Konica Minolta is very proud to announce development of the interchangeable-lens digital single lens reflex cameras Dynax 7 Digital / Maxxum 7 Digital / a-7 Digital. These models are slated to go on sale in autumn of 2004.
The Dynax 7 Digital / Maxxum 7 Digital / a-7 Digital* will accept the Minolta A mount, compatible with the full range of Minolta AF lenses, as well as Maxxum/Dynax/a system accessories. Combining the best of established 35mm system photography with digital photography affords photographers the ability to more fully express themselves than ever before.
The Dynax 7 Digital / Maxxum 7 Digital / a-7 Digital is also equipped with the same technically sophisticated and highly effective CCD Shift-type Anti-Shake function, which has earned an excellent reputation in the DiMAGE A1 (SLR- type digital camera with built-in lens). As the Anti-Shake function is built into the camera body and not the lens, it is effective for the entire range of Minolta AF lenses. Thanks to the intuitive control layout being carried over from the three-time international award winning** and popular 35mm film AF SLR camera Dynax 7 / Maxxum 7 / a-7, the Dynax 7 Digital / Maxxum 7 Digital / a-7 Digital is a user-friendly and compatible design for 35mm film SLR camera users, enabling a smooth shift over to digital. Utilizing an APS-C sized 6 mega pixel CCD and advanced image processing technology, the resulting exquisite detail from highlights to shadows will satisfy even the most demanding photographers.
Konica Minolta is committed to develop additional digital SLR camera bodies, more interchangeable lenses, and other accessories to grow with digital SLR camera users' needs and the progress of technology.
* The Maxxum 7 Digital is for the North American market, the a-7 Digital is for the Japan and China market, and the Dynax 7 Digital is for Europe and other all regions outside North America, Japan and China.
** The Japan Camera Club sponsored "Camera Grand Prix 2001"; European Camera & Video publication sponsored TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) "TIPA EuropeBest SLR Camera2001-2002"; EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association) sponsored "European Camera of the Year2001-2002".
Accepting the Minolta A mount, current owners of Minolta AF lenses will be able to use them on this model
With the CCD Shift in the camera body, the Anti-Shake function is effective with all lenses that can be used on this camera.