DiMAGE X20

DiMAGE X20

Minolta DiMAGE X20 Review

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Record Modes & Menu Options



Minolta DiMAGE X20

The DiMAGE X20 is an automatic "point-n-shoot" type camera, the exposure is handled by a Programmed AE system. The white brackets in the center indicate where the autofocus zone is located. Other icons indicate flash mode, image size and quality, ISO setting, drive mode and the approx. number of pictures remaining.



Minolta DiMAGE X20

Pressing the MENU button brings up this 3 x 3 graphical menu system. Using simple icon buttons you can select and change Image size and quality, Flash mode, Drive mode, White balance, Exposure compensation, Color toning or enable the Portrait exposure mode.

To access other camera options (see next frame), press the MENU icon.



Minolta DiMAGE X20

Record mode menu options:

    Key Func. - Allows you to pick a function for quick access on the 4-way selector: Flash mode, Exp. comp., Drive mode or White balance.
    Sensitivity - Auto (64-200), 64, 100, 200, 400
    Auto reset - Reset all parameters at power off; On / Off
    Voice memo - On / Off (Record annotation after image capture)
    Date Imprint - On / Off (imprints date/time on image)
    Digital zoom - On / Off
    Inst.Playback - On / Off (review image after capture)
    File # memory - Maintain sequentially numbered pictures
    Folder name - Numerical or Date oriented




Minolta DiMAGE X20

The DiMAGE X20 has a very respectable macro (close-up) focusing capability. There is no dedicated macro mode but the focusing range is from 3.9 inches to infinity in all focal lengths.



Minolta DiMAGE X20

The Multi frame capture mode lets you record 9 successive images at 3fps. These images are then saved as one 1600x1200 size image.



Minolta DiMAGE X20

In Movie mode you can record full motion video in 320 x 240 or 160 x 120 resolution at 15fps with audio. The length of these movies are limited only by the amount of memory on the card being used.



Minolta DiMAGE X20

Movie Record mode menu:


    Image Size - 320x240 and 160x120
    White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent
    Toning - Color, B&, Sepia, Red, Green or Blue
    Exposure Compensation - Override metering +/ 2.0EV in 1/3EV increments




Minolta DiMAGE X20

SETUP menu options

    LCD brightness - Adjust color LCD back light
    Format - Format SD Card
    Reset default - Resets camera functions to factory defaults
    Language - Set camera menu Language
    Audio signals - Camera sounds: On or Off, Sound FX: On or Off
    Shutter FX - Off, Shutter sound effect
    Volume - 1 (Low), 2, 3 (High)
    Power off - Auto power off: 1, 3, 5, 10 or 30 minutes
    Date/Time set - Set time and date in internal clock
    Date format - YYYY/MM/DD, MM/DD/YYYY, DD/MM/YYYY
    Video output - NTSC or PAL
    Transfer mode - Data storage or RemoteCamera




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