, 15 frames; Extra Fine 2 frames, 4 frames, 7 frames, 35 frames; Fine 5 frames, 8 frames, 14 frames, 47 frames; Standard 10 frames, 14 frames, 23 frames, 63 frames; Movie 19 seconds with 320 x 240 images File formats: JPEG, TIFF, Motion JPEG (MOV), RAW, WAVE, DCF 1.0-compliant, DPOF-compliant (Supported by printing functions in version 1.1) Exif 2.2 Printing output control: Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching II Recording media: Type I and Type II CompactFlash cards, IBM Microdrive (170MB, 340MB, 512MB, 1GB) Computer interface: Full-speed 12Mbps USB AV output: NTSC, PAL (selected on the camera) Batteries: One NP-400 lithium-ion battery Battery performance(Playback): Approximate continuous playback time: 300 minutes with NP-400 lithium-ion battery, External LCD monitor on, EVF off. Battery performance(Recording): Approximate number of recorded images: 330 frames with NP-400 lithium-ion battery, EVF on, External LCD monitor off, Full-size images (2560 x 1920), Fine image quality, No instant playback, No voice memo, Flash used with 50% of the frames. External power source: 6V DC with specified AC adapter (sold separately) Dimensions (WxHxD): 4.61 x 3.35 x 4.47 inches (117 x 85 x 113.5mm) Weight: Approximately 19.8 ounces (560 g) without batteries or recording media Operating temperature: 32-104 degrees F (0-40 degrees C) Standard accessories: Neck Strap NS-DG4000, Lens Cap (49mm) LF-1249, Accessory Shoe Cap SC-10, AV Cable AVC-400, 16MB CompactFlash Card, USB Cable USB-500, DiMAGE Viewer, Lens Shade DLS-1, Lithium-ion Battery NP-400, Lithium-ion Battery Charger BC-400 Optional accessories: AC Adapter AC-1L, Leather Neck Strap NS-DG1000, Holding Strap HS-2, External High Power Battery Pack Kit EBP-100, Remote Cord RC-1000S, Remote Cord RC-1000L, Step Up Adapter 49mm - 62mm, CompactFlash Adapter for SD Memory Cards SD-CF1, Battery Pack BP-400, DiMAGE Capture Software