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21. Konica Minolta Dimage A1 5MP Digital Camera with 7x Anti Shake Optical Zoom
list price: $1,499.99
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Asin: B0000BYB5X
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Minolta
Sales Rank: 2132
Average Customer Review: 4.88 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Fusing high-quality digital imaging technology with versatile tools that help express your creativity and solve visual problems, the SLR-type Minolta Dimage A1 is built for the demanding digital photographer. It features a 5-megapixel resolution, 7x optical zoom lens, an anti-shake function, ultra-quick shutter speed, and many more professional features. It also has the world's fastest autofocus speed among SLR-type digital cameras with a non-interchangeable lens (as of July, 2003).

Optics and Resolution
The Dimage A1 is built around a high-precision electro-optical system designed to maximize image quality, featuring a 5.3 megapixel primary-color CCD with 5.0 million effective pixels for fine high-resolution images. It captures up to 2592 x 1944 pixel images for up to 13 x 17-inch enlargements (at 150 dpi). It also offers 1600 x 1200 (2 MP), 1280 x 960 (1 MP), and 640 x 480 (VGA) resolution modes.

The Dimage A1 features new image-quality and image-size settings. The extra-fine image-quality option joins the fine and standard settings to produce a high-quality JPEG file with little compression or loss of detail. The new 2080 x 1560 image size gives the photographer the ability to switch between 5 MP, 3 MP, and 2 MP images smoothly to match the final use of the image with the optimum resolution to maximize storage space on the memory card. A 640 x 480 (VGA) image size is also available for web images.

The f/2.8–3.5, 7x optical zoom is an apochromatic (APO) lens employing anomalous dispersion (AD) glass to minimize chromatic aberration at all focal lengths and produce sharp, high-contrast images. With a focal range of 7.2–50.8mm, it is equivalent to a 28–200mm zoom lens in the 35mm format. This lens encompasses the most used focal lengths in photography today, ranging from wide angle for landscapes and interiors to telephoto for portraits and details of distant landmarks. The 2x digital zoom gives the Dimage A1 a zoom ratio of up to 14x, equivalent to a 400mm lens on a 35mm camera.

Movie Mode
In addition to taking digital still images, the Dimage A1 also captures video with sound in multiple formats:

  • Standard QVGA (320 x 240) color movies and monochrome night movies up to 15 minutes with audio
  • The night-movie mode can make recordings under extreme low-light conditions
  • The interval function can produce a series of still images taken at regular intervals or it can combine the images into a 640 x 480 time-lapse movie (which can be played back at 4 frames per second)

More Features
The new anti-shake function minimizes the blurring effect of handheld camera shake to provide the sharpest images possible. This system is especially valuable when shooting at long focal lengths or in low-light conditions without a tripod, enabling the camera to be handheld with shutter speeds eight times longer than usual.

The Dimage A1 is the first digital camera to employ CxProcess II, Minolta's new image-processing technology, which controls the image qualities of color, contrast, and sharpness while minimizing noise. Brilliant, saturated color remains vibrant without becoming unnatural or flat, while subtle contrast is rendered to retain the richness and depth of the subject and preserve details in the highlights and shadows.

The Dimage A1 has a top shutter speed of 1/16,000 second, a major advantage in sports photography. The continuous-advance modes make it possible to capture the action as it unfolds.Three JPEG or five 5-megapixel RAW images can be captured at a rate of 2 frames per second.

The 1.8-inch low-temperature, high-contrast color LCD monitor can be tilted from –20 to +90 degrees. It has an extended color gamut, contrast, and dynamic range, plus a wide-viewing angle so that the camera does not need to be held perpendicularly to clearly view the live image. The redesigned Digital Hyper Viewfinder gives the Dimage A1 the same feel as a 35mm SLR. It can be tilted between 0 and 90 degrees for comfortable shooting at low angles or in confined spaces. Because the viewfinder LCD is shielded, it provides clear images even when working under bright light.

Other features include:

  • Direct Manual Focus (DMF), which is found in professional-level 35mm film cameras like the Minolta Maxxum 7, enables manual fine-tuning of the focus after the AF system has locked onto the subject
  • With continuous autofocusing, the Dimage A1 uses the new 3-D Predictive Focus Control to track the subject right up to the moment the exposure is made, ensuring optimum focus
  • The real-time histogram shows the luminance distribution of the image before it is captured
  • Data imprinting allows the date or time to be printed on the image as well as text and serial numbers

Storage and Transfer
The Dimage A1 is compatible with both Type I and II CompactFlash cards, which means that you can also use MicroDrives. A 16 MB CompactFlash card is included; it will store approximately 10 images at 2592 x 1944 at standard resolution. Images can be downloaded to either a Mac or PC via USB 1.1, which means the camera can be connected to any USB-based Windows Me/2000/XP and Mac OS 8.6 or later computer without installing any software.

Power and Size
The camera is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery (NP-400). It measures 4.6 by 3.3 by 4.5 inches and weighs 19.8 ounces excluding the batteries or 22.5 ounces when loaded with the battery.

What's In The Box
Dedicated Lithium-ion Battery NP100, Lithium-ion Battery Charger BC-400, Neck Strap NS-DG4000, Lens Cap (49mm) LF-1249, Lens Shade for DiMAGE A1 DLS-A1,Accessory Shoe Cap SC-10, Ferrite Core FRC-100, AV Cable AVC-400,USB Cable USB-500,DiMAGE Software CD-ROM (Includes DiMAGE Viewer), CF (CompactFlash) Card (16MB) ... Read more

Features

  • World's fastest AF speed among 5-megapixel SLR-type digital cameras (August 2003)
  • 5-megapixel sensor creates 2560 x 1950 images for prints at 13 by 17 inches and beyond
  • 7x optical zoom lens; digital manual focus (DMF) for fine tuning the shot
  • Anti-shake feature for sharper images; compatible with CompactFlash memory cards
  • Powered by NP-400rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack or 6 AA batteries; connects with Macs and PCs via USB 1.1

Reviews (8)

4-0 out of 5 stars Good, but not perfect
A lot of reviewers have already mentioned this camera's good points. Although I generally agree that this is a well-built camera, with tons of nice features, I was also bothered by the following:

1. The much-vaunted anti-shake feature is weak. Other cameras implement this feature much better than the DiMage A1. For example, the Canon PowerShot S1 IS and the Panasonic DMC-FZ10 both have very steady stabilization, whereas the DiMage stabilizer is only marginal. I thought this might be a defect in my unit, but when I went back to the store, other units had the same problem. This was really disappointing because the camera has good zoom capability, and takes fairly good low-light pictures. These are both cases when the anti-shake feature is most needed.

2. The low-battery warning comes on about 10 seconds before the entire camera shuts down. This is simply not enough warning.

3. The colors in bright sunlight are inaccurate. Outdoor shots are weirdly green when using the automatic white balance. I could fix this with the custom white balance options, but it was annoying to have to do this.

4. Pictures are somewhat grainier and noisier than average, even though detail is very good.

5. Overall, this camera is unusually complex. There are 5 dials, many of which do different things at different times. While this is often handy, it seems like things could have been streamlined a bit.

The Dimage A1 is capable of very good pictures because of its superb lens and high resolution CCD. However, in practice, I've gotten a high percentage of shots that were slightly out of focus, or that needed color adjustments to look right. The image stabilizer is only slightly better than nothing at all, and, and the relatively high noise in the photos offsets the benefits of having 5 megapixels.

The camera also has an additional odd quirk. If you select "auto" mode on the dial, the camera not only reverts to automatic settings for aperture, shutter, and ISO, it also causes photo numbering to restart at 1 if the memory card is cleared while in this mode. This doesn't make any sense to me.

Overall, this camera has a very good lens and CCD, with disappointing image stabilization relative to other cameras in its class, and some annoying quirks in the camera software and image processing. A skilled and patient photographer can compensate for this with all the manual controls. However, given its relatively high price (I paid $500 for the A1, and the very similar 8MP Dimage A2 goes for $999) I am annoyed the many shortcomings.

- Tom

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Got this camera a month ago. Beats my friend's two-year-old Nikon 5700. Most impressive is the manual control. Very easy to use despite the number of knobs. I was able to get 80% of the functions without reading the manual (no experience with Minolta digicams before). Satisfied with the quality though people have been complaining about the noise in Minolta cams for a long time. Would definitely recommend to anybody who wants a decent camera but doesn't want to spend big $ on a DSLR.

5-0 out of 5 stars I love this camera!!!! But........
I bought this camera and read the manual and loved all the feathers It was awesome.I spent two days going over the book and taking shots and I remember when it first came on a warning came on and after that I would take pictures of the DVD player Two Towers movie and they were awesome and all the pictures I took were awesome but then it started rolling when I pointed it at my tv screen and the LED got bright and dim and for no reason and there was nothing about this in troubleshooting in the users manual and then the battery went dead and so I recharged it and went to bed and in the morning after only a few pictures taken the battery went very low again and only after 4 or 5 pictures and I was so sad because I am not a pro by any means but I own a 3.2 nikon and it did not do any weird stuff and I have had it for almost 2 years and I loved that camera upgrade and I could have bought the nikonD100 or the top of the line cannon SLR and have all the lenses it would ever need/flashes too. But I loved this camera and all the features making it my perfect upgrade.
I am not a pro by no means but I felt it must be defective when I charged it and went to bed and got up and took some more yet,only 4 or 5 and the battery was shot again????!! I would buy that camera again because I loved it so much and I never owned a minolta but I loved everything about it . I took pictures only inside and at night and in the day and they were fantastic. But the rolling on the tv shots and the light and dimming on the LCD and then last but not least a battery going dead after charging it only after 4 or5 shots made me conclude it was defective. This was also in auto mode and I checked my other digital nikon and it did not do any of these things and as sad as I was to return it,There was no answers in the manual for these problems. If anyone reads this and has some kind of answer please speak out to me because I loved that camera and have missed it ever since the return also I if it was defective and does not eat batteries I would most definatly purchase it again. I do not no the difference between camera shake and built in stabilation but I would take the chance on re-ordering that camera again Since the problems I listed were nowhere in the manual whih I spent two full days on what else could I do but I still love it and would love to have one without the problems I have stated above. Lastly, Does this camera eat battery power that fast?? I love that camera and I have read them all so please let me know if that is a real problem. AS for the rolling pictures of the Two TOwers DVD it only happened on the minolta and my nikon was fine. If there is any help out there I want to buy this one again. GREAT CAMERA. Last what are the silver metal things on the front side of this camera for> I forgot I hope some one reads tis because I am with the possitive reviews I think this camera and all features ROCK! I loved it and I as I said looked at all the camera's on site and this is the one. JosieRyder@aol.com

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Digital Camera
This camera is really worth the money. It is not about the namebrand people but the quality! This camera has 5 megapixels/7mpzoom. If you are considering buying a digital camera or just a camera in general you should buy it. My daughter is 12 yrs old and uses it all the time.!

