4.0 Megapixel, 1/1.8 type CCDMinolta GT Lens (all-glass APO lens)4x optical zoomMinolta CxProcess image processingUltra-fast operationAdvanced AF & AE32MB buffer memoryHigh-grade aluminum body
Product Title: Konica Minolta Minolta Digimax S404 4 Megapixel Compact Camera
Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
Power Score: 4.4 | 8 Reviews
Product Reviews (8)
Have this camera and used it for...
Weakness: Batteries life is short but you can always buy the rechargeable kind for digital cameras and have an ac adaptor with it and you are all set
Have this camera and used it for all occasions and love it. I have also purchased a remote and a few flash cards with the speed of 12X and 40X and when I used the SF mode the speed of transferring the pictures to the card is exceptional. Yes, I had purchased several things to go with this camera but it is worth it for all I needed. Would highly recommend it.
By winhto - Jan 25, 2004
Its all been said, except I will...
Strengths: fantastic image in good light , Fantastic bang for the buck, Fantastic clear images most of time . One of the best bang for the dollar cameras , at least in the past year.
Weakness: battery life . A little awkward and time needed to getting use to. Focus misses too often, especially in low light, not a great macro
Its all been said, except I will add this . I worry a bit about Minolta construction and wish they had accessories but this camera is worth every cent paid and I had allot of cameras . What the heck more can one say, it rocks.
By rickfox - May 22, 2003
After purchasing the power cord, 3...
Strengths: 4.0 Mega pixels. Resolution option (high or low)when saving your pictures. Light weight and easy to use. 1 minute video capability.
Weakness: Eats batteries!! Really eats batteries!! Not enough space on the flash card included.
After purchasing the power cord, 3 sets of rechargeable batteries, 2 chargers and a bigger flash card, it's still a great choice. I'd buy it again. ....but it sure would be nice to know all this up front. There's nothing worse than getting home with a new toy and running into problem after problem before you get everything straight.
By pj819 - Dec 10, 2002
I own, love and use a Sony DSC-S75...
Strengths: Minolta's GT 4X optical zoom, 4MP CCD, 32MB buffer memory, price, size & feel, manual control options, B&W photo capability, photo quality is fantastic.
Weakness: Battery life is terrible. No microdrive! Slow Tiff file transfer, mounting screw offset too far, 400 ISO max, limited flash options.
I own, love and use a Sony DSC-S75 3.3MP digicam. After extensive searching for my first 4 or 5MP platform, the Minolta S404 became the obvious choice for several reasons. First price. I don't think there is a bigger bang for the buck in the digital camera world. Second is the lens itself. Minolta GT lenses rival Sony's Carl Zeiss or Nikon's optics. Again it's 4X, focuses quickly and yields great...
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I own, love and use a Sony DSC-S75 3.3MP digicam. After extensive searching for my first 4 or 5MP platform, the Minolta S404 became the obvious choice for several reasons. First price. I don't think there is a bigger bang for the buck in the digital camera world. Second is the lens itself. Minolta GT lenses rival Sony's Carl Zeiss or Nikon's optics. Again it's 4X, focuses quickly and yields great results. Versatility. The S-404 has just about everything the serious photographer could want except shutter speed priority mode. The photographs this camera takes are excellent. TIFF files blow up sharp and clear with professional results. Low compression JPG files at 2272 X 1704 resolution are nearly as impressive. Lots of quick access buttons assist in changes. Good instruction manual comes in handy in the field while learning all the functions. Plug and play simplicity for downloading files quickly. A few minor beefs are: Flash options seem limited. 800 ISO would be a nice addition. Only supports Compact flash type I memory. 16MB comes with it. 256MB or 512MB wouldn't be a bad idea. Fast speed memory is essential for TIFF file transfers, which can last 60 seconds. Sucks batteries like water. Investing in rechargeable type is essential. You will need to spend a few bucks on accessories in addition to around $450.00 for the camera. Overall, I highly recommend the S404 to enthusiasts and professionals alike.
By Lem Metro - Aug 10, 2002
I PRINTED SOME PICTURES (4 X 6)...
Strengths: EXCELLENT PICTURES ON AUTO MODE. I WAS ABLE TO START TAKING PICTURES RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX. HAS A LOT OF OPTIONS AND CONTROLS FOR MORE SERIOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS.
Weakness: THE MOUNT FOR THE TRIPOD IS OFF TO THE SIDE. I TRIED TAKING A PICTURE USING A CRAPPY TRIPOD & THE CAMERA WOULDN'T SIT LEVEL. I WILL TRY A BETTER QUALITY TRIPOD BEFORE MY FINAL RULING ON THIS ISSUE.
I PRINTED SOME PICTURES (4 X 6) AND THEY LOOKED LIKE THEY WERE DONE PROFESSIONALY! I WAS BLOWN AWAY AT THE QUALITY USING MY FREE PRINTER THAT CAME WITH MY DELL AND KODAK PAPER. I USED THE FINE MODE AND AM SURE THAT IF I USED THE SUPER FINE (TIFF) I COULD STILL GET QUALITY PRINTS @ 8 X 10 OR EVEN LARGER.
By pauljesharris - Jul 17, 2002