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Konica Minolta 5D vs Sony A99 II

Portability
64
Imaging
45
Features
38
Overall
42
Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D front
 
Sony Alpha A99 II front
Portability
57
Imaging
79
Features
92
Overall
84

Konica Minolta 5D vs Sony A99 II 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
  • Launched July 2005
  • Alternate Name is Dynax 5D
  • Refreshed by Sony A100
Sony A99 II
(Full Review)
  • 42MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Increase to 102400)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 849g - 143 x 104 x 76mm
  • Announced September 2016
  • Replaced the Sony A99
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Konica Minolta 5D vs Sony A99 II Overview

Its time to look a little more closely at the Konica Minolta 5D vs Sony A99 II, both Advanced DSLR digital cameras by rivals Konica and Sony. There is a sizeable difference between the image resolutions of the Minolta 5D (6MP) and A99 II (42MP) and the Minolta 5D (APS-C) and A99 II (Full frame) posses different sensor sizing.

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The Minolta 5D was launched 12 years earlier than the A99 II and that is quite a large gap as far as tech is concerned. Both the cameras have the same body design (Mid-size SLR).

Before delving right into a comprehensive comparison, here is a concise overview of how the Minolta 5D grades vs the A99 II for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Konica Minolta 5D over the Sony A99 II

 Minolta 5D A99 II 

Reasons to pick Sony A99 II over the Konica Minolta 5D

 A99 II Minolta 5D 
AnnouncedSeptember 2016July 2005Fresher by 136 months
Display typeFully articulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display dimensions3"2.5"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution1229k115kCrisper display (+1114k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Common features in the Konica Minolta 5D and Sony A99 II

 Minolta 5D A99 II 
Focus manually Very accurate focusing
Touch friendly display Neither features Touch friendly display

Konica Minolta 5D vs Sony A99 II Physical Comparison

When you are aiming to carry your camera, you'll have to factor its weight and measurements. The Konica Minolta 5D enjoys external measurements of 131mm x 93mm x 67mm (5.2" x 3.7" x 2.6") and a weight of 670 grams (1.48 lbs) while the Sony A99 II has proportions of 143mm x 104mm x 76mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.0") having a weight of 849 grams (1.87 lbs).

Contrast the Konica Minolta 5D vs Sony A99 II in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you are using at the time. The following is a front view physical size comparison of the Minolta 5D versus the A99 II.

Konica Minolta 5D vs Sony A99 II size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability grade of the Minolta 5D and A99 II is 64 and 57 respectively.

Konica Minolta 5D vs Sony A99 II top view buttons comparison

Konica Minolta 5D vs Sony A99 II Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is very difficult to imagine the difference between sensor sizing simply by going over specs. The photograph underneath may give you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the Minolta 5D and A99 II.

All in all, each of these cameras provide different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The Minolta 5D due to its tinier sensor is going to make shooting shallow depth of field trickier and the Sony A99 II will deliver more detail utilizing its extra 36MP. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop photos more aggressively. The older Minolta 5D is going to be behind when it comes to sensor technology.

Konica Minolta 5D vs Sony A99 II sensor size comparison

Konica Minolta 5D vs Sony A99 II Screen and ViewFinder

Konica Minolta 5D vs Sony A99 II Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Konica Minolta 5D Portrait photography info
Sony A99 II Portrait photography info
51
manual focus
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
no liveview feature
low resolution (6MP)
87
focusing manually
fantastic sensor resolution (42 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
comes with face detect focusing
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Konica Minolta 5D Street photography details
Sony A99 II Street photography details
64
image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
fixed screen
77
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
supports RAW files
environment proof
great high ISO (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Konica Minolta 5D Sports photography factors
Sony A99 II Sports photography factors
47
image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports phase detect AF
no liveview feature
continuous shooting slow (3.0 fps)
low resolution (6 megapixels)
83
high shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
fantastic sensor resolution (42 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
comes with tracking focus
environment proof
has phase detect AF
bad battery pack (490 shots)
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Konica Minolta 5D
Travel photography with Sony A99 II
44
built-in flash
lack of Time Lapse mode
low resolution (6 megapixels)
does not offer selfie friendly display
70
environment proof
has bluetooth
fantastic sensor resolution (42 megapixels)
display is selfie friendly
bad battery pack (490 CIPA)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Konica Minolta 5D
Landscape photography with Sony A99 II
52
manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inches)
no liveview feature
low resolution (6 megapixels)
lack of Time Lapse mode
83
focusing manually
swap lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
fantastic sensor resolution (42 megapixels)
sensor size is big (Full frame)
no low pass filter
great high ISO (25,600)
supports RAW files
environment proof
2 card slots
bad battery pack (490 per charge)
World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records

Vlogging Comparison

Konica Minolta 5D Vlogging features
Sony A99 II Vlogging features
9
no video recording
78
display is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
comes with face detect focusing
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 resolution)
has microphone support
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Konica Minolta 5D vs Sony A99 II Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Konica Minolta 5D and Sony A99 II
 Konica Minolta Maxxum 5DSony Alpha A99 II
General Information
Make Konica Sony
Model Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D Sony Alpha A99 II
Also Known as Dynax 5D -
Class Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Launched 2005-07-15 2016-09-19
Physical type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Processor - Bionz X
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size APS-C Full frame
Sensor measurements 23.5 x 15.7mm 35.9 x 24mm
Sensor area 369.0mm² 861.6mm²
Sensor resolution 6 megapixels 42 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 3008 x 2000 7952 x 5304
Maximum native ISO 3200 25600
Maximum enhanced ISO - 102400
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Min enhanced ISO - 50
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 9 399
Cross focus points - 79
Lens
Lens mount Sony/Minolta Alpha Sony/Minolta Alpha
Available lenses 143 143
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fully articulated
Screen sizing 2.5 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 115 thousand dots 1,229 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,359 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.55x 0.78x
Features
Min shutter speed 30s 30s
Max shutter speed 1/4000s 1/8000s
Continuous shutter rate 3.0fps 12.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range - no built-in flash
Flash options Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Off Off, auto, fill, slow sync, redeye reduction, rear sync, high-speed sync, wireless
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Max flash synchronize 1/160s 1/250s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Maximum video resolution None 3840x2160
Video data format - MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 670 grams (1.48 pounds) 849 grams (1.87 pounds)
Physical dimensions 131 x 93 x 67mm (5.2" x 3.7" x 2.6") 143 x 104 x 76mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 58 92
DXO Color Depth score 21.3 25.4
DXO Dynamic range score 11.1 13.4
DXO Low light score 605 2317
Other
Battery life - 490 photos
Battery style - NP-FM500H lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery model NP-400 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2, 5, 10 secs)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type Compact Flash (Type I or II) Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC/MS Duo slots
Card slots One Two
Price at release $1,100 $3,198