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding results!
I was blown away by the level of quality the camera produced, even at the nominal settings. I have successfully replaced my high-end SLR. If you are on the fence, just buy it. Don't be fooled by the competitors' higher megapixel ratings--it's all about the lens! Features are more than most will ever need. You can't go wrong here. ... Read more


22. Konica Minolta Activa 8x40 Waterproof Binoculars
list price: $159.99
our price: $139.99
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Asin: B0002KH3SU
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
Sales Rank: 2798
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23. Minolta Dimage F100 4MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical Zoom
list price: $499.99
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Asin: B000067DKB
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
Sales Rank: 3504
Average Customer Review: 4.02 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Minolta has packed quite a punch into the compact, 4-megapixel DiMAGE F100, adding a 7.5x total zoom, movie mode, and audio recording capability so you can leave yourself notes about your shots. Even better, Minolta has done a great job of making the camera fun and easy to use, which is essential in any camera, but invaluable in today's crowded compact digital-camera market.

The 4-megapixel resolution of the F100 produces very large images that are fantastic for prints larger than 11 by 14 inches. Thankfully, the F100 allows you to step down the resolution to a more manageable 2-megapixel level (1,600 x 1,200 pixels) if you need the space on your memory card.

Its 3x optical zoom lens aids in photo composition, and an additional 2.5x digital zoom (7.5x total) further magnifies your image. Remember, however, that digital zoom reduces the sharpness and detail of your image, so it's best used sparingly.

Minolta built in some great autofocus features to help make your life easier, including wide-focus area autofocus, and spot-focus areas with focus-area selection (which enables you choose a specific, narrow focus field). During our testing, the autofocus worked beautifully, and we never ended up with our target out of focus.

The F100 uses AA batteries and, disappointingly, comes with a set of disposables. We used the camera at a family gathering over the course of a weekend, and the batteries held up fine, so the power drain isn't as horrendous as in past digital cameras. Ideally, though, you'll want to buy a set of rechargeables, to help preserve your sanity, pocketbook, and the environment.

Overall, the DiMAGE F100 performs admirably and is the perfect size to carry just about anywhere. --Michael Lewis

Pros:

  • 4-megapixel resolution produces fantastically rich prints up to 11 x 14 inches
  • Nice bonuses, including movie mode and audio recording for notes to yourself
  • 7.5x total zoom
  • Compact size

Cons:

  • 3x optical zoom is serviceable, but you can always use more
  • Includes disposable batteries--you'll want to add rechargeables
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Features

  • 4.13 megapixel (3.95 effective megapixels) sensor creates 2272 x 1704 images for prints at 8 by 10 inches and beyond
  • 3x optical plus 2.5x digital (7.5x total) zoom lens with autofocus
  • Included 16 MB SD card holds 14 images at default resolution
  • Connects with Macs and PCs via USB connector
  • Features subject tracking autofocus

Reviews (42)

5-0 out of 5 stars Finally took the Plunge!!!!
After being a die-hard film photographer for the last 20 years, I finally took the plunge and bought a digital camera. After much research, I decided on the Minolta F100. This camera is the perfect size for backpacking and other trips. You will never have to worry about leaving it behind. I was a little disapointed that the camera did not come with an A/C adapter, but I bought an inexpensive SD/MMC memory card reader that connects to my computer via a USB cable. This way the camera does not have to be on in order to download pictures to your computer, thus saving wear and tear on the camera, and saving batteries. Speaking of batteries, I like the fact that the Minolta gives you the option of using AA batteries, which can be a real benefit if you run out of Lithium and/or rechargeable batteries.

Most importantly, the pictures are great! The camera is easy to use in automatic mode, but you have the option of complete control in manual, aperture priority, and shutter priority modes.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent and versatile
After extensive research on this site and several others, I returned my Canon S200 and upgraded to the Minolta F100. I am very pleased with my purchase, because this is an excellent camera well-suited to my two main reasons for finally making the move to digital: clear, quick snapshots and the flexibility to completely control the shot. With a set of rechargeable lithium-ions (not included - easily worth the $ I paid) and a 128MB SD card I was able to shoot over 100 pictures at a friend's birthday party (most with flash, including movies, motor-drive style, automatic and manual exposures). I dropped them onto my ibook and went right back out to try my hobbyist's hand at our historic village. I can't think of a thing to complain about: this camera is small enough to go into a jacket pocket, versatile enough to offer complete f-stop, shutter speed and exposure control, and it takes phenomenally good pictures at all image grades (from the 2 MB, small to the 4MB superfine level). No purple fringing, no unnatural white balance - just excellent pictures. Worth every penny. Finally time to retire my APS Elph after 7 years. (I had also considered the S230 and the S45, but they just didn't match up. The S230 was overpriced and limited in its flexibility, while the S45 was too big and too expensive. I'm hooked on the Minolta.

3-0 out of 5 stars Great stills, but non-Windows compatible video format
This is a good camera for awesome still photos, but don't get too close; tend to be blurry. And even in macro mode, you have to be perfectly still (tripod) as well as your subject. The lens did get stuck once, but has worked fine since.
My biggest pet peeve is that the video only records in .mov format. Only RealOne can play that. I cannot use it with Windows Movie Maker, as only Macs can. I wish it could have an option to record in .avi or .mpg formats.
So, when my husband lost it a month ago, I was a bit upset, but glad that now I can get a camcorder that records in a Windows compatable format and that takes stills as well. I will not buy any Minoltas until they offer those formats. It is very important to me; I have 3 children that are growing fast.
And I also have one more pet peeve: everytime your batteries die or you remove them, you have to reset your date and time. VERY annoying! No memory battery to keep data you entered. This camera is good, but with a few minor improvements, it can be awesome.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good camera, but not for action shots
This is my first digital camera. I have been a film guy for 30+ years and have lots of 35mm equipment.

The picture quality is better than I expected. I regularly do 8X10s, and if you don't compress the files, they look pretty good.

My only complaint is that the camera takes forever to turn on, turn off, focus and shoot. I'm used to getting candid and action shots "from the hip", and have missed many opportunities with this camera.

I have had no mechanical, electronic or optical problems.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good product, bad details
In general, I like this camera, but I have one major complaint. (You can read about other complaints in the rest of the reviews.) The file memory feature is sub-par on this camera. Basically, if your batteries die, your file memory function will reset itself, and the numbering gets screwy. It seems minor, but it's a real pain if you like to have all of your pictures numbered nicely, and honestly, Minolta should have designed their camera with this simple thing in mind. ... Read more


24. Konica Minolta Activa 8x42 Waterproof Sport Binocular with Case & Strap
list price: $179.99
our price: $159.99
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Asin: B0002L57L4
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
Sales Rank: 799
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25. Konica Minolta Dimage S414 4MP Digital Camera w/ 4x Optical Zoom

our price: $249.88
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Asin: B00008I8OP
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
Sales Rank: 330
Average Customer Review: 3.68 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The new Minolta Dimage S414 combines high-quality images with automatic features that are ideal for novice users as well as more advanced photo enthusiasts. The stylish Dimage S414 offers a 4-megapixel resolution for prints beyond 11 by 14 inches, a 4x optical zoom, built-in flash, video recording capability, and Compact Flash card compatibility.

Optics and Resolution
The Minolta Dimage S414's high-precision electro-optical system is built around a 4.1-megapixel interline primary-color CCD with 4 million effective pixels. The built-in Minolta GT lens is a versatile apochromatic 4x zoom with anomalous dispersion (AD) glass for color accuracy and dual aspherical elements which, combined with a 2.2x digital zoom, provides an 8.8x total zoom. The optical zoom lens range is from 7.15-28.6mm, equivalent to 35-140mm in 35mm photography; with the addition of digital zoom, range is equivalent to 35-308mm in 35mm.

With Minolta's Focus Area Selection feature, photographers can move the focusing point to single out a specific subject from a number of objects at varying distances. The Dimage S414 can also be manually focused for more creative control and features multisegment and spot metering. Multisegment metering uses 270 segments to determine exposure. Three exposure modes are available: program, aperture priority, and manual.

Storage and Transfer
Images are stored on CompactFlash memory cards. The included 16 MB card can store approximately 11 images at the highest standard setting (2,272 x 1,704). Images can be downloaded to either a Mac or PC via USB storage-class connectivity, which means the camera can be connected to any USB-based Windows Me/2000/XP and Mac OS 8.6 or later computer without installing any software.

Movie Mode
In addition to taking still photos, the Dimage S414 is capable of recording up to 60 seconds of video with sound at 15 frames per second and at 320 x 240 pixels.

