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July 15, 2005


High-Performance Digital SLR Camera Unites Body-Integral Anti-Shake
Technology and Smooth Operation into a Lightweight Design

Following the release of the highly acclaimed Konica Minolta Dynax7D/ Maxxum7D comes the new Konica Minolta Dynax5D/Maxxum5D, a high-performance interchangeable-lens digital SLR camera that combines Konica Minolta's advanced technologies and greater ease of use into an even smaller and lighter design.

The Dynax5D/Maxxum5D ensures photo-imaging excellence using Konica Minolta's proprietary Anti-Shake technology, which employs an exclusive CCD-Shift mechanism to compensate for blurring caused by camera shake - even when taking photos in dimly lit scenes, in natural light with a telephoto lens, or in macro shots where extra stability is vital for a sharp shot. This innovative Anti-Shake technology not only provides the equivalent correction effect with a shutter speed 2 to 3 stops slower*2, but also compatibility with any Dynax/Maxxum system lenses*1.

Boasting more than high performance, this digital SLR camera also features an ideal, compact design with a high-quality, stylish, and lightweight construction. Rubberized grips make it highly tactile and easy to handle and hold.

The Dynax7D/Maxxum7D ensures images of exceptional quality with a large, 6.1-megapixel (effective) CCD sensor, an Advanced LSI engine for high-speed image processing, as well as Konica Minolta's CxProcess™ III image processing technology, an original technology highly acclaimed for rendering fine image detail and stunning color rendition.

Offering a better view for better pictures, the camera boasts a large 2.5-inch color LCD that provides simple navigation through easy-to-use on-screen menus and set-up options. The LCD makes camera control even easier, displaying detailed camera settings as well as captured images.

For even greater convenience and ease of use, the Dynax5D/Maxxum5D includes an Digital Subject Program Selector, which automatically designates an optimum exposure and image-processing program for five commonly used photo scenes.

The Dynax5D/Maxxum5D also offers a comprehensive range of easy-to-use functions that allow precision adjustments of all camera settings whatever the shooting situation. While high-performance functions satisfy the demanding and creative techniques of photography enthusiasts, the camera has at its core ease of use and simple operation with a basic level of control that makes it ideal even for novice users.

Product Highlights

  1. Body-integral Anti-Shake performance with all Dynax/Maxxum system lenses*1 ensures steady shots for superb image quality
  2. Simple operation in a stylish, compact and lightweight package
  3. 6.1-megapixel CCD and Konica Minolta's original image processing technology CxProcess™ III renders images in amazing detail
  4. A large, 2.5-inch color LCD monitor provides clear image viewing and data display
  5. Comprehensive image adjustment and control for creative
  6. Easy and Intuitive Operation


Built-in Anti-Shake Performance with All Dynax/Maxxum System Lenses*1

The Dynax5D/Maxxum5D inherits the revolutionary technology of the Dynax7D/Maxxum7D – the world’s first*3 digital SLR with built-in Anti-Shake technology and CCD Shift mechanism that is compatible with all Dynax/Maxxum system lenses*1.

This award winning Anti-shake technology was selected as “European Photo Innovation of the Year 2004 – 2005” by EISA*4 and provides the equivalent compensation effect with a shutter speed 2 - 3 stops slower*2

Now it's possible to reduce blur caused by camera shake, even when taking photos in dimly lit or twilight scenes, in natural light with a telephoto lens, as well as macro shots - without relying on a higher ISO setting, the aid of a flash or tripod. Anti-shake responds quickly to both broad, slow-swaying motion of the camera body and the higher frequency shaking typical of camera shake caused by the photographer's hands.

The Anti-shake technology can be switched on or off via a dedicated switch on the camera's back, and an Anti-shake indicator is displayed on the viewfinder to keep the user informed when it's active.

Durable, Compact Body and High-Quality Texture

The Dynax5D/Maxxum5D enhances camera reliability through its strong build quality. The body is constructed using sturdy glass fiber plastic, making it lighter and smaller than the Dynax7D/Maxxum7D by about 22% in volume, while a functional rubber grip based on new ergonomic design research provides an ideal hand fit.

Large CCD and Advanced Image Processing Technology

Integrating Konica Minolta's advanced technologies for photo-imaging excellence, the Dynax5D/Maxxum5D boasts an advanced LSI (image processing engine) and CxProcess™; III technology designed to provide stunning, natural-looking images.

As Konica Minolta's original image processing technology, CxProcess™; III optimizes four essential elements:

1)sharpness to take full advantage of the advanced optical technologies incorporated into the lens, presenting rich detail and realism without losing the quality of defocused images,
2)color reproduction to ensure that colors are rendered just as the human eye perceives them such as the subtle hues of natural blue, red, and skin tones,
3)gradation reproduction to render both clearness and deep presentation of gradations for both shadows and highlights, and 4) noise reduction to achieve a natural, impressive presentation of textured images.

