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Konica Minolta Dynax 7D / Maxxum 7D

alaTest has collected and analyzed 546 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the lens and performance are generally positive. The flash and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the shutter and sensor. Some have doubts about the 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 7D / Maxxum 7D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D Digital SLR Camera Kit Camera


Although many of the digital SLRs that we tested have a plentiful supply of buttons, the Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D has the most: 24 dials and buttons spread around the camera. But this approach has a big upside: It makes the controls much easier to get...

A good selection of lenses is available for the camera. However, the range is not as wide as what's available for Canon or Nikon cameras (or for the Fujifilm Finepix S2 Pro, which uses Nikon lenses). The $1590 kit we looked at included a 28mm to 100mm...

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Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D Digital SLR Camera Kit w/ 28-100mm Lens (6.3MP, 3008x2000, 3.6x Opt)


Photograph: Rick Rizner

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Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D (body)


Unique Anti-Shake system works with all lenses; efficient, innovative control layout; big 2.5-inch LCD; highly competent AF system.

Slow start-up; limited to one JPEG compression ratio in raw-plus-JPEG; no way to avoid noise reduction processing in high ISO images.

The well-designed Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D is a good all-around performer and a no-brainer for owners of Maxxum AF lenses.


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Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D SLR


The Konica Minolta MAXXUM 7D (called the Dynax 7D in other market areas) digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera is a 6.1-million-pixel, interchangeable lens digital camera, it's compatible with virtually any MAXXUM AF lens. The MAXXUM 7D is the world's f

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Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D


Megapixels: 6.1, Media Format: CompactFlash, Maximum Resolution: 3008 x 2000 pixels, Type: D-SLR

Extensive, intelligently placed analog controls. Big, bright LCD. Antishake technology works with any lens. Very clean images.

Small buffer limits the number of shots in a single burst. Our daylight shot was underexposed. Built-in flash was inconsistent. More expensive than the competition.

The Maxxum 7D is a very well-built, intelligently designed camera with excellent handling characteristics and antishake technology. It's a little pricey when compared with the competition, and the built-in flash could be better, but we can't quibble with

Highly Recommended!

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Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D (Alpha-7 Digital / Dynax 7D)


The Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D (Dynax 7D in Europe) was first revealed to the general public on 12th February 2004 at the PMA tradeshow, at that time we were able to produce a hands-on preview of a pre-production camera. Finally on 15th September 2004...

Good resolution, as good as the best six megapixel digital SLR's; Vibrant color response, fairly contrasty images (although not over the top); Low noise at higher sensitivities, although at the expense of detail and sharpness; Unique Anti-Shake system...

Some color clipping with the sRGB Natural+ color mode; Slower-than-the-competition startup time (2.6 sec before you can take a shot); No automatic rotation of images in play mode (despite recording of orientation); Long exposure NR limited to 30...

In use the 7D proved to be an excellent 'photographic tool', it feels good to hold, it's easy to change settings (thanks to the fact that almost all the major settings have external buttons / levers) and the camera feels responsive in use.

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Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D review


Luminous Landscape has a review of the Maxxum 7D, Konica Minolta's new 6.1 megapixel prosumer digital SLR which has  a contoured grip and design that allows for ergonomic handling, a big 2.5-inch LCD for viewing, and fits most Minolta SLR...

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Konica Minolta Dynax Maxxum 7D Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights


Free Photo Lessons Learn how to really use full-functioned cameras like this one - Visit our free Photo Lessons area! The Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D is arguably one of the most eagerly-awaited digital cameras announced in the last year or so....

For a collection of more pictorial images from the Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D, check out our Maxxum 7D photo gallery

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Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D- The Digital Analog Kid


As the title of this article hints at, the Maxxum 7D is about as much a perfect fusion between digital and analog as has ever been designed in a DSLR to date. Overall, thats what I love about it most, and thats why I am writing an article for a DSLR...

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10 Things You Should Know About The Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D


It's no secret that we here at Pop Photo like our cameras with lots of dials and levers-not as a matter of aes-thetics (although they do look impressive), but because they provide faster access to more controls than a menu system. Konica Minolta's...

Product Specifications

The Maxxum 7D is the premiere digital SLR camera from Konica Minolta. Drawing on the tradition of technical expertise that gave birth to the Maxxum 7000 - the world's first body-integral autofocus SLR, the RD-175 - one of the world's first consumer-use digital SLRs, and the world's first washless photofinishing system - the NPS-1 Mini Lab, the Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D represents a culmination of the optical and photo-imaging expertise of two of the most respected names in photography. The 7D also inherits the intuitive operating ease of the award-winning 35mm Maxxum 7 AF SLR, and maintains full compatibility with the Maxxum system of lenses and accessories. Equipped with a large, 2.5-inch LCD monitor that brings a new standard of image reviewing to digital SLR photography, plus the powerful new implementation of a CCD-Shift Anti-Shake system designed for the camera's 6.1 megapixel CCD, the Maxxum 7D assures you of the beautiful results you've always wanted.


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


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 28-100mm lens
Max Focal Length:100mm
Min Focal Length:28mm
Optical Zoom:3.6
Type:None/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:Fixed eye-level 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:Contrast compensation / Saturation
Still Image Format:JPEG / RAW / RAW + JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical