PMA 2004: Konica Minolota today made a development announcement about a new digital version of their Maxxum 7 / Dynax 7 SLR. The Maxxum 7 Digital will have a six megapixel APS sized CCD, will have body integrated anti-shake (just like the DiMAGE A1/A2) which will work with all lenses and will be fully system compatible. This camera should be available in 'Fall 2004'. We, along with a few others had an opportunity to take a few pictures of an early pre-production camera.

What we know so far (both told and observed)

  • Digital SLR based on Maxxum 7 / Dynax 7
  • Six megapixel APS sized CCD
  • Body integrated anti-shake, works with all lenses
  • White balance control button on rear of camera
  • ISO control button on rear of cmaera
  • Selectable AF modes (nine point AF)
  • Left dial exposure (-3 to +3 EV) and flash compensation (-2 to +2 EV)
  • Right dial exposure mode and drive mode
  • Dual command dials front and rear of camera
  • 14-Segment honeycomb-pattern metering
  • ADI and Wireless flash support
  • AF/MF button
  • External PC Sync flash terminal
  • Three user memories
  • Large 2.0" LCD Monitor
  • Eye-start viewfinder proximity sensor (power on)
  • Available Fall 2004

* Note that the above list has been built by us based on observations of the camera and the specifications of the Maxxum 7 film camera, these are not yet confirmed by Konica Minolta.

Konica Minolta Maxxum 7 Digital pictures

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