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Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera with Anti Shake & 18-70mm Lens

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  • 6.1-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 14 x 19-inch prints
  • 2.5-inch LCD; body-integral CCD-shift; comes with 18-70mm lens
  • Comprehensive image adjustment and control for creative applications
  • Comprehensive image adjustment and control, including zone matching, for creative imaging
  • Stores images on CF or microdrive or SD cards with SD-CF1 adapter; powered by one NP-400 lithium-ion battery
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Style: 5D with 18-70mm Lens

Product Description

Maxxum 5D offers a user-friendly configuration of dials and controls that even beginner SLR camera users will quickly feel familiar with. Added functions provide users who are moving up from more basic models with intuitive control; the exposure mode dial also operates the five options of the Digital Subject Program Selector, and an independent lever ensures quick and easy white balance control. Electronic menus display adjustable parameters to meet the demands of advanced photographers, and a menu call button simplifies menu navigation. Enhances ease of use so users can navigate intuitively without having to refer the instructions. Digital Effect Control lets users select an option among ten scene types, edit the parameters to their preferences, and then store the settings. Once a scene is selected, the Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D automatically sets appropriate image processing and image quality parameters In addition to AWB (auto white balance), PWB (preset white balance), custom white balance and color temperature settings, the Maxxum 5D offers added creative freedom with CC (Color Compensation) filter effects and Color Temperature fine-tuning in 100K increments High-performance, high-speed autofocus (AF) Capture up to 30 frames at a speed of approximately 3 frames per second (in Fine JPEG mode) Image Recording Media - Type I and Type II CompactFlash Cards, Microdrive // SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard require optional SD-CF1 Auto and manual exposure modes Built-in electronic-flash Video Output PAL / NTSC (selected on the camera) USB Uses and included Minolta NP400 rechargeable battery Dimensions (WxHxD) Approximately 5.1 x 3.6 x 2.6 in / Weighs - 20.8 ounce

From the Manufacturer

The Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D is a high-performance interchangeable-lens digital SLR camera that inherits the revolutionary technology of its predecessor, the Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D. The camera features a body-integral CCD-shift Anti-Shake Technology that reduces blur caused by camera shake and supports all Maxxum AF lenses including the upcoming line of "DT" Lenses. Its 6.1-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 14-by-19-inch enlargements, and Konica Minolta's original image processing technology CxProcess III renders images in sharp detail. The camera's large, 2.5-inch color LCD monitor provides clear image viewing and data display, and it provides comprehensive image adjustment and control options for creative applications.

Built-in Anti-Shake Performance with All Maxxum System Lenses
The Maxxum 5D inherits the revolutionary technology of the Maxxum 7D--the world's first digital SLR with built-in Anti-Shake Technology and CCD Shift mechanism that is compatible with all Maxxum system lenses, including Konica Minolta's soon to be introduced line of Digital Technology "DT" lenses.

This award winning Anti-shake technology was selected as "European Photo Innovation of the Year 2004--2005" by EISA and provides the equivalent compensation effect with a shutter speed 2 to 3 stops slower.

Konica Minolta's Anti-Shake Technology makes it possible to reduce blur caused by camera shake, even when taking photos in dimly lit or twilight scenes, in natural light with a telephoto lens, as well as macro shots--without relying on a higher ISO setting or the aid of a flash or tripod. Anti-Shake responds quickly to both broad, slow-swaying motion of the camera body and the higher frequency shaking typical of camera shake caused by the photographer's hands.

The Anti-shake Technology can be switched on or off via a dedicated switch on the camera's back, and an Anti-Shake indicator is displayed on the viewfinder to keep the user informed when it's active.

Large CCD and Advanced Image Processing Technology
Integrating Konica Minolta's advanced technologies for photo-imaging excellence, the Maxxum 5D boasts an advanced LSI (image processing engine) and CxProcess III technology designed to provide stunning, natural-looking images.

As Konica Minolta's original image processing technology, CxProcess III optimizes four essential elements:

  • Sharpness to take full advantage of the advanced optical technologies incorporated into the lens, presenting rich detail and realism without losing the quality of defocused images,
  • Color reproduction to ensure that colors are rendered just as the human eye perceives them such as the subtle hues of natural blue, red, and skin tones,
  • Gradation reproduction to render both clearness and deep presentation of gradations for both shadows and highlights, and
  • Noise reduction to achieve a natural, impressive presentation of textured images.
Big, Bright 2.5-inch LCD with Navigation Display
Providing a better view for better photos, the Maxxum 5D incorporates a large, 2.5-inch LCD monitor that also works as a Navigation Display for camera settings. For even greater convenience, the display automatically switches from horizontal to vertical format when shooting in upright "portrait" format and lets users adjust the size of the on-screen text.

