Minolta Dimage XT
Minolta - 3.2 megapixel - MultiMediaCard - Standard SD - 3 x optical zoom - ISO 400 - Built-in Flash - Optical Viewfinder
Inspiration can't be contained. Neither can you when your have got the ultimate communication tool. Be it serious work or serious play, the DiMAGE Xt boasts an assortment of highly functional and expandable features for a host of creative possibilities. You control the action using XR (Extended Recording) Movie. And complete with audio, it lets you capture movie clips until the Memory Card is full. Audio recoding allows you to record anything up to 180 minutes. In addition, 15-second audio c... Read more [ Report abuse or wrong photo | Share your Minolta Dimage XT photo ]
Minolta Dimage XT Digital Camera, size: 2.1 MB
Minolta Dimage XT
DiMAGE Xi Commercial 2002
User reviews and opinions
|dhartman0172||1:36pm on Sunday, August 22nd, 2010|
|Neat pocket camera I have owned two Minolta XT cameras. One I gave to my daughter who took over 5000 images with it, the other I still use.|
|Putra||11:16am on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010|
|I love this camera. Very slim due to its zooming after the mirror Quite expensive|
|siwap||9:28pm on Thursday, May 27th, 2010|
|Looking for a compact, sexy little number, this is the camera! Seems to be the hottest thing first about this camera. The pictures are fantastic.|
|wingyee74||11:15am on Monday, May 24th, 2010|
|Compact, easy to use small LCD Optical Zoom, Compact Size, MPEG Video capability, SD Slot Expensive battery, Weak Digital Zoom results|
|scudi||10:52am on Monday, May 24th, 2010|
|Cheap plastic battery door - $181 Cute size encourages leisure use, but beware of the fragility of this camera.|
|DanceTrance||5:20pm on Saturday, April 24th, 2010|
|If you are looking for an all around good camera, this is a great camera for you.However. I would not buy this camera if I knew then what I know now. Indoor shots, particularly group pictures, are of poor quality. I would not buy this camera if I knew then wh... Outdoor pictures are good. Indoor pictures are poor quality.|
|tllphd||5:33pm on Friday, March 19th, 2010|
|Do NOT buy this camera used After my first beloved Minolta Dimage X Camera was accidentally lost last year, I really wished to have another. Terribly unreliable camera. This is my second Minolta Camera and both have broken within 1 year of use.|
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UP AND RUNNING
This camera is equipped with an automatic battery-condition indicator displayed on the LCD monitor. The icon will change from white to red when battery power is low. Full-battery icon - the battery is fully charged. This icon is displayed when the camera is on. Half-full-battery icon - the battery is partially charged. This icon is displayed when the camera is turned on. The LCD monitor will turn off when the flash is charging. Low-battery warning - battery power is very low. The battery should be replaced as soon as possible. This warning automatically appears and remains on the monitor until the battery is recharged. If the power level falls below this level when the camera is on, the battery-exhausted message will appear just before the camera shuts down. If power is insufficient for camera operation, the indicator lamp next to the viewfinder will turn red and blink for three seconds. The shutter will not release. The battery must be recharged.
AC ADAPTER (SOLD SEPARATELY)
Always turn off the camera before changing between power supplies.
The AC adapter AC-4 or AC-5 allows the camera to be powered from a household outlet. The AC adapter is recommended when the camera is interfaced with a computer or during periods of heavy use. AC adapter model AC-4 is for use in North America, Japan, and Taiwan, and AC-5 is for use in all other areas. The battery cannot be charged using the AC adapter. Insert the mini plug of the AC adapter into the DC terminal (1). Insert the AC adapter plug into an electrical outlet.
ATTACHING THE HAND STRAP
Always keep the strap around your wrist in the event that the camera is accidentally dropped. Pass the small loop of the hand strap through the strap eyelet on the camera body (1). Pass the other end of the strap through the small loop and tighten (2).
AUTO POWER OFF
To conserve battery power, the camera will shut down if an operation is not made within three minutes. To restore power, press the main switch. The length of the auto-power-off period can be changed in the custom 1 section of the setup menu (p. 74). When the camera is connected to a computer, the auto-power-off period is set to ten minutes and cannot be changed.
INSTALLING AND REMOVING A MEMORY CARD
Always turn off the camera and confirm the indicator lamp is not orange and blinking before changing the memory card, otherwise the card may be damaged, and data lost.
An SD (Secure Digital) Memory card or MultiMediaCard must be inserted for the camera to operate. If a card has not been inserted, a no-card warning will appear on the LCD monitor; the shutter can still be released and a single image can be captured (p. 55). Slide the battery-chamber door toward the bottom of the camera to release the safety catch (1). Open the door. Insert the memory card all the way into the card slot and then release (2). The card should catch in the slot. Insert the card so the face is toward the front of the camera. Always push the card in straight, never at an angle. Never force the card. If the card does not fit, check that it is orientated correctly. If a MultiMediaCard is inserted incorrectly, it will lock, but the card chamber door will not close. To eject a memory card, press the card into the slot and release (3). The card can now be pulled out. Close the battery-chamber door and slide it toward the top of the camera to engage the safety catch (4).