Big, Bright 2.5-inch LCD with Navigation Display

Providing a better view for better photos, the Dynax5D/Maxxum5D incorporates a large, 2.5-inch LCD monitor that also works as a Navigation Display for camera settings. For even greater convenience, the display automatically switches from horizontal to vertical format when shooting in upright “portrait” format and lets you adjust size of the on-screen text.

Comprehensive image adjustment and control for creative

a) Digital Subject Program Selector

The Digital Subject Program Selector offers five convenient options: portrait, sports, landscape, evening sunset view, and night view. Using the exposure mode dial, simply select an appropriate option for your chosen scene, and the Dynax5D/Maxxum5D will automatically select an appropriate exposure control, AF mode, and image-processing program. This function makes it quick and easy for anyone to take beautiful shots without the need for complicated settings.

b) Digital Effect Control

Adding a step of creative flexibility above the Digital Subject Program Selector, the Digital Effect Control lets you select an option among ten scene types, edit the parameters to your preferences, and then store the settings. Once a scene is selected, the Dynax5D/Maxxum5D automatically sets appropriate image processing and image quality parameters. The exposure can then be manually selected so you can customize the contrast and sharpness saturation parameters within five steps from the default values to create the exact look you want.

c) Color temperature setting:

In addition to AWB (auto white balance), PWB (preset white balance), custom white balance and color temperature settings, the Dynax5D/Maxxum5D offers added creative freedom with CC (Color Compensation) filter effects and Color Temperature fine-tuning in 100K increments. And, the camera's G9 (Green) to M9 (Magenta) range enables precise white balance adjustments for difficult lighting situations.

d) White-Balance Bracketing:

Offering a new level of convenience and efficiency, this function lets you take a shot in differing color temperature settings with two options for your desired color temperate range. Based on the range, the Dynax5D/Maxxum5D simultaneously records three frames per shutter so you can manually select your favorite frame after the shot.

e) Zone Matching:

An inherited feature of the acclaimed Dynax7D/Maxxum7D, high-key and low-key tone capture extend CCD dynamic range and adjust tone curves to ensure precise reproduction of gradations and suppress noise in low-lighting shots. For example, using high-key mode to take wedding photos under direct sunlight, the fine details of a bride s white flowers, gown, and train can be reproduced authentically. In comparison, using low-key mode, the texture of a black dress in a dark room can be captured in detail without noise interference.

Easy and Intuitive Operation

a) High-performance, high-speed AF

The Dynax5D/Maxxum5D's high-performance AF system offers exceptional accuracy with a central, cross hair type, 9-point and 8 line AF sensor array that enables high-precision Predictive Focus Control as well as high-speed Subject Tracking for accurately focusing on moving subjects - an indispensable asset in action and sports photography.

b) Smooth, Responsive Continuous Shooting

The Dynax5D/Maxxum5D lets you capture up to 10 frames at a speed of approximately 3 frames per second (in Large/Fine JPEG mode). The camera's high recording speed enables you to continue shooting smoothly afterwards.

c) User-friendly dials and controls

The Dynax5D/Maxxum5D offers a simple, user-friendly configuration of dials and controls that even beginner SLR camera users will quickly feel familiar with. Added functions provide users who are moving up from more basic models with intuitive control; for example, the exposure mode dial also operates the five options of the Digital Subject Program Selector, and an independent lever ensures quick and easy white balance control. Electronic menus display adjustable parameters to meet the demands of advanced photographers, and a menu call button simplifies menu navigation. Enhancing ease of use further still, operating procedures that use common keys have been standardized across functions/screens so that users can navigate intuitively without having to refer the instructions.

d) High-performance viewfinder

A bright, clear viewfinder displays essential shooting parameters at the bottom of the frame, providing users all the information they need to make creative adjustments quickly. It also incorporates a spherical acute matte focusing screen for accurate, bright critical focusing assessment. And, to accommodate the camera's smaller design, the Dynax5D/Maxxum5D employs a newly developed forward-bend finder optical system and roof-mirror type of pentaprism.


