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Konica Minolta DiMAGE 7i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 196 reviews of Konica Minolta DiMAGE 7i. 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. People really like the price and lens. The image quality and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the low light performance. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and flash.

usability, performance, image quality, lens, price

battery, durability, viewfinder, flash, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Konica Minolta DiMAGE 7i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Konica Minolta DiMAGE 7i from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People really like the lens and portability. The performance and image quality are also appreciated. There are some critical comments about the control panel and glare, while views are divided on the battery.

usability, image quality, performance, portability, lens

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92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by (

Minolta DIMAGE 7i


In February 2001 Minolta announced Dimage7 camera. Exactly a year ago I was lucky to test it. In March thisyear Minolta stormed into the market with the Dimage7i. In less than halfa year I got a chance to try it. But in September Minolta released a...

Oct, 2002

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (

Konica Minolta Dimage 7I Kit Camera


WHAT'S HOT: The DiMage 7i, a refinement of the DiMage 7 we reviewed a year ago, has all of the same great features as its predecessor: extensive controls, 5-megapixel imaging, a 7X optical zoom that starts at a wide 28mm focal length (35mm equivalent),...

Battery life seems to have improved with the 7i. One set of four AA batteries delivered only 169 shots with the DiMage 7; we took 250 shots with the 7i before its batteries gave out. And the camera's autofocus seems to work better, as well. Minolta...

Dec, 2002

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (

Minolta DiMage 7i


A new version of the first 5-megapixel consumer digital camera gets minor improvements.

Dec, 2002

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (

Konica Minolta DiMAGE 7i Kit (5.24MP, 2560 x 1920, 7X Opt, 16MB CF) (MINOLTA-QMS-2779301)


Powerful and flexible, the DiMage 7 is a serious hobbyist''s camera.

Dec, 2002

Expert review by : Phil Askey (

Minolta DiMAGE 7i Review


Last year Minolta stormed into the prosumer end of the market with what was the first five megapixel digital camera, the DiMAGE 7. Just a year later they announced the DiMAGE 7i seen as an progressive update to the 7. The DiMAGE 7i has a five megapixel...

Delivers good, sharp, well balanced images with average (5 mp) resolution Use of colour space closer to sRGB means images are now good straight from the camera Big 7x optical zoom provides a lot of flexibility, especially useful 28 mm wide angle Lens...

Image noise levels higher than other 5 megapixel digital cameras RAW/TIFF files lock camera during write operation Can accidentally knock the barrel side AF/MF button Controls can at first seem complex EVF appears unsharp in corners Strap eyelet blocks...

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

Jun, 2002

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Minolta DiMAGE 7i


Continue on to Page Two DiMAGE 7i Specifications CCD Imager 2/3 inch-type interline CCD with a total of 5.24 million pixels and a primary color filter Number of effective pixels 4.95 million pixels (2568x1928) Image Sizes Still images: 2560x1920...

Jun, 2002

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Minolta DiMAGE 7i 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...

Jun, 2002

Expert review by : PC Authority (



For a camera as packed with controls as this, Minolta has still kept the body comfortable and light. With more features than your average Boeing, this camera's menu modes are entered into with a jog dial that locks in the off position, stopping you...

Aug, 2002

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

Minolta DiMAGE 7i


Find out more about this exciting camera in our review

Excellent photo quality ; Even more manual controls than original D7 ; Great low light focusing, even without an AF illuminator ; Robust performance in AF, shot-to-shot, and playback mode areas ; Most impressive 7X zoom lens ; Backlit LCD info display...

Difficult to learn & use ; Some parts (grip, CF slot area) still cheap feeling on this expensive camera ; Lowly 16MB CompactFlash card included ; EVF resolution isn't great ; Images a bit noisier than competition ; Playback mode could use a few...

Now for the inevitable comparison between the DiMAGE 7i and the Sony DSC-F707. Minolta has closed the gap with Sony, leaving buyers with a tough choice. The D7i has a longer zoom lens than the Sony, but its images are a bit noisier. The Sony has the...

Jul, 2002

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Konica Minolta Dimage 7i


This camera is a real sleeper. I have compared it to the new models in it's lineage and to some of the hot 7-8 megapixel cameras. I think the APO lens on this camera is the reason that it still competes w/ cameras w/ 2 or 3 more megapixels. If you can...

excellent APO lens, there is no CA on this lens! The understated Minolta colors. The camera has every bell and whistle you can think of.

The only weakness, and I don't really think it is, is the 5 megapixel ccd sensor . The 7x APO zoom more than compensates for the reduced resolution. No anti shake.

Feb, 2009

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