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|Made for taking bright and beautiful pictures and preseving great pictures for you no matter where you are, the Konica Minolta MAXXUM 6.1 MP camera is a professional portable body only. With the 6.1 MP image sensor found on this Konica Minolta MAXXUM 5D digital camera, you can create wonderful prints up to 8x11 inches. Enlarging and cropping will not result in pixelated pictures if you get a camera with a higher number of megapixels. With its removable flash storage, this Konica Minolta MAXXUM digital SLR camera is great for snapping and storing large numbers of special photos, so that you will be able to choose the storage size of the camera. Be the envy of your friends with the Konica Minolta MAXXUM 6.1 MP camera and its sophisticated black body. The batteries on this Konica Minolta MAXXUM 5D digital camera enable you to always be prepared to catch your life's great moments. This Konica Minolta MAXXUM digital SLR camera is great for displaying your special snapshots, with a 2.5-inch LCD monitor, which enables you to show off the poignant moments of your life and share them with family. Great pictures and superb performance are yours with the Konica Minolta MAXXUM 6.1 MP camera. This Konica Minolta MAXXUM 5D digital camera includes only the body and no lens. One advantage to getting the camera body on its own is that you pick the best interchangeable lenses to get based on your photography wants and needs.|
|UPC||0043325997600, 043325997594, 43325997600|
|Camera Type||Digital SLR|
|Sensor Resolution||6.1 MP|
|Sensor Size||15.6 x 23.7mm|
|Lens For SD||Body Only|
|Focus Adjustment||Automatic, Manual|
|Auto Focus type||TTL phase detection|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Range||EV 1-20 ( ISO 100 )|
|Exposure Metering||Center-Weighted, Multi-Segment, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture-Priority, Automatic, Bulb, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO auto|
|Light Sensitivity Max||3200|
|Flash Type||Pop-up Flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Camera Flash Features||Flash +/- Compensation|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||CompactFlash, Microdrive|
|Optical Viewfinder Type||Eye-level mirror pentaprism|
|Viewfinder - Field Coverage||95%|
|Dioptric Correction Range||-2.5 to +1|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - color|
|Connector Types||1 x DC power input, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video output, 1 x remote control|
|Expansion Slot||1 x CompactFlash Card - type I/II|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Operating System Supported||Apple Mac OS X 10.1.3 or later, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows 98, MS Windows 98 SE, MS Windows ME, MS Windows XP|
|Battery Form Factor||Manufacturer specific|
|Still Image Format||JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG|
|Min Operating Temperature||0 °C|
|Max Operating Temperature||40 °C|
|Additional Features||AE/FE Lock, AF Lock, DPOF Support, Depth-Of-Field Preview Button, Digital Noise Reduction, Direct Print, Histogram Display, PRINT Image Matching, PictBridge Support, USB 2.0 Compatibility|
|Shooting Programs||Landscape, Night mode, Night portrait, Portrait mode, Sunset|
|Special Effects||Black & White, Contrast compensation, Neutral, Saturation|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||3 frames per second|
Average review score based on 26 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
The cornerstone of the Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D is its anti-shake system.
This reduces camera vibration when the camera isn't attached to a tripod and produces clearer photos, especially when using long telephoto lenses.
This is a great camera for the outdoor portrait photographer who does not want to be tethered to a tripod, and sometimes has to shoot in low-light conditions.
The Maxxum 5D is a very easy camera to use, which makes it a good choice for anyone who is technology-phobic.
The Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D's built-in anti-shake system reduces camera jitter and allows you to take hand-held photos at slower shutter speeds.
The 6.1 megapixel CMOS sensor inside the camera will let you print your digital photographs clearly up to a size of 11x14 inches.
The camera features a very large LCD display (2.5 inches) which helps when reviewing photos and changing camera settings.
The 5D stores photos on CompactFlash cards. CompactFlash cards are competitively priced and have a wide range of storage capacities.
There is only one that I could find, and it's minor.