18-70mm Lens Included
Included with this kit version of the Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D is an 18-80mm lens, a compact 3.8x zoom lens that covers portrait to wide-view shots.

Comprehensive Image Adjustment and Control for Creative Photography

Digital Subject Program Selector
The Digital Subject Program Selector offers photographers five convenient options: portrait, sports, landscape, evening sunset view, and night view. Using the exposure mode dial, users simply select an appropriate option for their chosen scene, and the new Maxxum 5D automatically selects an appropriate exposure control, AF mode, and image-processing program. This function makes it quick and easy for anyone to take beautiful shots without the need for complicated settings.

Digital Effect Control
Adding a step of creative flexibility above the Digital Subject Program Selector, the Digital Effect Control lets users select an option among ten scene types, edit the parameters to their preferences, and then store the settings. Once a scene is selected, the Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D automatically sets appropriate image processing and image quality parameters. The exposure can then be manually selected so photographers can customize the contrast and sharpness saturation parameters within five steps from the default values to create the exact look they want.

Color Temperature Setting
In addition to AWB (auto white balance), PWB (preset white balance), custom white balance and color temperature settings, the Maxxum 5D offers added creative freedom with CC (Color Compensation) filter effects and Color Temperature fine-tuning in 100K increments. And, the camera's G9 (Green) to M9 (Magenta) range enables precise white balance adjustments for difficult lighting situations.

White-Balance Bracketing
Offering a new level of convenience and efficiency, this function lets photographers take a shot in differing color temperature settings with two options for their desired color temperature range. Based on the range, the Maxxum 5D records three frames per shutter sequence so users can manually select their favorite frame after the shot.

Zone Matching
An inherited feature of the acclaimed Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D, high-key and low-key tone capture extend CCD dynamic range and adjust tone curves to ensure precise reproduction of gradations and suppress noise in low-lighting shots. For example, using high-key mode to take wedding photos under direct sunlight, the fine details of a bride's white flowers, gown, and train can be reproduced accurately. In comparison, using low-key mode, the texture of a black dress in a dark room can be captured in detail without noise interference.

Easy and Intuitive Operation

High-performance, high-speed autofocus (AF)
The Maxxum 5D's high-performance AF system offers exceptional accuracy with a central, cross hair type, 9-point and 8 line AF sensor array that enables high-precision Predictive Focus Control as well as high-speed Subject Tracking for accurately focusing on moving subjects--an indispensable asset in action and sports photography.

Smooth, Responsive Continuous Shooting
The Maxxum 5D lets users capture up to 10 frames at a speed of approximately 3 frames per second (in Large/Fine JPEG mode). The camera's high recording speed enables users to continue shooting smoothly afterwards.

User-friendly dials and controls
The Maxxum 5D offers a simple, user-friendly configuration of dials and controls that even beginner SLR camera users will quickly feel familiar with. Added functions provide users who are moving up from more basic models with intuitive control; for example, the exposure mode dial also operates the five options of the Digital Subject Program Selector, and an independent lever ensures quick and easy white balance control. Electronic menus display adjustable parameters to meet the demands of advanced photographers, and a menu call button simplifies menu navigation. Enhancing ease of use further still, operating procedures that use common keys have been standardized across functions/screens so that users can navigate intuitively without having to refer the instructions.

High-performance viewfinder
A bright, clear optical viewfinder displays essential shooting parameters at the bottom of the frame, providing users with all the information they need to make creative adjustments quickly. It also incorporates a spherical acute matte focusing screen for accurate, bright critical focusing assessment. And, to accommodate the camera's smaller design, the Maxxum 5D employs a newly developed forward-bend finder optical system and roof-mirror type of pentaprism.

Durable, Compact Body and High-Quality Texture
The Maxxum 5D enhances camera reliability through its strong build quality. The body is constructed using sturdy glass fiber plastic, making it lighter and smaller than the Maxxum 7D by about 22% in volume, while a functional rubber grip based on new ergonomic design research provides an ideal hand fit.


Product Information

Style:5D with 18-70mm Lens
Product Dimensions 5.2 x 2.6 x 3.7 inches
Item Weight 1.5 pounds
Shipping Weight 5 pounds
ASIN B000A7JKTA
Item model number 2186-931
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
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3.8 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #29,806 in Camera & Photo
#823 in Camera & Photo > DSLR Cameras
Date first available at Amazon.com November 24, 2003

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This DSLR is as good as it gets in the "Pro-sumer" (advanced amateur...wannabe pro) category. The Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D is as good (or better) than all the others in its class (e.g, Nikon and Canon) but comes with the anti-shake feature. It is also among the least expensive in its class. Get it while you still can.

