Reviews and Problems with Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2
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8-Megapixel Digital Cameras
13 September 2004
Excerpt: (4 items) The latest trend in digital photography is ultra-high-resolution fixed-lens cameras. The digital-camera manufacturers are constantly trying to outdo one another, in much the same way that CPU manufacturers compete—but in this case, the race is measured in megapixels instead of megahertz. We found that this increased resolution may not always benefit the people who buy these cameras.
Pros: Manual zoom and focus rings, Great performance, Anti-Shake system, EVF and LCD usable in low light, Amazing electronic vewfinder (EVF), Very powerful battery, Useful time-lapse and bulb modes, LCD and EVF viewable in low light, LCD can flip out and rotate, Autofocus assist-lamp, Very good photo quality, Powerful battery, Good macro mode, Useful zoom and focus ring, Very good photo quality, design, and performance, Large memory card and remote control included, Large L...
Cons: Unimpressive macro mode, No memory card included, No auto-focus assist lamp, Images can be very soft, Numerous complex buttons and dials, Lens starts at 35mm, Complex controls and menu, No memory card included, Less powerful battery, Lengthy shot-to-shot speed in RAW or TIFF mode, LCD and EVF difficult to see in low light, No live histogram, Occasional vignetting, No autofocus-assist lamp, Controls can be imtimidating, Long delays between shots in RAW or TIFF mode, Le...