ABOUT MEMORY CARDS
The response time during recording and playback is longer with MultiMediaCards compared with SD Memory Cards. This is not a defect, but rather due to the specifications of the cards. When using large capacity cards, some operations like deletion may take longer. The SD Memory Card has a write-protect switch to prevent image data from being deleted. By sliding the switch to the bottom of the card, the data will be Writeprotect protected. However, when the card is protected, images switch cannot be recorded. If an attempt is made to record or delete an image with the camera, the card-locked message will appear and the LED lamps near the viewfinder will turn red and blink quickly. For memory card care and store see page 108. Lock If the unable-to-use-card message appears, the position inserted card in the camera may need to be formatted. A card used in another camera may also have to be formatted before being used. A card can be formatted in the basic section of the setup menu (p. 74). When a card is formatted, all the data on the card is permanently erased.
SETTING THE DATE AND TIME
After initially inserting a memory card and charging the battery, the cameras clock and calendar must be set on the setup menu. When images are recorded, the image data is saved with the date and time of recording. Depending on the region, the menu language may also have to be set. To change the language, see the camera notes on the following page.
Use the right key to highlight the custom 2 tab at the top of the menu. Use the down key to highlight the date/time-set menu option. Press the right key. Enter will appear on the right side of the menu. Press the central button to display the date/time setting screen.
Date/Time set Date format YYYY/MM/DD Video output NTSC Transfer mode Data storage
Turn the camera on by pressing the main switch near the shutter-release button (1).
Setup menu: custom 2 section Turn the mode dial to the setup position (2). Use the left and right keys to select the item to be changed. Use to adjust the item.
Navigating the setup menu is simple. The four-way keys of the controller move the cursor and change settings on the menu. Pressing the center of the controller selects menu options and sets adjustments.
Press the central button to set the clock and calendar. The setup menu will be displayed.
Date/Time setting screen
The focus signal on the monitor and the viewfinder indicator lamp will indicate if the focus is locked.
This digital camera has a quick, accurate autofocusing system. The focus signal in the lower right corner of the LCD monitor and the indicator lamp next to the viewfinder indicate the focus status. The shutter can be released regardless if the camera can focus on the subject or not. Focus confirmed - the LCD monitor focus signal is white, the viewfinder indicator lamp is green and steady. Focus is locked. Cannot focus - the LCD monitor focus signal is red and the viewfinder indicator lamp is green and blinks rapidly.
Without lifting your finger from the shutter-release button, recompose the subject within the image area. Press the shutter-release button all the way down to take the picture.
SPECIAL FOCUSING SITUATIONS
The camera may not be able to focus in certain situations. In these situations the focuslock function (p. 26) can be used to focus on another object at the same distance as your main subject, and then the image can be recomposed to take the picture.
The focus range is 15cm (0.5ft.) to infinity. Both the LCD monitor and viewfinder can be used to frame the subject. However, because of parallax, only the monitors live image will be accurate with subjects closer than 1m (3ft.) at the zoom lens wide-angle position or 3m (10ft) at the telephoto position.
The subject is too dark.
The subject in the focus frame is low in contrast.
Two subjects at different distances overlap in the focus frame.
The subject is near a very bright object or area.
The flash can be used when taking still images. To select the flash mode, press the flash mode button (1) on the back of the camera until the desired mode is displayed. Press the shutterrelease button to set the mode. The active flash mode is displayed in the top left corner of the LCD monitor. When the camera is turned off and auto reset (p. 49) is active, the flash mode is reset to autoflash with red-eye reduction if this mode was last set, if not the mode will be reset to autoflash. While the flash is charging, the shutter cannot be released. Autoflash - the flash fires automatically in lowlight and backlit conditions. Red-eye reduction - the flash fires multiple bursts before the main flash burst to reduce redeye; an effect caused by light reflected from the retina. Use in low-light conditions when taking photographs of people or animals, the preflashes contract the pupils of the subjects eyes. Fill-flash - the flash fires with each exposure regardless of the amount of ambient light. Fillflash can be used to reduce harsh shadows caused by strong direct light or sunshine. Flash cancel - the flash will not fire. Use flash cancel when flash photography is prohibited, natural light is desired to illuminate the subject, or the subject is beyond the flash range. The camera-shake warning may appear when flash cancel is selected (p. 24). Night portrait - for flash portraits at night. The camera automatically balances the flash and background exposures. When taking portraits, ask your subject not to move after the flash burst; the shutter will still be open for the background exposure. The red-eye reduction function is used with night portrait.
White balance is the cameras ability to make different types of lighting appear neutral. The effect is similar to selecting daylight or tungsten film, or using color compensating filters in conventional photography. One automatic and four preset white-balance setting are available with still image and movie recording. White balance is set in the basic section of the recording-mode menu (p. 38) or the movie/audio recording menu (p. 58). When auto reset (p. 49) is active, the white balance will be reset to automatic white balance when the camera is turned off. The automatic white balance compensates for the color temperature of a scene. In most cases, the auto setting will balance the ambient light and create beautiful images, even under mixed-lighting conditions. When the built-in flash is used, the white balance is set for the color temperature of the flash. Preset white-balance settings must be set before the image is taken. When one of the preset white-balance settings is selected, an indicator will be displayed on the LCD monitor to indicate the active white-balance setting; the effect is immediately visible on the monitor. To record the ambient light, set the flash mode to flash cancel (p. 28). The built-in flash can be used with preset white-balance, but will create a pinkish or blueish cast with the fluorescent and tungsten settings. The flash is daylight balanced and will produce good results with the daylight and cloudy settings. Daylight - for outdoor and sunlit subjects. Cloudy - for overcast outdoor scenes. Tungsten - for incandescent lighting: household filament light bulbs. Fluorescent - for fluorescent lighting: office ceiling lights.
