Reviews and Problems with Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2
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For its bulk, I wish it would focus better.
9 September 2012
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.
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.
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. Take the EVF cover off and you'll see Konica Minolta's answer to preventing the problem - don't fix the root cause, just stick a cheesy piece of yellow adhesive tape over the place where the cable always...
Summary: I purchased this camera as a replacement to the dimage 5 megapixel which I loved and carried around with me through out China in 2003. the A2 also went to China in 2005, but the I found the quality of the photos to be inferior to the earlier model. The camera also started to fall apart soon after purchase. first the rubber eye piece fell off. I was lucky I found it and still have it so one day I will get the company to glue it back on.
lot of bells and whistle, but does not amount to much
16 November 2004
Summary: Pro: The camera itself is easy to use. Has a lot of bells ans whistle, which you may or may not need for everyday photography of ameteures. I don't think it is worth the price. If I were to buy one again, I would go for something simple. If you don't worry about every litttle detail in shooting a picture, then the numerous knobs and control will only contribute to your overall confusion.
Summary: Got the camera with a few dead pixels on the LCD monitor. Did they do their QC?!Returned to Amazon with no hassle though. I only played with it for 2 hours and here's what I found- Pro: auto switch between EVF and LCD, Nice lens with mechanical zoom, anti-shake, fast start Cons: cumbersome control for zoom in/out the photo, manually turned-on flash, no swivel LCD, the CF slot cap can be easily mis-opened (no secure mechanism), movie is limited to 15 min, no hole on the...
Problemas y + problemas con Playmon, nada aconsejables
15 December 2009
Summary: Aquí doy mi opinión y la de otras dos personas que hemos llevado varias cámaras a Playmon, pero ya no llevaremos ninguna más. Opinad vosotros después de leer. Totalmente objetivo, yo digo lo que nos ha pasado y el que lea que opine. Primero: llevo una cámara Konica-minolta con un fallo al desplegar el objetivo, no lo desplegaba y no se podía hacer ninguna foto. Soy profesional y uso esta cámara de forma esporádica para fotografía con macro.
Summary: Confieso que despues de leer algunos comentarios sobre el servicio tecnico de Minolta, tenia no pocas reservas. Ahora puedo decir bien alto que pocas veces he tenido mejor y mas rapido servicio. Por supuesto estoy dispuesto a dar todo lujo de detalles a quien tenga dudas al respecto.
Summary: Comprendo y apoyo a Pedro Rojo, porque a mi me ha pasado un caso similar con los timadores de Playmon y Konica-Minolta. Compré una cámara en Febrero del 2005, Dimage E50, me costó 350 euros en una gran superficie de electrónica. Un mes después sufrió un caida y se abolló una esquina de la carcasa, eso fue en Marzo. Pero la cámara seguía funcionando como siempre.