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.
Summary: I've had this camera since soon after it's release and it continues to delight me. The A2 is not the best for beginners or casual shooters. But, if you are an enthusiast who wants total control of something with a 28-200 zoom that is much more portable than its SLR equivalent, get it!
Summary: This is the best digital camera I've bought so far. (My fourth.) It consistently takes great photos. I just wish it was a true SLR. The viewfinder has a second lcd screen that turns on when the camera is close to your eye so it's better than a range-finder viewer.
Summary: After many months of research on Prosumer dig. Cameras in the $1000-$1200 price range (there are a lot of them) I narrowed down the field to 3 manf./models. I’m not going into the others. After touchy-feely sessions with them, the Minolta A1 just felt right. (NOTE: originally purchased the A1, 5mp.
Summary: Konica Minolta Dimage A2 with Anti Shake Optical Zoom. I own this camera,it was an upgrade from a Minolta Dimage 404 and I love it. I took a cross country trip in September and the the camera performed teriffic in numerous lighting contitions. The Anti Shake feature alone is worth the price.
Summary: I've had my A2 for over six months now and I can say I love it. It's not perfect, but for the price it's very good. It's lovely to hold and operate, especially with the BP400 battery grip attached. Knobs and buttons are well-placed and easy to operate.
Nikon vs. Minolta vs. Canon vs. Olympus, or d-SLR?
Gadgester "No Time, No Money", Amazon
14 December 2004
Summary: Ok, this isn't one of my usual hands-on reviews. I ain't got the kind of money to buy all these cameras and test them. But I wanted to give potential buyers some help... Should you consider an SLR-type EVF (electronic viewfinder) digital camera or an interchangeable-lens digital SLR for serious...
Summary: Was debating between the fuji Finepix s7000 and this one. Nearly the same price. Made the right choice. Anti-shake has outstanding performance, the twist zoom is excellent and so is battery life. Picture quality in 'sharp' mode is unbelievable.