Sensational performance and sophisticated style - this 4-megapixel digital camera, the DiMAGE F100, with autofocus technology (Minolta calls it "bringing people into focus") will help you never miss another shot. First anywhere, the Automatic Digital Subject Program Selection automatically responds to each new situation to ensure the best possible results. Employing the technology from Minolta's top-of-the-line DiMAGE 7, the F100's high-precision electro-optical system is designed to maximize image quality. The system starts with a 4.13-megapixel 1/1.8-type interline complementary color CCD with 3.95 million effective pixels for fine high-resolution images. The pixel resolution of the CCD will produce 11" x 15" 150dpi prints on an inkjet printer.
Minolta's new autofocus (AF) system makes bringing people into focus to catch the perfect moment easy. This sophisticated system locates the subject in three-dimensional space within the extra-wide focus frames so there aren't complicated procedures to lock the focus on the subject. Subjects no longer have to be placed in the center of the picture in order to properly focus using the Area AF. Employing technology developed for the top-of-the-line Minolta Maxxum 9 and Maxxum 7 35mm SLR cameras, Area AF evaluates the objects in the focus frames and locks the focus on the subject. The active AF sensor is displayed to confirm the point of focus. The extra-wide focus frames cover approximately 50% of the horizontal and vertical field of view. Simply point the camera at the scene and the autofocus system does the rest. The Minolta DiMAGE F100 is the first digital camera in the world to feature Subject Tracking AF. This AF system complements the Area AF by being able to follow a subject moving through the extra-wide AF area in three dimensions. Once the Area AF system locates the subject, Subject Tracking AF will follow that person no matter the direction of motion: to the left or right, toward or away from the camera. Catching the action has never been this simple.