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Old Mar 10, 2004, 11:21 AM   #1
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Default Which should I go for - Fuji 601 or Minolta Dimage XT

I'm just about to take my first steps into digital photography. I don't need anything to complex, just a good point and shoot, my old popint a shoot chemical camera was a Yashica T4 to give you some idea. I've have a limit of 200 and have narrowed it down to the Minolta Dimage XT or the Fjui 601, both are the same price - is one much better than the other? The quick start-up tiime of the Minolta appeals too me.
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Old Mar 10, 2004, 4:15 PM   #2
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I've been looking at the Minolta X - argos are selling it at 129
in there sale.

I Like the unlimited movie mode and internal zoom idea. The
whole thing is small to.

I currently have a fuji, which is ok really . I've made prints 6 x4
and 7x5 and they look sharp(though alittle noisy at heighest res
on screen at 1:1).
The only thing I've seen about the the picture quality of the Minolta
is softness in the corners of the image.

I'd recommend a few things about digital cameras from my use
and thats:

get one with a zoom
AA batts if possible / or get spare 'propritory' batts
small size so that you take it everywhere!
decent 'night mode' exposure

hope this helps


Oh and two more:

TV out has been useful when no PC available (useful here to have
a rotate function within the camera)
and that the camera is usb 'mass storage' type ie no driver required!
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Old Mar 10, 2004, 4:51 PM   #3
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Default Food for thought

Thanks for the info. I'd sort of marked out the XT over the X20 (the one I guess Argos are sellingI - I've been looking on http://www.internetcamerasdirect.co....ds-Minolta.htm
for prices and users reviews. The higher pixel of the XT over the X20 hsa got me, maybe a red herring though? And as I understood on one review it said it didn't have LCD viewfinder or something where as the XT has. I'm definitlely torn between the two, or possibly 3 now that the X20 has been thrown into the equation!

Both cameras get rave reviews, but the Fuji601 now seems a bargain at the new lower price of 200.
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