Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D SLR Review

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Konica Minolta MAXXUM 7D



Playback Features




Minolta Maxxum 7D

Pressing the Play button brings up the last image stored full screen on the LCD. The image size and quality is in the upper right corner, down in the lower left are the date and time of the exposure, and in the lower right is the folder/file number, and the frame number and total number of images stored on the CF memory card. Pressing the Display button display's the image only, without information.



Minolta Maxxum 7D

The image can be rotated in steps of 90-degrees by repeatedly depressing the "down" button of the 4-way controller.



Minolta Maxxum 7D

While viewing a picture full screen you can press the "up" button on the 4-way controller to see all the exposure details. The current image is displayed with a histogram to show the dynamic range, image size/quality, shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, flash exposure compensation, exposure mode, metering mode, white balance mode, ISO, folder name/file number, frame number/total number of images, and date of exposure. Areas of the image that are close to luminance levels of 0 and 255 flash. Return to single-frame playback by depressing "up" again.



Minolta Maxxum 7D

Pressing the Display button will bring up a thumbnail preview index so you can quickly select an image to display. The Index Playback Format can be set in the Playback menu for 4, 9, or 16 images. The left/right/up/down buttons of the 4-way controller are used to highlight an image, and its exposure date and frame number are displayed at the bottom of the LCD. Press the Display button again to display the highlighted image in single-frame playback.



Minolta Maxxum 7D

Press the Magnification button to go into Zoom-Playback mode; a large image is displayed at 4.7x, and a small image at 2.4x. You then scroll around the enlarged image using the 4-way controller buttons, and change the degree of magnification using the rear control dial. A locator is displayed at the top right corner, indicating the portion of the image that is displayed. Pressing the center button of the 4-way controller redisplays the entire image area. Only JPEG images can be enlarged; RAW images can not be magnified in playback mode.



Minolta Maxxum 7D

The Play Menu has options to Delete images, Format the memory card, select one or all folders to view in playback, Protect/Unprotect images, select 4, 9, or 16 image index playback, play a slide show, select images for DPOF printing, create an index print, and cancel printing.



Minolta Maxxum 7D

Setup Menu:

  • LCDbrightness: Set monitor brightness to one of eleven levels, affects all monitor modes.
  • Transfer mode: USB port operating mode
      Data storage - Connect to a computer
      PTP - connect to PictBridge compatible printer
  • Video output: Select NTSC or PAL
  • Audio signals: Select On or Off
  • Language: Select English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Italian or Swedish
  • Date/Time set: Set date, date format and time
  • File # memory:
      On - File numbers are assigned sequentially across folders and memory cards
      Off - File numbering starts over in new folder
  • Folder name: Use Standard or Date form
  • Select folder: Specifies in which folder images are saved
  • New folder: Create a new folder for image storage
  • LCD backlight: Turn off backlight after 5, 10, 30 or 60 seconds to conserve power
  • Power save: Shut down camera after 1, 3, 5, 10 or 30 minutes of inactivity to conserve power
  • MenuSecMemory: Recalls or not the last Menu section used when Menu button is depressed
  • Delete conf.: Requests or not confirmation of deletion of images
  • Clean CCD: Exposes the camera's CCD for cleaning; use with care
  • Reset default: Returns all camera modes and menus to factory defaults






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