Just as important as an extra memory card is a tool to rescue your images when one of your cards fails at some point in the future. The camera’s Self-Timer mode offers a short delay either three or 10 seconds between the time the Shutter button is pressed and the shutter actually opens, giving you time to zip around in front of the camera for a self-portrait. I always remind readers though, that digital zoom decreases the overall image quality in direct proportion to the zoom achieved, because it simply enlarges the center pixels of the CCD image. The G can be easily slipped into a pocket or bag and taken wherever you go for business or pleasure. In Aperture Priority mode, pressing the up arrow lets you adjust the aperture setting with the up and down arrows, or change the exposure compensation with the left and right arrows. There are quite a few cameras in this class.

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Digital Cameras – Minolta Dimage G Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications

Don’t just take my word for it — have a look at the gallery and decide for yourself! In any settings menu, these arrows navigate through menu selections.

Best and worst of Gear of the year – Jeff’s choice: Audio can be recorded by itself or attached to a recorded still image. The multi-functional Four-Way Arrow pad on the rear panel handles a lot of exposure options, which I always appreciate. Boasting an all-metal, very compact body and full assortment of exposure options including full manual exposure control and a nice range of color adjustmentsthe G should be a good fit for a wide range of users.


Compact Point and Shoot. Favorite images can be resized to x or x in the camera.

Minolta DiMAGE G400 with dual memory-card slot

Through the Record menu, the G also offers an ISO adjustment, with equivalent settings of 50, and Explore the images on the pictures pageto see how G’s images compare to other cameras you may be considering. By default, minolat G employs a TTL center-weighted metering system, but a Spot metering option is available through the Record menu.

Superb compact digital camera The Konica Minolta Dimage G is a superb compact minolga camera, giving remarkable results for a 4mp camera. When you switch to exposure-control mode though, the right and left arrow keys set the exposure compensation adjustment. In keeping with my standard test policy, the comments given here summarize only my key findings.

Close-up photographs can be made of small objects.

Konica Minolta DiMAGE G400 4.0MP Digital Camera – Silver

Trim, compact, and light weight, the pocket-friendly Dimage G is ready to mnolta the road to just about any destination. To find out how many pictures a larger card can hold, just do some multiplication e. If you’re just looking to connect your camera and transfer files, you’ll be pleased to hear that it’s Windows XP and OS X compatible — and you probably won’t have to install any drivers.

It minola acts as the Set button, confirming any menu settings.

For a set of more pictorial sample photos from the G, visit our Konica Minolta G photo gallery. I’ll list all of the options available in manual mode later in this review. A surprising number of “lost” images can be recovered with an inexpensive, easy to use piece of software though. At first glance, it appears that the G doesn’t show any exposure information about your photos. Editor Dan Bracaglia’s pick is the lens that he’s recommended more than any other in — and the one he feels Sony’s mirrorless system desperately needed.


Offers a range of preset scene modes to choose from, in addition to the basic record menu options.

The entire process – turn on, shoot, and turn off – can be accomplished in snappy 1. Look and Feel The G is a compact, attractive all-metal camera. Despite its minllta body, the camera remains light weight at just 6. Here’s a look at how the G compares with the competition in terms of size: The dual memory card slots are a nice bonus, especially if you’ve already got an investment in Memory Sticks or SD cards.

Given the amount of email I’ve gotten on the topic, I now include this paragraph in all my g040 reviews.

Konica Minolta Dimage G Overview – CNET

If you’re using a MMC card, the limit is 30 seconds. Be the first to write one! Gear of the Year – Carey’s choice: Probably its most impressive trick is the ultra-fast startup time — really amazing.