As promised we have today been out shooting with our pre-production Maxxum 7D and have put together a samples gallery of twenty one images including daylight low ISO and indoor high ISO shots. So far the results are impressive, especially low noise at high sensitivities and the very capable Anti-Shake system which allowed us to shoot as slow as 1/2 or 1/4 sec without a tripod (slower speeds do also seem possible but we can't be 100% confident without proper testing). Otherwise the images have good tonal balance, color response and a conservative approach to image sharpening (perhaps considered soft in appearance).

Phil: We had two lenses at our disposal, the new AF 17-35 mm F2.8-F4.0 (D) and AF 28-75 mm F2.8 (D). All the samples below were shot in Cologne, Germany.

Samples Galleries

There are 21 images in the samples gallery. Please do not reproduce any of these images on a website or any newsletter / magazine without prior permission (see our copyright page). We make the originals available for private users to download to their own machines for personal examination or printing (in conjunction with this review), we do so in good faith, please don't abuse it.

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Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D Beta Samples Gallery - Posted 1 October 2004

DISCLAIMER: Images / test results from a pre-production 7D with Firmware v0.10.