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The DiMAGE G530 - 5-Megapixel CCD camera launched

The DiMAGE G530 - 5-Megapixel CCD camera launched - Features proprietary 3X Optical Zoom Lens, and High-Speed Operation in a Slim and Stylish Package

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The DiMAGE G530 - 5-Megapixel CCD camera launchedKonica Minolta claim the DiMAGE G530 is a cut above the competition in both image quality and design. This smart looking, slim 23mm thin digital camera boasts a 5-megapixel CCD, lightning fast response in all operations, and dual card slots for SD Memory Card and Memory Stick.

The stylish DiMAGE G530 is based upon a 5-megapixel CCD, a high resolution for such a compact digital camera. The high performance GT Hexanon
3X optical zoom lens comprises seven elements in six groups. This lens system minimises flare and aberrations to give sharp, high-contrast images. The Konica Minolta signal processing engine and A*IPS (A-Star-IPS) image processing technology ensure that anyone can take high-quality pictures that capture the subject in sharp, true to life detail.

The DiMAGE G530 also achieves ultra fast operational speed. With approximately an 0.8-second start-up time*1, and incredible shutter response with approximately a 0.03-second shutter release time lag*2, one can be sure of capturing that precious but fleeting photo opportunity.

*1 From when the lens cover is opened to when the camera is ready to capture an image.
*2 From the shutter-release button being fully depressed after focus lock to the point at which the exposure begins.

The built-in dual card slots accept two kinds of media: SD Memory Card and Memory Stick. One makes it possible to take and store large numbers of pictures, and to copy or move picture files from one medium to the other. By connecting the DiMAGE G530 to a PictBridge compatible printer, you can print photos out directly without the need to go through a PC. And compatibility with a wide range of digital equipment means you can enjoy transferring and editing your images in a variety of ways.

The 23-mm-thin and beautiful, fully flat, DiMAGE G530 evokes high quality with its aluminium and stainless steel body. The sliding cover, which turns the power on and off, enhances portability because it allows you to put the camera in a pocket or bag knowing that the lens is protected. This is the DiMAGE 530: great to shoot pictures with, great to carry around, and always with you when want impressive quality without the effort.

Product Highlights

  • 5-megapixel CCD and high-performance 3X optical GT Hexanon zoom lens combine to give high-quality images.
  • Signal processing engine gives an approximately 0.8-second startup time, enabling high-speed performance and stress-free shooting whenever you're ready.
  • Proprietary A*IPS image processing technology ensures accurate reproduction of captured images.
  • Dual card slots accept SD Memory Card and Memory Stick: exclusively from the DiMAGE G-series.
    23-mm-thin body with metal elegance.

Features

5 Million Effective Pixels
The G530 has a 1/2.5-type interline primary-color CCD with a total of 5.4 million pixels, one of the highest for a compact digital camera. This high resolution together with the Konica Minolta proprietary Hybrid Adaptive A*IPS technology add up to faithful reproduction of every detail of every scene.

3X Optical GT Hexanon Zoom Lens
The 3X optical GT Hexanon zoom lens uses a Konica Minolta internal reflection process to give high-resolution images with minimal flare and aberrations. The lens system design, consisting of seven elements in six groups with 3 aspheric lenses, keeps the DiMAGE G530 thin.

Fast 0.8-second Startup: You'll Never Miss a Photo Opportunity
Our signal-processing engine enables a fast startup time of approximately 0.8-second. In addition, you get incredibly fast shutter response: the shutter-release time lag. The time from when the shutter-release button is pressed after AF/AE lock to when the exposure starts is only 0.03-second.

Fast Focusing with Rapid AF
Innovative, rapid CCD video AF technology achieves precise focus measurement in approximately 0.25 seconds. Focusing is fast and accurate under almost any shooting conditions thanks to an advanced AF algorithm. Together these advances mean you can focus faster and capture moving subjects with greater reliability and precision.

Hybrid Adaptive A*IPS Image Processing Technology
The DiMAGE G530 gives extraordinarily natural, faithful images, thanks to an algorithm that instantly calculates the ideal exposure, focus, and white balance values based on the corresponding exposure, focus, and colour data received from the camera's CCD.

Fast 0.2-Second Playback Startup
You can review pictures quickly and easily, no matter how many you've taken. It takes just two tenths of a second for the last picture taken to appear on the LCD monitor, so your images are there to review instantly.

