Minolta DiMAGE G400 Review

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Minolta DiMAGE G400





Record Mode Screens & Menus


(Excuse the poor quality of these screens but the DiMAGE G400 does not have a Video Out feature so these had to be photographed off of the color LCD.)


Minolta DiMAGE G400

A typical record mode screen display. Across the top is flash disabled, "P"rogram AE exposure mode, in the center are the focus target marks. On the bottom is the battery level, pictures remaining, 4Megapixel (2272x1704) image size, Fine quality (3 stars) and SD indicating that we are currently using a Secure Digital type memory card, this will change to "MS" if using a Memory Stick.



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To the right of the color LCD is the MODE button, it selects AUTO, SCENE, MOVIE/SOUND, MANUAL or SETUP mode.



Minolta DiMAGE G400



AUTO record menu:

    Color - Standard Color, Warm Color, Cold Color, Sepia, B&W
    Drive Mode - Single, Continuous, Super Continuous
    Size/Quality - 4M 2272x1704 Fine or Normal, 2M 1600x1200, VGA 640x480
    Card Select - SD or MS
    Selftimer - Off, 10s, 3s


Minolta DiMAGE G400



Scene record menu:

    Scene Mode - Portrait, Scenery, Night, Angel, Snap, Sports
    Drive Mode - Single, Continuous, Super Continuous
    Size/Quality - 4M 2272x1704 Fine or Normal, 2M 1600x1200, VGA 640x480
    Card Select - SD or MS
    Selftimer - Off, 10s, 3s


Minolta DiMAGE G400



Movie/Voice record menu:

    Mode - Movie, Add Rec (add audio note to still), Voice
    Exposure compensation - +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
    White Balance - Auto, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Daylight
    Card Select - SD or MS
    Selftimer - Off, 10s, 3s




Minolta DiMAGE G400



Manual record menu:

    Mode - Program, Aperture, Manual
    Drive Mode - Single, Continuous, Super Continuous, Auto Bracket Focus, Auto Bracket Exposure
    Size/Quality - 4M 2272x1704 Fine or Normal, 2M 1600x1200, VGA 640x480
    Card Select - SD or MS
    Selftimer - Off, 10s, 3s
    Color - Standard Color, Warm Color, Cold Color, Sepia, B&W
    Exposure compensation - +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
    White Balance - Auto, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Daylight
    ISO - Auto, 50, 100, 200 or 400
    AF - Auto Focus, Infinity, 0.8m, 1.2m, 2.5m




Minolta DiMAGE G400



Setup menu:

    Format - Format SD card, MS card
    Monitor - Quick view on/off, Info on/off, Monitor on/off, Blue LED on/off, Monitor color, Monitor brightness
    Rec Set - Red-eye reduction on/off, Digital zoom on/off, Number reset, AE center/spot, External AF sensor on/off
    Sound - Turn camera sounds (beeps and shutter fx) on or off
    Basic Setup - Date set, Menu language, Auto power off, Customize 4-way functions, Reset to default




Minolta DiMAGE G400



Typical movie recording screen. You can record 320x240 motion video with audio for up to the capacity of your SD or MS memory card. There's 229MB of available space on our SD card. The optical zoom can be set before recording starts - not during. The digital zoom is disabled.



Minolta DiMAGE G400



You can also record voice memos for any purpose required. The maximum recording time is limited by available memory, these audio recordings are saved as Windows' WAV files.





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