More Features
The 1.8-inch LCD monitor displays active camera settings, exposure information, and warnings. The Dimage S414 also offers the addition of grid and scale displays for improved composition. The Digital Subject Programs feature optimizes camera's exposure, white balance, and image-processing controls for specific scenes and subject, and includes six settings: macro, portrait, landscape, night portrait, text, and text and macro (for small text and line art).

Other features include:

  • Continuous recording ofstill images at a rate of approximately 1.6 frames per second
  • Five color mode options: natural color, vivid color, black and white, sepia, and solarization
  • Four preset white-balance settings: daylight, cloudy, tungsten, and fluorescent
  • Real-time histogram shows the luminance distribution of the image before it is captured
  • 10-second self-timer

Power, Size, and Contents
The camera is powered by four AA batteries (alkalines included; rechargeable NiMH batteries recommended). It measures 4.5 by 2.5 by 2.3 inches and weighs 11.8 ounces. This package includes the Dimage S414 digital camera, four AA alkaline batteries, 16 MB CompactFlash card, USB and AV cables, neck strap, lens cap, and Dimage Software and Viewer CD-ROM and USB drivers for Windows and Mac. ... Read more

Features

  • 4.0 megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create photo-quality prints up to 11 x 14 and medium-quality poster-size prints
  • 4x optical plus 2.2x digital (8.8x total) zoom lens with autofocus
  • Capture interval time of 0.8 seconds and continuous advance speed of 1.3 frames per second
  • Included 16 MB CompactFlash memory card holds 11 images at 2272 x 1704 HQ setting
  • Powered by 4 AA batteries (alkalines included); connects with Macs and PCs via USB port

Reviews (63)

4-0 out of 5 stars good value
I bought 3 sets of panasonic rechargeable batteries (1950 mA) from the local warehouse store and they lasted most of a day. They are an affordable alternative to the monster rechargeable batteries mentioned in other reviews and it seems that 2 sets would have been enough. I bought a 256mb compact flash card and a sandisk usb card reader. For all of you new to digital photography (like I am), the camera is pretty much useless until you have purchased all of these.

I can say that the camera compares well to my Canon Z135 35mm. For a digital camera, it is a bit on the large and heavy side, but I'm ok with that.

I've found the 60 seconds of movie quite useful (in daytime outdoors and bright light only) especially when I saw dolphins in the ocean. I couldn't get a still shot because I never knew when the dolphins would go above water, so at least I was able to get a clip.

Also, I was unable to get a shot in medium light (indoor pool) conditions, (using the flash, the subject was fine, but the background wasn't, without the flash, the background was good, but the subject wasn't, using the fill flash was slightly better) but I'm not sure my Canon would have got the picture any better.

I've found the camera to do very well, for indoor portraits and outdoor (bright sun) landscapes.

I'm not happy with the date stamp feature, because it removes part of the picture (maybe there is a setting to change the way it puts the date stamp?)

I also don't like the way it does red eye reduction. It does 3 flashes, and the third is when the picture is actually taken, but after the first (no matter how many times you tell them) the subject believes that the shot was taken and stops posing.

Digital photography is great for beginners because you can immediately see what you are doing wrong and correct it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good with some limitations
A solid camera, fairly easy to use (you really need to read the manual for some features), and pretty flexible when you learn how to use the features. I'm an amatuer photographer, so I'm limited in my price range, but from what I've seen it's a good deal.

I did however notice some complaints from other reviews that aren't valid:

1 - No shutter priority mode: there actually is, in manual mode. Necessary for shooting things such as sunsets.

2 - Poor functionality in low light: I have taken some great low light/non-flash shots by adjusting the ASA. The quality degrades a little, but that parallels film usage.

3 - Short battery life: This can easily be avoided by not using the LCD. I've shot 120 frames of hi-res at my daughters soccer games on one set of rechargeables. The LCD is useless in bright sun anyway.

Things I like:

* Compact size, good feel in the hand
* Solid built, the memory card door and battery door on mine are rock solid.
* Flexibility - BW, Sepia, Enchanced color, Custom white balance, adjustable ASA, different metering modes, adjustable auto shut off, adjustable playback
* Picture quality - I've printed out some great 8 x 10's.
* Continuous shooting - very handy at sporting events for capturing action sequences

Things I don't like:
* Lag time in AutoFocus - takes a while before you hear the little *ding*. It's easy to push the shutter halfway, watch the lens focus and take the picture before the *ding*, which usually results in an out of focus picture. I use manual mode for anything that requires a faster response time.
* On/off switch is too easily switched on accidently.
* Will ocassionally (not too often) lock-up and you need to re-boot by removing the batteries.
* Lack of gradual digital zoom
* What you see in the viewfinder is slightly zoomed in from what is actually framed in the picture. Easy to fix in editing, but still...
* Video clip functionality - it works OK, but I never use it. Would rather have a gradual digital zoom.

One negative observation - my camera is 6 months old, and the main control button (zoom/select) is getting harder to push in to select something. Frustrating when I'm flipping through menu settings in a hurry.

This has been a good intro to digital photography, but my next camera will have to go up a step to switchable lenses (for a larger zoom) and higher pixel resolution.

4-0 out of 5 stars A great camera for most situations.
I bought this camera because it saved in TIFF format, had 4x optical zoom and uses Compact Flash and the price was reasonable at $200. It came with NiMH batteries and charger which was a surprise. Overall I am very satisfied with this camera and recommend it to all but the very discerning. You get a lot for the buck. There are some drawbacks that are livable to me.
Pros:
1.Saves in TIFF format (I keep the size down, so I get 1 picture per 4MB of card)
2.4x optical zoom (I disabled the digital zoom)
3.Uses inexpensive compact flash
4.Takes quality images in AF and Macro mode.
5.OK batteries useage(I bought 2200mAh which take 80 pictures per charge, more at lower resolution).
Cons:
1.Heavy and bulky.
2.Tripod mount off center.
3.Focus OK indoors, diificult outdoors, resulting in some blurry images in the sun. Shade is not a problemNeeds a focus shade.
4.Overall color OK. could be better.
I use Photoshop to crop and color correct almost every image. I usually don't have to color correct images taken with this camera, like I did with my Kodak 280 so I am very please with that. The Outdoor shots in full sun can be a problem. I bought my daughter a SONY Cyber-shot, 2MP and no zoom. It is a basic camera that is wonderful. Light weight & easy to use, fits in shirt pocket and takes excellent images. It makes a great companion to the Minolta S414.

1-0 out of 5 stars Great Camera, but it East Batteries
This is actually a pretty good camera if you look at the
features. The pictures are awesome, and the zoom is powerful.
I really like the autofocus. It draws a little rectangle
around the item that the camera thinks it should focus on,
so you know before taking the picture. The camera is
sturdily made, chunky, and easy to hold. The price is also
great.

So why do I give it 1 star? This camera eats batteries
like CRAZY! I don't mean it gets annoying after a while,
it gets annoying right away. I tried several good
recharageables, and I still run out of batteries after about
20 pictures. Once the batteries die, the lense won't close.
that's a problem when you're walking around.

As I already stated, the camera itself is great, but the
battery situation is so bad that it makes the camera virtually
useless. I traded mine in for a coolpix 3200, and I'm loving
it.

3-0 out of 5 stars Ok camera for the price
Pay 199, new. cheapest 4MB and 4x optical I found, so what you get.
I own a Olympus D-380 too (for 2 years). Focus free and 2 MB. Sometimes I prefer the 380, it doesn't eat so fast the batteries.
(but 380 gets sometimes wear little white rounds spots with pictures taken with flash at night, sometime too many).
The Minolta is clean in that way. Heavy camera, good features at menus.
Pictures with flash are fine at night. Pictures at day too blue, not good auto white. Sometimes better do it manual.
CONS:
- eats a lot of baterry
- color quality is not I aspect. much better is Olympus. Color quality is similar to HP products (2002-03) kind of dark.
- most of cons of previews reviewers are true.
PROS
-Price and 4x optical ... Read more


26. Minolta Dimage F300 5.3MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical Zoom
list price: $749.99
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Asin: B000087KY5
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
Sales Rank: 3344
Average Customer Review: 4.18 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Minolta Dimage F300 5.3-megapixel digital camera produces high-quality images and incorporates advanced automatic functions. It features a sleek, contoured design similar to Minolta's F100, but offers increased resolution and zoom range, a new noise-reduction option, and Minolta's award-winning subject-tracking autofocus (AF) and Minolta's area AF.

Optics and Resolution
The Dimage F300 features a 5.3-megapixel primary-color CCD with 5.0 million effective pixels for high-resolution images. It incorporates a built-in 3x optical zoom Minolta GT lens for color accuracy, and its 4x digital zoom capabilitycombines with a compact lens design for a wide image-capture range. Three aspheric lens elements ensure sharp images at all focal lengths. With a focal range of 7.8-23.4mm, the lens is equivalent to a 38-114mm 35mm zoom lens.

The image formed on the camera’s CCD sensor is enhanced by Minolta’s exclusive CxProcess image-processing technology to optimize sharpness, color reproduction, tonal gradation, and noise to create clear and natural-looking images. The Dimage F300’s wide dynamic range is provided by 12-bit A/D (analog to digital) conversion to ensure natural color and accurate tonal reproduction.

Storage and Transfer
Images are stored on Secure Digital memory cards, and a 32 MB card is included. Images can be downloaded to either a Mac or PC via USB connectivity, which means it can be connected to any USB-based Windows 98 Rev2Me/2000/XP and Mac OS 8.6 or later computer without installing any software.

More Features
A versatile camera, the Dimage F300 allows complete control over exposure, color, contrast, saturation, white balance, camera sensitivity, and focus. It can also record movies and audio.