Dual Card Slots For Double the Convenience and Capacity
The dual card slots allow you to use either SD Memory Cards or Memory Stick, or both, depending on your preference. This makes your DiMAGE G530 compatible with the widest possible range of other digital devices. Use both media types simultaneously for high-volume shooting and storage, change card types according to the application, and copy data from one card type to the other to significantly widen your data management possibilities.

Thin Enough to Take Anywhere
High density technology and a dramatic reduction in lens unit size have allowed us to offer a 3X optical zoom lens in an amazingly compact 23mm thin body. In addition to its take-anywhere dimensions, the DiMAGE G530 weighs only 145g. It fits in your pocket with ease, ensuring you have with you wherever you go.

Stylish, High-Quality Body
The DiMAGE G530 looks as good as it performs. With its graceful combination of stainless steel and aluminum, the camera has a high quality feel that makes it a pleasure to own and use.

Specifications

Number of effective pixels: 5.0 million
CCD: 1/2.5-type interline primary-colour CCD Total pixels:5.4 million
Camera sensitivity: Auto 50,100, 200, and 400 ISO equivalents
Focal length: 6.6-16.8mm (35mm equivalent: 34-102mm)

Lens construction:
7 elements in 6groups
Maximum aperture: f/2.8-4.9
Macro focusing range: Super macro 20-40cm, Standard Macro; Wide angle 5cm, Telephoto 50cm
Area covered at maximum magnification: 44x60mm
Viewfinder type Optical real-image zoom viewfinder
LCD monitor:

3.8cm (1.5 inch) TFT colour
Total number of pixels: 77,000 (approx.)

Shutter: CCD electronic shutter and mechanical shutter
Shutter speed range: 1 - 1/2000sec in programmed AE and aperture priority 15-1/1000sec in manual mode.
Autofocus system:
Video AF
Metering: Centre-weighted, Spot
Exposure modes: Programmed AE, aperture priority and manual
Scene selection: Portrait, Scenery Night, Snapshot, Sports and Angel
Exposure compensation: 2 Ev in 1/3 increments
Flash range: Wide: 0.5 - 3.0m . (approx.)
Telephoto: 0.8- 1.7m (approx.)
(Camera sensitivity: auto)
Flash modes: Autoflash, Autoflash with red-eye reduction, Fill flash, Fill flash with red-eye reduction, Flash cancel
Flash compensation: 1 Ev in 1/2 increments
Continuous advance: 0.7 fps (approx.)
* Actual speed may vary depending upon the subject and camera settings.
Auto bracketing: 0.5 EV - number of brackets 3 frames
Self-timer: 10sec, 3sec (approx.)
Movie: Recording time dependent on memory card capacity, image size, and frame rate. Frame rate: 15fps
Audio: Audio recording dependent on memory card capacity
Monaural audio only
White balance control:

Automatic, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent,
Flash)

Contrast compensation: Five levels
Saturation: Five levels
Sharpness: Five levels
Colour: Five levels for red, green, blue each RGB channel
Colour modes: Colour, Black & white, Sepia, warm colour, cool colour
Noise reduction: User selectable
Digital zoom: 2x, 3x (in 2 steps)
Image-quality modes: Fine, Normal
Number of recorded pixels and storage capacity: Approximate storage capacity of a 16MB SD (Secure Digital) Memory Card:
Still images
2592x1944 2048x1536 1600x1200 640x480
Fine 6 frames
Normal 10 frames 17 frames 33 frames 133 frames

* Actual number of images may vary depending upon the subject and memory card used.
File formats: JPEG, Motion JPEG (AVI)
DCF 1.0-compliant
DPOF-compliant (Supported by printing functions in ver. 1.1)
Exif 2.2
Exif Print: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
Recording media: SD (Secure Digital) Memory Cards, Multimedia Cards, MemoryStick, MemoryStick Pro
Computer interface:
USB 2.0 compatible computer
Batteries NP-600 lithium ion battery
Battery performance

Playback: Approximate continuous playback time: 200 min. (approx.)
Recording: Approximate number of recorded images:185 (approx.)

External power source: 4.2V DC with specified AC adapter AC-9(sold separately)
Dimensions: 93.5 (W) x 55.5(H) x 26(D) mm
Weight:
145g / 5.1oz. (Approx.) without batteries or recording media
Operating temperature: 0-50C / 32-122F
Standard accessories: Litium ion battery NP-600
battery charger BC-600GB
Neck Strap HS-DG130
16MB SD (Secure Digital) Memory Card
USB Cable USB-810
DiMAGE Viewer CD-ROM
Optional accessories AC Adapter AC-9GB

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