Dec 23, 2004

Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200 review

Imaging Resource has posted a full review of the Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200, the little relative to their top-end A2 model.

They Write:
"The Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200 is the latest in a family of DiMAGE electronic SLR-style models that stretches back to the original DiMAGE 7, the first five-megapixel prosumer camera, introduced over three years ago (early 2001). The newest addition to the line is the Konica Minolta A200, which offers many of the same excellent features and exposure options that I enjoyed on the previous DiMAGE A1 and A2 models, though the Konica Minolta A200 is slightly pared down in some respects. Main differences lie in the non-movable EVF (the A2 had a tilting EVF), a new swivel LCD monitor, a 4x interpolated digital zoom option, and a larger maximum movie resolution (800 x 600 pixels), among a long list of other minor changes. The Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200 does feature a high-resolution, 8.0-megapixel (effective) CCD, the same great 7x optical zoom lens, and a compact body style that's comfortable and familiar to 35mm styling, all features that distinguished the A1 and A2 models. The Konica Minolta A200 also offers fine-grained exposure and creative controls (as did the A1 and A2), which really add to the camera's flexibility, making it an interesting option for novices and more experienced users alike. One of the most important features of the Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200 though, is its anti-shake system, which greatly increases the usefulness of its long-ratio zoom lens when faced with dimmer lighting."

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