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Konica Minolta introduces the DiMAGE X60

Konica Minolta introduces the DiMAGE X60 - Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60 5 Megapixel Digital Camera with 3.0x Optical Zoom and Large 2.5-inch LCD

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Konica Minolta introduces the DiMAGE X60
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Konica Minolta introduces the DiMAGE X60
This digital camera has the fastest-in-class startup time, non-protruding 3.0x optical zoom, and 5 Megapixel CCD. It also has a 2.5-inch LCD - even larger than previous models and big enough for family or friends to gather around and enjoy viewing images together. The DiMAGE X60 - high quality images in a fun-filled, easy-to-share package.

Product Highlights
Thin, stylish body - the camera is just 22 mm thin. Fast operation with an approximate 0.5-second startup time, the fastest of itsclass*. As of April 2005, for 3.0x optical zoom cameras. Easy operation and easy menu navigation with a large 2.5-inch LCD monitor. Konica Minoltas proprietary CxProcess III high quality image processingtechnology and the 5 Megapixel CCD combine to give superb image quality. Automatic Digital Subject Program Selection chooses the ideal shooting modefor the scene. Focus as close as 10 cm from the subject at wide-angle without the need toswitch to macro mode. Optional Marine Case for taking stunning underwater shots or when using thecamera in harsh environments.

Features
3.0x Optical Zoom in a Sleek, Stylish Body
Featuring Konica Minoltas proprietary non-protruding zoom lens, the DiMAGE X60 keeps its sleekappearance even when the zoom is activated. The slim 22 mm thin body houses a 3.0x opticalzoom and weighs just 115g. And, the convenient sliding cover adds a practical feature to this stylishdesign, safeguarding the lens while you store the DiMAGE X60 inside your pocket or purse. TheDiMAGE X60 will also be available in three attractive colour variants. Select from Silver, Blue or Redto suit your style and taste.

Worlds Fastest* Startup Time
The DiMAGE X60 boasts an amazingly fast and fluid startup: switch the camera on and youre readyto start taking great pictures in about 0.5 seconds. This and the approximately 0.08-second shutter-release time lag mean youll never miss capturing those unexpected yet special moments. * As of April 2005, for 3.0x optical zoom cameras.

Large 2.5-Inch LCD
The DiMAGE X60s 2.5-inch LCD is large enough for youor even a group of peopleto enjoy aclear view when previewing or playing back shots. The anti-reflective LCD ensures that images canbe viewed clearly, even under the bright lights or outdoors. And with menus that display large letterson the screen, it provides even greater ease of operation.

Easy and Convenient Operation
With no complicated settings and enough controls to make operation intuitive, the DiMAGE X60 iseasy to use. It has an independent playback button that brings up images instantly. Also, KeyCustomization allows you to register settings for your most-frequently-used functions bydesignating them to the left or right side of the controller, making operation even more simple anduser-friendly.

15MB Internal Memory
This is a first within the DiMAGE X series, the DiMAGE X60 is equipped with 15MB of internalmemory, so you can shoot photos without an SD Memory Card or MultiMedia Card, or continueshooting even after your memory card is full.

Extraordinary Image Quality
The DiMAGE X60s 5 Megapixel CCD and CxProcess III image-processing technology combine todeliver sharp, high-resolution images. You get photo-quality prints as large as 17x13 cm at 300 dpi,as well as enlargements up to 35x26 cm at 150 dpi for truly memorable shots.
CxProcess III helps reproduce shadows and highlights with outstanding accuracy, so images looknatural and true-to-life.
Also its noise reduction automatically prevents the blemishes and graininess associated with slow-shutter shots (up to 4 seconds). This gives crisp, clear night scene images with minimal noise.

The Best Shooting Modes
Automatic Digital Subject Program Selection automatically chooses the optimum shooting mode foryour subject. Or, you can choose from Portrait, Sports action, Landscape, Sunset, Super Macro*,Night portrait/Night view*, and text* modes. Either way, this advanced function enables you to takefabulous photos with ease. *Activated via manual selection only.

Precise Autofocus
The wide 5-Point AF makes it easy to focus on your subject. Also, manual selection of Spot focusmode gives you more accuracy with the ability to focus on a specific point of the frame.

Multi-Segment Metering/Spot Metering
Multi-Segment Metering automatically measures light readings over the entire frame to give you thebest exposure for your subject. And Spot Metering measures light in the centre of the frame,allowing you to measure the brightness of a particular spot on your subject.

