Excerpt: I have had the 7i and the A2 was the logic trade up... It had more bells and whistles and it was faster but... images are more noisy out of the box advantages, better jpegs, less need for RAW Keeps the ergonomics which were and are good. Still Love the tilting evf Lens is very nice.
Summary: I have been a customer for many years, and never has amazon not delivered what they promised This product was advertised as one would recieve all of the product shown in the ad. I recieved the camera,sun sheild,lens cover, one battery, (not two), one 512 card (not four), battery charger, no carrying...
Excerpt: (Reviewed April 21, 2009) I've had this camera since 2004, and was recently in a situation where I had to either repair it (the EVF went black - a common failure mode likely due to wire fatigue from moving the hinged EVF) or buy a new camera.
Excerpt: OK< i have used this camera heavily for about 3 years. I have done several photo shoots, a wedding, fireworks, reunions, etc. This has been a remarkable camera. Yes, comparatively speaking, it still in my opinion, holds its own on many fronts with the newer mega mega zooms ( this is only 7x), and...
Great camera until the electronic viewfinder breaks (it will!)
cheapcamerajunkie "steve", Amazon
22 December 2008
Summary: This is a great camera until the electronic viewfinder (EVF)breaks. The ribbon cable leading to the EVF fractures and the viewfinder goes black. It's a very common fault and costs over $200 to repair. Google "Konica Minolta A2 EVF problem" and you'll get plenty of hits.
Excerpt: A2 is my second KM camera. I used the A200 first and found it was quite user friendly and delivered good result. After a few month's usage, I left it for my brother, and later I acquired an used A2.
Summary: I used it in my last trip in Yucatan for the first time, without any previous trial (but I already owned a DiMAGE 7Hi) and results are exceptional without tripod (not allowed in ruins areas without special permit). Very satisfied.
Excerpt: There is no camera today (Jan. 2007) that can offer the same features as the A2. Not all the features are really well implemented, but they are there, making the 3 year old A2 camera competive with really expensive cameras of 2007 for SOME aplications.