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Konica Minolta 5D vs Nikon D850

Portability
64
Imaging
45
Features
38
Overall
42
Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D front
 
Nikon D850 front
Portability
54
Imaging
80
Features
87
Overall
82

Konica Minolta 5D vs Nikon D850 Key Specs

Konica Minolta 5D
(Full Review)
  • 6MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 670g - 131 x 93 x 67mm
  • Revealed July 2005
  • Additionally referred to as Dynax 5D
  • Refreshed by Sony A100
Nikon D850
(Full Review)
  • 46MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Display
  • ISO 64 - 25600 (Bump to 102400)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 1015g - 146 x 124 x 79mm
  • Introduced August 2017
  • Succeeded the Nikon D810
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Konica Minolta 5D vs Nikon D850 Overview

Below, we are reviewing the Konica Minolta 5D vs Nikon D850, both Advanced DSLR digital cameras by manufacturers Konica and Nikon. There is a noticeable difference between the image resolutions of the Minolta 5D (6MP) and D850 (46MP) and the Minolta 5D (APS-C) and D850 (Full frame) come with totally different sensor dimensions.

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The Minolta 5D was revealed 13 years earlier than the D850 which is quite a sizable difference as far as tech is concerned. Each of the cameras come with the identical body type (Mid-size SLR).

Before delving through a thorough comparison, below is a short summary of how the Minolta 5D scores vs the D850 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Konica Minolta 5D over the Nikon D850

 Minolta 5D D850 

Reasons to pick Nikon D850 over the Konica Minolta 5D

 D850 Minolta 5D 
IntroducedAugust 2017July 2005More modern by 147 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display dimension3.2"2.5"Larger display (+0.7")
Display resolution2359k115kClearer display (+2244k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Konica Minolta 5D and Nikon D850

 Minolta 5D D850 
Manually focus Dial precise focus
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen

Konica Minolta 5D vs Nikon D850 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to carry around your camera frequently, you will want to consider its weight and dimensions. The Konica Minolta 5D provides outer dimensions of 131mm x 93mm x 67mm (5.2" x 3.7" x 2.6") along with a weight of 670 grams (1.48 lbs) while the Nikon D850 has dimensions of 146mm x 124mm x 79mm (5.7" x 4.9" x 3.1") with a weight of 1015 grams (2.24 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are utilizing at the time. The following is the front view over all size comparison of the Minolta 5D against the D850.

Konica Minolta 5D vs Nikon D850 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability grade of the Minolta 5D and D850 is 64 and 54 respectively.

Konica Minolta 5D vs Nikon D850 top view buttons comparison

Konica Minolta 5D vs Nikon D850 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it can be difficult to envision the difference between sensor sizes merely by looking at specifications. The pic below should give you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the Minolta 5D and D850.

To sum up, both of those cameras posses different megapixel count and different sensor sizes. The Minolta 5D having a tinier sensor will make getting shallow depth of field more difficult and the Nikon D850 will give you greater detail because of its extra 40 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also let you crop photos somewhat more aggressively. The more aged Minolta 5D is going to be behind with regard to sensor tech.

Konica Minolta 5D vs Nikon D850 sensor size comparison

Konica Minolta 5D vs Nikon D850 Screen and ViewFinder

Konica Minolta 5D vs Nikon D850 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Konica Minolta 5D as a Portrait photography camera
Nikon D850 as a Portrait photography camera
51
focusing manually
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
doesn't have liveview
low resolution sensor (6MP)
88
has manual focus
MP count high (46 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
has face detection autofocus
saves RAW files
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Street Comparison

Konica Minolta 5D Street photography factors
Nikon D850 Street photography factors
64
image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
no articulating screen
66
has a tilting screen
big sensor size (Full frame)
saves RAW files
provides touch focus
weather proofing
above average ISO range (25,600)
lack of image stabilization
more heavy than competition (1,015g)
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Sports Comparison

Konica Minolta 5D Sports photography details
Nikon D850 Sports photography details
47
image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
has phase detect AF
doesn't have liveview
slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames per second)
low resolution sensor (6MP)
83
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
MP count high (46 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
has tracking autofocus
weather proofing
good battery (1,840 CIPA)
comes with phase detect autofocus
lack of image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Konica Minolta 5D Travel photography information
Nikon D850 Travel photography information
44
has built in flash
does not have Time Lapse recording
low resolution sensor (6MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
66
good battery (1,840 shots)
weather proofing
has bluetooth
provides touch focus
MP count high (46 megapixels)
more heavy than competition (1,015g)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Konica Minolta 5D Landscape photography info
Nikon D850 Landscape photography info
52
focusing manually
change lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inches)
doesn't have liveview
low resolution sensor (6 megapixels)
does not have Time Lapse recording
83
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Nikon F mount)
good sized screen (3.2 inch)
MP count high (46MP)
big sensor size (Full frame)
doesnt have anti aliasing filter
above average ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW files
weather proofing
good battery (1,840 shots)
two card slots
lack of image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Konica Minolta 5D Vlogging advice
Nikon D850 Vlogging advice
9
no video shooting
30
touchscreen functionality
has face detection autofocus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
does have external microphone socket
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
more heavy than competition (1,015g)
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Konica Minolta 5D vs Nikon D850 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Konica Minolta 5D and Nikon D850
 Konica Minolta Maxxum 5DNikon D850
General Information
Company Konica Nikon
Model Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D Nikon D850
Alternate name Dynax 5D -
Type Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Revealed 2005-07-15 2017-08-24
Physical type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Chip - Expeed 5
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size APS-C Full frame
Sensor measurements 23.5 x 15.7mm 35.9 x 23.9mm
Sensor surface area 369.0mm² 858.0mm²
Sensor resolution 6MP 46MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 1:1, 5:4, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 3008 x 2000 8256 x 5504
Max native ISO 3200 25600
Max boosted ISO - 102400
Lowest native ISO 100 64
RAW photos
Lowest boosted ISO - 32
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points 9 153
Cross focus points - 99
Lens
Lens mount Sony/Minolta Alpha Nikon F
Amount of lenses 143 309
Crop factor 1.5 1
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Tilting
Display size 2.5" 3.2"
Resolution of display 115 thousand dots 2,359 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.55x 0.75x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 3.0 frames per second 7.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range - no built-in flash
Flash settings Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Off Front-curtain sync (normal), Rear-curtain sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Slow sync
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize 1/160 seconds 1/250 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions - 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Max video resolution None 3840x2160
Video file format - MPEG-4
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 670g (1.48 lbs) 1015g (2.24 lbs)
Dimensions 131 x 93 x 67mm (5.2" x 3.7" x 2.6") 146 x 124 x 79mm (5.7" x 4.9" x 3.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 58 100
DXO Color Depth score 21.3 26.4
DXO Dynamic range score 11.1 14.8
DXO Low light score 605 2660
Other
Battery life - 1840 pictures
Battery type - Battery Pack
Battery model NP-400 EN-EL15a
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2, 5, 10, 20 secs)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage Compact Flash (Type I or II) SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported) + XQD
Card slots 1 2
Pricing at launch $1,100 $2,997