IMAGE SIZE AND IMAGE QUALITY
Changing image size affects the number of pixels in each image. The greater the image size, the larger the file size. Choose image size based on the final use of the image - smaller images will be more suitable for web sites whereas larger sizes will produce higher quality prints.
LCD monitor Number of pixels (hor. X vert.)
2048 XX X X 480
If image size or quality are changed, the frame counter will display the approximate number of images that can be recorded at that setting on the installed memory card. One memory card can contain images with differing sizes and qualities. The number of images that can be stored on a memory card is determined by the size of the card and the file size of the images. The actual file size is determined by the scene; some subjects can be compressed further than others. Approximate file sizes.
Quality Size 2048 X X 1200
1280 X 960 3.6MB 660KB 360KB 210KB 39 69
640 X 480 950KB 210KB 130KB 90KB 100 150
TIFF FINE STD. ECON.
A high-quality TIFF image. Fine - high-quality JPEG image. Standard - the default setting. (JPEG) Economy - the smallest file sizes. (JPEG)
TIFF Fine Standard Economy TIFF Fine Standard Economy
9.1MB 1.6MB 820KB 440KB 17 32
5.5MB 990KB 520KB 290KB 27 47
Approximate number of images that can be stored on a 16MB memory card.
Image quality controls the rate of compression, but has no effect on the number of pixels in the image. The higher the image quality, the lower the rate of compression and the larger the file sizes. If economical use of the memory card is important, use the economy mode. Standard image quality is sufficient for normal usage. The TIFF mode will produce the highest quality image and the largest image files. A status bar is displayed when large images are saved. File formats vary with the image quality setting. TIFF images are saved as a TIFF file. The fine, standard, and economy settings are formatted as a JPEG file. TIFF, fine, standard, and economy files can be recorded as color or monochrome images (p. 49). Image size and quality must be set before the picture is taken. Changes are displayed on the LCD monitor. Image size and quality must be reset manually. Image size and quality are set in the basic section of the recording-mode menu. See navigating the recording mode menu section on page 38.
The frame counter indicates the approximate number of images that can be stored on the memory card at the cameras image quality and size settings. If the settings are changed, the frame counter adjusts accordingly. Because the counter uses approximate file sizes, the actual image taken may not change the counter or may decrease it by more than one. When the frame counter displays zero, it indicates no more images at the image size and quality settings can be captured. Changing those settings may allow more images to be saved to the card.
CUSTOMIZING KEY FUNCTIONS
Initially in the recording mode, exposure compensation is adjusted with the left/right keys of the controller, see page 36. The function adjusted with these keys can be changed in the basic section of the recording-mode menu. This function does not affect the movie recording mode. Select the key func. option in the basic section of the recording mode menu. Use the up/down keys to select the function (1). Press the central controller button to set the function (2). The selected function will now be activated when the left/right controller keys are pressed in the recording mode.
Basic Custom1 Custom2 Exp. comp. WhiteBalance Drive mode Color mode
CAMERA SENSITIVITY - ISO
Four camera sensitivity settings can be selected with a still image: Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400; the numerical values are based on an ISO equivalent. ISO is the standard used to indicate film sensitivity: the higher the number, the more sensitive the film. Sensitivity can be changed in the custom 1 section of the recording-mode menu The auto setting automatically adjusts the camera sensitivity to the light conditions between ISO 50 and ISO 160. When any other setting than auto is used, ISO and the set value will appear on the LCD monitor. A specific sensitivity setting can be selected. As the ISO value doubles, the camera sensitivity doubles. Like grain in silver-halide film that increases with speed, noise increases with the sensitivity in digital imaging; an ISO setting of 50 will have the least noise and 400 will have the most.
Drive mode Image size Quality Key func.
Refer to the following sections for information on the drive mode (p. 40), white balance (p. 43), camera sensitivity (p. 47), and color mode (p. 49). For information on exposure compensation and the use of the left/right keys for making settings, see page 36.
COMPENSATING EXPOSURE WITH THE MENU
Exposure compensation increases or decreases the exposure by as much as 2 Ev. For information on exposure compensation, see page 37. Exposure compensation can also be set with the left/right keys of the controller, see above and page 36. Select the exposure compensation option in the custom 1 section of the recording mode menu. Use the up/down keys to adjust the degree of compensation (1). Press the central controller button to set this value (2). If any value other than 0.0 is set, an indicator will be displayed on the monitor as a warning.
Basic Sensitivity Metering mode Exp. comp. NoiseReductn Auto reset +1.3 Custom1 Custom~ +2
FLASH RANGE AND CAMERA SENSITIVITY
Because of the optical system, the flash range is not the same at the lens wide-angle position as it is at the telephoto position.
