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Category: Compact Cameras

Konica Minolta introduce 5 Megapixel DiMAGE E500 digital camera - Featuring a 5 Megapixel CCD, large 2-inch LCD, and 3x optical zoom lens, the compact and lightweight DiMAGE E500 is small enough for photographers to take anywhere and stylish enough to show everyone.

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Konica Minolta introduce 5 Megapixel DiMAGE E500 digital camera
This very affordable and very uncomplicated DiMAGE E500 provides photographers with unparalleled value in a 5 Megapixel digital camera featuring a 3x optical zoom lens. Its point-and-shoot simplicity makes it easy enough for the whole family to use. For greater ease of operation the thin and lightweight DiMAGE E500 reveals easy-to-view menus thanks to its large 2-inch LCD. Additional features include five Digital Subject Program modes (Program, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, and Night modes), 12 MB built-in memory for image storage, PictBridge support, remote camera function, QVGA movie, and AV out (NTSC/PAL The camera utilises Secure Digital (SD) memory cards and runs on easily accessible AA batteries.

Number of effective pixels Approximately 5.0 million (**2584 x 1936)
CCD
1/2.5-inch CCD **Total pixels: 5.2 million A/D conversion 12bit
Lens construction
6 elements in 5 groups
Focal length
5.4 - 16.2mm (equivalent to 32 - 96mm in 35mm format)
Maximum aperture
f/2.8 - f/4.8
Focusing range
1.6 ft. (0.5m) to infinity (from front of lens) Macro: Wide-angle: 2.4 inches (0.06m) to infinity (from front of lens) Telephoto: 14 inches (0.35m) to infinity (from front of lens)
Maximum magnification:
Wide-angle: 0.081x (equivalent to 0.502x in 35mm format) (with a focal length of 5.4 mm. Distance at 2.4 inches.) Area covered at maximum magnification: 71.7 x 53.4 mm Telephoto: 0.042x (equivalent to 0.262x in 35mm format) (with a focal length of 16.2 mm. Distance at 14 inches.) Area covered at maximum magnification: 137.6 x 102.5mm
Zooming method
Extending power zoom
Digital zoom
Recording mode: 1x to 4x (Up to 12x zoom is possible when combined with optical zoom. Digital zoom can be disabled.) Playback mode: 1x to 4x
Recording media
SD (Secure Digital) Memory Cards (up to 512MB), Internal storage (approximately 12MB)
File format
DCF1.1-compliant, Still Image: JPEG, DPOF-compliant (supported by printing functions in version 1.1), Exif 2.2. Movie: AVI
Number of recorded pixels
2560x1920, 2048x1536, 1280x960, 640x480
Image quality modes
Fine, Normal, Economy
Aspect ratio
4:3
Delete function
Single or all frames can be deleted.
Lock function Single or all frames can be locked.
Format function Available
Viewfinder type NA
LCD monitor 2.0-inch low-temperature polysilicon TFT color Total pixels: Approximately 130,000 Field of view: Approximately 90%
Autofocus system Video AF Autofocus area Centre focus area
Focus mode
Single-shot AF only
Focus lock
By pressing shutter-release button partway down
Exposure mode
Programmed AE
Digital Subject Program
Selection Program, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night
Metering Centre-weighted, Spot (Auto mode is Centre-weight, P, Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night Scene Mode are both selectable)
AE lock
By pressing shutter-release button partway down
Exposure compensation +/-2 EV in 1/3 increments
Camera sensitivity Auto, ISO 50, 100, 200 equivalent
Shutter CCD electronic shutter and mechanical shutter
Shutter speed range 1/1 - 1/2000 second (Night scene mode, the slowest is 2 seconds)
Flash metering Pre-flash TTL
Flash mode Autoflash, Autoflash with red-eye reduction, Fill-flash (Forced Flash), Flash cancel (No Flash)
Guide number 6 (in meters at ISO 100)
Built-in flash range Wide-angle: Approximately 2 - 7.9 ft. (0.6 - 2.4m) from front of lens Telephoto: Approximately 2 - 6.9 ft. (0.6 - 2.1m) from front of lens (Camera sensitivity: Auto)
Built-in flash recycling time Approximately 6 seconds
White balance control Automatic, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Sunset, Tungsten, Fluorescent
Bracketing (Exposure) Exposure: +/-0.7 EV, Number of brackets: 3 frames
Continuous advance Approximately 1.0 frame per second (Maximum 3 frames 2560x1920 Fine)
Self-timer
10 seconds, 2 seconds, 10+2 seconds
Color modes Full Colour, B/W, and Sepia
Image correction Sharpness (Low, Medium, High), Saturation (Low, Medium, High)
Other recording functions Focus mode (Auto Focus, Macro (Wide-end: Approximately 2.4 inches to infinity, Tele position: Approximately 14 inches to infinity), Infinity, Date imprinting
Playback functions Single-frame playback, Index playback (Thumbnail, 9 frames), Enlarged playback (1x to 4x), Slide show
Audio signals Tone indicates operation: (on or off)
Printing output control Exif Print, PictBridge
Movie recording functions (format) Motion JPEG (AVI)
Number of recorded pixels (movie) 320 x 240 Frame rate 20 frames per second
Audio for movie Monaural audio
Movie recording time Until the Memory Card is full (depends on the recordable space of memory card or battery performance.)
Battery 2 AA batteries (alkaline batteries, Ni-MH rechargeable batteries)
External power source 3V DC (with specified AC adapter)
Battery performance Approximately 80 frames (Conforming to CIPA*1 (included AA alkaline batteries, SD memory card)) *1 CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products Association Approximately 200 frames (Based on Konica Minolta's standard test method: (Ni-MH batteries (2300 mAh), SD memory card)
PC interface USB (Full-speed 12Mbps data transfer available with USB 2.0 compatible computer)
AV output PAL / NTSC
Supported operating system Windows XP (Professional/Home Edition), Windows Me, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Mac OS 9.0.-9.2.2, Mac OS X v10.1.3-10.1.5, v10.2.1-10.2.8, v10.3-10.3.8
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.6 x 2.4 x 1.1 inches (91 x 61 x 27mm)
Weight Approximately 4.6 oz. (130g) without batteries and the SD memory card
Operating temperature 32-104 degrees Fahrenheit (0 - 40 degrees Celsius)
Operating humidity 30 - 90 % (non-condensing)
Standard Accessories 2 AA alkaline batteries, Hand Strap, AV Cable, USB Cable, Software CD-ROM
Startup time Approximately 3.0 seconds (From when the camera is turned on to when the image is displayed.)
Shutter-release time lag Approximately 0.05 seconds (From when the focus is locked to when the exposure starts)
Autofocusing time Approximately 1.5 seconds (From when the camera starts Autofocusing from infinity to when it locks focus on a subject at magnification of beta =1/40 (35mm equivalent). At telephoto position.)
Capturing interval
Approximately 1.0 second (with single-frame advance)


The DiMAGE E500 is 149.99 and available from May 2005

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