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Old Dec 5, 2002, 8:22 PM   #1
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Default USA vs International 7Hi's

Can anyone tell me if you can tell by the model numbers (2778301, 2779301, ets) or serial numbersa whether minolta cameras are for use in the USA or international use. I'm planning on buying a 7Hi on the internet, and don't want to be trapped.
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Old Dec 5, 2002, 9:49 PM   #2
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The only way you can tell is to look for the firmware revision (I think)... ie if it ends with a u: US, e: Europe, and j: Japan.

Go to SETUP and hit the Mode switch...
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Old Dec 6, 2002, 8:01 PM   #3
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You can also ask the retailer. Does it come with a USA warranty?

If the price seems to good to be true, then it might well be a grey market camera. But it also might just mean they want to sell you a box of useless stuff at an exhorbitant price. Fail to say yes, and the camera is on indefinate backorder.

Bottom line - buy from an established company with a good reputation.

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Old Dec 21, 2002, 11:19 PM   #4
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I bought a 7Hi from Genesis Camera in PA--great price (see below), smooth transaction, and everything was as expected. My firmware says 1.00u. I would buy from them again.

Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi 5.2 $1046.00
Shipping 35.95
Tax 0.00
Total 1081.95

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