Photos: Konica and Sony SLRs
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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.
rnSony, 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.
A rear view of the Minolta Maxxum 5D. The camera is priced at $699.
The Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D, released in February 2005, was the first in the company’s lineup to feature Konica’s anti-shake technology. Here is its CNET review.
The body of the Minolta Maxxum 7D retails for $999.
The Cyber-shot DSC-R1 from Sony Electronics yokes traditional SLR and up-to-date digital technologies. The view screen always shows what the lens sees, even when a picture is being snapped, and an oversize sensor enables the R1 to take 10.3-megapixel photos.
The back panel of the Sony R1. The view screen is mounted on top of the camera and can be placed at almost any angle.
The 2.25-pound R1 with the view screen hidden. The camera has a list price of $999.95.