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Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D / Dynax 7D / Alpha-7 Digital
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Expert Review

The Luminous Landscape
13 January 2009
  • Excerpt: This is a preliminary hands-on review of the brand-new Maxxum 7D. It was written in mid-Octoberand was based on a week of field testing a pre-production camera. I was told by Konica Minolta that while the body itselfwas in final form, the firmware was not.
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Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D

Pop Photo
16 December 2008
  • Excerpt: The anti-shake's in the body! Who wouldn't be skeptical? Canon, Nikon, and Sigma have built anti-shake mechanisms into a selected few, expensive lenses. Why should Minolta optical engineers think they could win at the anti-shake game by putting such a device in the digital SLR camera body itself?
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Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D Experience Report

Outback Photo
7 September 2005
  • Summary: Overall we are very impressed by the Maxxum 7D. The highlights for us are: AS sensor Bright and large viewfinder image First class ergonomics
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Overall 8
8.2
Value for money 8
8.0
Functionality 9
9.0
Audio & image quality 8
8.0
Appearance 8
8.0

Konica Minolta Dynax 7D Digital Camera Review

Buy-n-Shoot.com
23 May 2005
  • Excerpt: Konica Minolta has finally entered the arena for high end DSLR's with the new Dynax 7D digital camera - producing some outstanding results. In many reviews on the web, you will find that each review has been conducted using a zoom lens which is good, but by no means as good a fixed focal length pro...
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Expert Review

Dc Resource
23 January 2005
  • Excerpt: At first glance, the Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D ($1599, body only) looks like just another digital SLR. But look inside and you'll find a feature that makes it stand out from the crowd. That feature is KM's exclusive Anti-shake system, which has also been seen on several of their consumer cameras.
  • Pros: Excellent photo quality (with sharpness up a notch), even at high ISO sensitivity, Anti-shake system adds stabilization to nearly all Maxxum AF lenses, Built like a tank, Superb performance (save for CF read/write speeds), Large 2.5" LCD display, Useful info screen on LCD; rotates when you shoot ...
  • Cons: Expensive, Soft images at default settings, Minolta's RAW conversion tools leave much to be desired, Slow USB connection, Long read/write times to CF card (especially after a burst of photos), Limited "zoom and scroll" feature
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Expert Review

DP Review
17 January 2005
  • Conclusion: In use the 7D proved to be an excellent 'photographic tool', it feels good to hold, it's easy to change settings (thanks to the fact that almost all the major settings have external buttons / levers) and the camera feels responsive in use.
  • Pros: Good resolution, as good as the best six megapixel digital SLR's, Vibrant color response, fairly contrasty images (although not over the top), Low noise at higher sensitivities, although at the expense of detail and sharpness, Unique Anti-Shake system built into camera, All your lenses become 'An...
  • Cons: Some color clipping with the sRGB Natural+ color mode, Slower-than-the-competition startup time (2.6 sec before you can take a shot), No automatic rotation of images in play mode (despite recording of orientation), Long exposure NR limited to 30 seconds, some black pitting, Tendency for metering ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

PhotoRadar
1 January 2005
  • Conclusion: The Dynax 7D's all-round performance is only average. Its main advantages are its anti-shake system, which will only prove useful in specific conditions, and its control layout and general build quality.
  • Pros: Anti-shake
  • Cons: No 'kit' lens
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Expert Review

Digital Photography Now
22 November 2004
  • Excerpt: We put a pre-production Konica Minolta Dynax 7D through its paces at one of the biggest sporting events of the yearMonday, 22nd November - This hands-on preview started with a report on a pre-production sample camera, of which we weren't able to provide image quality feedback.
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Overall 8
7.5
Value for money 5
5.0
Features 8
7.5
Ease of use 5
5.0
Performance 8
7.5
Picture quality 10
10

Expert Review

Digital Camera Magazine
19 January 2006
  • Summary: The sturdy design and anti-shake system are good. Plus, the sheer number of knobs and dials means that once you’ve got to grips with them, you hardly need to use the menu system at all.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
8 January 2005
  • Conclusion: The Minolta 7D offers a profusion of manual controls and an innovative anti-shake feature, but its image quality was sub-par.
  • Pros: Innovative and intuitive control setup, large LCD screen, built-in anti-shake technology
  • Cons: Low battery life, image quality lacking in several situations
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