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Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D / Dynax 5D

Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D / Dynax 5D

Category: Prosumer

The Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D / Dynax 5D takes the Konica Minolta 7D and squeezes it into a compact and lighter body, following the trend in even more compact dSLR.

The Konica Minolta 5D still features 6.1-megapixel resolution on an APS-sized (23.5 mm x 15.7 mm) CCD image sensor. Its main differentiator from its competitors is Konica Minolta's unique Anti-Shake system first pioneered in the DiMAGE A1. Instead of shifting a lens (thus requiring you to purchase expensive Image Stabilized lenses), the Anti-Shake technology precisely shifts the CCD to compensate for camera movement on both the vertical and horizontal axis, thus providing effective camera-shake protection with a wide range of telephoto, wide-angle, macro and standard lenses.

The large 2.5-in. LCD monitor (with 115,000 pixels) makes image reviewing easy. The optical viewfinder uses a glass pentaprism and a spherical acute matte focusing screen for bright and easy framing.

The Konica Minolta 5D uses MAXXUM SLR series controls for intuitive operation. As expected, the Minolta 5D provides full exposure flexibility with a 9-point AF system and a choice of 14-segment honeycomb pattern, center-weighted average or spot metering modes; instant switch from auto to manual focusing; high-speed continuous shooting of up to 5 frames (at a speed of 3 fps) in RAW (3 frames at RAW+JPEG, 10 frames in Large/Fine JPEG mode); an AF Illuminator (using the built-in flash) for low-light focusing.

A wide variety of optional accessories is available: Camera Case CS-5D; AC Adapter AC-11; angle viewfinder; remote control cords; external flashes, including macro ring flash; and, off-camera flash accessories.

Three new lenses introduced specially for the Konica Minolta 5D are: 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6; 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6; 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 mm. A large number of existing Konica Minolta film SLR lenses using the Minolta A-type bayonet mount are also compatible. [Note that, because the image sensor is APS-sized instead of full-frame, the actual focal length is roughly 1.5 times longer than those stated.]

Advanced amateur and prosumer photographers who desire a quality and professional digital SLR -- now in a compact size -- at an affordable price will want to include the Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D / Dynax 5D on their shortlist of candidates.

Konica Minolta 5D
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Konica Minolta Dynax 5D / Maxxum 5D  
  Image Sensor 6.1 effective megapixels (3008 x 2000)
Interline primary color CCD (23.5 mm x 15.7 mm) with interlace scan
Anti-Shake Technology
  Lens Minolta A-type bayonet mount  
  Auto Focus
TTL phase-detection system
Wide AF area, spot AF area, and 9 local AF areas with Focus Area Selection. AF-A / AF-S / AF-C / DMF. Predictive Focus Control (with moving subjects in AF-A and AF-C), auto-tracking focus-point display
AF Illuminator: Available with built-in flash. Range: 1 m ~ 5 m
  Shutter Speed
1/4000 s ~ 30 s, bulb exposures possible
1/160 s (with Anti-Shake off), 1/125 s (with Anti-Shake on)
  Exposure Control Auto recording / P (with program shift), A, S, M, and Portrait, Sports Action, Landscape, Sunset, and Night Portrait Digital Subject Programs  
  Shooting Modes Drive mode: Single-frame advance, Continuous advance, 10 s and 2 s Self-timer, Single-frame advance bracketing, Continuous-advance bracketing. Continuous-advance rate: 3 frames per second (approx.), Max. 5 frames (RAW), max. 3 frames (RAW+JPEG)  
  Exposure Compensation ±2 EV in 1/3 EV increments;
Exposure Bracketing: With 0.3 EV / 0.7 EV increments, 3 frames
  Light Metering TTL metering; multi-segment metering, Center-weighted metering, Spot metering  
  White Balance Automatic, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash), Custom, Color temperature (2500 ~ 9900K with 19-step Magenta / Green compensation)  
  Viewfinder Fixed eye-level system with roof mirror type pentaprism;
Focusing Screen: Spherical Acute Matte;
Field of view: 95 %;
Diopter Control: -2.5 ~ +1.0 m
  LCD 2.5-inch TFT color (115,000 pixels)  
  ISO Sensitivity Auto, ISO 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 equivalent
  Storage Media Type I and Type II CompactFlash Cards, Microdrive, SD Memory Card*, MultiMediaCard*
(* with optional SD-CF1)
  Battery Lithium-ion battery NP-400;
Battery performance: No. of frames recorded: approx. 550 (CIPA measurement), approx. 700 (Konica Minolta measurement)
  Included Accessories
No Memory Card included
Li-Ion Battery NP-400 with Battery Charger BC-400
A/V Cable VC-500, USB Cable USB-3 (Full Speed)
Eyepiece Cap EC-1500; Body Cap BDC-1000; Shoe Cap SC-1000
Strap (Wide) WS-5
Software CD-ROMs (DiMAGE Master Lite + EasyShare software)
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 130.5 x 92.5 x 66.5 mm /
5.1 x 3.6 x 2.6 in.
  Weight (Camera body only) 590 g / 20.8 oz  
  MSRP US $899 with F3.5-5.6, 18-70 mm lens  
Konica Minolta 5D  

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