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Konica Minolta 7D vs Sony A77 II

Portability
57
Imaging
44
Features
36
Overall
40
Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D front
 
Sony SLT-A77 II front
Portability
62
Imaging
66
Features
85
Overall
73

Konica Minolta 7D vs Sony A77 II Key Specs

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
  • Released January 2005
  • Other Name is Dynax 7D / Alpha-7 Digital
  • Refreshed by Sony A700
Sony A77 II
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 50 - 25600
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 647g - 143 x 104 x 81mm
  • Announced May 2014
  • Previous Model is Sony A77
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Konica Minolta 7D vs Sony A77 II Overview

On this page, we are looking at the Konica Minolta 7D vs Sony A77 II, both Advanced DSLR digital cameras by competitors Konica and Sony. There exists a huge gap between the resolutions of the Minolta 7D (6MP) and A77 II (24MP) but both cameras offer the same sensor dimensions (APS-C).

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The Minolta 7D was introduced 10 years prior to the A77 II which is quite a significant gap as far as technology is concerned. Each of the cameras have the same body design (Mid-size SLR).

Before getting right into a step-by-step comparison, here is a brief summation of how the Minolta 7D matches up against the A77 II when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Konica Minolta 7D over the Sony A77 II

 Minolta 7D A77 II 

Reasons to pick Sony A77 II over the Konica Minolta 7D

 A77 II Minolta 7D 
AnnouncedMay 2014January 2005Newer by 113 months
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display dimensions3"2.5"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution1229k207kCrisper display (+1022k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Common features in the Konica Minolta 7D and Sony A77 II

 Minolta 7D A77 II 
Manual focus Dial precise focus
Touch display Neither has Touch display

Konica Minolta 7D vs Sony A77 II Physical Comparison

For those who are aiming to travel with your camera, you will need to think about its weight and measurements. The Konica Minolta 7D has physical dimensions of 150mm x 106mm x 78mm (5.9" x 4.2" x 3.1") and a weight of 845 grams (1.86 lbs) while the Sony A77 II has proportions of 143mm x 104mm x 81mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2") and a weight of 647 grams (1.43 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are utilizing at that moment. Following is a front view dimension comparison of the Minolta 7D against the A77 II.

Konica Minolta 7D vs Sony A77 II size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the Minolta 7D and A77 II is 57 and 62 respectively.

Konica Minolta 7D vs Sony A77 II top view buttons comparison

Konica Minolta 7D vs Sony A77 II Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is hard to see the gap between sensor dimensions simply by going over technical specs. The image underneath will give you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the Minolta 7D and A77 II.

As you can tell, both cameras have the same sensor dimensions but not the same MP. You should expect to see the Sony A77 II to offer you extra detail using its extra 18MP. Greater resolution can also let you crop photos a bit more aggressively. The more aged Minolta 7D is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor technology.

Konica Minolta 7D vs Sony A77 II sensor size comparison

Konica Minolta 7D vs Sony A77 II Screen and ViewFinder

Konica Minolta 7D vs Sony A77 II Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Konica Minolta 7D Portrait photography details
Sony A77 II Portrait photography details
50
you can focus manually
good sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
no liveview
megapixel count low (6MP)
79
manual focus
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
comes with face detection autofocus
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Konica Minolta 7D Street photography advice
Sony A77 II Street photography advice
61
image stabilization (Sensor based)
good sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
screen is fixed
76
screen can move to multiple angles
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
weather sealing
very good high ISO (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Konica Minolta 7D as a Sports photography camera
Sony A77 II as a Sports photography camera
43
image stabilization (Sensor based)
good sensor size (APS-C)
comes with phase detect auto focus
no liveview
max fps low (3.0 fps)
megapixel count low (6MP)
bad battery (400 shots)
76
great max shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
comes with tracking autofocus
weather sealing
comes with phase detect autofocus
low battery pack (480 shots)
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Travel Comparison

Konica Minolta 7D as a Travel photography camera
Sony A77 II as a Travel photography camera
39
built-in flash
no Time Lapse recording
bad battery (400 per charge)
megapixel count low (6MP)
display is not selfie friendly
64
weather sealing
sensor resolution is decent (24MP)
flash built-in
display is selfie friendly
missing Time Lapse mode
low battery pack (480 shots)
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Landscape Comparison

Konica Minolta 7D Landscape photography factors
Sony A77 II Landscape photography factors
48
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
image stabilization (Sensor based)
good sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
screen is small (2.5")
no liveview
megapixel count low (6 megapixels)
bad battery (400 CIPA)
no Time Lapse recording
73
manual focus
change lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
very good high ISO (25,600)
supports RAW files
weather sealing
low battery pack (480 CIPA)
missing Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Konica Minolta 7D Vlogging factors
Sony A77 II Vlogging factors
9
no video
78
display is selfie friendly
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
comes with face detection autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
does have external mic port
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Konica Minolta 7D vs Sony A77 II Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Konica Minolta 7D and Sony A77 II
 Konica Minolta Maxxum 7DSony SLT-A77 II
General Information
Company Konica Sony
Model Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D Sony SLT-A77 II
Also called Dynax 7D / Alpha-7 Digital -
Class Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Released 2005-01-17 2014-05-21
Body design Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Powered by - Bionz X
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 23.5 x 15.7mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area 369.0mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 6 megapixels 24 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 3008 x 2000 6000 x 4000
Highest native ISO 3200 25600
Min native ISO 100 50
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 9 79
Cross focus points - 15
Lens
Lens mounting type Sony/Minolta Alpha Sony/Minolta Alpha
Number of lenses 143 143
Crop factor 1.5 1.5
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Screen diagonal 2.5 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 207k dot 1,229k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,359k dot
Viewfinder coverage 95 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.6x 0.73x
Features
Min shutter speed 30s 30s
Max shutter speed 1/4000s 1/8000s
Continuous shutter speed 3.0 frames per second 12.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range - 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Off Auto, fill, rear sync, slow sync
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Max flash sync 1/160s 1/250s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions - 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Highest video resolution None 1920x1080
Video file format - MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 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 845 gr (1.86 pounds) 647 gr (1.43 pounds)
Physical dimensions 150 x 106 x 78mm (5.9" x 4.2" x 3.1") 143 x 104 x 81mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 58 82
DXO Color Depth score 21.2 24.4
DXO Dynamic range score 11.0 13.4
DXO Low light score 613 1013
Other
Battery life 400 photos 480 photos
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-400 NP-FM500H
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (Yes (2 or 12 sec))
Time lapse recording
Storage media Compact Flash (Type I or II) SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots One One
Price at release $1,000 $1,198