The Konica Minolta 5D displays photos and all camera settings on the large 2.5 inch LCD on the back of the camera.
While this big LCD is nice to look at, it also eats up the battery much faster than digital SLR cameras with smaller displays.
LOOK AND FEEL
The Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D is right in the middle of the digital SLR scale when it comes to size and weight.
The construction of the camera is solid, and it feels comfortable in the hand.
The rotating dial in front changes camera settings like aperture and shutter speed while the directional buttons on the back are used for the camera's menu system.
You can change ISO, Shooting Mode (One-shot, Continuous, Timer), Autofocus/Manual focus, and white balance without using a single one of the camera's menus.
The Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D is noticeably slower than other digital SLR cameras.
While the autofocus system does a great job of getting things sharp even in low-light conditions, the shutter delay and consecutive photo speed can be a problem.
The camera makes up for its slow response time with ease-of-use.
Menus are laid out in a clear and consistent fashion, and it's really easy to find all the camera settings that you want to change.
The camera's built-in flash is one of the best that I have used. The Maxxum 5D's flash is soft and even. Colors are vibrant, even when taking photos indoors at night.
The Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D is a fantastic camera for anyone who is techno-phobic and just wants a digital SLR camera that is easy to use.
It will work well for portrait photographers, and anyone who enjoys using telephoto lenses (like animal and nature photographers) where camera shake is a problem.
Since the Minolta 5D's built-in anti-shake system works with all of the lenses that are compatible with the camera, you won't have to spend a lot of extra money on image-stabilized lenses.
The camera has a "mere" 6.1 million pixels,
and is therefore on the edge of obsolescence,
if mega-pixel count is what rings your chimes.
But the highest resolution on your computer monitor is probably
significantly less than this (although not directly comparable),
and 6.1MP will saturate a 1024 X 768 display.
So, moving on:
this and the 7D camera were the acme of Minolta's camera mfg.,
and the camera incorporates an innovation and useability
as much as the other SLR cameras which I have acquired over time
from them, all the way back to the ST101 35 MM; and including
two of the 700 series SLR 35 MM units.
In point of discouraging fact, I had hoped to use some of the great lenses
from these cameras: (in manual mode..)
but despite a general configuration similarity,
they will not fit.
The CCD which is used in the camera is relatively large
compared to many other cameras,
which befits the "top of the line" status which it enjoys,
along with the 7D. (The 7D has even more "bells and whistles",
but not useably more in my application..)....
The greatest benefits (imho) are the wide, inexpensive,and excellent lens choices
currently available for these cameras:
lets face it:
they ain't bein' made any more, (these cameras or lenses..)
and if YOU wanted to "unload your lenses",
you better hurry up and "get 'er dood",
while there's still a market.
So this brings up an interesting question:
why would anybody buy into a dead end dinosaur series of cameras??
1. VERY good cameras
2. Relatively cheap, given their excellent manufacture..
(HA! go by your favorite big-box camera display
and hoist ANY of their "higher end" SLR cameras
with 28 to 90 MM super-duper lenses attached:
THEN hoist this magnesium framed well built camera,
with the high quality Nikkor and similar-quality glass lenses..
and you will know the difference between PVC
(or other plastic what do I know)..
3. Did I mention the excellent lenses and selections?
4. OK And you ain't giving up anything in "snooty appeal"
to Nikon or anyone else. (At least in my opinion..)
5. The bayonet mount design on the lenses is superior to most.
(If I recall, the glass in the lenses is closer to the shutter
in this design, which generates some optical benefits.)
All of the above means nothing if the pictures suck.
And quite frankly I was disappointd in my earlier efforts,
until I realized that I did not have the "Automatic White Balance"
setting on "automatic", and got some blown-out-white skys
(which should have been blue). Since then? excellent pics.
The camera is complex enough to be interesting,
and simple enuff for a tyro to use.
The battery is amazingly long lived,
and a 4 gig SC card will hold hundreds of high resolution pics.
