Tiny, yet full of digital photography power, the Minolta Dimage X20 is so small and light it can be slipped into a pocket or bag as easily as a wallet. It's the world's smallest and lightest 2-megapixel digital camera with 3x optical zoom (as of June, 2003). It also features an ultra-fast start-up time, movie mode with sound, and a built-in flash.
Optics and Resolution
The Dimage X20 features a 2-megapixel resolution that produces images up to 1600 x 1200 pixels for prints up to 8 x 10 inches. Other resolution modes include 1280 x 960 and 640 x 480. Thanks to the unique folded optics design, the Dimage X20's distinctive, non-protruding 3x zoom lens technology keeps the X20 ultra-compact and thin. It also has a 4x digital zoom.
Movie and Audio Modes
The XR (extended recording) movie mode enables you to capture as much video as will fit on your memory card. Video is captured with sound at 15 frames per second at resolutions of 320 x 240 and 160 x 120. You can also capture up to 15-second voice memos, or append a 15-second note to images.
Capture images quickly and quietly with the X20's 1-second activation, 0.1-second shutter release time lag, and 0.2-second playback interval.
Minoltas new multi-frame drive mode allows you to capture nine action-stopping frames of a single event in one picture. The nine images are laid out in a 3 X 3 grid in a single frame.
The DiMAGE X20s e-mail copy function makes a 640 X 480 or 160 X 120 JPEG copy of an image on the memory card so that it can be easily transferred over the Internet.
Other features include:
Storage and Transfer
- 1.6-inch LCD screen with anti-reflection coating
- Built-in flash with Autoflash, Autoflash with red-eye reduction, Fill-flash, Flash cancel, Night portrait modes
- Shutter speed: 4 seconds to 1/1000 second
- 10-second self timer
Images are stored on Secure Digital (SD) or MultiMedia (MMC) memory cards; an 8 MB SD card is included. When shooting in Standard 2-megapixel mode, you can store 12 images on the included memory card. Images can be downloaded to either a Mac or PC via USB 1.1, which means the camera can be connected to any USB-based Windows Me/2000/XP and Mac OS 8.6 or later computer without installing any software.
Power and Size
The camera is powered by two AA batteries (alkalines included, rechargeable NiMH batteries recommended). It measures 3.39 x 2.64 x 0.93 inches and weighs 4.1 ounces (excluding battery).
What's In The Box
This package includes the Dimage X20 digital camera, 8 MB Secure Digital memory card, two AA alkaline batteries, USB and AV cables, neck strap, and CD-ROM with Dimage Viewer software and USB drivers for Windows and Mac.
This Minolta DiMAGE 2MP digital camera packs a lot of digital imaging might into a camera so small and light you can carry it as easily as a wallet. This portable powerhouse also features a quick startup time, movie mode with audio and a built-in flash. Features: non-protruding 3x zoom lens technology for compact, thin design; 4x digital zoom; 15-second voice recording function; multi-frame drive for getting 9 frames of a single event in one picture in a 3x3 grid; e-mail copy function that copies an image on the memory card for easy e-mailing; 1.6" LCD screen with anti-reflection coating; built-in flash with autoflash, autoflash with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, flash cancel and night portrait modes; 10-second self timer; secure digital (SD) or MultiMedia memory card (MMC) compatible; 8MB SD card included; Mac and PC USB compatible; USB and AV cables; neck strap; and CD-ROM with Dimage Viewer software.