Like the Dimage F100, the F300 also comes equipped with subject-tracking AF and Minolta’s area AF. These technologies work together to locate and follow the subject through three-dimensional space within the camera’s extra-wide focusing area, making the autofocus system ready to take a picture whenever you're ready to shoot.

The Dimage F300 combats noise (which can give a grainy look to digital images) by employing a large signal-to-noise ratio to minimize its effect even with higher CCD gain--as well as allowing photographers to select noise reduction to control image quality.

This stylish camera features a slim aluminum body exterior and stainless-steel accents around the lens barrel with an easy-to-hold elegant grip and ergonomic control layout.

Power, Size, and Contents
The camera is powered by one CR-V3 lithium battery and four rechargeable NiMH batteries. It measures 4.3 by 2.1 by 1.3 inches and weighs 6.5 ounces. This package includes the Dimage F300 digital camera, batteries and NiMH battery charger, 32 MB Secure Digital memory card, USB and AV cables, hand strap, sports case, and a CD-ROM with Dimage Viewer and ArcSoft Funhouse software, and USB drivers for Windows and Mac. ... Read more

Features

  • 5.3 megapixel sensor creates high-resolution images for prints up to poster size
  • 3x optical plus 4x digital (12x total) zoom autofocus lens
  • Complete controls over exposure, color, contrast, saturation, and white balance
  • Includes 32 MB Secure Digital card; connects with Macs and PCs via USB port
  • Package includes four rechargeable NiMH batteries, charger, and case

Reviews (17)

4-0 out of 5 stars solid feature set, 5MP, 3x optical, nice pics.
the minolta dimage f300 is a solid camera but there are a few complaints that lead to this 4 star rating: no AF assist light, noisier images than competition, a slow moving lens, and all but useless TIFF mode (takes too long to save).

pros:
- 5MP resolution and 3X optical zoom.
- good photo quality, very sharp images.
- LCD on top of camera displays essential info (very rare in this camera class) - to be truly useful though, this should have included shutter speed and aperture.
- subject tracking autofocus performs well.
- good color balance.
- full set of manual controls - aperture/shutter priority, manual exposure, manual focus.
- intuitive user interface plus simple menu system.
- wide ISO sensitivity range for a compact (ISO 100 - 800).
- good macro performance.
- solid build quality, aluminium body.
- good shot to shot times.
- selectable AF points, reasonable AF speed.
- tracking AF workings for slow moving high contrast subjects.
- USB connectivity.
- non-proprietary AA batteries used.
- automatic lens cover.
- small and light: 4.4"W x 2.1"H x 1.3"D, weighing 7.8oz.

cons:
- more noise in images than competition.
- no auto focus assist light - makes focusing in low light difficult, if not impossible.
- slow moving lens - over 3 seconds to go from wide to telephoto!
- slow moving lens leads to slow startup time.
- shutter lag is noticeably worse than competition.
- noticeable barrel distortion from lens at wide angle.
- default tonal balance leads to lost shadow detail, clipped highlights.
- no flash power control.
- only TIFF format is supported, if you prefer RAW format, look elsewhere.
- saving a TIFF file means a virtual camera shutdown for about 30 seconds! this is a deal breaker for me.
- metal case scratches easily.
- doors for memory and battery feel flimsy.
- the included 32MB memory card is inadequate; be ready to shell out additional $$ for more memory.

as already mentioned, the f300 is a competent camera that is compact and quite stylish. if you don't plan to use the TIFF mode, the long save time is a non-issue. the shutter lag is troublesome though and the lack of an AF assist light is annoying. nevertheless, this camera has a lot going for it and is worthy of consideration. in the end, i would recommend the canon s50 over this.

i hope this helps your purchasing decision. peace.

4-0 out of 5 stars Solid performance, but sluggishness is frustrating
This is my first digital camera after years of using old school film cameras. I purchased it when it first came out, having ready solid review of the F100 which was its predecessor. The F300 is stylish reasonably compact, and it can take regular AA batteries which is very convenient (though I recommend purchasing Powerex rechargeable 2200mAH AA batteries; this camera will drain regular AA batteries with alarming speed). Its feature set is solid--5MP, 3X optical zoom, solid macro performance--and my photos have turned out fairly neutral in color balance.

However, the one thing which frustrates me to no end is how sluggish the camera can feel. Turning the camera on and off leads to a several second wait for the lens to emerge or retract. The lag time when trying to get the lens to go wide or to zoom causes me to overshoot, so framing the subject properly can be an ordeal. The time to get an autofocus lock renders this camera unusable for all but stationery or very slow-moving subjects. And shooting at the highest resolution leads to long waits while the image is written to the memory card. I'm not expecting Nikon or Canon 35mm camera body responsiveness, but the F300's sluggishness removes some of photography's capture-the-moment joy.

I have become addicted to the convenience of previewing and sharing photos with a digital camera, but if I had to do it all over again I'd buy a nimbler 5 megapixel digital camera.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing outdoor pictures
After doing a ton of research, I found this camera for $300. At the time of purchase, this was a steal. I took the camera to Israel with me and took some unbelievable outdoor pictures.

The manual settings are plentiful (if a bit cumbersome at times), although I find that the automatic setting is still better at figuring out lighting than I am.

The only complaint is for low-light pictures, which have yet to come out too great. However, I think this is a problem in the user and not the camera. Time will tell.

Excellent camera for the price. Very satisfied

3-0 out of 5 stars batteries get sucked up quick
this is a a good camera for the price and takes great pictures, however it will drain batteries super fast. I can only get about 5 pictures out before the batteries are drained. I would suggest buying a different camera. I have spent over $100.00 in just batteries and I have used the camera less than 5 hours. I have owned it for about 7 months but I can not depend on it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Simply the best for the money
I looked and used a lot of cameras and liked the features of the f300. One main feature is the lcd screen on the top and AA batteries and a sd card all common items. Most of the ones that are supposed to be better don't have this it is all proprietery. Anyway most reviewers are working or being taken care of $$$ by the manufacturer. I would check this one out. I have one and so does my wife. I used 3 of the top rated ones and they just don't touch this one. ... Read more


27. Konica Minolta 8x42WP WaterproofClassic Sport Binoculars
list price: $109.99
our price: $84.99
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Asin: B00008X2WX
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
Sales Rank: 306
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Wide angle of view
  • Long eye relief
  • Bak4 Prism and Multicoated optics Ensures Clear and Bright viewing
  • Convenient Diopter Adjustment
  • Waterproof feature protects from heavy rain and water splashes

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars Best in class and better than most that cost much more!
I need binoculars for hunting and nature watching in varied conditions including 100+ degree heat/dust, muddy bogs, snow covered mountain woodlands, and open prairies. I bought the Minolta 8x42WP Waterproof Classic Sport Binoculars after a months long search and they have not disappointed. I have used them hunting in North Texas and whale/nature watching in Maui from on land and at sea. Minolta offers the most features including larger FOV, BAK4, coated optics, waterproofing, etc. This shows when you actually put the binocs to your eyes. Other makers charge 2 to 3 times as much for these features. They are hands-down a better choice than the similar priced Nikon, Orion, Bushnell, Leupold Wind River, etc. brands. "Similar priced" is not totally accurate as most of these makers charge well over $100 for their products. The Wind Rivers are particularly disappointing considering their price. Pentax does make a similar model at a similar price but it is heavier. I had to buy these on faith as I could not find a retailer who had the Classic Sport model in Dallas, TX. By looking through a large number of very different models of binoculars, I can strongly say that these are the set to buy if you do not intend to spend over $300. I am amazed at how competitively Minolta prices this product.

5-0 out of 5 stars WOW...
I just recieved my new binoculars and as is usual with the old Minolta tradition, you get a great product at a greater price.
I worked for this company many years ago and I remember they were sticklers for detail.
The binoculars are great if, like me, you have to wear glasses; incredible eye relief. It was very heavy overcast and once upto my eyes, someone turned on the lights. It was just that bright. The contrast was not overbearing in any way; just enough snap to remind you of a good quality pair of binoculars. With a short focus of only 18 feet and a sharpness beyond my expectations, I couldn't be any happier with my purchase. I highly recommend them to both pros and amatuers alike. ... Read more


28. Minolta Activa 8 X 40W Binoculars
list price: $266.99
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Asin: B00004ZD4W
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Minolta
Sales Rank: 813
Average Customer Review: 3.75 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Value
Very bright, better than comparably priced binos from other brands. This bino is very good for watching SEC Football during day or night, and this was the primary reason I bought them. Very good eye relief allows me to use with glasses, so I can quickly cease using them if a pass play is called. Very easy to focus. For Football and other spectator sports, 8X40 with very wide angle is the perfect bino size. Weather proof is a definite plus. They are a bit bulky, but not any more so than other comparable brand full size Binos. Wish it had a padded ballistic nylon carry case, but the vinyl does just fine. JDH

4-0 out of 5 stars Bright optics + Weather proof = Good value for money
Brief:
Go for these if you think 8X is right for you.

Pros:
1) Bright, Clear optics.
2) Wide angle (8.2°) - doesn't feel like peering out of a pipe.
3) Ruggedly built and won't fog in light-rain (important in Seattle & thereabouts).
4) Not too heavy - about 1½ lb.

Cons:
1) 8X feels slightly underpowered. No good for astronomy.
2) Some chromatic aberration apparent on bright edges, but not any worse than the Nikons & Leicas I looked at

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Optics at a Fair Price
Before I purchased these binoculars I compared them to other brands at a local camera store. The Minolta's were brighter and had better field of view than several Nikon brands such as the Egret II, Action V and Monarch models. The fact that they are weather proof is also a plus. ...

