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Konica Minolta Dimage A2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 465 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the portability and responsiveness are generally positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated. There are some less positive opinions about the low light performance and screen, and there are mixed opinions on the energy efficiency and contrast.

lens, performance, usability, responsiveness, portability

focus, value for money, flash, screen, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Konica Minolta Dimage A2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2

 

The Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2 inherits the excellent image quality and performance of the DiMAGE A1 and takes it to the next level with a high-quality 8-megapixel CCD and a Super Fine Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) with VGA resolution. The features continue w

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Konica Minolta DiMage A2

 

Megapixels: 8, Maximum Resolution: 3264 x 2448 pixels, Media Format: None, Type: Enthusiast

Exceptional functions ; excellent handling characteristics

Performance is a mixed bag

The Konica Minolta DiMage A2 offers a good combination of quality, features, and performance.

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Konica Minolta Dimage A2

 

Manual zoom and focus rings ; Great performance ; Anti-Shake system ; EVF and LCD usable in low light ; Amazing electronic vewfinder (EVF) ; Very powerful battery

Unimpressive macro mode ; No memory card included ; No auto-focus assist lamp ; Images can be very soft ; Numerous complex buttons and dials

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Konica Minolta Dimage A2

 

New standard in EVF quality; fast-shooting design and performance; Anti-Shake image stabilization; manual zoom ring; excellent manual focus system.

Inefficient controls for white balance and ISO; 30-second RAW+JPEG shot-to-shot time; nonstandard hotshoe; lackluster continuous-shooting specs; LCD doesn't swivel.

Generally efficient design, top-tier performance, and features galore make the A2 a top choice for resolution-hungry enthusiasts.

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Konica Minolta DiMage A2, Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom

 

) This solid workhorse of a camera doesn't have the longest zoom, and its menus take some getting used to. But unless you need to zoom in closer, the time it'll take you to learn its ins and outs will be amply rewarded. Five-star image quality and an...

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Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2

 

Back in January 2003 Konica and Minolta announced thatthey would merge and form the single company 'Konica Minolta'. Just overa year since that announcement, at PMA 2004 the new Konica Minolta announcefour new cameras which carry the new Konica Minolta...

Image stabilization unique among group ; Mechanically linked zoom ring ; Wide angle seven times zoom lens ; Good performance, startup, AF speed ; Low high ISO noise, employs noise reduction ; Wide range of ISO settings ; Selectable color space (sRGB /...

Disappointing resolution, soft images (not just as a result of poor AF) ; Auto focus confirmation despite being out of focus ; Lens being stretched past its resolution capabilities ; Flash color cast, under exposure ; Some vignetting / lens shading ;...

The DiMAGE A2 takes the A1 design and increases the resolutionto eight megapixels. The A1's primary unique feature (among many othergood design features) is the Anti Shake system which works by stabilizingthe sensor on a movable platform instead of...

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Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

 

The Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2 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). As you'll read below, the...

Shutter lag and cycle time: Very fast shutter response, great cycle times. The DiMAGE A2 is a very fast camera overall, and one of the only two 8 megapixel models currently on the market with usable speed when shooting in RAW mode. (The other being the...

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Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2 Digital Camera Review

 

With 8-megapixels and 7x optical zoom, the Dimage A2 is the concurrent of Nikon Coolpix 8800. Unlike Coolpix, Dimage A2 works with a 28-200mm equivalent with lens and manual zoom and focus rings, magnesium-alloy body also. Just like Coolpix, it allows...

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Konica Minolta A2 DIWA Award

 

DIWA (Digital Imaging Websites Association), a world-wide organisation of collaborating websites, today has the pleasure of announcing a DIWA Gold Award to the Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2 megazoom digital camera for its outstanding performance and...

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Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2

 

There are a bunch of great 8 Megapixel cameras out there. How does the A2 hold up? Find out now

four hours in playback mode, per charge. That's a bit less battery life than on the A1. Do note the usual disadvantages of proprietary batteries like this one: price ($45 a pop) and the fact that you can't "bail yourself out" with AAs when your...

Product Specifications

The DiMAGE A2 features Anti-Shake, a crucial function for successful imaging. Whether you're capturing an ultra-fine 8 megapixel still shot or a high-quality movie, Anti-Shake offers better results in so many situations: in dim lighting, at telephoto zoom end, and more. And, thanks to the Super Fine EVF, you'll enjoy an amazingly precise view of the scene under diverse conditions, complete with various shooting data displayed. There's also 3D AF, a fast and accurate way to keep moving subjects in sharp focus, plus a powerful 28 to 200 mm zoom lens. As all these features are built-in, the DiMAGE A2 is truly a convenient tool for dynamic imaging.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Prosumer
Supported Flash Memory:CompactFlash / Microdrive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.5in
Height:3.3in
Weight:1.3lbs
Width:4.6in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.6cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Night portrait / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Sunset

Header

Manufacturer:Konica Minolta Holdings
Model:A2
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Konica Minolta DiMAGE

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-3.5
Max Focal Length:50.8mm
Min Focal Length:7.2mm
Optical Zoom:7
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:2/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):16.9 mm ( 2/3 ) / 16.9 mm ( 2/3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:8Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MJPEG
Digital Zoom:2
ISO (Max):800
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 64 / ISO 800
Special Effects:Black & White / Solarization / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG / RAW / RAW + JPEG / TIFF/JPEG / RAW / TIFF
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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