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MinoxDCC 14.0 Digital Camera (Silver)
 
3.6

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (3)

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    (1)

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    (4)

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    (1)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (7)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Good battery life (4)
  • Great resolution (3)

Cons

  • Poor image quality (4)
  • Poor in low light (4)
  • Limited zoom (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (3)
  • Travel (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (3)

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

A Classic 50's Design Brought Up To Date.

By JERRY THE VONCE.

from SOUTH NEW JERSEY.

About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Battery Life
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • Complicated Controls
  • Lag / Shutter Delay
  • Limited Zoom
  • Poor in Low Light

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Travel

Comments about DCC 14.0 Digital Camera (Black):

A throw/back design brought up to date ALMOST. More of a toy than a complete camera, its fun to play with, and take pictures. The instruction booklet leaves a lot to be desired.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(21 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Minox DCC-14 Digital Classic Camera (Toy Camera)

By Dale

from Akron Ohio

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Battery Life

Cons

  • Complicated Controls
  • Lag / Shutter Delay
  • Limited Zoom
  • Poor Image Quality
  • Poor Image Stabilization
  • Poor in Low Light

Best Uses

    Comments about DCC 14.0 Digital Camera (Black):

    The Minox DCC-14 camera can make a decent photo if you have perfectly even and strong light, with no deep shadows or bright highlights in your picture. The DCC-14 makes JPEG-format files, but does not seem to have any facilities to compensate for imperfections in the image being photographed as do most modern digital cameras. In that respect, the DCC-14 is roughly equal I think to the early digital cameras from circa 1998. After a month of use and studying every aspect of the camera, the DCC-14 takes every photo with an aperture of f2.8 and an ISO of 200, leaving only the shutter speed as a variable for different levels of light. Low-light photos lose most shadow detail, and many or most daylight photos have severe color irregularities, but if you have a good photo editor, you may be able to at least partially compensate for those color imbalances. The DCC-14 has a real lens inside, with a proper anti-reflection coating, but the glass filter in front is apparently uncoated, leading to a lot of flare in the images. The DCC-14 cannot compete with any modern digital camera, even at the $50 level, for image quality and performance, but it can capture a decent picture if the user is extremely careful in composing and shooting, and has a good photo editor to fix the colors afterward. In my view, and compared to most low-cost pocket cameras of today, the DCC-14 is strictly a toy camera.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    What a little Gem!

    By Alfred

    from Colorado

    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Great Resolution
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • General Photography

      Comments about DCC 14.0 Digital Camera (Silver):

      Fresh out of the box, first picture,it was yellowish too. Then I adjusted WB from AWB to Daylight. Result: A sharp perfectly exposed photo with correct color rendition. Will adjust to 0.3 EV. So what's the problem? No, it won't replace my DSLRs and MFTs, but I am happy with it and it will be happy with my other 5 Minoxes.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (32 of 42 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      I would never buy this camera again.

      By akipierrot

      from Saitama, Japan

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Poor Image Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about DCC 14.0 Digital Camera (Black):

        Quite often the pictures turned greeny. I contacted Minox Germany may times and got replacement 3 times. But all of them had the same phenomenon. The DCC 5.1 had no such trouble. DCC 14.0 might have some defects in its software. Anyway, I never recommend this camera to anyone.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        EXCELLENT

        By jhipolito2000

        from Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Battery Life
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Resolution
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Travel

          Comments about DCC 14.0 Digital Camera (Silver):

          BEAUTIFUL

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (35 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good things come in small packages

          By Photo Nut

          from Denver, Colorado

          About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Battery Life
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Resolution
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Travel

            Comments about DCC 14.0 Digital Camera (Black):

            I love photography as a whole and own a number of cameras, from a LeicaM9 to a Olympus OM-D. I still have most of my old film cameras including a Minox GT-E. I purchased the DCC 14.0 to see what I could get out of it. I love landscape photography and own a large formal printer, HP Z3100 for printing. I have a particular scene that I photograph to test various cameras and lens combinations. I then print out 24 x 18 prints for comparison, sharpness, color, resolution etc. I did not expect to get this size print from the Minox but have produced a 19x 13 print that shows excellent resolution, color and sharpness, shot at f2.8 and 1/1500s. What a great little camera. My one grouse is the tripod socket thread. This must be the only camera in the world with a non standard 1/4 inch thread, probably 6mm metric which requires a special adaptor. This is real stupid, what were Minox thinking.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (14 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Minox DCC 14.0 Review By H. D. McClain

            By monty133

            from Blairsville, PA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Fun To Play With
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Limited Zoom
            • Not Much For Serious Work
            • Poor Image Quality
            • Poor in Low Light

            Best Uses

            • Good For Conversation
            • Just A Fun Camera

            Comments about DCC 14.0 Digital Camera (Black):

            Cute little toy. Not much good for anything other than to be a conversation piece. For you to get a good image you must be in very bright light such as sun light. IT is beautiful and fun and that is why I purchased it. It is a nice addition to my camera collection. It is not a serious contender for a camera. But I like it none the less.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 5
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (18 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Top Adult Toy

            By Erle

            from Norfolk VA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Poor Image Quality
            • Poor in Low Light
            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

              Comments about DCC 14.0 Digital Camera (Silver):

              I had seen this camera around for a while and thought it might be a good daytime walk around shooter. When I first opened the box and got it out there is a high WOW factor. It is probably as cute as any camera I have ever seen. Un fortunately it takes only fair pictures. If it took pictures on the same level as it is cute the whole world be buying this camera.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 9
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (37 of 45 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              The new Minox 14.0 is a masterpiece

              By Drix

              from Brooklyn N.Y.

              Pros

              • Great Camera

              Cons

              • Not In Low Lighting

              Best Uses

              • For Outdoor

              Comments about DCC 14.0 Digital Camera (Silver):

              Minox new 14.0 Digital is very easy to use no brainer for anyone. the only thing i did not like was using it indoors photo were very grainey in well lit areas.You will need to use the Minox Classic mini flash But for outdoor use photos are very sharp and clear.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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