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View Full Version : Konica Minolta Announces DiMAGE X31

Suhit Gupta
06-18-2004, 10:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.photographyblog.com/more.php?id=2866_0_1_0_M' target='_blank'>http://www.photographyblog.com/more.php?id=2866_0_1_0_M</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Konica Minolta introduces the DiMAGE X31, a digital camera that boasts an amazing combination of fast startup speed, thin and stylish design, and intuitive operation in an affordable, 3.2-megapixel, entry-level class model. DiMAGE X31 is a user-friendly, compact digital camera equipped with a Konica Minolta proprietary non-protruding 3X optical zoom that keeps the camera thin, even when the zoom is on. The new release features 3.2-megapixel high picture quality and is one of the slimmest and lightest cameras in its class."</i><br /><br /><img src="http://www.digitalmediathoughts.com/images/konica_minolta_dimage_x31.jpg" /><br /><br />The X31, labeled as fast, thin and cool, is the three megapixel version of the two megapixel X21 announced back in February. It is very much like the other DiMAGE X series cameras with the 'folded optics' lens system that fits vertically in the camera body. This allows for a prism mirror to fold the optical path through 90 degrees and this is how the camera remains so slim and maintains a very fast startup time. Looks very cool. Did any of you end up getting the X21 in the mean time?

06-20-2004, 12:35 AM
I would certainly be interested in hearing feedback from users of the X21. I am in the market for a new compact or sub-compact digital camera, and the new units with the folded optics are very attractive for their quick start-up and compact size. However, image quality and manual controls are still a requirement of mine, so any feedback I can get from existing users of the X21 would be great to hear....