Written on: 02/09/2001 by CHRIS GOSS.
Excellent image quailty, good CCD screen, accurate colour rendition.
Poor electronic viewfinder, expensive battery pack, no ac adapter.
I was looking forward to testing out this digital camera which apparently won digital product of the year according to the Minolta website.
I found the image quality lived up to expectations and the ccd screen very good. It produces good quality prints as large as A3.
The camera body felt a bit small in the hand, but the controls and menus were easy enough to master.
On the downside, I found that the electronic viewfinder was really poor, compared to other digital cameras that I have tried. This is an importantant point, especially if you're after a camera verging on professional quality, with a price to match.
Be aware that the battery pack that you WILL need and the extra adapter are expensive!
Overall try before you buy, this camera may not be to your taste, especially if you are after a professional piece of kit.