Great learning tool and first time real digital camera.
4 October 2013
Summary: The Minolta A2 has a lot going for it even 9 years after its release. It had a list price of $999 US and that should tell you something about the quality. The A2 has many external controls and wont make you hunt in menus for the basics like most modern cameras. On the up side, it has a superb electronic view finder, a mechanical zoom, built in flash and a great price used.
Summary: I have many Minolta cameras and this is one of the best. It has the great lens from 28 to 200mm plus the 8 meg per image ability. Loaded with photo controls for the user and great macro capability. Feels great in the hand and has the added feature of a lithium battery for long charge holding. Not like other AA battery cameras where the rechargeables are discharged sitting in the camera between photo takes. Really great digicam for advanced camera lovers.
Perfect camera in every respect no regrets it's a shame there so few left
3 December 2012
Summary: I purchased the A2 to use as a companion to my A1 I have been trying to get one for two years and this last time I succeded. I find I use this more than any of my other 6 digital cameras and enjoy it more with all of the options available you can be very creative. Excellent purchase very satisfied.
Summary: I agree with those who have posted that this is a terrific camera. For those who want a "studio" camera this is the one to buy. It's a tad heavy compared to other similarly featured cameras, but that's no concern when mounted on a copystand or tripod. The anti shake feature is helpful. The camera is capable of total control studio flash with almost any standard PC wired light source.
Perfect Camera for experienced photo buffs..Great Value for the money
6 November 2012
Summary: I'm a diehard Minolta fan that started with a SRT101 in the 1970's, progressed up to a XD-11 and decided to sell off my 35MM film cameras in favor of Minolta Digital... Owned one of the first Dimage VII's and wasn't thrilled with it, went to a Dimage Z1,to a Z3 to a Z6 but still wasn't 100% satisfied... This Camera reminds me of my 35MM Film cameras as I finally can take pictures that rival my old film cameras....
Excerpt: Konica-Minolta A2: The Middle Ground Isn't Good Enough I am smitten with digital photography and keep looking for the right balance of quality and compactness. One purchase was a Konica-Minolta DiMAGE A2, which has a lengthy list of admirable features. I paid $700 for my A2 a couple years ago. Bottom line: Too big to be convenient and not quite an SLR, there's little reason to buy the Konica-Minolta DiMAGE A2.
Excerpt: I actually originally bought an older version of this camera and I love it. It's compact enough that you can carry it to lots of places to get pictures of great views without having to worry about all the different lenses. It clearly isn't built to compete with traditional SLRs, but it's perfect for anyone who like to play with photography as a hobby and wants something more versatile than a basic point and shoot.
A full featured 35mm SLR digital camera in a compact size
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I have been an amatuer photographer for years and over the years I have had and used several different models and name brands of 35mm Cameras. I have used fixed lens cameras, exchangeable lens cameras, Single Lens Reflex Cameras and fixed view finder Cameras. The Konica Minolta DiMage A2 is amost all of those cameras in one. The only one of the aformentioned features it doers not have is an exchangeable lens.
The Konica Minolta camera takes good pictures, but slowly.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: We purchased this camera from an auction for pretty cheap, and I definately would not have paid full price for it. This camera does take good quality photos if you are super still, and can get everyone to hold their poses for a full minute. For some reason it seems to take a very long time to take a photo, and you miss a lot like the baby smiling and what not before the camera takes the picture. It can be very frustrating at times.