Konica Minolta Dimage V 3 Megapixels and Smaller

Dimage V

User Reviews (28)

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ASmileyGuy   Expert [Nov 20, 2004]
Strength:

Absolutely none. It is more than 5 years old and obviously designed before the industry standardization of digital photography technology. It's design deserves merit. For all the trouble it gives, it'd design and features remain unique and attractive.

Weakness:

Five years out of date and designed before even the SmartMedia card became the industry standard. Can't find Memory cards that fit this model now. Can't find software updates. Never got original software to work. Basicly, a great camera for anyone who wishes to use the camera as the primary viewer. Home and car power adaptors are recommended. It sucks the juice from 4 Duracells faster than it can full a 2MB memory card. Does not live up to the Minolta reputation.

This was the coolest digital camera with unique features no others had, when I purchased it..in 1998. A monkey can operate this camera. I signed on to AOL one day and a pop-up advertisement appeared and it was exactly what I was looking for in a digital camera. To date, I NEVER managed to link it to my computer and this has made it useless. Since purchasing it, I have regurlarly updated my computer and currently have 3 extra PCs I built from spare parts as I upgraded. This camera had proven incompatable with every one. I still have pics of my son's highschool graduation IN THE CAMERA and he is a Junior in college now. Adding insult to injury, I couldnt fine any information online about this specific model. The Minolta website didnt even show this model in their digital camera products list. Everyone has a digital camera now and I got the idea to put my SmartMedia card in a friend's camera to download the contents. The cards are different. SmartMedia was a selling point when I purchased my camera, but the SmartMedia card in this unit is physicly incompatible with every other SmartMedia card I have seen. The clipped corner insures that the card can only be inserted one way. The card with this model has contacts on the opposite side. SmartMedia cards DO NOT fit and this card DOES NOT fit anything else. I actually got excited when film processing places added digital card readers. Any type of memory card from any digital camera, just pop it in and it reads it. Any type but this one. I still have photos in the camera I wish to download to my PC. This site is the first I have ever found with that acknowledges the existance of this relic. I still have the box it all came in so if anyone can tell me how to connected it to a PC and get it to work will be my hero. Until then, I will continue using those disposable 35mm cameras.

Customer Service

ABSOLUTELY NONE THAT I HAVE FOUND IN MORE THAN 5 YEARS.

Similar Products Used: Never purchased another Digital Camera or webcam. This camera is a rare and unique creation of misfunction and in no way does it represent the industry of digital photography today. But personal experiance has dulled my sense of enthusiasm
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Ayanna   Intermediate [Jan 29, 2004]
Strength:

The swiveling lens and the extension cable are a genious idea. That's what attracted me to it in the first place.

Weakness:

The 5V memory cards are no longer in production. They have to be hunted down like ancient treasure.

I love this camera. It was very old when I bought it, but it is still in perfect working and cosmetic condition.

Customer Service

N/A

Similar Products Used: Polaroid digital camera. Don't love it much.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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