The Minolta RD-3000 was a digital SLR camera for the Minolta V-lenses which were originally designed for the Minolta Vectis S-100 and Minolta Vectis S-1 SLRs for APS-films (and a with an adapter could mount popular Minolta Alpha/Dynax/Maxxum-mount lenses). For an exposure the light that enters the lenses is split through two half mirrored prisms to illuminate two separate CCD-sensors. That way the pixels of both 1,5-mega-pixel-CCDs are added to resulting 2,7-mega-pixel-images.
|with V lens 28-56mm|
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2.7-Million Pixel High-Performance Professional Digital SLR with Lightweight and Compact Design
|Lens mount||Minolta V mount|
|Image sensor||Two ½" progressive CCDs with 1,500,000 pixels each|
|Final resolution||Approx. 2,700,000 pixels|
|Image size||1,984 x 1,360 pixels|
|Image capturing system||Hybrid Seamless Imaging System (Dual CCD)|
|File format||JPEG (Exif2.0), TIFF (Exif2.0)|
|Storage medium||CompactFlash Card Type I and II|
|Image compression ratio||SUPER FINE (TIFF): uncompressed, FINE (JPEG): approx. 1/5, STD. (JPEG): approx. 1/10, ECON. (JPEG): approx. 1/15|
|Storage capacity||(30MB CompactFlash Card)
|LCD monitor||5.1cm (2-inch) TFT LCD monitor made of low-temperature polysilicon|
|AF system type||Minolta's TTL (through-the-lens) phase-detection system with one CCD line sensor; Focus mode: automatic selection between single frame and continuous drive; auto / manual focus (selectable on the lens), AF control: predictive focus control for moving subjects|
|Metering system||TTL type, 14-segment Honeycomb-pattern metering / spot metering selectable; Range: 14-segment Honeycomb-pattern metering: EV 3 - 20, Spot|
|metering: EV 6 - 20|
|Exposure modes||Programmed AE (P mode), Aperture-priority mode (A mode), Shutter-priority (S mode), Manual exposure (M mode)|
|Exposure compensation||+/-3 EV (in 1/2 EV increments)|
|Shutter||CCD electronic control and vertical-traverse focal plane shutter
|Sensitivity||ISO 200 (In the Gain Up mode*, sensitivity becomes as high as ISO 800 equivalent.)
|White balance||User-selectable white balance settings: Auto (outer metering), Manual (outdoor, indoor, flash), Custom (one-push auto)|
|Flash||External flash available (optional), Wireless / remote off-camera flash control available|
|Viewfinder||SLR type, TTL (through-the-lens) relay-optical finder, Field of view (vertical x horizontal): approx. 94% x 95%, Magnification: 0.8X|
|Drive mode||Single mode, Continuous mode: approx. 1.5 frames per seconds (in 1,984 x 1,360 pixels, up to 5 frames), Remote release and Self-timer available|
|Interface||SCSI-2, Video output, Accessory shoe: Minolta standard shoe, PC terminal: compatible with positive and negative polarities,|
|IR Remote control||RC-3|
|Power source||Batteries : AA Ni-MH x 4,|
|Dimensions||150×101×117mm (5-7/8×4×4-5/8 inch)|
|Weight (without batteries)||Approx. 1kg (Approx. 35.3 ounce)|
|Standard accessories||AC Adapter, Ni-MH batteries, Ni-MH charger, SCSI Cable, Video Cable, CD-ROM, Holding Strap
Availablity of accessories depends on areas. Specifications and accessories are subject to change without notice.
|System Requirements||IBM PC/AT compatible* Macintosh|
|CPU||Intel Pentium 90MHz or higher PowerPC only|
|Operating systemv||Windows 95 / Windows 98 /
Windows NT4.0 / Windows Me Mac OS 7.6.1 - 8.6 system (QuickTime 2.5 or later is required. QuickTime 3.0 is required for Slide Show.) Memory min. 16MB of RAM for Windows 95 / Windows 98 / Windows Me
min. 32MB of RAM for Windows NT 4.0 min. 16MB of RAM Hard disk space 32 MB or larger 32 MB or larger Monitor Min. VGA (640 x 480 pixels), capable of displaying at least 256 colors. 32,000 colors or more is recommended. Min.13 type (640 x 480 pixels) monitor capable of displaying at least 256 colors. 32,000 colors or more is recommended.
Lenses: see Minolta V mount
- Program (Maxxum) Flash 5400HS
This multifunctional program flash is ideal for high-speed sync photography. It allows modeling flash to determine the shape and size of harmful shadows, and features multi-burst flash at up to 100Hz, advanced TTL wireless flash control, and more.
- Program (Maxxum) Flash 3500xi
This program flash offers remote-controlled TTL wireless flash shooting. It comes equipped with auto-zoom function, 3-beam AF illumination, and more.
- Macro Flash 1200AF Set N
This automatic flash system with direct metering simplifies flash photography at macro settings. It includes an auxiliary illuminator which enables you to confirm the subject even under dim lighting conditions.
- Filter Adapter is necessary for use with lenses other than V 22-80mm.
- Vectis Flash SF-1
A versatile and compact external flash unit that, when used with the macro-panel, can be employed for flash shooting with the V50mm f3.5 Macro lens.
- IR Remote Controller RC-3
A convenient unit for when you wish to place yourself in the shot. The RC-3 includes two modes: immediate shutter release when the button is pressed, or release after 2-second delay. When using the slow shutter, simply mount your camera on a tripod and use the RC-3 to create stable images.
- Wireless Remote Flash Controller
This compact unit simplifies and improves off-camera flash shooting. It attaches to the camera's hot shoe, and controls a combination of two off-camera flash units with a lighting ratio of 2:1. This unit can be used for up to 20cm (7-7/8 inch) macro photography without affecting exposure.
Other standard accessories AC Adapter, Ni-MH Batteries, Ni-MH charger, SCSI Cable, Video Cable, CD-ROM, Holding Strap
Other optional accessories Bounce Reflector III for 5400HS, Bounce Reflector IV for 3500xi, Off-Camera Shoe OS-1100, Off-Camera Cable OC-1100, Triple Connector TC-1000, Cable CD