Take Extreme Close-ups
The DiMAGE X60 allows wide-angle close-ups that are clearly focused as near as 10 cm from thesubject, without the need to switch to macro mode. If you need to get even closer, a Super Macromode takes extreme close-ups as near as 5 cm from the subject.

Direct Camera-to-Printer Printouts
Forget all about complicated connections with a PC. Get fast, fun print outs directly from yourcamera by connecting the DiMAGE X60 to a PictBridge* compliant printer. Simply check whichimages you want on the DiMAGE X60s LCD monitor and youve got fast and fun printouts instantly. PictBridge is an industry standard established by the Camera & Imaging ProductsAssociation (CIPA).

Applications for more imaging enjoyment
The Digital Camera Software CD-ROM supplied in kit includes the following imaging applications. - Kodak EasyShare software - DiMAGE Master Lite - QuickTime Ver. 6 (Windows only) With an array of fun, convenient, and advanced features and functions in a slim, stylish package, the Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60 is everything you really need: an attractive digital camera that lets you share high-quality pictures with family and friends.

DiMAGE X60 Specifications
Number of effective pixels: 5.0 Million (Approx.)
CCD: 1/2.5-type interline primary-colour CCD
Total pixels: 5.4 million
Camera sensitivity: Automatic (between ISO 50 - 160 equivalent), Manual ISO 50, 100, 200, 400
Focal length: 6.3-18.9mm (35mm equivalent: 38-114mm)
Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Maximum aperture: f/3.3 f/4.0
Minimum focus distance: Wide-angle: 0.10m / 4 in., Telephoto: 0.5m / 20 in. to infinity from front of camera Super Macro: 0.05m / 2 in. (Focal-length fixed at 12.0 mm )
Maximum magnification: 0.21x (equivalent to 1.3 x in 35mm format) Area covered at maximum magnification: 27.3mm x 20.3mm / 1.1 x 0.9 in.
Monitor LCD: 2.5 inch (6.4cm) digital-interface micro-reflection TFT colour monitor
Total pixels: Approx. 115,000 (approx.)
Shutter: CCD electronic shutter and mechanical shutter
Shutter speed range: 4 - 1/1000 s Autofocus system: Video AF Autofocus areas: Wide (five-point AF) or Spot selectable
Metering: Multi-segment (256 segments) or Spot selectable
Exposure control: Programmed AE
Automatic Digital Subject Program Selection:
Portrait, Sports action, Landscape, or Sunset is automatically selected (Manual selection is also possible) Night portrait/Night view, Super Macro, Text is set manually only.
Exposure compensation: 2 Ev in 1/3 increments
Flash range: Wide-angle: 0.2 2.4m / 0.7 7.9 ft. (approx.) Telephoto: 0.5 2.0m / 1.6 6.6 ft. (approx.) (from front of camera, camera sensitivity: AUTO)
Flash modes: Autoflash, Autoflash with red-eye reduction, Fill-flash, Flash cancel
Continuous advance: Approx. 1.6 fps* up to 4 frames * Actual speed may vary depending upon the subject and camera settings.
Self-timer: 10 s (approx.)
Multi frame: To capture 9 sequential images in a 3x3 grid in a single frame
Image pasting: Embeds an image within another image.
Movie recording: Recording time dependent on memory card capacity. Frame rate: 15fps, 30fps Night Movie Movie frame capture Movie clip capture
Audio: Audio recording: 180 min. (max.) * *128MB memory card is required. Voice memo: 15s (max) Audio caption: 15s (max.) Monaural audio only
White balance control: Automatic, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten,Fluorescent)
Color modes: Colour, Black and White, Sepia
Noise reduction: Automatic
Digital zoom: Maximum 4x
E-mail Copy function: Creates a compressed 640 x 480 JPEG image for data transfer
Crop frame: Trims parts of captured still pictures and save the image as a separate file.
Date imprinting: Year/month/day (Format can be changed.) Month/day/hour:minute (Format can be changed.) Imprinting can be disabled.
Image-quality modes: Fine, Standard, Economy
Number of recorded pixels (Still images): 2560x1920 2048x1536 1600x1200 640x480
Number of recorded pixels (Movie clips): 320 x 240
Storage capacity: Approximate capacity with 15MB internal memory

2560 x 1920 2048 x 1536 1600 x 1200 640 x 480
Fine* 6 frames 9 frames 14 frames 71 frames
Standard* 11 frames 17 frames 28 frames 103 frames
Economy* 22 frames 33 frames 48 frames 155 frames
Movie (320x240) 15fps: 41 seconds, 30fps: 21 seconds
Audio recording 31 minutes 43 seconds

* Still images recorded without voice memo or audio capt
** Actual number of images may vary depending upon the subject and memory card.