1-0 out of 5 stars Minolta 8 x 40w binoculars
My binoculars arrived promptly and in perfect condition being nicely packaged. I was surprised at the fine quality of the case. The focuser and diopter were mechanically better than anything you could find in a department store. I found the
exit pupils (the round disks of light visible at arms lenght
in the eyepieces) to be squared off at the sides. If these bino's really had BAK4 prisms these should have been completly round. No baffling was found in the barrels.
The eyecups are really nice and pop down with your palm as
displayed in the instructions. Ample 18mm of eye relief allowed
me to leave my glasses on while viewing. Unfortunately reflections or "ghosting" was a problem and the edge sharpness
was mediocre at best. These problems were present with or without glasses. Funny how they went on sale right after I bought them! ... Read more


29. Konica Minolta 1710476-001 OPC Drum Unit (magicolor 2200)
list price: $145.58
our price: $106.39
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Asin: B00006B84M
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Minolta-QMS
Sales Rank: 10501
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Amazon.com Product Description

One of several necessary consumables to bring the amazing Minolta Magicolor 2200 to life, the OPC drum has an average lifespan of 30,000 monochrome or 7,500 four-color pages. Your laser-printed pages will receive the superbly smooth, rich coloration and tone you expect from the Magicolor. Included with the drum unit is a convenient waste toner bottle.

According to the manufacturer, the expected lifespan is based on printing under specific operating conditions, including 5 percent coverage of letter-sized sheets, so actual capacity may vary from stated results. Minolta-QMS provides a 30-day warranty against defect. ... Read more

Features

  • OPC drum unit
  • Compatible with Magicolor 2200 and DeskLaser 2210
  • Supplies 30,000 monochrome or 7,500 four-color prints
  • Includes waste toner bottle
  • 30-day warranty

30. Konica Minolta Maxxum 50 Date 28-100 35mm SLR Camera
list price: $219.99
our price: $179.99
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Asin: B0001GV58O
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
Sales Rank: 578
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Features

  • Small, compact 35mm SLR includes 100mm autofocus zoom lens
  • Multi-dimensional predictive focus control
  • High-quality spherical acute matte focusing screen
  • Quartz/date function adds time and date to your photos
  • Compatible with Minolta's lightweight D series lenses

31. Konica Minolta 1710475-001 Oil Roller (magicolor 2200)
list price: $72.78
our price: $55.99
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Asin: B000066TI6
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Minolta-QMS
Sales Rank: 8881
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

It's important that your oil fuser-roller be in tip-top shape for your print jobs--the roller is the part of your laser printer that permanently fuses the toner to the paper, and any glitches can seriously interfere with the overall quality of your pages. This oil roller is compatible with the Minolta-QMS Magicolor 2200 and 2210 and offers an average life expectancy of either 7,500 4-color sheets or 21,000 monochrome pages. This life span can be affected by a number of variables, including page coverage, page size, media type, ambient temperature, and humidity. The manufacturer includes a 90-day warranty against defect. ... Read more

Features

  • Compatible with Minolta-QMS Magicolor 2200 and 2210
  • Lasts an average of 21,000 monochrome pages or 7,500 4-color pages
  • Teflon surface
  • A brand-name quality accessory
  • 90-day warranty

Reviews (2)

3-0 out of 5 stars overall preformance is not that great.
The Minolta qms 2200 printer prints great images. However it is very costly to maintain and breaks often. I think these oil rollers need to be better engineered!

5-0 out of 5 stars Minolta 2200 QMS Color Laser in Mortgage Business
Someone actually had the initiative, the economics of small business, and the people in its factory to build a machine like this. I have had my 2200 Model for many months.

I wish I had bought another drawer,for Letter size full time,to go with my Legal size drawer(Actually it can either be Letter or Legal). This is not to say I can't Print on Letter at the same time because I can and do everyday, with the alternate feeder. The two drawer system allows 500 of each size paper to be utilized at the same time and not use the alternate feeder

I have used this Printer's maximum capability on many days. Since I am in the Mortgage Business I print color appraisals, loan documents, letters, approvals etc. I "used to have" several Ink Jet Color Printers for the Appraisals; and Black only Laser Jets for everything else. I spent $250-$300 per month on cartridges. My QMS Minolta Color Laser has already paid for itself and "I Love It".

Do I recommend this product? Yes, more than anything else I have ever bought,including food. And the 2nd Drawer is on my Amazon Wish List and in next years budget... ... Read more


32. Konica Minolta 3PK VALUE TONER KIT CYAN-MAGENTA YLW MC 2400 ( 1710595-002 )

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Asin: B0007U9KGS
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: ANTOnline
Sales Rank: 34637
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Product Description

Konica Minolta intends to be a company that constantly brings new surprises to customers, through its unique and innovative products and services, by mobilizing its broad technological capabilities in the field of imaging. ... Read more


33. Konica Minolta Dimage A2 8MP Digital Camera with 7x Anti Shake Optical Zoom
list price: $1,299.99
our price: $899.99
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Asin: B0001G6UAW
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Minolta
Sales Rank: 785
Average Customer Review: 4.43 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Konica Minolta updates it's Dimage A1 with the 8-megapixel SLR-type Dimage A2, featuring a fast, innovative new 3D autofocusing (AF) system, anti-shake function for still images and VGA-quality videos, and a continuous advance of 7 frames per second. The Dimage A2 also offers a 7x optical zoom, high-quality, 30 fps video, high resolution electronic viewfinder, and a wide range of professional photographic features--from RAW image recording to live histogram readout and in-camera color management.

The A2's tilting LCD screen
The A2's 1.8-inch high-contrast color LCD monitor cantilt between20 and +90 degrees.
LCD tilt makes it easier	to get the shot you want
Optics and Resolution
Designed for maximum image quality, the Dimage A2 is built around a high-precision electro-optical system starting with an 8 megapixel, 2/3-type interlace scan CCD that can capture even individual hairs or the stitches of a suit in sharp detail. It features a maximum 3264 x 2448 pixel resolution as well as the following lower resolution modes: 2560 x 1920, 2080 x 1560, 1600 x 1200, and 640 x 480.

The f/2.8 -- 3.5, 7X optical zoom is an apochromatic (APO) lens employing anomalous dispersion (AD) glass to minimize chromatic aberration at all focal lengths and produce sharp, high-contrast images. With a focal range of 7.2 -- 50.8mm, it is equivalent to a 28 -- 200mm zoom lens in the 35mm format.

Video and Audio
The Dimage A2 can record video with audio at 544 x 408 pixels at 30 frames per second--providing a smooth, seamless picture when viewed on your TV. A Night Movie function makes subjects highly visible even in dark settings. Additionally, the Dimage A2 comes bundled with fun-to-use video software, Video Studio 7 SE by ULEAD, for video editing from analog and digital image import, outright editing, and output to video CD.

You can record up to 15 seconds of sound with the Voice Memo feature immediately after a shot has been taken. The Audio Caption feature records simultaneously during playback and you can record up to 180 minutes of audio (depending on your memory card size).

Dimage A2's CCD-shift assembly
The Dimage A2 features a CCD-shift mechanism, outlined above in green, to stabilize images by offsetting the shaking pattern of the user's hand. Below, a photo with Anti-Shake off (right) and the same subject with Anti-Shake on (left).
Clock tower with and without Anti-Shake
More Features
The Anti-Shake feature provides a highly effective way to deal with camera shake--a major cause of substandard images, especially with telephoto shots and when shooting in dim lighting. The Dimage A2 features a CCD-shift mechanism to stabilize images by offsetting the shaking pattern of the user's hand, providing stability at up to 3 shutter speeds slower than on digital cameras without an Anti-Shake function.

The high-density display developed for the Dimage A2 uses four times as many pixels as the previous EVF of earlier models. The A2's 922,000-pixel TFT LCD delivers clear images and sharp, contoured information. Additionally, it can be viewed at up to a 32-degree angle, so one glance gives you all the information you need to take the perfect picture. This new VGA EVF provides numerous benefits including subject visibility in dark places, the ability to check exposure and other settings before shooting, the ability to check various data points when composing your picture, and tilting for low-angle photography.

With continuous autofocusing, the Dimage A2 uses 3-D Predictive Focus Control to track the subject right up to the moment the exposure is made, ensuring optimum focus. This predictive focus control continuously follows the subject through three-dimensional space, regardless of direction, not only to give the sharpest images possible but also to reduce focusing time to catch the perfect moment.

The Flex Focus Point single crosshair sensor can be placed anywhere within the field-of-view. With the camera on a tripod, simply use the controller's four-way key to position the flex focus point on the subject; the AF system will use that point for each exposure. The spot metering area can also be switched between a center spot and the flex focus point.

Other features include:

  • RAW and JPEG image capture
  • Flash modes: Fill-flash, Red-eye reduction, Rear flash sync, Wireless/Remote flash
  • Two Adobe RGB options are available for color management applications so that the image can be captured with or without the Adobe RGB profile embedded
  • Ultra-High Speed (UHS) Continuous Advance mode to set the camera to capture images at approximately 7 frames per second
  • 12-bit A/D conversion can distinguish up to 4,096 levels in each color channel
  • Real-time histogram shows the luminance distribution of the image before it is captured
  • Output photos directly to a PictBridge-compliant printer without having to go through a personal computer

CxProcess II Image Processor
Konica Minolta's newest image processing technology, CxProcess II, is used to bring out the best in the 8 megapixel CCD. CxProcess II controls the essential image qualities of color, contrast, and sharpness while minimizing noise. Brilliant, saturated color remains vibrant without becoming unnatural. Subtle contrast is rendered to retain the richness and depth of the subject while preserving details in the highlights and shadows. Sharpness is controlled to show fine detail while minimizing hard, unnatural edges.

Storage and Transfer
Images are stored on CompactFlash cards (Type I/II), and it supports Microdrives. The Dimage A2 does not come with a memory card. It connects to Macs and Windows-based PCs via USB 2.0 connectivity.

