Konica Minolta DiMAGE X50

Review Date: November 25th 2004

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Introduction / Price
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Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Conclusion / Links


No. of effective pixels

Approx. 5.0 million


1/2.5-type interline primary-color CCD with a total of approx.
5.4 million pixels


6.1 - 17.1 mm (35 mm format equivalent: 37 - 105 mm),
f/ 2.8 - f/ 5.0; 11 elements in 9 groups

Start-up time

Approx. 0.5 seconds

Digital zoom

4.3X (Max.) in 0.1X increments (12X zoom range with optical zoom)

Viewfinder type

Optical real-image zoom viewfinder

Recording media

SD Memory Cards / MultiMediaCards

File format

JPEG, Motion JPEG (MOV), DCF1.0, DPOF, Exif2.2

No. of recorded pixels

2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480 /
1280 x 980 (UHS continuous advance), Movie: 320 x 240

Storage capacity*
(using 16 MB card)

(2560 x 1920) Economy: 21, Standard: 11, Fine: 5,
(Movie) 15fps: 40 seconds, 30fps: 21 seconds
* Numbers above are approx., and may vary depending upon the subject and the media used.

Autofocus system

Video AF, Focus lock available

Autofocus area

Spot or wide (5-point AF)

Focusing range

0.1 m (3.9 inches) to infinity, Super macro mode: 0.06 m
(2.4 inches) to infinity (from the front of the camera)

Exposure control

Programmed AE, AE lock available

Exposure compensation

±2Ev in 1/3 increments


Multi-segment (256 segments) / Spot

Camera sensitivity

Auto (between ISO 50-160 equivalency), ISO 50, 100, 200, 400 equivalency

Shutter speeds

4 - 1/1000 seconds

Drive mode

Single-frame advance, Continuous advance,
UHS Continuous advance, Self-timer, Multi-frame

Continuous advance

Approx. 1.9 frames per second

UHS Continuous advance

Approx. 11 frames per second with 1280 x 960 image size


Approx. 10 second delay

Movie recording

Frame rate: 15fps, 30fps / Recording time: Until the memory card is full / With Monaural audio

White-balance control

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

Flash mode

Autoflash, Autoflash with red-eye reduction, Fill-flash, Flash cancel

LCD monitor

2.0 inches (52 mm) digital interface TFT color monitor with anti-reflection coating

Printing output control

Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching II

PC interface

USB*: Full-speed 12 Mbps data transfer with a USB 2.0 compatible computer.

AV output

NTSC/PAL (selectable on the camera)


One NP-700 Lithium-ion Battery

Battery performance

Continuous playback time: approx. 170 minutes, based on Konica Minolta's Standard test method with NP-700 Lithium-ion Battery, Number of recordings: Approx. 150 frames, based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) standard with an NP-700 Lithium-ion Battery and an SD Memory Card (16 MB)

External power source

4.7V DC (with specified AC)

Automatic Digital Subject Program Selection

Portrait, Sports Action, Landscape or Sunset is automatically selected. Night portrait, Text, and Super Macro (manual selection only)

Color mode

Color, B/W, and Sepia

Additional functions

Movie editing, Multi frame, Slide Show playback, Image Rotation, Image pasting, Crop Frame, PictBridge direct printing, E-mail copy, Date imprinting, Remote camera

(W x H x D)

83.5 x 62 x 23.5 mm / 3.3 x 2.4 x 0.9 inches


Approx. 125g / 4.4 ounces (without battery and recording media)

Standard accessories

Lithium-ion Battery (NP-700), Battery Charger (BC-800), Hand Strap (HG-DG130), USB Cable (USB-3), AC Cord, AV Cable (AVC-500), SD Memory Card (16 MB), DiMAGE Viewer CD-ROM

Optional accessories

Marine Case (MC-DG400), Metal Chain Neck Strap (NS-DG100), AC Adapter / AC Adapter set

Page 1
Introduction / Price
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Ease of Use
Page 6
Image Quality
Page 7
Sample Images
Page 8
Conclusion / Links

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