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Minolta Dimâge 2330 Zoom


Review posted 12/8/00


  


Minolta Dimage 2330


The Minolta Dimâge 2330 Zoom features a 2.3 million-pixel CCD with a RGB primary color filter for true color fidelity. It features a 3x optical, 2.5x digital zoom lens. For action sequences, the Dimâge 2330 features a Burst Capture mode that takes a series of pictures at 2 frames per second at full resolution (up to 4 frames in FINE mode). Captured images are stored on CompactFlash cards in JPEG (Exif 2.1) format with a choice of Fine, Standard or Economy compression levels. The image size is user selectable between 1792x1200 and 800x600 pixels.



Minolta Dimage 2330

The 1.8-inch color LCD monitor on back allows the user to preview the image composition, playback stored images and access the menu system.

An optical viewfinder enables framing like a traditional film camera. It's especially helpful when shooting outdoors in bright sunlight and saves your precious battery power.



Minolta Dimage 2330


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Minolta Dimage 2330

The lens is an 8-24mm (equivalent to ~36-108mm in 35mm format) f/3.4 - 13 (4 steps) all-glass consisting of 5 elements in 2 groups, including 4 aspheric surfaces.  Focusing range is 1.96 feet (0.6m) to infinity in normal mode and 0.98 - 1.96 feet (0.3 - 0.6m) in macro mode.



Minolta Dimage 2330

On top is the Mode Dial with positions for Record, Playback, Connect to PC and Setup. The LCD data panel displays camera status including selected image quality, flash mode, sharpness, remaining frames and battery condition.



Minolta Dimage 2330

On the right side is the CompactFlash Type I card slot. Cards are ejected by means of a folding ejector lever. Minolta supplies an 8MB card.



Minolta Dimage 2330

The Dimâge 2330 can be connected to a Windows 98 or Macintosh USB-enabled computer using the bundled USB cable.

Your pictures can be displayed on a TV set using the Video Out port, the signal is user selectable for NTSC or PAL format. The camera can be powered by an optional AC adapter via the 6V DC IN port.



Minolta Dimage 2330

The Dimâge 2330 is powered by four AA size batteries; alkaline, lithium, NiCd, or NiMH type may be used. It can also be operated with an optional AC adapter.





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