ISO setting AUTO 200 400
Flash range (wide angle)
0.15m ~ 3.2m (0.5ft. ~ 10.5ft) 0.15m ~ 1.8m ( 0.5ft. ~ 5.9ft) 0.15m ~ 2.5m ( 0.5ft. ~8.2 ft) 0.15m ~ 3.6m ( 0.5ft. ~11.8 ft) 0.15m ~ 5.1m ( 0.5ft. ~16.7 ft)
Flash range (telephoto)
0.15m ~ 2.5m ( 0.5ft. ~8.2ft) 0.15m ~ 1.4m ( 0.5ft. ~4.6ft) 0.15m ~ 2.0m ( 0.5ft. ~6.6ft) 0.15m ~ 2.8m ( 0.5ft. ~9.2ft) 0.15m ~ 4.0m ( 0.5ft. ~13.1ft)
The icons indicating the metering modes are displayed on the monitor. The metering mode is set in the custom 1 section of the recording mode menu (p. 38). Multi-segment metering: uses 256 segments to measure luminance and color. This data is combined with distance information to calculate the camera exposure. This advanced metering system will give accurate worry-free exposures in almost all situations. Spot metering: uses a small area within the image to calculate the exposure. When this mode is selected, the LCD monitor will automatically activate if off and a small circle will appear in the middle of the live image indicating the measuring area. The spot allows precise exposure measurements of a particular object without being influenced by extremely bright or dark areas within the scene. If the LCD monitor is turned off, the spot-metering mode will remain active. Spot-metering area Spot-metering indicator
Images can be previewed immediately after they have been captured regardless if instant playback is active or not. Simply continue to hold down the shutter-release button after taking the picture to display the image on the monitor. Release the shutter button to end the playback. This function is disabled if the monitor is turned off or the continuous advance or the self-timer drive mode is used.
The spot AF is used for selective focusing. Both focus and exposure are determined with the spot focus area. When auto reset (p. 49) is active, the spot AF area will reset to the wide focus frame when the camera is turned off. The spot focus area can be used with movie recording. When used with the digital zoom (p. 52), spot focus area is enlarged. Press and hold the center button of the controller (1) to display the spot focus area; the center button switches between the spot and wide AF areas. Place the subject inside the spot focus area (2) and pressing the shutter-release button partway down to lock the focus and the exposure. Focus lock (p. 26) is active for offcenter compositions. The focus signals (p. 27) will confirm the image is in focus. Press the shutter release button all the way down to take the picture (3). When the LCD monitor is off, the camera cannot be switched between wide and spot AF; the last AF mode set will be active. When the live image only display is used, switching between the wide and spot AF modes resets the display mode to full.
RECORDING WITHOUT A MEMORY CARD
If no memory card is installed in the camera, a single still image can be recorded and saved in the cameras buffer memory. Only the last image captured is stored; each time an image is captured, it replaces the image data saved in the buffer. If the mode dial is turned to another position or the camera is turned off, the image data is deleted from the buffer memory. Quick View can be used to preview the image. TIFF images cannot be recorded. Voice memo cannot be used.
The image in the buffer memory can be saved. Without turning the camera off, insert a new memory card into the camera; a save-image message will be displayed.
Save image to the card? Yes No
Highlight and select Yes to store the image on the memory card. If No is selected, the image data will be erased. A message will be displayed confirming the image is saved.
MOVIE AND AUDIO RECORDING
This camera can record digital video with sound. Total recording time varies with the image size and the memory card capacity, see the navigating the movie menu section on page 58. In movie recording, some functions can be used, some are fixed, and some are disabled, see the notes section on page 59. Set the mode dial to the movie/audio recording position.
Settings To start the slide-show presentation. Pressing the central button of the controller will pause the presentation. During the slide show, press the menu button to stop the presentation and return to the playback-mode menu.
To select all the images on the memory card to be displayed in the slide-show presentation.
Playback Marked Frames
Press the central button of the controller to pause and restart the slide show presentation.
To select specific images to be displayed in the slide-show presentation. When this setting is chosen, the frame-selection screen will be displayed. Use the left/right keys of the controller to highlight the image to be included in the presentation. Pressing the up key will mark the image with a check icon. To deselect a marked image, highlight it with the yellow border and press the down key; the check icon will disappear. Continue until all the images have been edited. Press the controller to set the marked frames, or press the menu button to cancel the operation and return to the playback menu.
To cancel the presentation, press the menu button.
1 - 60s.
To select the period each image will be displayed during the slide show.
The presentation can be viewed without image information. Before opening the playback menu, press the display button to turn off the information display.
Yes / No
Selecting Yes will cause the slide show to repeat until it is canceled using the down key of the controller. No will end the slide show presentation and return to the playbackmode menu when all the images have been displayed once.
This camera is supported by DPOF version 1.1. The DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) allows direct printing of still images from digital cameras. After the DPOF file is created, the memory card is simply taken to a photofinishing service or inserted into the memorycard slot of DPOF compatible printers. When a DPOF file is created, a misc. folder is automatically created on the memory card to store it (p. 90).
