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Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2 Review

Review Date: May 24, 2004

Category: Advanced Amateur - Prosumer

Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2

Executive Summary

This Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2 Review is based on a production model. All sample images are unretouched, except where specified.

Spring Garden: 1/50 sec., F5.6 and ISO 64
Spring Garden:
7.2mm, Program, Multi-segment, Macro On, 1/50 sec., F5.6 and ISO 64

The Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2 boasts a set of features currently not found in any other prosumer digital camera. From its smooth mechanically linked 7x optical wide-angle zoom to its unique Anti-Shake Technology, the A2 sets a new standard for others to follow. Toss in the highest resolution EVF available (at close to 1MP), an elegant auto-switch between EVF and LCD monitor, live histogram, grid overlay, user-friendly controls, flex focus point, manual focus ring, program shift, monitor amplification in low-light, and internal recording buffer for RAW images capture, and you end up with a digital camera with a no-nonsense approach to ensuring that you get the job done intuitively and fast.

With its design closely based on a SLR, its comfortable handling will please film SLR owners who desire a digital camera that works like their SLRs but in a more compact and lighter digital body. Well grouped and implemented controls mean there is absolutely no need to navigate the menu during a shooting session.

Image quality is excellent with minimal CA and slightly visible noise at ISO 64.

Smaller than a dSLR but engineered like one, the Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2 wins our OriGenial™ Seal of Approval for the most original and ingenious set of professional features to be seen in a prosumer digital camera. With its combination of practical and usable features, the Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2 has redefined the feature set of a prosumer digital camera.

See if you fit the Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2 User Profile below:

 
Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2
User Profile
Desire a quality 8 MP resolution prosumer digital camera.
Want a digital camera that handles like a well-designed SLR.
Want set of professional features such as mechanically linked zoom, manual zoom ring, DOF Preview, internal recording buffer, RAW file format capability, live histogram, fast response, negligible shutter lag.
Want Anti-shake technology.
Want wide-angle coverage as well as medium telephoto.
Want a digital camera that is intuitive to use, with minimal to no reliance on the menu.

 

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