This camera is for experienced digital photography enthusiasts, or technological savvy folks who are sure that's where they are headed. You can set it to "auto" and point-and-shoot the Maxxum 5D (also know as Dynax 5D internationally) and you'll get perfect shots nearly all the time. But if that's all you want to do, this camera is not for you.

By the way, it would be foolish to buy this (or any other DSLR) camera as a starter camera (even if you have the money). This camera is best for those with some experience who want to be creative and view digital photography as a serious hobby or maybe even a part-time source of income. Even though you can by-pass the hundreds of alternative settings on the 5D, it would be a shame to have them an not use them at least some time.

If you have any Minolta (aka Konica -Minolta)lens or other accessories from your old film-based SLR, then this camera is a no brainer, as they will all work in this camera too. By the way, there is no reason to buy the higher end Konica Minolta 7-D, unless you are a pro with lots of extra money. Its bigger, more expensive and has only one or two more features than this one.

The big negative issue that you'll note elswhere in these reviews is that the Konica-Minolta corporation will no longer be making cameras over the coming year...though the multi-billion dollar conglomerate will be around for many years to come to honor its warranties.
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Well, for those of you interested in a DSLR, look no further! Not only does this camera have many of the features that the 7D (an outstanding camera) has (like the anti-shake, which works wonders in low light), but it is also much more affordable, and perfect for the photographer who wants to capture family photos, stunning vacation photos, or beautiful RAW format images to be blown up to over 11X14. I have been playing around with this camera for the past few weeks. I have a SanDisk Compact Flash Ultra II 1 gb card with it, and it will hold around 50 RAW format images or 160 FINE format images, which are perfect for capturing photos that you don't plan to blow up past 8X10.

Every single photograph I have taken so far has come out crisp and beautiful. The colors are exact and the warmth of the tones is perfect. The viewfinder on the camer could be a little more clear than it is, but that doesn't bother me.

This camera is the perfect size. It is neither too big nor too small. One thing that you should know before purchasing this camera is that when you are taking pictures, you do not look at the viewfinder screen, you must look through the viewfinder itself. The screen is only used for viewing pictures or changing settings. I am used to looking through an actual viewfinder with my other cameras, so this does not bother me, but may bother some.

This camera is a great purchase. And Amazon has a great deal for this camera and also a memory with purchase deal right now. For those of you trying to make a decision, get this one. You will be so excited to use this camera for basically any kind of photography that you can think of!
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I've been using my Maxxum 5D for about a month now and could not be more impressed. It has excellent ergonomics, great features (like antishake), and of course, produces high quality images. I moved up from a Canon point and shoot and I really appreciate these features: 1) no shutter lag, 2) long battery life, 3) great low-light performance, 4) interchangeable lenses, 5) RAW format support. I am shooting only RAW these days and using Photoshop Elements 3.0 to do the conversion to JPEG. While it is true the camera will usually do a good job, with RAW you have a good chance to fix that important picture where the exposure and white balance is just wrong.

On the lens front I'm using: 1) 18-70mm kit lens (wide but inexpensive), 2) Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7 lens - great for portaits and low-light 3) Tamron 28-200mm XR - a good all-around and compact lens.

I look forward to many years of usage from this camera. I certainly hope Sony picks up support for the Minolta system.
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I received the Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D camera for Christmas from my husband. I'm a long-time owner of Minolta SLR film cameras, and I was delighted to see that the digital Maxxum 5 uses my autofocus lenses from my film-version Maxxum camera! So, if I want to switch back and forth between digital and film pictures, I can utilize my complete collection of lenses. The autofocus function captures a sharp, clear picture even in low-light situations.

Unlike many digital cameras, the Maxxum 5D powers up and is ready to use quickly. Even in extra fine mode, the wait time between pictures is negligible. It recycles very quickly, enabling you to capture more of the action. Also unlike most digital cameras, the rechargable lithium-ion battery lasts a long time. My husband and daughter both have digital cameras, and they are constantly switching batteries in and out in a single photo session. My camera's battery, on the other hand, provides power for much, much longer! I took loads of pictures on Christmas day and still had sufficient battery power to take pictures on two subsequent occasions.

The picture quality is excellent, also. We take pictures for a local animal rescue organization for their website, and cats are not known for being cooperative subjects. The anti-shake technology in the camera combined with the rapid recycle speed between pictures allows me to capture an excellent photo more quickly and before the cat loses patience with the process. For whatever reason, we have to do less adjusting for red-eye (or gold-eye with cats) when using my camera, also.

I couldn't be happier with my camera or the pictures it captures for me!
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