The SiOnyx Aurora is a compact camera designed to shoot stills and video in color under low light conditions, so we put it to the test under the northern lights and against a Nikon D5. Read on for all the details, but if you’re looking for a super-portable, stylishly different camera, the DiMAGE Xt deserves a close look. Click on the larger view again to see the original image from the camera. Smart Home by Gordon Gottsegen Nov 19, Pressing the Menu button returns you to capture mode though, rather than calling up either the playback or record menu screens.

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Just behind and below the power button, at the top of the camera’s rear panel, this control sets the Xt’s main operating mode. Is it enough of a refresh to keep up with the times? The only things to see up here are the power and shutter release buttons. The tripod mount is neither centered nor inline with the lens.

The DiMAGE X’s clever “folded” optical system not only enabled the super-thin design, but made for rapid startup times, since there was no need to wait for the lens assembly to telescope out when the camera was turned on.

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There are quite a few changes in the user interface though, so you may want to read the sections of this review dealing with controls and menus closely, even if you’re already familiar with the Xi. Nikon Japan officially lists the D and D as dimqge.


Noise levels were very low, though. In Movie exposure mode, the camera captures either x pixel or x pixel resolution moving images with sound, with duration limited only by the size of the memory card.

With an image displayed full-screen, pressing the zoom control in the “T” direction zooms in on the image diage steps of 0. Voice memo allows up to 15 seconds of audio to be attached to an image when it is captured. Dec 18, The dimag function can attach an audio track to any recorded still-image. The lens moves from wide-angle to telephoto in just two seconds, though there’s a bit of a delay between the time you press the button and the moment the lens actually moves.

The Xt’s flash dimave a working range of 0. French company GT Company has licensed the AgfaPhoto brand and launched a range of new budget products.

Minolta DiMAGE Xt – digital camera Series

Thanks to the all-internal lens design, there’s no need to wait for the lens to extend before you can shoot, so startup times are very short. Free and open source Minolha photo-processing software RawTherapee has been updated to version 5. The tiny Nano1 astronomy camera shoots for minolfa stars The makers behind the Tiny1 astronomy camera are back with an even smaller shooter.

In playback mode, these buttons scroll forward or back through previously captured images. Do watch out though, as metal cameras can scratch easily. There are just four options on it: You can also see the horizontal row of five tiny holes, marking the location of the Xt’s microphone.


Click on a thumbnail to see the full-size photo. On the right side of the camera as viewed from the rear is the combined SD memory card and battery slot, as well as the DC In power jack and a wrist strap attachment eyelet. The center button of this set of three controls the zoom lens in record mode and image zoom in playback mode.

Mnolta includes an external battery charger with dimabe camera.

A shutter sound effect accompanies the release of the shutter. Due to my limited resources, please do not e-mail me asking for a personal recommendation.

The Record menu is displayed by pressing the Menu button, and the following options are available: This button also serves as the “OK” button for confirming menu selections.

Simply use the supplied USB cable to connect the camera to a computer with a Windows operating system and a compatible application such as Microsoft Windows Messenger. Multi-segment metering and five-point AF make taking beautiful, sharp images simple; place the subject anywhere within the extra-wide focus frames and the camera will do the rest.

Shutter lag is short, but still noticeable, especially when the camera is using a slower shutter speed. The remaining camera controls are on the back panel, along with the optical viewfinder eyepiece and 1. Dec 19, camera news.