Outstanding Digital Performance in a Compact Camera Design The DiMAGE G600 provides exceptional image quality and high-speed response via a 6-megapixel CCD, 3X GT Hexanon zoom lens, and A*IPS electronics. This stylish looking digital camera will appeal instantly to digital photo enthusiasts who demand high-quality images for business or personal use. The G600 will also grab the attention of advanced compact zoom camera fans with its traditional 35mm camera-like design and versatile feature selection. High Definition, 6-Megapixel CCD The DiMAGE G600's 6 megapixel CCD delivers high resolution and outstanding image quality that is truly amazing for such a compact camera. The G600 captures images with sharpness and detail not possible with today's 2 - 5 megapixel cameras, and is powerful enough to reproduce extremely fine details and deliver stunning results even with prints larger than 18 x 14 in. at 150 dpi.
6.37 Megapixel CCD Sensor
A precision CCD provides high resolution and picture quality that is truly amazing from such a compact camera. It captures images with sharpness and detail not possible with 2-5 megapixel cameras. The DiMAGE G600 is powerful enough to render extremely fine details and delivers stunning results with prints more than A3 sized paper (476.8 x 357.6mm and larger) at 150 dpi.
Newly developed A*IPS (A* Image Processing System) further contributes to the camera's high quality images. Using an original Konica Minolta algorithm, the best exposure, focus, and white balance are determined in an instant. Quickly and effortlessly, superbly balanced images are captured and deliver high quality prints.
The high performance lens incorporates a GT HEXANON lens system (7 elements in 6 groups) with 3x optical zoom. Images come out sharp and clear with minimal flaring and peripheral aberration thanks to original internal reflection processing and optical design.
The LCD monitor of the DiMAGE G600 uses a 1.5-inch low-temperature polysilicon TFT color LCD with approximately 118,000 pixels.
Rare among digital cameras with protruding lenses, the DiMAGE G600's unique design protrudes in a remarkably short time - a mere 1.3 seconds (including readying the AF and AE). The rapidly deployed camera enables quick reaction time as it is ready to use in an instant. While other digital camera's have a waiting time, DiMAGE G600 owners will be happily going on their way with captured images in hand.
Quiet & Quick Zoom
Smooth, quiet, and quick, the high-speed zoom enables users to quickly capture images that users of slower cameras will miss. The DiMAGE G600 uses a high-quality 3x zoom lens employing seven elements in six groups to provide sharp, contrasting images. The zoom range is equivalent to a 39-117mm lens on a 35mm camera, and is perfect for wide-angle landscape photography and telephoto portraits.
With often-used features concentrated on the camera's top panel, the basic operating cycle of record-playback-delete is simple, even for first-timers.
Short Interval Between Shots
Efficient processing and image storage provides a short interval between shots.
Quick Focus Check
With quick enlargement and positioning of the recorded image, focus can be verified before seeing the result on a computer screen or as a printed image.
Color-coded menus allow for the easy adjustment of the camera, and custom modes provide users with the ability to save their favorite shooting settings. Complicated exposure and white balance settings are simplified by the 4-way cross key from which adjustments can be made - including AE locking, AF locking, exposure compensation and white balance settings.
Locked Focus Recording Mode
Locked focus recording mode enables locking focus at 4.2m (13.8ft.) or 1m (3.28ft), facilitating difficult-to-focus pictures such as moving objects, scenes in dark places, and backlit scenes.
Manual Shutter Speed Settings
Shutter speeds and f-stops can be adjusted according to photographic conditions and objectives. Shutter speeds can be set in the 15 to 1/2000 second range, with noise reduction automatically triggered for shutter speeds of 1/2 second or longer, minimizing the noise in night scenes.
Black & White Mode
Two Monochrome modes (B&W, Sepia) provide a greater range of expression to creative photographers who can record images in black and white or sepia tones.
Audio and Movie Recording
Audio Caption enables users to add audio notes (recording time up to 30 seconds) to pictures after they are taken. Voice Memo enables recording of individual audio recordings of up to 30 seconds each. Movie Mode records movie clips up to 30 seconds with sound at 320 x 240 pixels.
Color adjustment adjusts vividness of colors from Rich to Plain. Contrast adjustment increases the contrast of low contrast scenes or decreases the contrast of high contrast scenes. Sharpness adjustment emphasizes contour of buildings and landscapes (+) and captures people and details (-). Tone adjustment - applicable to the three colors red, green and blue - produces effects mirroring those created with color filters, creating endless possibilities for creative expression through color. To help users better handle lighting conditions, users can also adjust ISO-equivalent sensitivity and flash compensation.
Superb Macro Images
The macro feature enables shooting from as close as 6cm (2.4 inches) from the subject (on the wide end), taking pictures in the 46 X 63 mm (1.8 x 2.5 inch) range.
Dual-Card Slot System
The DiMAGE G600 has a dual card-slot system for flexible image storage. Both Memory Sticks and SD Cards can be used singly or in combination. When both memory card types are used with the camera at the same time, up to 640MB of data can be saved depending on the capacity of the cards. This eliminates the worries of running out of memory during those important events.
Direct connections from the DiMAGE G600 to a PictBridge-compliant printer enables printing without the need of a computer. The user can check can and select images on the LCD monitor.
Long Lasting Battery
Super long-lasting lithium-ion battery coupled with a power-conserving design, enables extensive operation on one charge.
Email Photo Creation
Resizing feature converts images to an ideal size for e-mail attachments or cell phone posting. Two sizes are available: 640x480 pixels (VGA) and 320x240 pixels (QVGA).
Measures just 3.7 (W) x 2.2(H) x 1.16(D) in. / 94 (W) x 56(H) x 29.5(D) mm and Weighs 6.88 oz. without battery and memory card