Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200

Announced Sep 15, 2004 •
8 megapixels | 1.8 screen | 28 – 200 mm (7.1×)
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I have long sought a piont and shoot camera, because I come from the Minolta world, and so A mount gear have, I noticed that camera right on. Not because he has erwisselbare lenses but all carakter properties combined that I would close with me. I've looked at some cameras like the Canon G12 or the sony hv100x vondt but they are too expensive and far too much for pretending to be an SLR. The KMDiA200 looks a bit like a baby SLR (KM5D) but it is certainly not with his EVF and 180 ° swivel and ...

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Francis de la Pena
 
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Too bad Minolta has discontinued it's cameras, and Sony is continuing it. Anyway, I got this camera for my wife through Craigslist. I've had Minolta's in the past: An SRT101 35mm, and a DiMage Z1. All had great features, and never had failed me. So after purchasing it from a Craigslist seller, I was amazed at how sharp and clear the photos came out after using it. So recently I gave her a Sony flash unit since we could not find anymore Minolta compatible flash other than Sony around our ...

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Got this camera new at ebay a few days ago. Have tested it. Decided to send it back. Camera feels a bit cheap, too much plastic. Manual zoom is fine. AF is slow and sluggish, even with spot AF. But the most annoying thing is that the LCD has a long blackout after shooting a single pic (and even longer if shooting a burst - and then the camera locks up). So you often will miss some snapshots. Even my KoMi Dimage Z2 which was cheaper and uses only SD cards is faster and the blackout is not so long.

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DL78
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Very nice product and good introduction to SLR. 28-200 zoom, Manual control, Many Features, LCD rotate, RAW, Small size and light weight Good product when you travel and want to make good pictures without handling your big and expensive SLR.

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Image stabilization is very helpful. Dynamic range is very good; underexposing by .3 to .6 stop, low contrast and then adjusting range with a curves tool provides very nice images. Excellent lens. Many choices for image processing in camera. Lightweight, silent if you choose. Can turn off external monitor for stealth photography that doesn't bother others. Nice zoom range. Usable flash. Problems: Vague autofocus. Autofocus fails to capture moving grandchildren quickly enough. Vignetting at ...

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Now that I've used my A200 for 4 months, I feel more qualified to make judgements on its qualities in real life use. I've also recently used a small pocket digicam (Minolta E323) and my photo history includes a manual film SLR (Canon FTb) with 4 lenses. I chose this digicam over others because it had all the features I was looking for. These include SLR-like shape, 28-200mm equiv. zoomlens with big glass, articulated LCD screen, accurate VF, stabilized image, decent image quality, and many ...

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I have used this camera since April 2005, so more than a year now, shot about 5000+ images on various occasions and I am simply impressed even this day with what this little beast can do on pretty much every occasion, be it indoor school parties, outdoor walks, or nature scenes(28mm at the wide end really adds a lot comparing to many of the 35mm lenses). On the other end I added a very good olympus teleconverter tcon-17 to the mix to extend the zoom to 340 mm for wildlife shots when the ...

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I have both Canon 20D and A200, I can say that the qualiyt of A200 is comparable to 20D with ISO 100 or 200, but A200 has much more feature and more portable, so you will certainly use A200 more than 20D.

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I've had the A200 as a back up to my 7D for 2 months and 2 weddings later. I'd have to say that often I prefer shooting with the A200 over the DSLR, especially in manual mode, where you can see the exposure in real time. As many, at first I couldn't get a decent picture from the A200, as I fiddled and played with features I couldn't grasp. However, after a few practice sessions and reading the manual carefully, I finally can say the camera is an extension of my eye. It definitely has ...

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I bought the A200 as my second dig. camera and have been shooting with it for about one year now. Over all I am pleased with the camera. When I bought it, I was considering an SLR instead, and now I regret not buying one. The difference in image quality and response time will result in a new Canon or Nikon SLR any day now. A200 is a good camera though. and I would recommend it to anyone that wants to be in control of the entire process without investing in an SLR. Problems: My main concern is ...

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