"Minolta DiMage X Digital Camera"
This is a unique, innovative 2 megapixel digital camera with a 3x optical zoom lens system that is completely internal to the camera. Released onto the marketplace in late winter - early spring 2002 this camera was the lightest, had the slimest design, and the fastest startup time of any camera on the market at that time. This was due to the unique lens system design that allowed 3x zoom capability without any part of the lens having to move and protrude outward from the body of the camera. It is small enough to fit into your shirt pocket at 3.3 inches x 2.8 inches x 0.8 inches in dimension, and only 4.8 ounces in weight. Minolta (Konica) were also the first company to bring a 5 megapixel camera into the market. Details, reviews and specifications are available on the web.
Because this is a high end camera with such unique features, the street price when introduced was US$399. This camera was purchased locally at Sears by my late father at the end of February 2003 at a price of $499.94 CDN + tax = $574.94 CDN. Now they can be found used on Amazon & eBay ranging from US$50 - US$130, and up to US$209 - US$280 like-new, depending on the condition of the camera. This camera has been discontinued but the DiMage line still exists.
The camera shows up in WinXP as a removeable storage device, so no USB drivers are required to be installed (only need to install on Win 98), and software can be downloaded from
The DiMage Image Viewer Utility version 2.0 can be installed first then updated, or newer versions can be installed if desired.
This package includes the camera, its re-chargeable Lithium Ion battery, a battery charger and removeable AC power cord, and 8 Mbyte SD flash memory card, as well as the user manual. I have also located the 'unique-to-this-camera' AV cable, with USB connector on one end and video & audio 1/8" mini-phone plugs on other end, and the image viewer software CD is included along with a user manual for this software, but the USB cable is still missing at the moment (hope to find it).
The USB / AV cable is not standard ... both USB cables use the same jack on the camera (it is not a standard USB jack or standard 1/8 inch jack). If your PC has a card reader, the USB function is not necessary for downloading your pictures ... just insert the memory card in the reader ... movie segments should be able to be played in Windows Media Player.
However, I will include a case for the camera that did not come with the initial purchase, as well as a 2nd Lithium Ion battery for backup which also did not come with the original purchase. I can also include a larger capacity memory storage card if desired.
This camera is in excellent condition, everything works, no issues. It has not been used for over 6 years now, having been sitting in storage since before my father's passing. Although this is only a 2 megapixel camera, it is superb quality (steel case, made in Japan NOT in China) and this is sufficient to produce quality 4x6 up to 8x10 photo prints.