Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2 Review
Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2 Specifications
|Street Price|| US: $ 999
UK: £ 799
|Body Material||Metal Alloy / Plastic|
|Sensor|| 8.3 megapixel (total) CCD
8.0 million effective pixels
2/3" Type (click here)
RGB Color Filter Array
|Image sizes|| 3264 x 2448
3264 x 2176 (3:2)
2560 x 1920
2080 x 1560
1600 x 1200
640 x 480
|File formats|| RAW (12 bits per pixel)
JPEG (EXIF 2.21)
MOV (Motion JPEG)
|Quality levels|| Extra-Fine
|Movie clips|| 544 x 408, 15 / 30 fps, max
320 x 240, 15 / 30 fps, max 15 mins
640 x 480, time-lapse movie
Normal / Night Movie / Time lapse Movie
|Lens|| 7x optical zoom
28 - 200 mm equiv.
F2.8 - F3.5
16 elements in 13 groups (including 2 AD glass, 2 aspherical elements)
Manual mechanically linked zoom ring
Filter thread 49 mm
|Auto focus|| Video AF
3 Point Wide area / Spot focus area
Flex Focus Point in Spot focus area mode
|Focus modes|| Single
Subject tracking AF
Manual focus (3.3x magnifier during MF)
|Manual focus||Focus by wire ring at rear of lens barrel|
|AF assist beam||Unknown|
|Focus range|| Normal: W 0.5 m - Infinity,
T 2 m - Infinity
Macro (at wide): 21 - 51 cm (8.3 - 20 in) *
Macro (at tele): 13 - 50 cm (5.1 - 19.7 in) *
* From front of the lens
|Shooting modes|| Program AE (with shift)
|Scene modes|| Portrait
|Metering|| Multi-segment (300 segments)
Spot (center or with Flex Focus Point)
|Sensitivity equiv.|| Auto
|Exposure compen.|| -2.0 to +2.0 EV
0.3 EV steps
|Exposure bracketing|| Three images
0.3 or 0.5 EV steps
|Digital Enhanced bracketing|| Three frames
Contrast, Color saturation or Filter bracketing
|Shutter speed|| 30 - 1/4000 sec
Bulb (max 30 sec)
|AE lock||AE lock button or shutter release half-press|
|Noise reduction||User controllable (dark frame)|
|White balance|| Auto
Custom (3 memories)
|Color modes|| Natural Color (sRGB)
Vivid Color (sRGB)
Embedded Adobe RGB
Black and white (neutral and toned)
|Color spaces|| sRGB
|Image parameters|| Contrast
Sharpness (Soft, Normal, Hard)
|Self-timer||2 or 10 sec|
|Interval recording|| Frames: 2 - 240
Interval time: 30 sec, 1 - 10 min, 15 min, 20 min, 30 min, 45 min, 60 min
Start time: 0 - 24 hours in 0.5 hour increments
|Flash|| Manual pop-up
Control: ADI, Pre-flash TTL, Manual flash
Range (wide): 0.5 - 3.8 m (1.6 - 12.5 ft) - Auto ISO
Range (tele): 0.5 - 3.0 m (1.6 - 9.8 ft) - Auto ISO
Modes: Fill-flash, Red-eye reduction, Rear flash sync, Wireless/Remote flash
Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps
Recycle: 5 sec
|External flash|| Accessory shoe
Auto-flash metering with Program/Maxxum Flash 2500 (D), 3600HS (D), 5600HS (D), Macro Twin Flash 2400,* Macro Ring Flash 1200 *
*Macro Flash Controller is necessary. Non-dedicated off-camera flash units can be used using the camera's flash-sync terminal.
PC Sync terminal
|Flash sync||All shutter speeds|
|Continuous drive|| Standard: 1.8 fps (up to
High-speed: 2.7 fps (up to 3 frames)
UHS progressive drive (1280 x 960): 7 fps (up to 10 frames)
|Image parameters|| Contrast: 3 evels
Sharpness: 3 levels
Saturation: 3 levels
|Color modes|| Natural color
|Audio||Voice memo: Maximum 15 seconds monaural audio with still image|
|Print compliance|| Print Image Matching II
Exif Print (EXIF 2.2)
|Direct print||PictBridge compatible printers|
|Viewfinder|| EVF (Electronic viewfinder)
0.44" Type TFT, 922,000 pixels (640 x 480 x 3 primary colors)
Proximity auto switch between LCD and EVF
Dioptre: - 3.5 ~ +1.5 m-1
Eye relief: 19.5 mm at -1 m-1
Variable-position: 0 - 90º
|LCD monitor|| 1.8" TFT LCD, 113,000
100% frame coverage
Variable-position: -20 - 90º
|Storage|| Compact Flash Type I/II
|Power|| NP-400 Lithium-Ion rechargeable
|Connectivity|| USB 2.0 (full speed)
PC Sync flash terminal
|Weight (no batt)||565 g (1.2 lb)|
|Weight (inc. batt)||654 g (1.4 lb)|
|Dimensions||117 x 85 x 114 mm (4.6 x 3.4 x 4.5 in)|
|Standard accessories||Neck Strap NS-DG4000, Lens Cap (49mm) LF-1349, Accessory Shoe Cap, AV Cable AVC-400, USB Cable USB-500, DiMAGE Viewer, ULEAD Video Studio 7 SE, Lens Shade DLS-2, Lithium-ion Battery NP 400, Lithium-ion Battery Charger BC-400|
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