Konica Minolta Dimage A2 8MP Digital Camera with 7x Anti Shake Optical Zoom



For my trip to Madagascar, my primary camera was the Konica Minolta Dimage A2. The camera proved durable (between the heat, humidity, and dust in various parts of Madagascar) and the battery life was respectable. I was especially impressed with the anti-shake (image stabilization) technology that makes pictures crisper especially when using the telephoto. I would highly recommend the Konica Minolta Dimage A2 for anyone from beginners (many auto-features if desired) to advanced photographers.


Product Specifications

  • Number of effective pixels: 8.0 million
  • CCD: 2/3-type interlaced primary-color CCD
  • : Total pixels: 8.3 million
  • A/D conversion: 12 bit
  • Camera sensitivity: Auto, ISO 64, 100, 200, 400, 800 equivalents
  • Focal length: 7.2 - 50.8mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 - 200 mm)
  • Lens construction: 16 elements in 13 groups (includes two AD glass elements and two aspheric elements)
  • Maximum aperture: f/2.8 - f/3.5
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.5m (1.6 ft.) from CCD
  • Macro focus range: At 7.2mm
  • : 30 - 60 cm / 11.8 - 23.6 in. from CCD
  • : 21 - 51 cm / 8.3 - 20 in. from front of lens
  • : At 42.7 - 50.8mm
  • : 25 - 60 cm / 9.8 - 23.6 in. from CCD
  • : 13 - 50 cm / 5.1 - 19.7 in. from front of lens
  • Maximum magnification: 0.177x (1: 5.65)
  • : Equivalent to 0.7x (1: 1.43) in 35mm format
  • Area covered at maximum magnification:
  • : 52 x 39 mm / 2.05 x 1.54in.
  • Optical zooming control: Manual zooming ring
  • Filter diameter: 49mm
  • Viewfinder type: EVF (Electronic viewfinder)
  • : Variable-position: 0-90
  • Viewfinder LCD: 11mm (0.44 inch) TFT liquid-crystal microdisplay
  • : Total pixels: 922,000 pixels
  • LCD monitor: 46mm (1.8 inch) low-temperature polysilicon TFT color
  • : Variable-position: -20- 90
  • : Total pixels: 118,000
  • Automatic monitor amplification: Activates in low light.:
  • Field of view: EVF: 100% (approx.)
  • : External LCD monitor: 100 % (approx.)
  • Display-mode switch: Auto-display, Electronic-viewfinder display, External LCD-monitor display
  • Diopter control: - 3.5 ~ +1.5 m-1
  • Eye relief: 19.5 mm at -1 m-1
  • Shutter: CCD electronic shutter and mechanical shutter
  • Shutter speed range: 30 - 1/4000s
  • : Bulb (max. 30 s)
  • Autofocus system: Video AF
  • Autofocus areas: Wide focus area, Spot focus point
  • : Flex Focus Point control is available with the spot focus point.
  • Focus modes: Autofocus: Single-shot AF, Continuous AF, Full-time AF, Subject Tracking AF.
  • : Manual focus with 3.3x or Flex Digital Magnifier (FDM) with 3.3x
  • Full-time AF: With the spot focus point or Flex Focus Point.
  • : Full-time AF can be disabled.
  • Subject Tracking AF: With continuous AF. Subject Tracking AF can be disabled.
  • Focus lock: By pressing shutter-release button partway down.
  • Subject lock: With Subject Tracking AF by pressing shutter-release button partway down.
  • Metering: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot (center or with Flex Focus Point)
  • Multi-segment metering: 300 segments
  • Exposure control range: Programmed AE and aperture-priority modes
  • : Wide: Ev -1.7 - 20
  • : Telephoto: Ev -1.2 - 20.7
  • : Shutter-priority and manual modes
  • : Wide: Ev - 2 - 19
  • : Telephoto: Ev - 1.4 - 19
  • Exposure modes: Programmed AE (with program shift), Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual
  • Digital Subject Programs: Portrait, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait
  • Exposure compensation: 2 Ev in 1/3 increments
  • AE lock: With AE-lock button or by pressing the shutter-release button partway down
  • Flash control: ADI, Pre-flash TTL, Manual flash control
  • Flash range: Wide: 0.5 - 3.8m / 1.6 - 12.5 ft. (approx.)
  • : Telephoto: 0.5 - 3.0m / 1.6 - 9.8 ft. (approx.)
