Minolta DiMAGE Xt, released recently, has got to be the world's thinnest digital camera currently available. The built-in 3x non-extending optical zoom lens in an aluminum body of no more than 20mm thick is made possible by the implementation of a small prism just like SLR cameras. But unlike SLR which uses the prism for viewfinder, the Xt uses the prism for actual capturing of images. Just how good is this digital camera? Will wait and see.
Bah, I'll stick to SLR's (film and digital). I'm more concerned with getting the best image possible from the widest range of lenses and filters available than being able to "impress" my friends with how thin my camera is.
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May 10, 2003 7:54:49 AM
Yep, but when is the industrialised world going to get behind technology where they process exposed film straight into digital pictures without the chemical spill used to make the negatives?
I like SLR too but when my SLR went up in smoke recently, yeah for real! $2500 worth, lenses went up for sale as well, I bought a Digital, they're good but you know cost heaps!
The Dimage X series were known for not so good images because of the weird lens that it uses. I have read about image quality issues on www.dpreview.comwww.dcresource.com which are two well known sites that reviews digital cameras. I'd get something bigger than that like the canon digital elph, which I know would get better images.