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Konica Minolta Dynax 5D / Maxxum 5D

alaTest has collected and analyzed 548 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the usability and image quality are overall positive. The performance and lens also get good views, but there are some critical comments about the video and software.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Konica Minolta Dynax 5D / Maxxum 5D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Konica-Minolta Maxxum 5D Review


The Konica Minolta Dynax 5D is an affordable Digital SLR camera equipped with a good sensor, an anti-shake system and [...]

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Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D Camera


At $899 including an 18mm-to-70mm lens, the Maxxum 5D competes with other consumer digital single-lens reflex models such as Nikon's D50, Canon's EOS Digital Rebel XT, and Olympus's EVolt E-300. The 6.1-megapixel Maxxum 5D has the requisite manual...

Several useful advance controls High image quality

Body looks a little plasticky

However, firing away at that clip can get pretty noisy, as the camera clacks loudly when taking a shot. The lens is fairly loud when focusing, too. That and the camera's blocky plastic body contribute to an impression that the Maxxum 5D is a bit less...

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Konica Minolta MAXXUM 5D Digital SLR Camera Kit w/ 18-70mm Lens (6.1MP, 3008x2000, 4x Opt, CompactFlash / Microdrive Slot)


Photograph: Rick Rizner

Several useful advance controls ; High image quality

Body looks a little plasticky

Its body looks a little plasticky, but it has several useful advanced controls and did well in our image-quality tests.



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Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D


The new 6.1-megapixel Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D is part of a fast-growing D-SLR trend. Companies typically introduce loaded models at high prices then follow-up with slightly stripped down editions for less. Witness the original Nikon D70 and the new...

Sturdy; nicely-featured 6.1MP D-SLR

Poor LCD screen; very accurate images don't have real "pop

The new 6.1-megapixel Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D is part of a fast-growing D-SLR trend.

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Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D SLR


The Konica Minolta MAXXUM 5D (called the Dynax 5D in other market areas) digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera is a 6.1-million-pixel, interchangeable lens digital camera. This high-performance interchangeable-lens digital SLR camera inherits the revolu

With a price aimed at the amateur dSLR market, the 5D faces stiff competition, largely from the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT. Its image resolution (6 vs 8-megapixels) and shooting performance might fall a bit short of the XT's, but the 5D's image quality is

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Konica Minolta Dynax 5D Review


The Konica Minolta Dynax 5D is a new entry-level 6 megapixel digital SLR that is currently one of the most compact DSLRs currently available. Highlights of the Konica Minolta Dynax 5D include a large 2.5 inch LCD screen, unique CCD-shift anti-shake...

Priced as an entry-level camera, the Konica Minolta Dynax 5D offers much more than an entry-level specification. It only has a few missing features when compared to its bigger brother, the Konica Minolta Dynax 7D, relying on cheaper build materials...

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Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights


When Konica Minolta introduced the Maxxum 7D, its first dSLR, it was big news. The 7D body was big and the price was pretty high, too. Because Minolta was one of the leading film-based SLR manufacturers of the early- and middle-1970s, millions of...

Compact size, Solid build, In-camera image stabilization makes all lenses better for low light shooting, Same sensor as 7D, Kit lens covers 18-70mm 35mm equivalent range, Very good to excellent low-light capability, Excellent battery life, Decent...

Proprietary hot shoe, No PC sync port, No video recording (a fact of life with SLRs), Hand grip may be uncomfortably small for some users, Image noise slightly high at ISO 1600, RAW+JPEG option only saves fine-mode JPEGs. (But that's not a bad...

The Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D uses an NP-400 rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack for power, or the optional AC adapter. The camera comes with a battery and charger and shows excellent battery life, but I highly recommend picking up a spare and keeping...

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Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D


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Excellent photo quality; good high ISO performance ; Anti-shake system adds stabilization to all Maxxum AF lenses ; Solid build quality ; Large 2.5" LCD display (though see issue below) ; Full manual controls ; Built-in flash can be used as AF-assist...

Below average shot-to-shot speeds ; Low resolution LCD ; Proprietary hot shoe ; No USB 2.0 High Speed support ; No battery grip available

The Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D is an easy digital SLR to recommend. It costs just over $600 (body only) and it has built-in image stabilization and great photo quality. If you already have an investment in lenses from other manufacturers then I probably...

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Konica Minolta's Maxxum 5D; Compact, Affordable 6-Megapixel Digital SLR With Built-In Anti-Shake (Stabilizer) System


The second digital SLR to incorporate the Anti-Shake system that provides Image Stabilization with virtually all Maxxum lenses, the Maxxum 5D is a relatively compact, lightweight model. Roughly 22 percent smaller and 6 oz lighter than the more rugged...

While the Anti-Shake system cannot solve every possible problem, I found it to be valuable with every situation that I encountered during extensive testing. When shooting outdoors at night with a 35mm focal length (52mm equivalent), I was able to make...

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Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D Digital SLR


Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc.'s new Maxxum 5D is a high-performance interchangeable-lens digital SLR camera that inherits the revolutionary technology of its predecessor the Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D.

Product Specifications

With the MAXXUM 5D, you can take advantage of the full lineup of genuine, high- precision Konica Minolta MAXXUM AF lenses, and enjoy the benefits of Anti-Shake protection at any focal length. Many of the lenses incorporate the latest advances in optical technology, and feature high-quality aspherical elements and AD (Anomalous Dispersion) glass for superior sharpness, contrast, and color fidelity. Exceptional color and image detail are assured by a high-resolution, 6.1- megapixel CCD (effective pixels). Not only does the CCD allow you to capture fine details and rich, natural color, it has a wide dynamic range that helps to enhance image quality in areas of highlight and shadow. The MAXXUM 5D's advanced image processor uses proprietary Konica Minolta technology to significantly reduce signal noise and assure dramatically improved image quality. In addition, high-speed data handling allows quick, responsive shooting.


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Konica Minolta NP-400

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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


Manufacturer:Konica Minolta Holdings
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Konica Minolta MAXXUM

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-5.6
Lens for SD:Body only/Konica Minolta AF 18-70mm lens
Max Focal Length:70mm
Min Focal Length:18mm
Optical Zoom:3.9
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:15.6 x 23.7mm
Optical Sensor Size (metric):15.6 x 23.7 mm
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:6.1Megapixel

Optical System

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

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Eye-level mirror pentaprism

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Special Effects:Black & White / Contrast compensation / Neutral / Saturation
Still Image Format:JPEG / RAW / RAW + JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical