Release Issued by Konica Minolta:
5 Megapixel Digital Camera with 3.0x Optical Zoom and Large 2.5-inch LCD
Konica Minolta introduces the DiMAGE X60, a digital camera with 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.
• 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 Minolta’s 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.
3.0x Optical Zoom in a Sleek, Stylish Body
Featuring Konica Minolta’s proprietary non-protruding zoom lens, the DiMAGE X60 keeps its sleek appearance even when the zoom is activated. The slim 22 mm thin body houses a 3.0x optical zoom and weighs just 115g. And, the convenient sliding cover adds a practical feature to this stylish design, safeguarding the lens while you store the DiMAGE X60 inside your pocket or purse. The DiMAGE X60 will also be available in three attractive colour variants. Select from Silver, Blue or Red to suit your style and taste.
World’s Fastest* Startup Time
The DiMAGE X60 boasts an amazingly fast and fluid startup: switch the camera on and you’re ready to start taking great pictures in about 0.5 seconds. This and the approximately 0.08-second shutter-release time lag mean you’ll 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 X60’s 2.5-inch LCD is large enough for you—or even a group of people—to enjoy a clear view when previewing or playing back shots. The anti-reflective LCD ensures that images can be viewed clearly, even under the bright lights or outdoors. And with menus that display large letters on 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 is easy to use. It has an independent playback button that brings up images instantly. Also, Key Customization allows you to register settings for your most-frequently-used functions by designating them to the left or right side of the controller, making operation even more simple and user-friendly.
15MB Internal Memory
This is a first within the DiMAGE X series, the DiMAGE X60 is equipped with 15MB of internal memory, so you can shoot photos without an SD Memory Card or MultiMedia Card, or continue shooting even after your memory card is full.
Extraordinary Image Quality
The DiMAGE X60’s 5 Megapixel CCD and CxProcess III image-processing technology combine to deliver 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 look natural 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 for your 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 take fabulous photos with ease.
*Activated via manual selection only.
The wide 5-Point AF makes it easy to focus on your subject. Also, manual selection of Spot focus mode 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 the best 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 the subject, without the need to switch to macro mode. If you need to get even closer, a Super Macro mode 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 your camera by connecting the DiMAGE X60 to a PictBridge* compliant printer. Simply check which images you want on the DiMAGE X60’s LCD monitor and you’ve 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.