Dec 19, 2004

Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200 review posted

Steve's Digicams has posted his full review of the DiMAGE A200 on his site and writes:

"Bottom line - the DiMAGE A200 is a worthy competitor in the prosumer digicam market. Its excellent image quality, 8-megapixel resolution, flexible exposure system, Anti-Shake feature and manually-operated zoom lens are combined into an attractive and durable package that photographers of all skill levels can use. With a street price of under $800 at the time of this review (December 2004), the A200 is a good value that will also compete with consumer-class dSLR's. If it's features you crave, the family-friendly prosumer digicam like the A200 is your answer; you'll not find a dSLR with the A200's smooth VGA-sized 30fps movies, built-in macro capability, or flexible vari-angle LCD viewfinder. But if you need the versatility of interchangeable lenses, dSLR shooting performance, an optical thru-the-lens viewfinder and superior image quality (especially at high ISO), the dSLR will better meet your needs. With the exception of Minolta's Maxxum 7D, dSLR's implement Anti-Shake (Vibration Reduction or Image Stabilization) in their lenses, and at considerable cost. The A200's Anti-Shake feature is built into a camera that in most cases costs less than an image-stabilized dSLR lens, making it a great value if you shoot a lot of natural light images at low shutter speeds."

Read the full article here...