Reviews and Problems with Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2
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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.
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 case. This is not at all like the amazon I have come to know. I only hope this corrected.
Summary: I regularly take semi-professional photos for friends (mostly outdoor children's pics, though some in a lit photo cube/tent) and wanted to improve what I was able to capture digitally. Also, for our own photos, DH and I were looking to step up from our advanced point-and-shoot and were advised to go to this format of camera instead of a true SLR. I'm glad we did, but this was perhaps too great a step up for us right now.
Minolta A2, the universal digital trying to be a dSLR
9 March 2008
Summary: This is my 4th A-2. Unfortunately, my 3rd A2 was lost on a trip (with some valuable pictures ... a good reason to take the CF card out and carry it close, or upload pictures to the net). I am somewhat afraid of giving the camera such a glowing review, because I will probably buy another, and it already commands a good price.
Summary: My wife had one of these when we got married, and I have enjoyed using it on countless occasions. To date I have taken over 10,000 images with this camera... As to build quality, I think that my sample is a well built unit...in fact I never use a camera case to carry it when we take trips, rather I just toss it in my backpack along with my other equipment with just a clear filter on the front of the lens for protection.
Summary: Overall, I am glad I bought this camera. I have learned quite a bit about digital photography in a short time. The camera has lots of features and can take very sharp pictures when you learn what you're doing.It was sent as advertised, but I had to go out and buy a card reader, lens cap and strap for it!?! Kind of strange, but make sure you read the description thoroughly before buying. Also note there are likely better cameras available for the money.
Summary: The main reasons I bought the Dimage A2 camera was for the manual zoom lens that starts at 28mm, (one of the very few that starts this wide), the tilt adjustable viewfinder, (the only digital camera I know of that has this great feature) and the ability to shoot RAW or RAW + JPEG at the same time, the anti-shake feature and the hope that 8 Megapixels would produce better images.This camera has many more features and adjustments which can overwhelm some people.
Summary: First off, let me disclose that I do not own an A2: I have an A1 and decided not to upgrade to the A2 for reasons that follow. Also, I am experienced in the use of both film and digital cameras as well as Photoshop and other digital darkroom tools. Here's my conclusion: buy an A1. In moving up the mega-pixels from 5.3 to 8 Minolta made a subtle trade-off in reducing the A/D conversion from 14Bit to 12Bit.
Summary: Having a Konica Minolta DiMage X with which I am very happy, I decided to get this camera when I wanted an 8MP camera with better zoom capability. At first I was unpleasantly surprised with the amount of noise (color specks) showing in the pictures. Later I discovered that by putting the ISO setting on 64 instead of Auto, the noise is greatly reduced. Now I'm basically happy with the camera, but it seems that they should mention this in the documentation.
Summary: The A2 is the first digital camera that I purchased. It has lots of features, it's light weight, but it has a very long learning curve. I did take a class and the instructor told me it would take a year to become comfortable with the camera and that was true. The main problem is the inconsistent focus - sometimes it just doesn't focus properly. This was to be fixed in the later versions of the camera, but it is sometimes still a problem.