Autofocus is very accurate, and for "extremely touchy" focus pictures,
(such as high aperature extreme close ups), there is a setting
that will auto focus, first; and then allow you
to manually refine the sensor's efforts.
When the depth of field is 1/4 inch or less, this is handy..
In rereading this it appears to me that I radiate the reality
that I have an obvious bias towards Minolta.......
But if you can get one in good condition,
maintained by an individual with perfectionist proclivities,
with a complete set of lenses,
and personal support ..
all of which I did..
you can't go wrong, imho.
About three-quarters the size of its pricier brethern [7D] my 5D model was offered on eBay for repair or parts, purchased at a modest price, and repaired locally by an able camera technician. (This may not be an option you want to pursue, but the overall savings were considerable; this camera had barely been used.)
Even at "only" 6-plus megapixels, the 5D produces fine quality captures that can be converted to high quality 8 1/2 x 11 and 13 x 19 prints, especially if one of many fine older lenses for Minolta are employed. [Megapixel counts by themselves are vastly overrated as quality indicators; many factors go into pleasing outcomes, and this modestly priced Minolta produces them well.] I get especially positive results with the standard 50mm/f1.7 lens.
I like to take this light and compact d-slr on hikes and similar outings. Joined to a compact lens like the 35-70mm/f4 Minolta macro, it's comfortable to bring along and ready to capture most photo ops. The built-in stabilizer saves me a bundle on longer lenses, and I gain over two ~ and sometimes over three ~ f-stops when they matter.
In short, the Minolta 5D is a useful back-up and will handle a wide range of photo opportunities readily and well. I wouldn't use it to create a wall-size print, perhaps, but that's not a useful capability for what I'm after. I'm after good value, and the 5D provides it.
I purchased the Minolta Maxxum 5D camera as an upgrade to my 35mm (**Minolta Maxxum 400si). I originally had planned to purchase a different brand. However, while researching the various models/brands, testing store displays, reading reviews, etc... I found that for the price, the 5D had the most features, including the built-in anti-shake system.
It has received positive/superior reviews from various entities, including photographers from amateur to professional levels. In several cases, it rated higher than the Sony Alpha which replaced it when Sony took over Minolta's camera division. It is relatively easy to learn how to operate.
A very important feature that was a deciding factor, is that all the lenses I currently **own will work on this camera. This alone saved me several hundred dollars. Since Minolta is no longer in the camera business, I was able to purchase this camera new for a few hundred dollars less than what it sold for before Sony took over.
There is not an over abundance of dials and buttons on this unit as with many other brands/models. They are efficiently located and easy to use. Its compact size is also a plus. This unit has been a great pleasure to use.
There are only two features this unit does not have which I believe would have made this the perfect semi-budget camera: 1) Ability to charge battery while in the camera. 2) Ability to see image on the LCD prior to taking the picture.
Overall, this is a great camera. I would highly recommend this camera to a photographer of any skill level.
Six months ago I bought a new in box Maxxum 5D and loved it. I am an old 35mm guy and have a Maxxum 7000. All my lenses from the 7000 worked perfectly on the 5D with the added bonus of increased focal length. So my 75 to 300 zoom was about a 112 to 450. I actually like the older lenses better than the new ones. In March my camera bag was stolen out of our car. Insurance paid off and I couldn't believe I found another new in the box 5D. I am still looking for lenses but am back to taking pictures.
The 5D is simple to use much like the Maxxum 7000 in the auto mode but also offers a lot of advanced features so you can be more creative as you learn more. The controls are laid out very well and with very little practice your can make adjustments to get just the right exposure. The nice thing is being digital you can just delete the shots that don't come out like you want.
I wish when Sony bought Minolta they had continued the 5D line and pretty much kept it the same but increased the mega pixel count. But 6.1 is not bad for most applications unless you plan to enlarge your prints past about 8X10 or maybe 11X16.
I love this camera and plan on using it for a long time. I also will never leave it in the car in front of my house or anywhere else. We had been on a trip and were leaving the next day for another and the camera just got left in the car overnight. Then it was gone.