|Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60 introduction|
Dennis Hissink : May 9th 2005 - 08:22 CET
Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60 introduction : Konica Minolta USA introduces the latest incarnation of its popular X-series digital cameras, the new Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60 digital camera. This slim, stylish and fast 5 Megapixel digital camera features a large 2.5-inch LCD monitor, fastest-in-class startup time, 3x optical and 4x digital zoom capability, automatic Macro and Super Macro capability, built-in scenes, and 15MB internal memory. "The stylish and very easy-to-use new Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60 digital camera has been designed so today’s snap shooters won’t miss a single photographic opportunity," said Todd Schrader, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc.|
Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60 - Fast|
With its non-protruding zoom lens, the compact Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60 is ready in an instant, thanks to the approximately 0.5-second startup time, to take those spur-of-the-moment shots and ensure that users never miss a desired photo. And the camera’s sliding cover protects the lens, so there’s no need to worry about putting the camera inside a pocket or purse. The camera’s Automatic Digital Subject Program Selec- tion automatically selects the optimum-shooting mode for the subject at hand, allowing users to take beautiful photos that match the needs of the particular photographic scene.
DiMAGE X60 - High quality
The Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60’s 5-megapixel CCD and proprietary Konica Minolta CxProcess III image processing technology combine to provide photographers with high quality images, pictures that reproduce the natural colors as faithfully as they see them with their own eyes. The camera’s zoom lens range covers everything from wide-angle shots to close-ups that are clearly focused as near as 4 inches from the subject, without the need to switch to macro mode. If a photographer needs to get even closer, the Konica Minolta X60 also features a Super Macro mode to take extreme close-ups as near as 2 inches.
Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60 - Large 2.5-inch LCD and Fast start-up
The Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60 boasts a larger high-resolution 2.5-inch LCD monitor than its predecessor, the Konica Minolta DiMAGE X50, allowing for excellent viewing of picture compositions during shooting, utilizing the camera’s menu options, or playing back already recorded images. Plus, with just one touch of the independent playback button, users can see recorded images instantly and more clearly than ever. The large anti-reflective LCD provides excellent clarity for on-the-spot playback, or for sharing images with others, even under bright lights or the sunny outdoors. The Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60 offers an amazingly fast and smooth startup. Just slide the lens cover fully open, and it’s ready to go in approximately 0.5 seconds. What’s more, coupled with its approximate 0.08 shutter-release time lag, photographers won’t miss a fleeting photo opportunity.
Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60 - 5 Megapixels and CxProcess III technology
The Konica Minolta X60's 5.0 Megapixels create detailed, high-resolution images, while Konica Minolta’s exclusive CxProcess III imaging technology produces natural colors as faithfully as photographers see them with their own eyes. In addition, photos turn out beautifully when printed on ordinary home printers. And, Konica Minolta’s unique noise-reduction enables truly unforgettable shots, even when using a slow shutter speed (up to 4 seconds) and in darkened conditions.
Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60 - 15MB internal memory and Direct Print
As the first-of-its-kind in the DiMAGE X series, the Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60 is equipped with 15MB of internal memory, so users can shoot photos without an SD Memory Card or MultiMediaCard, or continue shooting even after your memory card is full. This internal memory system also lets users keep and carry their favorite images with them anytime, anywhere. Connect the Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60 directly to any PictBridge compatible printer using a USB cable for easy, on-the-spot digital printing without using a PC. Users simply check which images they want on the Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60’s LCD monitor and they’ve got fast and fun printouts instantly.
Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60 - Built-in scenes and Image pasting
Without the hassle of changing modes, this convenient function automatically selects the best recording mode. You can also manually choose an ideal subject program from Super Macro Mode, Portrait, Sports action, Landscape, Sunset, Night portrait and Text mode (Activates via manual selection only). And it's easy to personalize pictures with the Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60’s Image Pasting feature. On any chosen photo, users can just overlay parts of an image in one of the nine frames.
Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60 - 5-Point AF and Multi-Segment exposure metering
Konica Minolta’s wide and precise 5-Point autofocus (AF) enables flexible framing, which catches the action and composes the shot. Also, manual selection of Spot focus mode gives users more accuracy with the ability to focus on a specific point within the frame. In addition, the Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60's Multi-segment (256) metering system automatically measures light over the entire image area and selects the best exposure for the subject. And Spot Metering measures light in the center of the frame, allowing users to measure the brightness of a particular spot on their subject.
Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60 - Applications and Optional marine case
The Digital Camera Software CD-ROM supplied with the Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60 includes the following imaging applications; Kodak EasyShare software, Konica Minolta DiMAGE Master Lite software, QuickTime Version 6 (Windows only) software. Perfect for active lifestyles, there is also an optional Marine Case available for use with the Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60. This case is waterproof up to approximately 131 feet, as well as dustproof. The Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60 digital camera will ship at the end of May. Street price is $349.99.