Konica Minolta's last SLR camera release, in July 2005, was the Maxxum 5D. It features Konica's anti-shake technology, which helps prevent blurred pictures, especially when images are captured in low light. The camera contains a 6.1-megapixel CCD.
Sony, which plans to buy a portion of Konica Minolta's single-lens reflex camera business, said on Friday it will aim for a quarter of the SLR market.
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