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Konica Minolta 5D vs Konica Minolta 7D

Portability
64
Imaging
45
Features
38
Overall
42
Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D front
 
Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D front
Portability
57
Imaging
45
Features
36
Overall
41

Konica Minolta 5D vs Konica Minolta 7D Key Specs

Konica Minolta 5D
(Full Review)
  • 6MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 670g - 131 x 93 x 67mm
  • Released July 2005
  • Other Name is Dynax 5D
  • Successor is Sony A100
Konica Minolta 7D
(Full Review)
  • 6MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 845g - 150 x 106 x 78mm
  • Announced January 2005
  • Other Name is Dynax 7D / Alpha-7 Digital
  • Replacement is Sony A700
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Konica Minolta 5D vs Konica Minolta 7D Overview

Its time to take a closer look at the Konica Minolta 5D versus Konica Minolta 7D, both Advanced DSLR digital cameras and both of them are sold by Konica. The image resolution of the Minolta 5D (6MP) and the Minolta 7D (6MP) is pretty well matched and both cameras have the same sensor measurements (APS-C).

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The Minolta 5D was released 6 months after the Minolta 7D and they are of a similar age. Both of these cameras have the same body design (Mid-size SLR).

Before getting into a step-by-step comparison, here is a concise synopsis of how the Minolta 5D grades versus the Minolta 7D for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Konica Minolta 5D over the Konica Minolta 7D

 Minolta 5D Minolta 7D 

Reasons to pick Konica Minolta 7D over the Konica Minolta 5D

 Minolta 7D Minolta 5D 
Screen resolution207k115kSharper screen (+92k dot)

Common features in the Konica Minolta 5D and Konica Minolta 7D

 Minolta 5D Minolta 7D 
AnnouncedJuly 2005January 2005Similar age
Manually focus More exact focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimensions2.5"2.5"Equal screen measurements
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch screen Absent Touch screen

Konica Minolta 5D vs Konica Minolta 7D Physical Comparison

If you are going to travel with your camera regularly, you are going to need to factor its weight and size. The Konica Minolta 5D offers outer measurements of 131mm x 93mm x 67mm (5.2" x 3.7" x 2.6") with a weight of 670 grams (1.48 lbs) and the Konica Minolta 7D has specifications of 150mm x 106mm x 78mm (5.9" x 4.2" x 3.1") accompanied by a weight of 845 grams (1.86 lbs).

Check out the Konica Minolta 5D versus Konica Minolta 7D in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you use at that moment. Underneath is a front view sizing comparison of the Minolta 5D versus the Minolta 7D.

Konica Minolta 5D vs Konica Minolta 7D size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability score of the Minolta 5D and Minolta 7D is 64 and 57 respectively.

Konica Minolta 5D vs Konica Minolta 7D top view buttons comparison

Konica Minolta 5D vs Konica Minolta 7D Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is very tough to envision the contrast between sensor dimensions purely by checking technical specs. The pic here will help give you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the Minolta 5D and Minolta 7D.

As you can tell, the two cameras have the same sensor dimensions and the same megapixels and you can expect similar quality of files though you will want to factor the launch date of the products into consideration.

Konica Minolta 5D vs Konica Minolta 7D sensor size comparison

Konica Minolta 5D vs Konica Minolta 7D Screen and ViewFinder

Konica Minolta 5D vs Konica Minolta 7D Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Konica Minolta 5D
Portrait photography with Konica Minolta 7D
51
manual focus
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
does not have liveview
MP count low (6 megapixels)
51
has manual focus
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
saves RAW files
does not have liveview
megapixel count low (6MP)
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Street Comparison

Konica Minolta 5D Street photography factors
Konica Minolta 7D Street photography factors
64
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
screen is fixed
61
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
saves RAW files
no moving screen
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Sports Comparison

Konica Minolta 5D Sports photography factors
Konica Minolta 7D Sports photography factors
47
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
comes with phase detect AF
does not have liveview
low fps (3.0 fps)
MP count low (6 megapixels)
43
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
sensor has phase detect autofocus
does not have liveview
max frames per second very slow (3.0 fps)
megapixel count low (6 megapixels)
not so great battery (400 per charge)
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Travel Comparison

Konica Minolta 5D Travel photography features
Konica Minolta 7D Travel photography features
44
has built in flash
lack of Timelapse mode
MP count low (6MP)
does not contain selfie friendly display
39
built-in flash
missing Time Lapse function
not so great battery (400 CIPA)
megapixel count low (6MP)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Konica Minolta 5D Landscape photography features
Konica Minolta 7D Landscape photography features
52
manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
screen is small (2.5 inches)
does not have liveview
MP count low (6 megapixels)
lack of Timelapse mode
48
has manual focus
change lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
saves RAW files
small screen (2.5 inch)
does not have liveview
megapixel count low (6 megapixels)
not so great battery (400 shots)
missing Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Konica Minolta 5D as a Vlogging camera
Konica Minolta 7D as a Vlogging camera
9
no video shooting
9
no video shooting
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Konica Minolta 5D vs Konica Minolta 7D Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Konica Minolta 5D and Konica Minolta 7D
 Konica Minolta Maxxum 5DKonica Minolta Maxxum 7D
General Information
Manufacturer Konica Konica
Model Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D
Otherwise known as Dynax 5D Dynax 7D / Alpha-7 Digital
Class Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Released 2005-07-15 2005-01-17
Body design Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 23.5 x 15.7mm 23.5 x 15.7mm
Sensor surface area 369.0mm² 369.0mm²
Sensor resolution 6 megapixel 6 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2
Full resolution 3008 x 2000 3008 x 2000
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mounting type Sony/Minolta Alpha Sony/Minolta Alpha
Available lenses 143 143
Crop factor 1.5 1.5
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.5" 2.5"
Resolution of screen 115 thousand dot 207 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder magnification 0.55x 0.6x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting speed 3.0 frames per sec 3.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Off Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Off
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash sync 1/160s 1/160s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Max video resolution None None
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 670g (1.48 lb) 845g (1.86 lb)
Physical dimensions 131 x 93 x 67mm (5.2" x 3.7" x 2.6") 150 x 106 x 78mm (5.9" x 4.2" x 3.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 58 58
DXO Color Depth score 21.3 21.2
DXO Dynamic range score 11.1 11.0
DXO Low light score 605 613
Other
Battery life - 400 shots
Type of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model NP-400 NP-400
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage Compact Flash (Type I or II) Compact Flash (Type I or II)
Storage slots Single Single
Cost at launch $1,100 $1,000