  • : (Camera sensitivity: auto)
  • Flash modes: Fill-flash, Red-eye reduction, Rear flash sync, Wireless/Remote flash
  • Flash recycling time: 5 s (approx.)
  • Flash compensation: 2 Ev in 1/3 increments
  • Flash-sync speed: All shutter speeds
  • External flashes: 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.
  • Continuous advance: -UHS continuous advance: 7 fps (640x480)
  • : -High-speed continuous advance: 2.7 fps (max.)
  • : Standard continuous advance: 1.8 fps (max.)
  • Interval recording: 2 - 240 frames
  • : Interval time: 30 s, 1 - 10 min., 15 min., 20 min., 30 min., 45 min., 60 min.
  • : Start time: 0-24h in 0.5h increments.
  • Exposure bracketing: Three-frame bracket in 0.5 and 0.3 Ev increments
  • Digital Enhanced Bracketing: Three-frame contrast, color saturation, or filter bracket in fixed increments.
  • Self-timer: 10s, 2s (approx.)
  • Movie: Standard movie mode: 15 min. (max.) at 30 fps with monaural audio
  • : Night movie mode: 15 min. (max.) at 30 fps with monaural audio
  • : Automatic selection function between standard and night movie modes available.
  • : Time-lapse movie mode: no audio and played back at 4 fps
  • Audio: Voice memo: 15s (max.) monaural audio with still image
  • Color modes: Natural Color (sRGB), Vivid Color (sRGB), Adobe RGB, Embedded Adobe RGB, Black and white (neutral and toned), Solarization
  • Camera color spaces: sRGB, Adobe RGB
  • White-balance control: Automatic
  • : Preset (Daylight, Tungsten, Shade, Cloudy, Flash, and Fluorescent settings) with fine adjustments in seven levels.
  • : Custom (three settings)
  • Sharpness settings: Three levels (Soft, Normal, Hard)
  • Digital Effects Control: Color saturation, Contrast compensation, Filter
  • Noise reduction: User selectable dark noise reduction
  • Digital zoom: 2x with still images
  • Data imprinting: Year/month/day (Format can be changed.)
  • : Month/day/hour:minute
  • : Text
  • : Text and serial numbers
  • : Imprinting can be disabled.
  • Custom functions: Control dial customization.
  • : User-selectable function can be assigned to the function dial.
  • Image-quality modes: RAW, TIFF, Extra fine, Fine, Standard
  • Number of recorded pixels :
  • (Still images): 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 2176(in 3:2 mode), 2560 x 1920, 2080 x 1560, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480
  • Number of recorded pixels :
  • (Movie clips): 320 x 240 in standard and night movie modes
  • : 544 x 408 in standard and night movie modes
  • : 640 x 480 in time-lapse movie mode
  • File formats: JPEG, TIFF, Motion JPEG (MOV), RAW, WAVE
  • : DCF 2.0-compliant
  • : DPOF-compliant (Supported by printing functions in ver. 1.1)
  • : Exif 2.21
  • Printing output control: Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching II
  • : PictBridge
  • Recording media: Type I and Type II CompactFlash cards
  • : IBM Microdrive (170MB, 340MB, 512MB, 1GB)
  • Computer interface: USB (*2.0 High speed)
  • AV output: NTSC, PAL (selected on the camera)
  • Batteries: One NP-400 lithium-ion battery
  • Battery performance (Playback): Approximate continuous playback time: 240 min. with NP-400 lithium-ion battery, External LCD monitor on, EVF off.
  • Battery performance (Recording): Approximate number of recorded images: 280 frames with NP-400 lithium-ion battery, EVF off, External LCD monitor on, Full-size images (3264 x 2448), Fine image quality, No instant playback, No voice memo, Flash used with 50% of the frames.
  • External power source: 6V DC with specified AC adapter (sold separately)
  • Dimensions: 117 (W) x 85 (H) x 113.5 (D) mm
  • : (4.61 (W) x 3.35 (H) x 4.47 (D) in.)
  • Weight: 565 g (19.9 oz.) without batteries or recording media (approx.)
  • Operating temperature: 0-40 C (32-104 F)





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