Before starting the E-mail copy routine, select the image size of the copy in the custom 2 section of the playback menu (p. 62). Two sizes are available: 640 X 480 (VGA) or 160 X 120 (QVGA).
Copied to 101MLTEM OK
When the image(s) to be converted to an e-mail file are selected, the copy routine will begin and a screen will appear indicating the name of the folder containing the copied images; press the central button of the controller to return to the menu. The same folder is used to store e-mail copies until the number of images exceed 9,999.
NAVIGATING THE SETUP MENU
Navigating the menu is simple. The left/right and up/down keys of the controller control the cursor and change settings on the menu. Pressing the center button of the controller selects menu options and sets adjustments.
The basic tab at the top of the menu will be highlighted. Use the left/right keys to highlight the appropriate menu tab; the menus will change as the tabs are highlighted. When the desired menu section is displayed, use the up/down key to scroll through the menu options. Highlight the option whose setting needs to be changed. With the menu option to be changed highlighted, press the right key; the settings will be displayed with the current setting indicated by an arrow. To return to the menu options, press the left key. Use the zoom lever to highlight the new setting. If Enter is displayed, press the center button of the controller to continue. Press the center button of the controller to select the highlighted setting.
LCD brightness Format File # memory Folder name Language Enter Enter On / Off Standard form Date form Japanese English Deutsch Franais Espaol On / Off Custom Off Focus signal Shutter FX 1 (Low) - 3 (High) 1, 3, 5, 10, 30 min.
Choosing Yes on the confirmation screens will execute the operation, No will cancel it.
Audio signals Shutter FX
Use the left/right keys to adjust the monitor brightness. Press the central button to set the level.
Refer to the following sections for descriptions of the menu options and their settings.
Cust. FX record Volume Power off
Reset default Date/Time set Date format Enter Enter YYYY/MM/DD MM/DD/YYYY DD/MM/YYYY NTSC PAL Data storage Remote camera
On the date/time setting screen, use the left/right keys of the controller to select the year, month, day, hour, or minute. The up/down keys are used to change the value. Press the central button of the controller to set the calendar and clock.
Video output Transfer mode
LCD MONITOR BRIGHTNESS
The brightness of the LCD monitor can be set in eleven levels. The brightness setting screen is opened from the basic section of the setup menu (p. 74). Use the left/right keys of the controller (1) to adjust the brightness, the monitor image will change accordingly. Press the central button of the controller (2) to set the brightness level.
FILE NUMBER (#) MEMORY
If file number memory is selected, when a new folder is created, the first file stored in the folder will have a number one greater than the last file saved. If the file number memory is disabled, the image file number will be 0001. File number memory is activated in the custom 1 section of the setup menu. If file number memory is active and the memory card is changed, the first file saved to the new card will have a number one greater than the last file saved on the previous card if the new card does not contain an image with a greater file number. If it does, the file number of the new image will be one greater than the greatest on the card.
FORMATTING MEMORY CARDS
When a memory card is formatted, all data on the card is erased.
The formatting function is used to erase all data on a memory card. Before formatting a memory card, copy the data to a computer or storage device. Locking images will not protect them from being deleted when the card is formatted. Always format the memory card using the camera; never use a computer to format a card. When the format option is selected and entered in the basic section of the setup menu (p. 74), a confirmation screen will appear. Choosing Yes will format the card, choosing No will cancel the formatting operation. A screen will appear to indicate the card has been formatted. If the unable-to-use-card message appears, the inserted card in the camera may need to be formatted. A memory card used in another camera may also have to be formatted before being used.
All recorded images are stored in folders on the memory card. Folder names come in two formats, standard and date. Standard folders have an eight character name. The initial folder is named 100MLT18. The first three digits are the folders serial number, which will increase by one each time a new folder is created. The next three letters refer to Minolta, and the last two numbers indicate the camera used; 18 indicates a DiMAGE Xt. A date folder name also starts with the three digit serial number and is followed by one register for the year, two register for the month, and two registers for the day: 101YMMDD. The folder 10130412 was created in 2003 on April 12th.
AUTO POWER OFF - DATA-TRANSFER MODE
If the camera does not receive a read or write command within ten minutes, it will shut down to save power. When the camera shuts down, an unsafe-removal-of-device warning may appear on the computer monitor. Click OK. Neither the camera or computer will be damaged in this operation. Unplug the USB cable and turn off the camera. Remake the USB connection by reattaching the cable and turning the camera on.
The last window will confirm the driver has been installed. Click Finish to close the add new hardware wizard. Restart the computer.
Innovation and creativity has always been a driving force behind Minolta products. The Electro-zoom X was purely an exercise in camera design. It was unveiled at Photokina in Germany in 1966. The Electro-zoom X was an electronically controlled aperture-priority mechanical SLR with a built-in 30 - 120mm f/3.5 zoom lens giving twenty 12 X 17mm images on a roll of 16mm film. The shutter-release button and battery chamber are located in the grip. Only a few prototypes were built making it one of Minoltas rarest cameras.
When the my-computer window is opened, a new removable-disk icon will be displayed. Double click on the icon to access the cameras memory card; see page 90.
