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Konica Minolta Digimax S404

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of Konica Minolta Digimax S404. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and image quality. The price and usability are also appreciated. Comments about the zoom and portability are different. The viewfinder and screen get critical reviews.

durability, usability, price, image quality, performance

screen, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Konica Minolta Digimax S404 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Konica Minolta Digimax S404


alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Konica Minolta Digimax S404 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and battery. The design and exposure are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the portability, and some have doubts about the screen and viewfinder.

durability, exposure, design, battery, image quality

viewfinder, screen

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Les Freed (

Minolta S404

Oct, 2002

Expert review by : Phil Askey (

Minolta DiMAGE S404 Review


The three megapixel DiMAGE S304 was announced at PMA 2001 (at the same time as the DiMAGE 5 & 7). On January 8th, 2002 as part of the lead-up to PMA 2002 Minolta announced the updated four megapixel DiMAGE S404. The S404 is identical to the S304 in...

Good image quality, very good colours (after being run through Image Viewer Utility) Good 4x lens, sharp with little distortion (if a little slow; F3.0 - F3.6) Good control over internal processing algorithms (colour, sharpness, contrast) Good set of...

Auto Focus system sometimes misses but is convinced of an AF lock Multi-Segment metering can sometimes need negative EV compensation Requirement to run images through Image Viewer Utility to get the best colour Tendancy to send white balance slightly...

Here's my rating of the Minolta DiMAGE S404: (4 megapixel prosumer)

Apr, 2002

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Minolta DiMAGE S404


Continue on to Page Two DiMAGE S404 Specifications Number of effective pixels 3.95 million (2272 x 1704) CCD 1/1.8 inch-type interline primary-color CCD Total pixels: 4.13 million Camera sensitivity Auto, ISO 64, 100, 200, 400 (equivalent) Aspect ratio...

Jan, 2002

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This Camera Sucks!


I hate this camera. When you want to take a photo, it is either out of batteries or won't take the picture fast enough to catch any action. No matter what settings I put it on, it is never right and I get really crappy pictures. It is to the point ...


can't take proper pictures

Dec, 2007

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Minolta Problems


The service provided by Minolta repair is unacceptable. I've had to send the camera back to them twice. Both times they claimed it arrived with physical damaged. If it was, it was not by me. When I asked them to initiate a claim at the Post Office ...


Possible avoidance of warranty work by claiming camera was physically damaged

Dec, 2003

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my first digital camera, camera proved to be all it was advertized.


I found this camera very easy to use 0n the first day I bought it. The following weekend I went to N ...

easy to use and easy understand

heavey, but built good

Sep, 2003

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Dead On Arrival. Terrible support!


As the title states, the camera arrived DOA. Rather than taking it back to the store I chanced it a ...

None Yet

Everything so far

Jun, 2003

Consumer review (

Dimage S404


My first camera was the Kodak 4900 4 megapixel - Ok camera but not enough features and it didn't work too well after I dropped it a couple of times. This camera has everything I need - Takes great Auto shots and good manual if you practice and learn...

Price is dropping 4 megapixel and good optics. Nice solid metal body

Software with camera Sux - Ended up using Kodak software from 1st camera

Feb, 2003

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