Power and Size
The camera is powered by a proprietary rechargeable lithium-ion battery (NP-400), which has 11.1 Wh of energy and can shoot approximately 280 images on a single charge. The Dimage A2 measures 4.6 x 3.4 x 4.4 inches and weighs 19.9 ounces without battery or recording media.

What's in the Box
This package contains the Dimage A2 digital camera, rechargeable lithium-ion battery (NP-400), battery charger, neck strap, lens cap, lens hood, accessory shoe cap, USB and A/V cables, and a CD-ROM with Dimage Viewer software. ... Read more

Features

  • 8-megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create photo-quality 16-by-22-inch enlargements
  • Konica Minolta 7X optical zoom GT lens combines with a 2x digital for a 14x total zoom
  • Tilting 1.8-inch LCD monitor; 11-point autofocus; anti-shake function minimizes blurring
  • Store images on type I or II Compact Flash memory cards or Microdrive; connects to PC via USB 2.0
  • Powered by 1 NP-400 lithium-ion battery

Reviews (7)

4-0 out of 5 stars Use ISO 64 Setting
Having a Konica Minolta DiMage X with which I am very happy, I decided to get this camera when I wanted an 8MP camera with better zoom capability. At first I was unpleasantly surprised with the amount of noise (color specks) showing in the pictures. Later I discovered that by putting the ISO setting on 64 instead of Auto, the noise is greatly reduced. Now I'm basically happy with the camera, but it seems that they should mention this in the documentation. Pictures at the highest ISO settings (400 and 800) are really bad - I guess these settings are there only for extreme low-light situations.

The electronic viewfinder is amazing. I'm nearsighted and have trouble with the LCD display, but I can easily see everything in the viewfinder (including menus and playback of pictures). I just keep the LCD off all the time.

5-0 out of 5 stars gets the shake out &much more!
I HAVE PARKINSON'S DESEASE, THIS CAMERA GETS THE SHAKE OUT, AND THE QUAILITY IS GREAT. THE PHOTOS ARE CRISP AND CLEAR. OPERATION IS SIMPLE. WAIT TIL YOU TRY THE VIDEO, THE SOUND AND FILMING IS SIMPLE. LOVE THIS CAMERA!.

5-0 out of 5 stars Ideal for serious photographer
If you are interested in taking black-and-white photographs for creative photography, A2 is the perfect choice! As compared to other competitors at the similar price and resolution (8 MP), A2 has the following good features. 1. It has a black-and-white mode. 2. The file can be saved as TIFF for artistic editing without losing resolution after repeated saving. 3. The battery function is satisfied. 4. A2 has a rapid focusing and antishake device.

2-0 out of 5 stars Great ergonomics, but it's the resolution that counts...
There is so much to like about the Minolta A2. Despite the large plethora of features, the learning curve is surprisingly easy, and before long using the camera feels very intuitive to use. Once the camera is set up you rarely have to use the menus as nearly all functions can be changed with buttons. The layout of these buttons falls so nicely that you can change many of them while looking through the viewfinder. Focus is fast and once I had set the camera to 'flex point focusing' I rarely encountered any focus issues. I did find that the flash default setting produced underexposed pictures so I had to compensate with 0.7+ flash exposure compensation. I also found that the auto white balance with flash did not work correctly and resulted in green or yellow pictures, but seemed to be easily corrected by setting the white balance to flash. The anti-shake feature really works and extends the usefulness of the camera. I was able to take reasonably sharp pictures even at 1/8 shutter speeds. To summarize, the ergonomics of the camera are superb and it really is a joy to use.

But..and it's a big but...the problem for me is that the resolution is just too poor. My previous camera was a Canon G2 so I was expecting (naively perhaps) similar resolution on images 2X as big. That was not the case. The A2's pictures are noticeably softer. Even when changing some internal settings such as contrast and in-camera sharpening the results were not much better. I also tried taking some pictures using Raw but could not match the sharpness of the G2. I tried some side by side tests of taking pictures with the G2 and A2. I was rather alarmed when I printed the pictures (at 8x10) only to discover that the unprocessed G2 was considerably sharper than the A2. There was detail in the G2 picture that just simply vanished in the A2. It was obvious too even with 4x6 pictures. There's always the possibility of doing post-processing of course but I feel that with a camera in this class that shouldn't be necessary on *every* picture.

So, relunctantly I'm returning my A2 for a refund which makes me feel very sad because it fulfills so many of my needs in a camera. But in the end it felt like driving a very nice and well-equipped car with every possible convenience but where the car couldn't drive faster than 50 mph! It is of course quite possible that I have a lemon. Judging by other people's experiences on various forums there do seem to be some quality issues with the A2. All this makes me even more reluctant to return this for a replacement.

5-0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS CAMERA!!!!
Bought this camera before going to Europe. Left my Nikon SLR at home. I have no regrets. Excellent viewfinder, no digital lag when taking photos, compact, lightweight, excellent zoom lens, long battery life. We are done with film at our house. Great for point and shoot, but also lots of bells and whistles for tweaking photos depending on conditions. Well thought out. Kudos to Minolta on an excellent product. ... Read more


34. Minolta Dimage E323 3.2MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom
list price: $349.99
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Asin: B0000BYOGD
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
Sales Rank: 3347
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 3.2 megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create photo-quality 8 x 10 prints and medium-quality prints up to 11 x 14
  • 3x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom (for 12x total)
  • Compatible with Secure Digital and MMC memory cards
  • Can create 6 MP images through interpolation; movie mode limited only by resolution and memory card size
  • Powered by 2 AA batteries (alkalines included; rechargeable NiMH recommended); connects to PCs and Macs via USB 1.1

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars Good quality with cheap price
I bought this camera from Costco and the camera did the good job. It made nice and high resolution pictures. I had no problem about the digital zoom indoor or anything about the problem when zoom to 200%. All pictures are clear with no freakles on skin. I suggest use microsoft digital image pro 9 to edit and zoom the pictures. It did the perfect job. If you had any problem about the created image, your software must have problem. Now I enjoy all the pictures that I took because I really look like a professional cameraman. Five stars on this product. Oh ! except one con: battery drain too fast. Buy rechargable battery.. remember !

3-0 out of 5 stars Sandy pictures
PROS:
1. Compact. small form factor.
2. SD not CF
3. 3X Optical
4. Very inexpensive. I bought from Costco for $190 (but returned within 3 days because of the cons).

CONS:
1. All indoor pictures taken with flash came out sandy when enlarge to 200%. You can see freckles on the skin even though the person has no freckles!!!!
2. Failed to auto focus when using the digital zoom indoors. However hard I tried to get to autofocus while in digital zoom, I couldn't. Once I brought it back to optical, it focused clearly.

There are other pros and cons but they're minor. Some related to the user interface, some to batteries.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent starter 3.2 MP camera
I bought one of these a few weeks ago as a second, smaller digital camera and can vouch for the excellent user interface and very good results offered by this well-priced item.

The ultimate picture quality is very slightly short of my other digital, a Nikon 990 (which cost over 5 times this much only a couple of years ago), but most people would be very-hard pressed to tell the difference, which is only noticeable when images are viewed 1:1 on screen. For those interested, the little Minolta's lens is a slightly less sharp into the extreme corners, and shows a little more colour fringing and a little extra CCD noise, but the results are nevertheless excellent, with particularly good (yet natural) colour saturation.

Macro performance is also remarkably good, and it's nice to have a camera this small that can be carried around all day with no inconvenience. The built-in flash works quite well but isn't as powerful as some others. ... Read more


35. Minolta Dimage 7 5MP Digital Camera w/ 7x Optical Zoom
list price: $1,299.99
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Asin: B00005MA7J
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
Sales Rank: 3910
Average Customer Review: 3.94 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

The first consumer-oriented 5-megapixel camera to hit the market, Minolta's DiMAGE 7 leapfrogged the competition by coming out at a time when other camera manufacturers were just introducing their 4-megapixel models. The DiMAGE 7 offers an ultrahigh resolution 5.24-megapixel CCD sensor that delivers excellent images for prints as large as 13 by 19 inches. A high-performance, all-glass, 7x zoom lens (equivalent to 28-200mm on a 35mm camera), with a 2x digital zoom, ensures maximum flexibility when composing your shots. Add to this a host of creative controls stacked into a unit with the size and feel of an SLR, and you have a digital camera with the type of functionality typically found only in professional models.

Three controls provide access to the camera's primary adjustable features. Digital subject-program selection allows you to set aperture and shutter speed for superior results in five popular formats: portrait, sports action, sunsets, night portraits, or text. A function dial allows adjustment between four modes of pixel resolution, five modes of data compression, four modes of exposure control, five modes of drive options, seven modes of white balance, and five levels of ISO. The digital-effects controller allows image manipulation by compensating for exposure, contrast, and color saturation before the image is saved. As insurance, Minolta provides a fourth control that instantly restores the camera's automatic settings. Changing most settings is a two-handed operation: one hand selects the feature you're adjusting, while spinning a second dial actually changes the setting. The system is reasonably intuitive, but don't plan to make any adjustments with one hand.

To preview and review images, the DiMAGE 7 features a digital viewfinder that pivots for comfortable close-ups or tripod shooting. An eye-sensing switch (triggered when you put your eye up to the camera) automatically turns off the TFT LCD viewscreen to conserve battery power.

In manual-focus mode, the camera also has an electronic magnification feature. At the push of a button, the center of the image is blown up to 4x original size in the viewfinder so you can check the fine details and ensure the image is in focus before snapping the shutter. In autofocus mode, a flex-focusing option allows the focal point to be moved to any part of the image for off-center shooting.