MEMORY CARD FOLDER ORGANIZATION
Once the camera is connected to the computer, image and audio files can be accessed by double clicking on icons. Image folders are located in the DCIM folder. To copying images and audio recordings, simply drag and drop the file icon into a location in the computer. Files and folders on the memory card can be deleted using the computer. Never format the memory card from the computer; always use the camera to format the card. Only files recorded by the camera should be stored on the memory card.
Image and audio file names begin with PICT followed by a four-digit file number and a tif, jpg, mov, or thm extension. Voice-memo and audio caption files have a wav extension and the file name corresponds to their image file. Audio recordings also use the wav extension. The thumbnail images (thm) are produced with TIFF images and are only used in camera and DiMAGE Viewer operation. E-mail Copy images are placed in a folder ending in EM. When a new folder is created, the first three digits in the folder name will be one greater than the largest folder number on the card. When the index number in the image file name exceeds 9,999, a new folder will be created with a number one greater than the greatest folder number on the memory card: e.g. from 100MLT18 to 101MLT18. The number in the image file name may not correspond to the frame number of the image. As images are deleted in the camera, the frame counter will adjust itself to show the number of images on the card and reassign the frame numbers accordingly. The serial numbers used with image files will not change when an image is deleted. When a new image is recorded, it will be assigned a number one greater than the largest serial number in the folder. File serial numbers can be controlled with the file-number-memory function in the custom 1 section of the setup menu (p. 74).
The display button switches between the single frame and index playback formats.
Print file? Number of prints: 7 Yes No
The number of prints in the print run are displayed on the LCD monitor. Use the left/right keys to highlight Yes, and press the center of the controller to start printing. Once printing begins, the operation can be canceled by pressing the center of the controller. The printing finished message will indicate the end of the operation; turn the camera off to end the routine.
Printing finished. OK
NOTES ON PRINTING ERRORS
If a minor problem occurs during printing, such as the paper runs out, follow the procedure recommended for the printer; no action is required for the camera. If a major printer error occurs, press the center of the controller to end the routine. Refer to the printer manual for the correct procedure for the printer problem. Check the printer settings before starting again and use the USB Direct Print screen to deselect the images that were printed.
PRINTING DPOF FILES
The USB DIRECT PRINT menu DPOF-print option allows JPEG (fine, standard, and economy) images and an index print selected with the DPOF printing options in the playback menu to be printed from an Epson USB DIRECT-PRINT compatible printer. See page 70 on how to create a DPOF file. Before each print run, check the printer settings; refer to the printer manual. A fully charged battery should be used when the camera is connected to the printer. The use of the AC adapter (sold separately) is recommended over the use of the battery. Connect the camera to the printer using the cameras USB cable. The larger plug on the cable is connected to the printer. Slide open the USB-port cover and insert the smaller plug of the cable into the camera (1).
NAVIGATING THE USB DIRECT-PRINT MENU
When the camera is connected to a compatible printer, the menu button turns the menu on and off. The left/right and up/down keys of the controller are used to move the cursor in the menu. Pressing the central button of the controller will enter a setting.
Batch print All frames Reset
DPOF print Start
Turn the camera on. Open the USB DIRECT-PRINT menu. Highlight Start in the DPOF-print option in the DPOF section of the menu. Press the central button of the controller to begin the routine.
Batch print selects all JPEG images (fine, standard, and economy) on the memory card for printing. When the all-frames option is selected, a screen opens so the number of copies of each image can be specified. Up to nine copies can be printed. The reset option cancels all changes made to the print selection screen. After the batch-print option is chosen, the USB DIRECT-PRINT selection screen will show which images and the number of copies selected. The controller can be used to edit the print order, see page 94. DPOF print allows the JPEG images (fine, standard, and economy) and an index print selected with the DPOF printing options in the playback menu to be printed from an Epson USB DIRECT-PRINT compatible printer. Simply select the start option from the menu to begin the routine; see the following page.
Lithium-ion Battery NP-200
Voltage: Weight: Dimensions 3.7V 20g 31.5 (W) X 52.0 (H) X 6.5 (D) mm
Battery Charger BC-300
Input voltage: Weight: Dimensions AC100-240V, 50/60Hz 85g 92.2 (W) X 23.4 (H) X 67 (D) mm
Specifications are based on the latest information available at the time of printing and are subject to change without notice.
