8MP Konica Minolta compact with anti-shake

The X1 is the latest release into Konica Minolta’s new X-series, featuring an 8MP CCD and 3x optical zoom.

The X1 is the latest release into Konica Minolta’s new X-series, featuring an 8MP CCD and 3x optical zoom. In a first for the DiMAGE compact range it includes Konica Minolta’s anti-shake technology, previously seen on cameras like the Dynax 7D and DiMAGE A200. By moving the CCD to counteract any movement, it enables the camera to be used in low-light conditions, with less chance of the pictures being blighted by camera shake. Natural looking images are promised from the CxProcess III processing technology. With a depth of 19.5mm, the X1 is very slim, as it incorporates a newly designed sliding-lens system which doesn’t protrude from the metallic body. Pictures can be viewed on the 2.5in LCD screen, with a backlight function. Super Macro Mode can focus from as close as 5cm from the subject and the Digital Subject Program Selection automatically chooses the best scene mode for the shooting conditions. The X1 can also capture VGA movies with sound at a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. Available in silver, red and black (as a Jessops exclusive), the DiMAGE X1 will hit the shops in September for £299.99. Go to www.konicaminolta.co.uk or call 0208 751 6121. DiMAGE X1 Specifications Number of effective pixels: 8.0 million (approx.) (**3296 x 2460) CCD 1/1.8-type interline primary-colour CCD **Total pixels: approx. 8.3 million (3320 x 2496) Focal length: 7.7 - 23.1mm (equivalent to 37 - 111mm in 35mm format) Max. aperture: f/3.5 - f/3.8 Focusing range: Wide-angle: 0.1m to infinity, Telephoto: 0.4m to infinity (from front of camera) Maximum magnification: 0.12 x (equivalent to 0.56x in 35mm format) (Focal length: 13.0mm, equivalent to 62mm in 35mm format, shooting distance: 10cm) Area covered at maximum magnification: 61 x 46mm Super Macro: 0.05m to infinity (from front of camera) (Focal length: 13.0mm, equivalent to 62mm in 35mm format) Maximum magnification: 0.21x (equivalent to 1.02x in 35mm format) Area covered at maximum magnification: 34 x 25mm Recording media: SD (Secure Digital) Memory Cards, Multimedia Cards File format: Still Image: JPEG, DCF2.0-compliant, DPOF-compliant (supported by printing functions in ver. 1.1) (On/off selectable on both index print and date imprinting), Exif 2.2. Movie: Motion JPEG (MOV) with monaural audio. Voice: WAVE (monaural audio only) Number of recorded pixels 3264 x 2448, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480 Image quality modes: Fine, Standard, Economy LCD monitor: 2.5-inch (**6.3cm) low-temperature polysilicon TFT colour, Total pixels: 118,000 (approx.), Field of view: 100% (approx.) Autofocus system: Video AF Autofocus area: Changeable between spot and wide (five-point AF) Exposure mode: Programmed AE Metering: Multi-segment (300 segments), Spot metering Exposure compensation: +/-2 Ev in 1/3 increments Camera sensitivity: Automatic, ISO 50, 100, 200 equivalents. **Automatic: between ISO 50 - 160 equivalent. **When the flash fires, the automatic sensitivity gain is between ISO 50 - 160 equivalent. Shutter: CCD electronic shutter and mechanical shutter Shutter speed range: 1- 1/1250 s Flash metering: Pre-flash TTL Guide number: Approx. 6.5(in meters at ISO 100) White balance control: Automatic, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent), Setting possible in movie recording mode (Same with still images) Continuous advance 0.5 fps (approx.) Number of frames: 3 frames (approx.) (3264 x 2448, Standard) Progressive capture selectable. Colour modes / Colour space: Colour, B/W, and Sepia Image correction: Contrast, Sharpness (3 levels) Playback functions: Single-frame playback, Index playback (6 frames), Enlarged playback (6x (max.) in 1.1x increments, scrollable), Movie, Audio track indicator, Camera statuses, E-mail Copy function, Crop frame, Slide show, Rotate (manual) Printing output control Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, PictBridge Movie recording functions (format): Night Movie. Focusing and optical zooming during recording. Each settings are selectable (ON/OFF) in the menu. Default: OFF. Number of recorded pixels (movie): 640 x 480, 320 x 240 Frame rate: 20 fps Movie recording time: Until the Memory Card is full (dependent on memory card capacity and battery power.) Audio: Audio recording, Audio caption Battery: One lithium-ion battery (NP-1) Battery performance (still): 150 frames (approx.) (Conforming to CIPA*1 (included Lithiumion battery, included SD memory card)) *1CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products Association **CIPA test method: Image size: 3264 x 2448, standard image quality, no instant playback, Flash used with 50% of the frames, etc. Battery performance (playback): 140 min.(approx.) (Based on KONICA MINOLTA's standard test method: with included lithium-ion battery) PC interface: USB (with specified cradle)(Full-speed 12Mbps data transfer available with USB 2.0 compatible computer) ** High speed (480Mbps) is not supported. AV output NTSC/PAL (selectable on the camera)(with specified cradle) Supported operating system Data storage: Windows 98/98 SE/Me/2000(Professional) XP (Home/Professional), Mac OS 9.0-9.2.2/Mac OS X v10.1.310.1.5/v10.2.1-10.2.8/v10.3-10.3.9/v10.4-10.4.1 Dimensions (WxHxD): 95 (W) x 68 (H) x 19.5 (D) mm (Except projection) Weight: 135 g (approx.) without batteries or recording media Specifications are based on Konica Minolta testing. **Method: TTL

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