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Konica Minolta Dimage A200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 363 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the screen and value for money. The lens and responsiveness also get good feedback. Reviews about the memory and contrast are different. Many are critical about the features and viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Konica Minolta Dimage A200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Konica Minolta Dimage A200

 

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Versatile flip-and-swivel LCD; manual rings for zoom and focus; antishake image stabilization; comprehensive exposure controls and image adjustments.

Mediocre EVF; subpar low-light AF performance; long raw and raw-and-JPEG shot-to-shot times.

This competent 8-megapixel camera sacrifices the great EVF and the speed of the Dimage A2 but keeps the rest.

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Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200

 

In September 2004 Konica Minolta revealed a slightly surprising new DiMAGE A series digital camera, the DiMAGE A200. Based on the DiMAGE A2 (and predecessor, the A1), the A200 features a new, smaller and more rounded body design, simplified control...

Improved resolution over A2 - especially shooting in RAW mode ; Image stabilization works exactly as advertised ; Mechanically linked zoom ring ; Wide angle seven times zoom lens ; Generally good performance and operational speed ; Low high ISO noise,...

Soft images (not just as a result of poor AF) ; Autofocus errors in certain shooting conditions are too prevalent ; Lens being stretched past its resolution capabilities ; Mild vignetting / lens shading ; Poor automatic white balance in artificial...

The DiMAGE A200 takes much of what is appealing about the A2 and repackages it in a more affordable, friendlier and slightly more compact format. There's much to like here - the useful 28-200mm zoom range, the superb mechanical zoom, the wealth of...

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Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200

 

Konica Minolta's DiMAGE A200 is a 8.0-megapixel high-performance digital camera that is perfect for all levels of photographic experience from advanced amateur to creative beginner. Equipped with Konica Minolta's Anti-Shake technology featuring a unique C

Bottom line - the DiMAGE A200 is a worthy competitor in the prosumer digicam market. Its excellent image quality, 8-megapixel resolution, flexible exposure system, Anti-Shake feature and manually-operated zoom lens are combined into an attractive and dura

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Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200 Review

 

It wasn't so long ago that the first 8 megapixel digital compact camera (the Sony CyberShot F828) was released, costing nearly £1,000 when it was initially launched in August 2003. Just 18 months on and how times have changed, with 8 megapixel digital...

The Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200 is a good camera at a great price. £450 for a digicam with this much functionality and cutting edge technology is amazing value. The wealth of configurable options on offer, the anti-shake feature, that great mechanical...

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Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

 

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...

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Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200

 

What's in the Box

Very good photo quality ; 7X optical zoom lens with image stabilization ; Full manual controls ; Good performance ; Flip-out, rotating LCD display ; Manual zoom and focus rings ; LCD/EVF usable in low light ; No redeye ; Can save five sets of camera...

Images slightly soft at default settings; high ISO performance is not good; some barrel distortion ; Macro mode isn't great for ultra close-ups ; I miss the nice EVF from the A2 ; No memory card included ; Tough competition from digital SLRs

Overall, the A200 gets my enthusiastic recommendation. The Coolpix 8800 (see our review) is also a good choice for those who want more manual controls, better build quality, closer focusing, and more zoom power. Do note that its lens starts at 35 mm,...

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Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200 Digital Camera Review

 

DiMage A200 is a discontinued camera from Konica Minolta, but you might still find it on the market. The advantages of choosing this camera is that at a lower price, you get a 8MP camera with a zooming ring with hight optical zoom - 7x, manual...

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DiMAGE A200

 

Eight-megapixel digital camera has some fatal flaws

The major roadblock was shutter lag time. In some cases, the delay was 2-3 seconds before the shot would fire. In addition, the flash must be manually elevated in order to fire, although there's a hot shoe as well. With so many features and functions,...

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Konica Minolta DiMage A200 Pro Review

 

The DiMage A200 is the latest in a series of cameras that began with the DiMage 7. From the beginning, this digital camera series straddled the line between prosumer and professional digital camera. This near-professional design is carried on in the...

Excellent control placement, 28-200mm f/2.8-3.5 lens w. manual zoom ring, Anti-Shake System, Minimal shutter-lag, Live histogram, Flash hot shoe, RAW capture, Adobe RGB colorspace

Bulky for a compact digital camera, JPEGs flat and lacking saturation, Tendency to blow out highlights

Taking this camera on a road trip was a great way to give it a real life workout. Overall, it worked out great - even compared to my digital SLR. I took both my digital SLR and the DiMage A200 on multiple mountain bike rides. It was a very good test of...

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Konica Minolta Dimage A200 digital camera

 

The Konica Minolta Dimage A200 digital camera captures 8 megapixel images and its 7x optical zoom lens allows framing of faraway objects. The camera features a special anti-shake mechanism that can save plenty of pictures from garbage bin by steadying...

Value for money: Konica Minolta Dimage A200 is very good value for money. You get an advanced digital camera that you can use for all types of photography from close-up portrait photos to outdoors photography.

Product Specifications

The DiMAGE A200 is a portable 8.0-megapixel SLR-type high performance digital camera that's perfect for everyone from novices to camera enthusiasts. Equipped with Anti-Shake technology, a CCD-Shift mechanism that can reduce handheld camera shake. Easy to capture sharp images, even in low lighting and without the use of a tripod. With the rotating 1.8-inch TFT Vari-Angle LCD monitor, the photographer has always got a clear viewpoint for shooting artistic angles or taking flawless self-portraits. What's more, the DiMAGE A200's simplified operation means that everyone can make use of its advanced specifications that maximize picture taking opportunities and the fun of photography. The 2/3-inch CCD with 8.0 million effective pixels and the high-performance Konica Minolta GT APO lens combine to give incredibly faithful smooth-toned colors. With its new advanced LSI engine and CxProcess III image-processing technology the DiMAGE A200 delivers high speed and stress free image processing with low power consumption. Its ability to suppress noise and give exceptionally accurate color reproduction means that users still get high-quality images every time. Even novice users can avoid blurry pictures thanks to the proprietary Anti-Shake technology that employs a unique CCD-Shift mechanism. This stabilizing system is connected directly to a CCD sensor that quickly responds to camera shake thus producing finer images in dim light and with telephoto shots. Especially helpful when using the 4x digital zoom (maximum equivalent of 800mm) and high-performance 7x optical zoom (28 to 200mm). The DiMAGE A200's Anti-Shake technology is activated with the simple touch of a button. Its three focusing areas: Wide Focus Area, 11-point Selectable AF Area, and Flex Focus Point, combine in the DiMAGE A200 ensure that the subject is always in perfect focus. A newly employed Vari-Angle TFT color LCD monitor can be rotated up to 270

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Konica Minolta NP-800

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:3.1in
Weight:1.1lbs
Width:4.5in

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:A200
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 50 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Contrast compensation / Neutral / Saturation / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG / RAW / RAW + JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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