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Konica Minolta Dimage Xt 3 Megapixels and Smaller

3.71/5 (7 Reviews)


  • Image Sensor TypeCCD
    Resolution3.3 Megapixel
    Optical Zoom3x
    Camera TypeCompact
    Interchangeable LensNot Interchangeable Lenses
    35mm Zoom Lens37 - 111 mm
    Digital Zoom4x
    Focus TypeAutofocus & Fixed Focus
    Focus Range6 in. to Infinity (w)
    Macro Focus Range5.9 in. (w)
    Focal Length5.7 - 17.1 mm
    Camera Resolution3.3 Megapixel
    Image Resolutions640 x 480 • 2048 x 1536 • 1600 x 1200
    Video Resolutions320 x 240 (QVGA) • 160 x 120
    Video Speed15 fps
    Max Movie LengthWithout Limit (Depends on the camera free memory size)
    Video FormatQuickTime
    Aperture Rangef2.8/f3.6 (w/t)
    Shutter Speed4 - 1/1000 sec
    White BalanceAuto • Daylight / Sunny (Preset) • Cloudy (Preset) • Fluorescent (Preset) • Tungsten (Preset)
    Frames Per Second1.3 Frames
    Memory TypeMMC Card
    Compression ModesFine • Uncompressed
    Compression TypeJPEG • TIFF
    File Size (High Res.)9.1 MB (14 images on 128MB card)
    File Size (Low Res.)0.09 MB (about 1,422 images on 128MB card)
    ISO SpeedsAuto • 50 • 100 • 200 • 400
    Flash TypeBuilt-In
    Flash FunctionsFlash Off • Auto Flash • Fill-in Flash • Red-eye Reduction Flash • Slow Sync
    ViewfinderOptical (Through-the-lens)
    LCD PanelWith LCD Panel
    LCD Panel Size1.5 in.
    LCD Screen Resolution110,000 pixels
    LCD Protected PositionWithout LCD Protected Position
    Interface TypeUSB
    Video InterfaceVideo Out
    Battery TypeProprietary Lithium
    Battery Life130 Images
    Self Timer10 Sec.
    Mp3 Built In
    Built-in MicrophoneWith Built-in Microphone
    Built-in SpeakerWith Built-in Speaker
    Tripod MountWith Tripod Mount
    Operating SystemApple Mac OS 9 • Apple Mac OS X • Microsoft Windows 2000 • Microsoft Windows 98 • Microsoft Windows 98SE • Microsoft Windows ME • Microsoft Windows XP
    Width3.5 in.
    Depth0.81 in.
    Height2.63 in.
    Weight0.28 lb.
    Warranty1 Year
    Exterior ColorBlack • Silver
    Included AccessoriesSoftware • USB Cable • Video Cable • Hand Strap • 16 MB Memory Card • Lithium Battery • Battery Charger
    Product ID20742007

Product Description

  • Sensor: 3.2 megapixel CCD
  • Max resolution: 2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Lens 5.7–17.1mm f/2.8-3.6(35mm equiv: 37–111mm) w. 4x digital zoom
  • Exposure: Auto w. exposure compensation
  • ISO: Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400
  • White balance: Automatic, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent
  • File format: JPEG, TIFF
  • Movie mode
  • Storage media: SD (Secure Digital) Memory Cards, MultiMedia Cards
  • USB interface


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Prophet1 a Intermediate

    Date Reviewed: July 6, 2004

    Strengths:    It's slip in the pocket. Feel like a private investigator when taking shots. The picture come quick and easy. The dials and menues are simple to use. A nice camera overall. Looks expensive in all it's shimmer.

    Weaknesses:    Too many other manufacturers have copied this design and are making smarter features. The size diminshes better pictures. You'll experience quite a bit of "hand shake" when shooting. Sensors are a bit sensitive. Not a very good camera on flash or at night!

    Bottom Line:   
    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, but only a year later there are many advanced features newer cameras offer.

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    Price Paid:    $360.00

    Purchased At:   Good Guys

    Similar Products Used:   Nothing so far



    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Ken a Intermediate

    Date Reviewed: December 3, 2003

    Strengths:    Compact size
    Easy to use


    Weaknesses:    Lens flare heavily
    No optical zoom when recording clips


    Bottom Line:   
    I've got the camera for a few months already. It's an excellent camera for portablity and ease of use. You can lock the camera settings (ISO, exp-comp, etc) by turning off the "auto reset" feature. Movie clips is certainly not DVD quality but enough for making VCD-grade production. I noted optical performance of the camera--the lens flare heavily and easily. But all you got to do is to try to block the light from hitting the glass directly (a piece of card / hand / camera pouch...). Another con is that the lens locked when you start recording clips--so you only get digital zoom.