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MINOLTA DiMAGE Xt 3.2 MEGAPIXEL DIGITAL CAMERA
Number of effective pixels CCD Camera sensitivity Focal length Lens construction Maximum aperture Minimum focus distance Maximum magnification Area covered at maximum magnification Viewfinder type Monitor LCD Shutter Shutter speed range Autofocus system Autofocus areas Metering Multi-segment metering Exposure control Exposure compensation Flash range Flash modes Continuous advance Self-timer Movie recording Audio 3.2 million 1/2.7-type interline primary-color CCD Total pixels: 3.3 million Auto (between ISO equivalent), ISO 50,100, 200, 400 equivalents 5.7 17.1mm (35mm equivalent: 37 111mm) 9 elements in 8 groups (includes 3 aspheric elements) f/2.8 f/3.6 5.9 in. / 0.15m from front of camera 0.1x (1:10) Equivalent to 0.58x (1:1.72) in 35mm format 2.17 x 1.63 in. / 55.2 x 41.4mm Optical real-image zoom viewfinder 1.5 inch (3.8cm) low-temperature polysilicon TFT color monitor with anti-reflection coating Total number of pixels: 110,000 CCD electronic shutter and mechanical shutter 4 - 1/1000 second Video AF Wide focus area (five-point AF) Spot focus area Multi-segment, Spot 256 segments Programmed AE 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments Wide: Approximately 0.5 10.5 ft. / 0.15 3.2m Telephoto: Approximately 0.5 8.2 ft. / 0.15 2.5m (Camera sensitivity: auto) Autoflash, Autoflash with red-eye reduction, Fill-flash, Flash cancel, Night portrait Available Approximately 10 seconds Recording time dependent on memory card capacity. Frame rate: 15 frames per second Monaural audio only. Audio recording: Maximum 180 minutes *
*128MB MB memory card is required.
White balance control Color modes Noise reduction Zoom capability E-mail Copy function
Voice memo: Maximum 15 seconds Audio caption: Maximum 15 seconds Monaural audio only Automatic, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent) Color, Black and white, Sepia User selectable 3x optical zoom; Maximum 4x digital zoom in 0.1x increments Digital zoom can be disabled. Creates a compressed 640 x 480 or 160 x 120 JPEG image for
Minolta DiMAGE Xt Digital Camera Specifications (contd)
Date imprinting Image-quality modes Number of recorded pixels (Still images) Number of recorded pixels (Movie clips) Storage capacity
transmission. Year/month/day (Format can be changed.) Month/day/hour:minute Imprinting can be disabled. TIFF, Fine, Standard, Economy 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 640 x x 240, 160 x 120 Approximate storage capacity of a 16MB SD (Secure Digital) Memory Card: 2048x1536 1600x1200 1280x960 640x480 TIFF 1 frame 2 frames 3 frames 14 frames Fine 9 frames 14 frames 22 frames 69 frames Standard 17 frames 27 frames 39 frames 100 frames Economy 32 frames 47 frames 69 frames 150 frames Movie: 41 seconds with 320x240 images; 2 minutes 30 seconds with 160x120 images Audio recording: 30 minutes 51 seconds
* Still images recorded without voice memo or audio caption ** Actual number of images may vary depending upon the subject and memory card.
Folder name formats Printing output control Recording media Computer interface Direct print Remote camera AV output Battery Battery performance (Playback) Battery performance (Recording)
External power source Dimensions (WxHxD) Weight Operating temperature Standard accessories
JPEG, TIFF, Motion JPEG (MOV), WAVE DCF 1.0-compliant DPOF-compliant (Supported by printing functions in version 1.1) Exif 2.2 Standard, Date PRINT Image Matching II, Exif Print SD (Secure Digital) Memory Cards, MultiMedia Cards USB 1.1 Epson USB DIRECT-PRINT Live images without audio viewed with a computer NTSC, PAL (selected on the camera) One NP-200 lithium-ion battery Approximate continuous playback time: 120 minutes Based on Minoltas standard test method with NP-200 lithium-ion battery Approximate number of recorded images: 130 frames. Based on Minoltas standard test method: NP-200 lithium-ion battery LCD monitor on, Full-size images (2048x1536), Standard image quality, No instant playback, No voice memo, Flash used with 50% of the frames. 4.7V DC with specified AC adapter (sold separately) 3.37 x 2.64 x 0.79 in. 85.5 x 67 x 20mm Approximately 4.2 oz. / 120 g without battery or recording media 32-104F / 0-40C Hand Strap HS-DG100, AV Cable AVC-200, USB Cable USB 500, 16MB SD (Secure Digital) Memory Card, Lithium-ion Battery NP-200, Lithium-ion Battery Charger BC-300, DiMAGE Viewer CD-ROM Metal Chain Neck Strap NS-DG100, AC Adapter AC-4, Deluxe Case, Casual Case, Marine Case MC-DG200
MINOLTA DiMAGE Xt MARINE CASE
Maximum depth (underwater) Weight Dimensions (WxHxD) Standard accessories Optional accessories 98.4 ft. / 30m 8.5 oz. / 240 g (Case only) 4.94 (W) x 3.7 (H) x 1.99 (D) in. 125.5 (W) x 94 (H) x 50.5 (D) mm (excluding protrusions) Hand strap O-ring grease Desiccant O-ring Set
Compatible computers when the camera is used as mass storage device:
IBM PC/AT compatible computers with Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 98*, or Windows 98 Second Edition* and with a USB port as standard interface.
Apple Macintosh computers with pre-installed Mac OS 9.0 9.2.2, Mac OS X v10.1.3 10.1.5, and v10.2.1 10.2.3 and with a USB port as standard interface.
Users with Windows 98 and Windows 98 Second Edition operating systems must install dedicated driver software included in the DiMAGE Xt package.
