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Konica Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 reviews of Konica Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and zoom are overall positive. The lens and image quality also get good feedback. The energy efficiency and viewfinder get critical views, while views about the price and size are different.

performance, image quality, lens, zoom, screen

portability, battery, viewfinder, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Konica Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Minolta Dimage 7Hi


Not content with having produced the popular and award-winning Dimage 5, 7 and 7i cameras, Minolta have now added the 7Hi to their range. Just like the lower-end models it is based on the same body and lens. There are a substantial number of...

Excellent image quality; Good range of menu options; Speed of operation; Good handling body; Class leading lens; Improved TFT and EVF; Fast focussing (For a consumer digital camera)

Power consumption performance still has room for improvement

Mar, 2003

Expert review by : PC Magazine (

Minolta DiMage 7Hi


The all-black Minolta DiMage 7Hi ($1,200 street) is a complicated-looking camera with controls that are scattered but accessible and clearly marked. You can set all the important parameters via these analog controls instead of navigating menus—handy...

Feb, 2003

Expert review by : Phil Askey (

Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi Review


On September 10th at Seybold SF Minolta revealed the new black bodied DiMAGE 7Hi. Clearly another refresh of the original DiMAGE 7 design the 7Hi builds on the 7i's feature set and adds a considerable range of improvements. These improvements are...

Delivers good, sharp, well balanced images with average (5 mp) resolution Flexible selectable colour space (sRGB, sRGB Vivid, Adobe RGB) Optionally embedded ICC profiles Improved camera appearance (black body), better rubber grip Big 7x optical zoom...

Image noise levels higher than other 5 megapixel digital cameras Can accidentally knock the barrel side AF/MF button Controls can at first seem complex EVF appears unsharp in corners Strap eyelet blocks CF door (should be stiff) Batteries on left side...

Here's my rating of the Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi: (5 megapixel prosumer)

Nov, 2002

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi


Continue on to Page Two DiMAGE 7Hi Specifications Number of effective pixels Approx. 5.0 million (2568 x 1928) CCD 2/3-type interline primary-color CCD, total pixels: approx. 5.2 million Camera sensitivity Auto, ISO 100, 200, 400, 800 equivalents...

Sep, 2002

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Minolta Dimage 7Hi Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights


Minolta Corporation is a traditional camera manufacturer of long experience, who made a slow but calculated entry into the digital marketplace. Like its popular line of 35mm SLRs, the Maxxum Series, Minolta's Dimage Digital Cameras are developing a...

Oct, 2002

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi


The DiMAGE 7i was an impressive camera. Is the 7Hi even better? Find out now..

Very good photo quality ; Every manual control imaginable ; Robust performance in AF, shot-to-shot, and playback mode areas ; Sharp 7X zoom lens ; Backlit LCD info display ; Many continuous shooting modes ; Support for lens filters and external flashes...

Images a bit noisier than competition ; Challenging to master ; CF slot area still cheesy ; Lowly 16MB CompactFlash card included ; An AF illuminator would really help ; Playback mode could use a few more features (image rotation, resizing)

I have two main complaints about the Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi. The first is that there's still a bit too much noise in the sky and shadows. I'm sure DiMAGE 7i owners would agree with my second issue: Minolta should've skipped the 7i and gone straight to the...

Dec, 2002


Expert review by : Michael Gazzola (

Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi Digital Camera Review


On opening the packaging my first impressions were, the camera looked like a SLR should and weighed in nicely for even balance. It's black exterior finish covering a solid aluminium body also gives the camera a solid feel. The 7Hi's comfortable...

The colour balance produced within the images were quite good although the sharpness of the lens was a little disappointing, even on the 'sharpest' setting. Overall, the 7Hi will satisfy most entry level users of the 'prosumer' market but may find it...

Aug, 2002

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Best Camera I've Purchased. Quality Craftsmanship All the Way!


Many features, Use of CF, APO Lens, Great picture quality, professional construction.

Battery life.

Mar, 2006

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"Huge" features, "Huge" quality, "Huge" camera


I have now had my 7HI for a year. I purchased this camera when we realized we were having our second child. The camera is amazing, and quite impressive. I cannot take it out without getting a comment like "wow, nice camera". This is party due to one of...

Quality, Features, wow factor


Nov, 2004

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ebayed my 35 mm equipment


Before buying this camera, I had a small point and shoot digital for snapshots and a 20 year old 35 mm system with several lenses for my hobby photography. I always wanted the freedom to create my own prints, but I never had the motivation to set up my...

It has all the desired capabilities.Lightweight package.Optics are well matched for the resolution.

Electronic viewfinder.Plastic body might not be rugged enough.

Oct, 2004

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