    All things considered, it's still a good buy.

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    Price Paid:    $450.00

    Purchased At:   Bangkok

    Similar Products Used:   Sony digital camera
    Canon SLR's




    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Wells a Intermediate

    Date Reviewed: November 27, 2003

    Strengths:    Small and sexy? Yes. You can take it anywhere, you are not going to find a smaller camera with the same quality.

    Weaknesses:    Picture quality suffers in this small package. You are going to sacrifice overall performance in Minolta's small packaging. I have not used other Minolta digital cameras, however, I was not impressed with its performace. You can take average pictures, but ligting has to be optimal for viberant colors.

    Bottom Line:   
    I have really tried to use every feature on this camera to get an optimal picture, and I have to say that Minolta's ability to get true and accurate color is second to brands such as Sony and Canon. I own a Canon DigiEfl and a Sony Cybershot (in addition to my Xt), and I am far more impressed with my other two cameras. Like one review said, when light is optimal (outside), the picture is pretty good. But there in lies the problem, one should not search for optimal conditions with a camera such as the Xt. The great advantage of owning the Xt is its size, it is one of the smallest and lightest cameras on the market, however, while you may be more inclined to have this conviently small camera on you durring that priceless moment, you also need to have a camera which has picture quality comperable to its sexy looks.

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    Price Paid:    $265.00

    Purchased At:   online

    Similar Products Used:   Sony Cybershot DC150
    (great camera, great pictures and weatherproof too!)
    Canon Digital Elf (good pictures too)




    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by kas a Beginner

    Date Reviewed: November 1, 2003

    Strengths:    Compact, Quick startup, unlimited movie, internal focus. Flash is as weak as everyone in its class. View finder is too small to be useful.

    Weaknesses:    prone to hand shake, movie is pretty space consuming (128Mb holds about 25 min. 15fps QuickTime), about a second delay from pressing the button to shoot (unless you half-press the button)

    Bottom Line:   
    This is my daily camera. I mean, I take it with me everyday like my wallet. although it is a point and shoot camera, Metering (spot or multi-segment), shoot mode (1, multi, 10 sec timer), ISO (50, 100, 200, 400, auto) and white balance (auto and couple other profiles) are adjustable. Aperature, shutter and focus are not.The pictures it makes are good.

    Image is sharp on when there is plenty of light that it uses a fast shutter. In other conditions, hand shake is one serious problem. For many of the pictures I take at night or with indoor lighting handheld, I can see a trace of blur when I zoom in the 2048 x 1536 image. so, get a tripod.

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    Price Paid:    $300.00

    Purchased At:   Hong Kong

    Similar Products Used:   Essentially none, but tested Casio Exilim S3 or Pentax Optio S, some other models before I decide on this camera.



    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by BobNSouth a Intermediate from New York City

    Date Reviewed: October 16, 2003

    Strengths:    It's so SMALL.

    It is EASY to use. I was able to begin using it right away without consulting the manual.

    It's VERY easy to operate and has great controls that are readily available on the spot -- such as exposure compensation and flash control. Lots and lots in a small package.


    Weaknesses:    None that I can think of.

    Bottom Line:   
    I'm sorry, I MUST raise this camera's rating! If I could give it SIX stars, I would. If you're reading this review, you know you're not shopping for a D100. But if you want a sleek, sexy camera that will DISAPPEAR into your shirt pocket -- this is the camera for you. I have been taking this camera with me everywhere and taking excellent pictures. What I love is that it doesn't even LOOK like a camera -- it's not only a great conversation starter, but it's very easy to take surreptitious street shots. I must own at least 20 cameras (I'm a point-and-shoot junkie) and my little Minolta Dimage XT is my new favorite. Little surprise -- my previous faves were the Minolta CLE and TC-1. Big thumbs up to Minolta on this winner. I've been e-mailing my shots to friends and getting LOTS of "Wow"s! I shot a row of pumpkins (Halloween) and you could almost touch the skin -- the camera picked up every crease and the colors were reproduced vividly. I could not be more pleased with this purchase.

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    Price Paid:    $325.00

    Purchased At:   eBay

    Similar Products Used:   Canon Powershot Elph S400 (nice camera too, but bigger, heavier, and more complicated)




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