The DiMAGE 7 is so packed with features that it would be impossible to list them all, but here are some highlights:

  • A supermacro mode allows images to be captured from as close as 5.1 inches.
  • Four modes of data imprinting with up to 16 characters help you keep track of your work.
  • Movie provides up to 60 seconds of lower-resolution moving images.
  • The built-in flash has two selectable metering options and three flash modes. An accessory shoe for optional flash units adds even more varied shooting scenarios.
  • A quick-view or instant-playback button that allows you to view the image you just captured and decide whether or not you want to save it to your CompactFlash card without switching out of the shooting mode.

    Despite its ultrahigh resolution and extensive set of features, the DiMAGE 7 has a few flaws. To compose shots traditionally, it uses an electronic viewfinder (EVF), which offers far less detail than a traditional optical viewfinder. The 16 MB CompactFlash card provided with the camera holds only 12 images at the default resolution (or a single uncompressed image). Like many manufacturers, Minolta supplies the camera with a set of inadequate AA alkaline batteries (use of rechargeable Ni-MH batteries is recommended, even by Minolta). Though the image sensor is at the cutting edge of technology, the rest of the circuitry can't quite keep up; saving an uncompressed image to the memory card requires a 40-second wait. In addition, we found the multitude of control buttons that must be manipulated simultaneously to be somewhat awkward and initially intimidating. Finally, zooming the lens is a manual-only operation requiring a twist of the barrel--unlike many cameras, the Minolta lacks a pushbutton zoom.

    These minor gripes aside, the manual zoom is actually faster than an electronic zoom and easy to get used to; larger capacity CompactFlash cards are readily available; and the control systems are easy enough to learn even for the novice. Moreover, since the EVF is a tiny monitor, you can view camera settings while composing your shot--something you can't do with a traditional optical viewfinder. Though some controls may be awkward for beginners, the camera operates in fully automatic mode by default, allowing users the opportunity to manually adjust settings as they become comfortable with the controls.

    The camera comes equipped with a lens cap, lens shade, neck strap, video cable, USB cable, accessory-shoe cap, 16 MB CompactFlash card, four AA alkaline batteries, and a CD-ROM for DiMAGE image processing software. --Brett M. Nunn and Walt Opie

    Pros:

    • 5-megapixel sensor is the highest resolution available in a consumer camera
    • Impressive 7x optical zoom lens
    • Virtually every function can be controlled manually, including focus
    • Movie mode captures short film clips
    • SLR-style look and feel

    Cons:

    • Generally skimpy set of included accessories
    • Adjusting most settings requires the use of both hands simultaneously
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    Features

    • 5.24-megapixel sensor creates 2,560 x 1,920 images for prints at sizes up to 13-by-19 inches
    • 7x optical plus 2x digital zoom lens with autofocus
    • Included 16 MB CompactFlash memory card holds up to 12 images at default resolution
    • Connects with Macs and PCs via USB port
    • 12-bit A/D conversion provides excellent tonal range

    Reviews (66)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great Photos -- Painfully Slow Autofocus
    My camera decision came down between the Dimage 7 and the Olympus E-10. My former camera was a Fuji MX2900.

    I wanted two things in the new camera: SLR design and feel and pixels! I wanted a digicam that can truly replace my film SLR.

    The Dimage 7 was a bit more affordable than the E-10 and beat it in nearly every technical spec. What finally sold me was the zoom capability of the D-7, its wider range of shutter speeds, and wide range of manual options.

    Shortcomings: Everyone moans about battery consumption and it's warranted. Do not buy this camera unless you also get NiMH rechargeables. Alkalines are good for 15 minutes. In my opinion, the biggest shortcoming of the D-7 is the autofocus speed. I have a toddler who does not like to sit still, and the D-7 simply cannot keep up. I agree with those who say an AC adapter should be included, especially since it is a very hard accessory to find. A minor annoyance that didn't appear in the brochure is that the video function does not collect sound. Not a dealbreaker, but someone out there will want to know.

    Bottom line - I think it's a great camera. It takes excellent pictures in any lighting condition, has a great built in flash (red-eye reduction that actually works!), and feels like a real camera. Oh, did I mention that it takes great pictures??

    4-0 out of 5 stars Lot of positives, a few negatives (The Dimage 7)
    After a couple of years owning a Kodak DC290, the Minolta Dimage 7 was a very welcome step-up in digital cameras.
    Here's a quick list of the qualities I really like about this camera:
    The image resolution (It's 4.91 megapixel effective resolution CCD actually allows small details in the picture to be visable and sharp); the acurate colors (once the image is run throught the Minolta Image Viewer utility, which is a necessity to convert the images from it's native Minolta color space to the appropriate desitnations color space; sRGB, ICC profile, AppleRGB, AdobeRGB, etc...); It's great quality zoom lens with it's f2.8 aperature; it's Flex Point focusing (a really great feature); it's use of easy to obtain and relatively inexpensive rechargeable AA NiMh batteries (instead of expensive, and mostly hard to find proprietary batteries that a lot of companies force you to use); it's Electronic Viewfinder (Somehow it doesn't seem right, but the LCD used in the Dimage 7's viewfinder is actually quite good. Somehow it is very close to CTR quality).

    There are many small things I like about this camera, but I can't write them all, so here is a list of qualities I dislike, (which is much shorter):
    Compared to other camera, the Dimage 7 is a battery power hog (Be sure to use good quality 1,600mAh or 1,700mAh NiMh batteries); You have to run your images through the included Image Viewer Utilily or the colors in your images will most likely look dull and flat; and finally, when using the .RAW image format you must wait for the complete image to be written to the CF card BEFORE you can take the next picture (which can be as long as almost a full minute)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Behind the times
    While this camera boasts lots of features, and for the most part that is true, it is not easy to use. There is so many buttons to change to get the right photo, it is time comsuming and awkward.

    Battery life- none- batteries are only good for about 20 pictures then, new ones must be put in.

    Quality of pictures are variable and enhancements need to be done on almost all pictures taken.

    Eye piece and other connected plastic pieces seem to fall off easily and permanently

    The worst is the video, the quality compared to lesser priced camera is poor and WIHTOUT SOUND. What good is that.

    Overall I would go with another camera and I will. Most people don't need 5+ megapixels anyway.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellence for creative photography
    The uniqueness of this camera, as compared to many of its analogs, is the availability and quality of the black-and-white mode for serious creative photographers. The results are comparable to the real film but with digital manipulation, the camera provides a more versatile and efficient application. The examples of black-and-white images taken by this camera can be seen at:http://pathology2.jhu.edu/shihlab/index.cfm. The only things need to be improved for this camera are: 1) the autofocusing function is too slow and sometimes not accurate especially in the dim light; 2) the range of aperture is relatively limited. Overall, this camera is probably the only digital one for photographers who are seeking taking black-and-white images.

    5-0 out of 5 stars 2 years after purchase - and loving it more everyday
    This is my second digital camera, and at first I hated it because it was not a point and shoot, which was the only camera I had ever known. It was just too complex for a meathead like me to use. If I'd have reviewed this camera a year ago I would have given it a 2 star rating.

    Over the last year I have really gotten to know the camera and have upgraded the firmware, and I now take great shots with this camera, using a 512mb CF and (usually) 3 sets of rechargable NMH AA batteries. The firmware fixed alot of the bad issues with the camera, and most importantly sped up the drive rate for multiple shots. I would say that the firmware was the most important thing here. It truly makes the camera great.

    This camera has phenominal picture quality without the firmware update and will teach a meathead like myself to take better pictures just by the trial by fire approach. It only gets better as you learn to use it. That being said - if you don't like a steep learning curve challenge and are used to point and shoots, this is not the camera for you.

    I purchased the 7i for my father in law and I can tell you that its a much easier camera to use than the 7, but with all of the great features. You may want to go that route if you want the great image quality without as steep of a curve. ... Read more


  • 36. Minolta Maxxum QTsi 35mm SLR Camera Kit w/ 35-80mm Lens
    list price: $299.99
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    Asin: B00004S5H6
    Catlog: Photography
    Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
    Sales Rank: 3691
    Average Customer Review: 3.86 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    The Minolta Maxxum QTsi is the easiest-to-use single-lens reflex camera in Minolta's Maxxum product line. It handles and operates similarly to a fully automatic point-and-shoot camera, but provides the picture quality and system flexibility that only an SLR camera can offer. It is a camera you can grow with by adding lenses, flash units, and accessories.

    The Minolta QTsi features a detachable 35-80mm lens, selectable automatic or manual focus, a built-in pop-up flash with four modes, a self-timer, and TTL-type metering. It also offers programmed autoexposure with an additional five modes for portraits, landscapes, close-ups, action shots, and night portraits. Film transport is automatic as well. A large on-body LCD panel displays exposure mode, battery condition, mode selection, and whether manual focus or autofocus is selected.

    In the box, you receive the Minolta Maxxum QTsi body, a Minolta lens and lens cap, an adjustable neck strap, a user's manual, and warranty information. It operates on two 3-volt CR2 lithium batteries, which are sold separately. This camera is covered by a one-year manufacturer's warranty on parts and labor. ... Read more

    Features

    • Easy-to-use single-lens reflex camera
    • Includes detachable 35-80mm zoom lens
    • Automatic pop-up flash with 4 modes
    • Programmed autoexposure plus 5 preset exposure modes
    • Automatic or manual focus for new and skilled photographers alike

    Reviews (36)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Finally something for the novice
    For years I have waited for a SLR camera that allowed the user to change lenses and had features common to most instamatic cameras. A camera that would take the guesswork out of focusing or choosing the right settings, and at a price that I could afford. Minolta's QTsi had what I was looking for. With the 35-80mm lens, that comes with it, it allows for closeups as well as extending the shooting distancen and all with professional quality. By adding a lens or two, Minolta allows the user to take telephoto or extreem closeup photographs without breaking the bank. The QTsi comes with a flash that takes excellent photgraphs in little or no light, as long as the subject is not out of the recommended distance, it also allows the attachment of a larger flash unit that will increase the flash distance. The booklet is very helpful and honest in informing the user on how to use the camera and lens properly to achieve the best results, and does so in easy to understand language. The AF (Automatic Focus) feature is great for those of us who wear glasses or contacts, and may have trouble knowing if the subject is actually focused. No more out of focus shots because we have compensated for our poor vision. With the addition of a tripod, taking family photos can be done any time, like when the grandkids come for the weekend and there is no time to get to a professional studio. With the 10 second timer, you can get in the picture too, and even eleminate redeye in closeups. If you are like me and have been wanting to step-up to SLR photography but they seemed complicated, complex and to expensive Minolta's QTsi is the camera for you.

