The Dynax5D/Maxxum5D Digital SLR and the DiMAGE X1 compact digital cameras are now available.
Following the release of the Konica Minolta Dynax7D/ Maxxum7D comes the new Konica Minolta Dynax5D/Maxxum5D, a high-performance interchangeable-lens digital SLR camera that combines Konica Minolta's technologies into an even smaller and lighter design.
The Dynax5D/Maxxum5D features Konica Minolta's proprietary Anti-Shake technology, which employs a CCD-Shift mechanism to compensate for blurring caused by camera shake.
Boasting more than performance, the camera also features a compact design with stylish, and lightweight construction.
The Dynax7D/Maxxum7D ensures high quality images 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 acclaimed for rendering fine image detail.
The cameras large 2.5-inch color LCD provides simple navigation through on-screen menus and set-up options.
The Dynax5D/Maxxum5D also includes a 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 wide range of functions that allow precision adjustments of all camera settings whatever the shooting situation, satisfying both proffessional and novice users.
More inforamtion about the Dynax5D/Maxxum5D can be found here
The DiMAGE X1 employs an 8-megapixel, 1/1.8-type CCD - the highest resolution currently available in compact digital cameras. The camera intrgrates a newly designed optical system as well as CxProcess III, Konica Minolta's top image processing technology claimed to render images as natural-looking as they appear to your eye.
Unlike the A and Z series, the DiMAGE X1 boasts a newly developed type of Anti-Shake system that complements its folded optics and allows for a more miniaturization. Offering unrivalled stability, thecamera is effective for taking shots in low light conditions and using slow shutter speeds around 1/6th of a second at the wide-angle.
To accommodate the high resolution while keeping the body as slim as possible, the DiMAGE X1's employs a newly designed "non-protruding" 3X optical zoom lens and delivers a lens focal length of 7.7 to 23.1 mm (equivalent to 37 to 111 mm in 35 mm format) and an aperture range from F3.5 to F3.8. The X1 offers two ways to take close-ups: Auto Macro Mode, which takes macro shots without having to switch the mode, and Super Macro mode, which captures amazing close-ups as near as 5 cm.
On the back, the DiMAGE X1 is equipped with a 2.5-inch LCD monitor that features a Bright LCD backlight function.
The DiMAGE X1 is available in silver, red and black colours. More information is available here