today announced the DiMAGE 7Hi, a new 5-megapixel digital camera based on the company’s DiMAGE 7, with faster autofocusing, new flash synchronization terminal and “superior image quality.” The camera features a 7x optical, 2x digital zoom lens, GT Lens technology, and can also record high-quality 16-bit audio with still and moving images. The Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi will be available later this month, priced at US$1,299.