Minolta DiMAGE Xi Review

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Record Modes & Menu Options



Minolta DiMAGE Xi

The DiMAGE Xi 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 Xi

In Movie mode you can record up to 35 seconds (per clip) of motion JPEG at 320 x 240 resolution at 15fps. Monaural audio is also recorded.



Minolta DiMAGE Xi

In the audio recording mode the DiMAGE Xi can be used like a digital voice recorder to capture up to 30 minutes (per clip) of monaural audio.



Minolta DiMAGE Xi

Record mode menu:

    BASIC
      Drive Mode - Single, Continuous, Selftimer, Movie, Audio

      Image Size - 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480

      Quality - Super Fine (TIFF uncompressed), Fine, Standard, Economy (JPEG)

      White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent

      Auto Reset - ON / OFF (ON resets to default settings at power down, if set to OFF then all current settings including LCD on/off are remembered.)



    Minolta DiMAGE Xi

    Custom

      Digital zoom - 4x, 2x, Off

      Instant Playback - On / Off (LCD review after capture)

      Voice memo - On, Off (Record annotation after image capture)

      Sensitivity - Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400

      Date Imprint - ON / OFF (imprints date on image)



    Minolta DiMAGE Xi

    Setup 1

      LCD brightness - Adjust color LCD backlight

      Power off - Auto power off: 1, 3, 5, 10 or 30 minutes

      Audio signals - Camera sounds: On or Off, Sound FX: On or Off

      Date/Time set - Set time and date in internal clock

      Date format - YYYY/MM/DD, MM/DD/YYYY, DD/MM/YYYY





    Minolta DiMAGE Xi

    Movie Record mode menu:


      BASIC:
        Drive Mode - Movie

        Image Size - 320x240 (not settable)

        Quality - Standard (not settable)

        White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent

        Auto Reset - ON / OFF (ON resets to default settings at power down, if set to OFF then all current settings including LCD on/off are remembered.)

      Custom:

        Digital zoom - 4x, 2x, Off

      Setup 1:

        (Same as still record mode above)





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