Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2

Announced Feb 12, 2004 •
8 megapixels | 1.8 screen | 28 – 200 mm (7.1×)
Ivo Verhaar
 
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I have had the 7i and the A2 was the logic trade up... It had more bells and whistles and it was faster but... images are more noisy out of the box advantages, better jpegs, less need for RAW Keeps the ergonomics which were and are good. Still Love the tilting evf Lens is very nice. Everything now a bit outdated, but still a capable camera. Problems: Still no match for a dslr when it moves fast... Focussing was faster but less acurate

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Leef
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(Reviewed April 21, 2009) I've had this camera since 2004, and was recently in a situation where I had to either repair it (the EVF went black - a common failure mode likely due to wire fatigue from moving the hinged EVF) or buy a new camera. Well, I looked and looked and realized just how unique this camera is. I see it as a travel camera primarily - both the wide range of the compact-sized lens (28 - 200 mm in 35mm equivalent) and the addition of anti-shake to help ensure more shots in ...

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OK< i have used this camera heavily for about 3 years. I have done several photo shoots, a wedding, fireworks, reunions, etc. This has been a remarkable camera. Yes, comparatively speaking, it still in my opinion, holds its own on many fronts with the newer mega mega zooms ( this is only 7x), and ultra MP cameras, ( this is 8mp, vs 10-12mp zoomers ). It has a few special effects NOT in most newer cameras, that have given me some unique shots you just cant get with out it, and photoshop cant ...

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A2 is my second KM camera. I used the A200 first and found it was quite user friendly and delivered good result. After a few month's usage, I left it for my brother, and later I acquired an used A2. In general, the control is very similar to A200, excepts A2 has more control and is more feature rich. In fact, from time to time I still discovered some feature that I didn't notice before. I just wonder how the KM engineer can pack so many in so little. I find the A2 is quite capable and ...

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beuler
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There is no camera today (Jan. 2007) that can offer the same features as the A2. Not all the features are really well implemented, but they are there, making the 3 year old A2 camera competive with really expensive cameras of 2007 for SOME aplications. - Live view with live histogram - WYSIWYG LCD or EVF, helps exposure. - EVF usable in low light (in black and white) - 8 megapixels - High resolution EVF (only one of its kind) - 3 fps RAW continuous shooting up to 3 frames, buffer clears in 12 ...

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I have used the A2 for two years now, and have found it to be the perfect camera for the tweeners (Point and Shoot to Serious Dslr's). It fills the gap just right. All the tweeking you want with all the simpleness you need at times. A very good investment in pleasure photography.

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Its too bad this camera is now an orphan. Generally, I have been quite happy with it in the year and a half I have owned it. As many people have commented, the CF door and the USB port cap are a bit poorly built, but otherwise, the camera takes a lot of knocks. I live in Viet Nam, and I carry it with me most of the time, so it gets banged around on my motorbike. Lens quality is okay, but not outstanding. For the vast majority of amateurs, it is fine. By the way - it is rated at 2.8 at the ...

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Warning: Don't buy any Konica Minolta The only thing that works well is the anti-shake function: the pictures are less blurred using zoom conditions with anti shake turned on. Problems: I will definitely warn everyone about this camera. First the autofocus doesnt work properly, sometimes good sometimes the pictures are just awefully out of focus. In low light it is totally terrible, no AF assist light, so if its just a bit too dark, like on a party, you can forget about taking pictures of ...

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A Fantastic camera,I have obtained stunning shots with this camera,and have been at many events where the tiltable rear view LCD have enabled me to get shots i could no way have obtained with a DSLR.Shoot in Raw and you will be stunned evenmore,as close as you will get to DSLR Quality without the hassle & Bulk.Movie mode is great,like carrying a camcorder with you as well!Not quite big enough to be recognised as a pro camera,so at events where the larger pro cameras get whittled out,and ...

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JimDoe
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Just bought my "new" A2 and took approximately 500 pictures. Used the KM FAx to get started with the camera ; this has been a great help ("My Ax has arrived, so what do I do now?") First impressions : great ease of use and handling, most settings via knobs and dials. Good quality EVF ; this was my main concern after my E-20. Live histogram very helpful. 28-200 is just the right lens. No dust problem. Shooting RAW -if you've got time to process each picture- lets you adjust the pictures and ...

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