Oct 12, 2005

Konica Minolta MAXXUM 5D digital SLR review

The Konica Minolta MAXXUM 5D digital SLR is a 6.1-million-pixel, interchangeable lens digital camera. This high-performance interchangeable-lens digital SLR camera inherits the revolutionary technology of the award winning Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D – the world’s first digital SLR with built-in Anti-Shake technology and CCD Shift mechanism that is compatible with all Maxxum autofocus (AF) lenses including Konica Minolta’s recently introduced Digital Technology “DT” lenses.

LetsGoDigital.org have posted their Konica-Minolta Dynax 5D | Digital Camera Review. In it they report-
"The Konica Minolta Dynax 5D does not suffer from noise, not even at high sensitivities. So you can easily use high sensitivities. And in combination with the unsurpassed Anti-Shake system it means that you can keep on photographing straight from your hand for a long time. No need to burden yourself with tripods or flashes. During the period of testing the Konica Dynax 5D became a pleasant companion. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the 5D. Things like the neatly arranged buttons, the ease of operation, the Anti-Shake are all aspects that make photographing a pleasure. And I am convinced that I am not the only person liking the Konica Minolta 5D. Konica Minolta has put a fine product on the market, with an affordable price. Especially combined with the Konica Minolta AF DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 D lens with its small image circle specifically developed for digital reflexes, makes the Dynax 5D an extremely attractive product and not only for novices!"

Unfortunately Konica Minolta is closing its Canadian operations so I will probably never see this digicam.