Minimum system requirements for the remote camera function:
Computers CPU Operating systems RAM Hard-disk space Monitor Tested applications Other IBM PC/AT compatible computers with a USB port as standard interface Pentium II 300MHz or later processor (*1) Windows XP, Me, 2000 Professional, or 98 Second Edition 128 MB of RAM. 256 MB with Windows XP. (*1) 200 MB of free hard-disk space 800 x 600 monitor capable of displaying 16-bit color quality. Microsoft NetMeeting, Windows Messenger (*2) CD-ROM drive
*1 The CPU and RAM must satisfy the requirements of the operating system. *2 The application software must be guaranteed by the manufacturer to work with the operating system.
The computer and operating system must be guaranteed by their manufacturers to support USB interface.
Problems may be encountered depending on what other USB devices are being used in parallel with this product.
Only a built-in USB port is supported. Problems may be encountered when the camera is connected to a USB hub.
Normal operation may not be possible even when all the system requirements are met.
Windows is either a registered trademark or a trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Macintosh is a trademark or registered trademark of Apple Computer Inc. Other corporate names and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
Specifications, system requirements and accessories are subject to change without notice. # # #
Inspiration can't be contained. Neither can you when your have got the ultimate communication tool. Be it serious work or serious play, the DiMAGE Xt boasts an assortment of highly functional and expandable features for a host of creative possibilities. You control the action using XR (Extended Recording) Movie. And complete with audio, it lets you capture movie clips until the Memory Card is full. Audio recoding allows you to record anything up to 180 minutes. In addition, 15-second audio captions can be added to previously taken shots, while volume can be controlled during playback. Plus, the handy and reliable SD Memory Card enables you to store your important data.
|Product Type||Digital camera - compact|
|Optical Sensor Type||CCD|
|Total Pixels||3,300,000 pixels|
|Effective Sensor Resolution||3,200,000 pixels|
|Optical Sensor Size||1/2.7"|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 100, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 50|
|Digital Zoom||4 x|
|Shooting Modes||Frame movie mode|
|Special Effects||Black & White, Sepia|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/1000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||4 sec|
|Exposure Metering||Multi-segment, spot|
|Exposure Modes||Program, automatic|
|Exposure Compensation||±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Metering Zones||256|
|White Balance||Automatic, presets|
|White Balance Presets||Fluorescent, cloudy, tungsten light, daylight|
|Digital Video Format||QuickTime|
|Still Image Format||JPEG, TIFF|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||1.3 frames per second|
|Video Capture||QuickTime - 320 x 240 - 15 fps - 41 sec - with 16MB card QuickTime - 160 x 120 - 150 sec - with 16MB card|
|Memory / Storage|
|Flash Memory||16 MB flash - SD Memory Card|
|Supported Flash Memory||MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card|
|Image Storage||Super-fine TIFF 2048 x 1536 : 1 - with 16MB card Fine JPEG 2048 x 1536 : 9 - with 16MB card Standard JPEG 2048 x 1536 : 17 - with 16MB card Economy JPEG 2048 x 1536 : 32 - with 16MB card Super-fine TIFF 1600 x 1200 : 2 - with 16MB card Fine JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 14 - with 16MB card Standard JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 27 - with 16MB card Economy JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 47 - with 16MB card Super-fine TIFF 1280 x 960 : 3 - with 16MB card Fine JPEG 1280 x 960 : 22 - with 16MB card Standard JPEG 1280 x 960 : 39 - with 16MB card Economy JPEG 1280 x 960 : 69 - with 16MB card Super-fine TIFF 640 x 480 : 14 - with 16MB card Fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 69 - with 16MB card Standard JPEG 640 x 480 : 100 - with 16MB card Economy JPEG 640 x 480 : 150 - with 16MB card Fine JPEG 1280 x 960 : 23 - with 16MB card|
|Camera Flash||Built-in flash|
|Flash Modes||Fill-in mode, night mode, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Effective Flash Range||6 in - 10.5 ft|
|Type||Zoom lens - 5.7 mm - 17.1 mm - f/2.8-3.6|
|Focal Length||5.7 mm - 17.1 mm|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||37 - 111mm|
|Auto Focus||TTL contrast detection|
|Auto Focus Points (Zones)||5|
|Min Focus Range||5.9 in|
|Optical Zoom||3 x|
|Zoom Adjustment||Motorized drive|
|Lens Construction||8 group(s) / 9 element(s)|
|Self Timer Delay||10 sec|
|Additional Features||Audio recording, built-in speaker, auto power save, digital noise reduction, date/time stamp, DPOF support, PRINT Image Matching|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical - real-image zoom|
|Type||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.5" - color|
|Display Form Factor||Built-in|
|Type||Microphone - built-in|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Mono|
|Connector Type||1 x USB 1 x composite video/audio output 1 x DC power input|
|Expansion Slot(s)||1 x SD Memory Card|
|Software||Drivers & Utilities|
|Included Accessories||Hand strap|
|Cables Included||1 x A/V cable 1 x USB cable|
|Power Device||Battery charger - external|
|Supported Battery Details||1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )|
|Run Time (Up To)||110 min|
|Service & Support||1 year warranty|
|Service & Support Details||Limited warranty - 1 year|
|Min Operating Temperature||32 °F|
|Max Operating Temperature||104 °F|
|Universal Product Identifiers|
|Part Numbers||2786-101, 2786-131, 2786-301, Dimage Xt|
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