With the camera's AF macro-zoom 1X to 3X specialist lenses and Anti-Shake function turned off
The Anti-Shake technology correction effect varies with the shooting conditions and lens used
As an Interchangeable-lens digital SLR camera
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Konica Minolta introduces new DT series lenses

Lens Overview

As the new standard for digital SLR cameras, DT lenses are ideally suited to digital SLR cameras such as the Maxxum7D/5D and Dynax7D/5D which are equipped with large (23.5 x 15.7 mm) CCDs.
Konica Minolta AF DT Zoom 18 -70 mm F3.5 to 5.6 (D)
Konica Minolta AF DT Zoom 11-18 mm F4.5 to 5.6 (D)
Konica Minolta AF DT Zoom 18-200 mm F3.5 to 6.3 (D)

Lens Features

1. Optimum high-performance optical design for digital SLR cameras

To ensure consistently high quality images, the Dynax5D/Maxxum5D uses an optical system ideally suited to a large (23.5 x 15.7 mm) CCD, in addition to spherical lenses to reduce spherical aberrations, AD (anomalous dispersion) glass, and a special lens coating that reduces flaring that often occurs in digital SLR cameras.

2. Effective Anti-Shake compensation equivalent to a shutter speed 2 - 3 stops slower*1 with Dynax/Maxxum digital SLR camera

3. Distance encoder enables precise ADI flash metering

Using information obtained from the lens' built-in distance encoder, Advanced Distance Integration (ADI) flash metering calculates the optimum exposure settings and flash brightness needed to obtain a beautiful image when using either the internal flash or external flash units such as the Program Flash 5600HS(D) or 3600HS(D), and 2500(D).

4. Circular aperture beautifully enhances defocused images

A round aperture makes it possible to enhance a defocused image with smooth gradations and depict a scene naturally, for example, sunshine filtering through foliage or grass glistening with morning dew.

Note: Dynax/Maxxun DT series lenses are not compatible with conventional 35mm SLR cameras.

The Anti-Shake technology correction effect (in terms of shutter speed exposure steps) varies with the shooting conditions and lens used

Technical Specifications

Konica Minolta AF DT ZOOM 18-70mm F3.5-5.6 (D)

Focal length* 18-70mm
Angle of view 76° (18mm) - 23° (70mm)
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5(18mm)-5.6(70mm)
Minimum: f/22(18mm)-36(70mm)
Blades: 7-blade circular
Optics Construction: 11 elements in 9 groups
Includes one AD (anomalous dispersion) glass elements and one Aspheric element.
Focusing AF motor: Camera body (coupler)
Method: Front focusing
Minimum focus distance: 0.38m
Maximum magnification: 1/4
Filter diameter 55mm
Lens hood Petal-type hood with bayonet mount
Dimensions 66 (dia.) x 77 (length) mm
Weight 240g
Lens mount Minolta A mount
Standard accessories Front cap, Rear cap, Lens hood
Optional accessory Soft case

Konica Minolta AF DT ZOOM 11-18mm F4.5-5.6 (D)

Focal length* 11-18mm
Angle of view 104° (11mm) - 76° (18mm)
Aperture Maximum: f/4.5(11mm)-5.6(18mm)
Minimum: f/22(11mm)-29(18mm)
Blades: 7-blade circular
Optics Construction: 15 elements in 12 groups
Includes one AD (anomalous dispersion) glass elements and three Aspheric elements.
Focusing AF motor: Camera body (coupler)
Minimum focus distance: 0.25m
Maximum magnification: 1/8
Filter diameter 77mm
Lens hood Petal-type hood with bayonet mount
Dimensions 83 (dia.) x 80.5 (length) mm
Weight 350g 355g
Lens mount Minolta A mount
Standard accessories Front cap, Rear cap, Lens hood
Optional accessory Soft case

Konica Minolta AF DT ZOOM 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 (D)

Focal length* 18-200mm
Angle of view 76° (18mm) - 8° (200mm)
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5(18mm) –6.3(200mm)
Minimum: f/22(18mm)-40(200mm)
Blades: 7-blade circular
Optics Construction: 15 elements in 13 groups
Includes two AD (anomalous dispersion) glass elements and three Aspheric elements.
Focusing AF motor: Camera body (coupler)
Minimum focus distance: 0.45m
Maximum magnification: 1/3.71
Filter diameter 62mm
Lens hood Petal-type hood with bayonet mount
Dimensions 73 (dia.) x 85.5 (length) mm
Weight 405g
Lens mount Minolta A mount
Standard accessories Front cap, Rear cap, Lens hood
Optional accessory Soft case
Lens focal lengths indicates the focal length obtained when he lens is mounted on a 35mm SLR body. When mounted on the Maxxum/Dynax 7D and 5D, the actual focal length will be approximately 1.5 times longer than the stated focal length.
AF DT lens series are not compatible with conventional 35mm SLR cameras.
Maxxum, Dynax are trademarks or registered trademarks of Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc.
The specifications and accessories are based on the information available at the time of printing and are subject to change without notification.

*Corrected on August 9.

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