Minolta MDC (Minolta RD-175)
MDC (Minolta Digital Camera) is the raw image format used by the Minolta RD-175 digital single-reflex camera. RD-175 stands for Reflex Digital and 1.75 megapixels. The camera is also known as the Agfa ActionCam.
The camera has 3 CCD sensors: two for green (for resolution), and one for red and blue combined (for color information). The MDC file contains the data of the three sensors. To get an image the MDC files have to be converted with a dedicated software tool.
- GraphicConverter ($39.95 US) can convert these files, according to a guy who restored one of these cameras.
- dcraw lists support for the RD-175, which means they should be readable in the major open-source raw file processors (Darktable, RawTherapee).
- ThumbsPlus claims support in its professional edition ($99.95 US).
- See also Cameras and Digital Image Sensors: Software.