File formats: JPEG, Motion JPEG (MOV), WAV DCF 2.0-compliant DPOF-compliant (Supported by printing functions in ver. 1.1) Exif 2.2
Folder name formats: Standard, Date
Printing output control: Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching II, PictBridge
Menu languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Russian, Chinese (Simplified and Complicated), Japanese, and Korean
Recording media: SD (Secure Digital) Memory Cards, Multimedia Cards, 15MB internal storage
Computer interface: USB Full-speed 12Mbps data transfer with USB 2.0 compatible computer
Battery performance (Playback): Approximate continuous playback time: 200 min. Based on the KONICA MINOLTA standard test method with NP-700 lithium-ion battery
Battery performance (Recording): Approximate number of recorded images: 150 frames. Based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) measurements, when using standard battery (Lithium-ion battery) and a SD memory card
External power source: 4.7V DC with specified AC adapter (sold separately)
Dimensions: 83.5 (W) x 56 (H) x 22 (D) mm / 3.3 (W) x 2.2 (H) x 0.9 (D) in.
Weight: 115 g / 4.1 oz. (approx.) without battery or recordingmedia
Operating temperature: 0-40C / 32-104F
Standard accessories: Lithium-ion Battery NP-700 Battery Charger BC-800 Hand Strap HS-DG130 USB Cable USB-3 Digital Camera Software CD-ROM AV Cable AVC-500 Optional accessories*: AC Adapter set AC-4 or AC-5 Metal Chain Neck Strap NS-DG100 Marine Case MC-DG500 *Availability varies with region.

Technical Specifications of Marine Case MC-DG500 (optional)
Maximum depth (underwater): 40m / 131 ft.
Weight: 240g / 8.5 oz. (Case only)
Dimensions: 122.5 (W) x 83.5 (H) x 52.5 (D) mm 4.8 (W) x 3.3 (H) x 2.1 (D) in. (excluding protrusions)
Standard accessories: Hand strap O-ring grease Desiccant
Optional accessories: O-ring set OR-GS400


Specifications and accessories are based on the information available at the time of printing and are subject to change without notice.

System Requirements
Compatible computers when the camera is used as mass storage device: IBM PC/AT compatible computers with Windows XP (Home/Professional), Windows Me, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 98*, or Windows 98 Second Edition* and with a USB port as standard interface.

Apple Macintosh computers with preinstalled 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 and with a USB port as standard interface.

* Users with Windows 98 and Windows 98 Second Edition operating systems must install dedicated driver software included in the DiMAGE X50 package.

Minimum system requirements for the remote camera function:

Computers IBM PC/AT compatible computers with a USB port as standard interface
CPU Pentium II 300MHz or later processor (*1)
Operating systems Windows XP (Home/Professional), Me, 2000 Professional, or 98 Second Edition
RAM 128 MB of RAM. 256 MB with Windows XP. (*1)
Hard-disk space Approx. 200 MB of free hard-disk space
Monitor 800 x 600 monitor capable of displaying 16-bit colour quality.
Tested applications Microsoft NetMeeting, Windows Messenger (*2)
Other CD-ROM drive

*1 The CPU and RAM must satisfy the requirements of the operating system.
*2 The application software must be guaranteed by the manufacturer to work with the operating system.

The computer and operating system must be guaranteed by their manufacturers to support USB interface.
Problems may be encountered depending on what other USB devices are being used in parallel wthis product.
Only a built-in USB port is supported. Problems may be encountered when the camera is connecteda USB hub.
Normal operation may not be possible even when all the system requirements are met.


System requirements are based on the latest information available at the time of printing and subject to change without notice. DiMAGE, CxProcess are trademarks or registered trademarks of Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc. Windows is either a registered trademark or a trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the UnitedStates and/or other countries. Macintosh is a trademark or registered trademark of Apple ComputerInc. Other corporate names and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of theirrespective companies.

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