    5-0 out of 5 stars takes a lickin and keeps on clickin
    i am extremely pleased with my purchase. after comparative shopping amd looking at everything from canons to pentax, i found the minolta the best for the price. this camera is excellent for beginner's like myself. the design is attractive...and simple(unlike other cameras burdened with complicated dials and thingamajigs a beginner like myself will probably never use). the instruction booklet is easy to read and understand. i even showed my nine year old nephew how to take pictures with it(in a couple of minutes) using the manual focus and the pics came out great.

    also this camera is tough!! i didn't attach the carrying strap properly(one i bought, the one included is useless), and while getting into a cab, the camera fell to the ground with quite a clunk. neither the flash nor lens nor any other part of the camera was damaged and it still takes great pictures.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A camera for amateur, hobbyist, and casual photography
    I like to think of myself as an amateur photographer, although I don't necessarily know much about the technical aspects and jargon that more advanced shutterbugs are familiar with. That said, I got this camera as a means of improving my photos and learning a little about speed, light, film, lenses, etc., and it has more than satisfied that need! The pre-set photo buttons have helped me learn what speeds and settings work best for what types of photos. I've learned a lot about when to use and not use my flash, and I've improved my overall phototaking technique greatly. I especially love the close-up setting for taking pictures of flowers and such.

    This camera is good for the hobby/amateur photographer as well as the casual photographer who simply wants to take better photographs. I haven't had any problems at all with the quality of my photos. I recommend using Fuji 400-speed film with this camera, as that seems to come out best in processing and takes great pictures regardless of location.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Camera
    Since I am married to the military, I travel a lot to different countries. This camera is perfect, whether I am taking pictures of Mt. Fuji or my newborn, this camera always delivers great results. The auto focus is slow at times, but you can override that and manually focus on the object.

    5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT for beginning photography enthusiasts!
    I started using the QTsi two years ago and I've NEVER used anything else since then (my fully automatic Olympus has been permanently retired from my usage).

    This camera is easy to use, and can be switched to manual control for more challenging and more creative photography options.

    It's perfect for someone with an interest in photography but not a lot of experience as a photographer. The QTsi is a perfect beginner's camera but can be used even by more advanced photographers as well.

    My interest in photography has quadrupled since discovering the ease of use for the QTsi and I thoroughly enjoy working with this camera and trying all sorts of filters and lenses for it. ... Read more


    37. Minolta Maxxum 5 35mm SLR Kit with 28-100 Lens
    list price: $309.99
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    Asin: B0000CAPDF
    Catlog: Photography
    Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
    Sales Rank: 3632
    Average Customer Review: 3.83 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • 35mm Single-Lens Reflex (SLR) with built-in flash, autofocus (AF), and autoexposure (AE)
    • 1/4000 second shutter speed and 1/125 second flash sync speed
    • 7-Point Autofocus System with Wide Focus Area
    • 3 frames-per-second continuous film advance; wireless off-camera flash function
    • Powered by 2 3-volt CR2 lithium batteries; includes 28-100mm lens

    Reviews (6)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Another great minolta
    I've had a series of minolta SLRs (5xi, 500si, etc), most recently the Maxxum 5. They've all been great and have all done very well for me. Features, sharpness, exposure, automatic and manual modes all just what I need.

    When considering the maxxum 5 I was initially worried about the comments about the size and whether my somewhat-large hands would be able to use it comfortably, so I checked it out thoroughly at a local camera shop before buying. no problem. It's light and relatively comfortable, and definitely feature packed, and most features are easy to learn and are accessible.

    I have a 28-80mm lens made by quantum that is also light and does well on this body. Also a straight 50mm for low-light and close-up, though the zoom actually does well enough to handle almost all situations I need, even some floral close-ups.

    FWIW, I'd probably be classed as an advance amateur.
    I've taken photos for many years now.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great Beginning Camera
    I love my Minolta Maxxum 5. The auto features make this camera easy to use and easy to get great pictures as a novice. Being able to switch individual features to manual also make it easy to learn how to use a 35mm SLR. My camera goes everywhere with me and has held up well. This camera is a lot of fun to use.

    3-0 out of 5 stars awesome camera?naaaaah!
    I had Dynax 7000i for quite some time, and since the body developed cracks, I replaced that first with Maxxum 4. But that particular piece would occasionally turn off immediately after being turned on. So I returned that and bought Maxxum 5, with Vectis-1 flash. I am sorry to day that I got results worse that Maxxum4, and both were not comparable to what I got with my old rusty trusty Dynax 7000i. The advantagea are its light weight and small size. I didnot fancy the eye start very much, as I use it mostly in manual mode. To use the D lens's strength, you need to have D flashes, which are not cheap. There is absolutely no vignetting. If you shoot in burst mode, then it doesn't disappoint you.
    I am still a bit far from the final verdict, but I am not quite impressed.
    Hope this helps you..!

    5-0 out of 5 stars All The Features Most Will Ever Require in a Film Camera
    Take almost all the features most people could want in a SLR film camera, and put them in an efficient, lightweight package, and you have the Minolta Maxxum 5.
    This camera is loaded with features, including a readily accessible panic button to return quickly to program mode. I've found the user interface to be well-designed and easy to use.
    In its class, I think you will find that the 5 has features that the competitors have left out of their SLRs.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Camera!
    I LOVE my minolta camera. I'm a photography lover and carry it with me on every trip. The photo quality is wonderful, and it is easy to set everything to automatic in case a friend wants to snap a shot of something. I was skeptical to purchase a camera withso many options, but wouldn't trade it for any other product. ... Read more


    38. Minolta Zoom 160c Date 35mm Film Camera
    list price: $189.99
    our price: $129.94
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    Asin: B0000C4K05
    Catlog: Photography
    Manufacturer: Konica Minolta
    Sales Rank: 901
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    Features

    • 37.5 - 160mm (4.3x) power zoom lens uses high-quality aspheric optics for crisp, clear pictures with high contrast
    • Sophisticated 5-point AF system analyzes the objects in the focus frames to determine the subject distance
    • 3-segment metering system to ensure the optimum subject exposure under a wide variety of lighting conditions
    • Versatile flash modes let you shoot in a variety of lighting situations with confidence
    • Built-in quartz date back imprints the date or time right onto the photo

    39. MINOLTA X370 35mm SLR Camera Kit

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    Asin: B00006I5I4
    Catlog: Photography
    Manufacturer: Minolta
    Sales Rank: 4710
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    Features

    • This 35mm SLR camera is designed for the serious photographer who is interested in exploring new horizons of creativity and photographic skill
    • Instead of passively pointing and shooting, the X370 offers options that keep you in control while, simultaneously, helping you make decisions as to which settings are appropriate for your picture
    • Semi-automatic mode allows you to set the shutter speed while the camera determines the proper aperture
    • Center-weighted metering helps determine correct settings as you choose aperture and shutter speed
    • Manual focus control with split-image, acute-matte focusing screen

    40. Konica Minolta magicolor 2350 EN Color Laser Printer

    our price: $899.99
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    Asin: B00008J7P6
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Minolta-QMS
    Sales Rank: 4720
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • 9,600 x 600 dpi PostScript resolution, 1,200 x 1,200 PCL resolution
    • Up to 4 ppm color print speed
    • 200-sheet multipurpose tray
    • 128 MB SDRAM standard memory, expandable to 384 MB
    • Parallel, USB, and 10/100BaseTX Ethernet interfaces

    Reviews (4)

    5-0 out of 5 stars This ones what the 2300 DL should have been
    I own a 2300DL and just bought the 2350EN. This is a large enough leap in print quality for me to be happy I upgraded. The older 2300DL was a good color laser and worth the price but this new model is significantly better. My first photo print was really impressive. I would say it was so near the quality of my Epson Photo 780 that I was surprised. Unfortunately Color lasers cannot print on true photo paper. Using plain paper on both produced very similar, and very good, photos. The printer takes its time to start up but its a small price to pay. I can definitely recommend this printer to anyone looking for a color laser.

    5-0 out of 5 stars HP Killer
    This Magicolor 2350EN is a dandy! It installed easily without any problems and prints beautifully. It's also fast and has a much smaller footprint than any HP color laser I've seen. I love it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best color laser printer for your money
    If you are in a tight budget like me, this is the one you want to get for your home office or small office, installation was so easy and color looks so great even with photos, highly recommand...

    1-0 out of 5 stars Horrible printer - I hate mine.
    This is the worst thing I have purchased this year. The operators manual is terrible and doesn't tell you anything (but yet it comes in 6 different languages so it "looks" impressive. It prints a test page every time it starts to help you waste toner and 9 times out of 10 it jams so you have to restart the printer and reboot your computer to get it to work right. When it eventually does print, the graphics quality is HIGHLY overrated by other reviews. The clarity is poor for such a high resolution printer. The controls on the printer to adjust the setting manually are impossible to understand because it's just one circle with arrows that do absoultely nothing when pressed. The installation of the drivers is also a pain due to the multi-language formats it comes in. Save your money and buy a HP -- this printer is the worst. ... Read more


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