Konica Minolta 5D

Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D front
  • 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
  • Launched July 2005
  • Other Name is Dynax 5D
  • Updated by Sony A100
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Konica Minolta 5D overview

Konica Minolta 5D is Konica's Advanced DSLR camera first introduced on July of 2005. It houses a 6 MegaPixel, CCD APS-C sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 3008 x 2000. The camera is known as "Dynax 5D" in other markets.

Konica brought out the newer Sony A100 (Read Full Comparison) in order to upgrade this camera.

The Minolta 5D is scored #74 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras and all-around #649 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. You can try out our Advanced camera finder to see camera results based on your personalized factors.

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The following is a graph of various criteria used in the scoring system.

Konica Minolta 5D family

The Konica Minolta 5D comes with a history of related cameras. Down below, you can look at all past and current models as well as main specs.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Sony-Alpha-DSLR-A550 front thumbnailSony A550
Minolta 5D vs A550
14MPAPS-C7.0 fps2009
Sony-Alpha-DSLR-A100 front thumbnailSony A100
Minolta 5D vs A100
10MPAPS-C3.0 fps2006
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Konica-Minolta-Maxxum-5D front thumbnailKonica Minolta 5D6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2005

Konica Minolta 5D Pros and Cons

Below is a list of advantages and disadvantages of the Konica Minolta 5D based on factors which are normally seen as necessary in a camera.

above average min ISO (100)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
exports RAW files
flash built-in
manual focus
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports phase detect auto focus
switch lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
can't shoot video
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
lack of external microphone socket
lack of HDMI socket
lack of headphone socket
lack of Timelapse recording
no articulating screen
no liveview feature
screen has low resolution (115 k dots)
screen is small (2.5")
sensor resolution low (6MP)
slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames/s)
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Konica Minolta 5D Sensor details

The dimension of the sensor in the Konica Minolta 5D is 23.5mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 369 mm² sensor is able to resolve 3008 x 2000 pixels and aspect ratios of 3:2. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Sensor based). In body stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter can easily produce cropping.

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The CCD sensor boasts 6MP and delivers a native ISO range of 100 - 3200. RAW format is supported so the user has wider margin for error.

The graphic underneath displays the Minolta 5D's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The Minolta 5D sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is displayed in green.

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To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Konica Minolta 5D dimensions

Konica Minolta 5D weighs around 1.48 lb (670g or 23.63 oz) and the volume of the camera is 131mm x 93mm x 67mm (5.2" x 3.7" x 2.6"). The weight of general Advanced DSLR camera is 776g so the Konica Minolta 5D is lighter in comparison with other competitors.

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Down below is a picture of the Konica Minolta 5D with a softdrink so you can have a sense of its scale.

Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D dimensions scale

The top view under will show the button design on the Minolta 5D.

Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D topview buttons dials

Konica Minolta 5D Lens specs

The Minolta 5D uses the Sony/Minolta Alpha mount and has 145 lenses that you can buy. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the Minolta 5D.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Rokinon-14mm-f2.8-IF-ED-MC-Sony-Alpha lensRokinon 14mm f2.8 IF ED MC14mmf/2.8 552g
Sigma-18-250mm-F3.5-6.3-DC-OS-HSM-Sony-Alpha lensSigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM18-250mmf/3.5-6.3 628g
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Tamron-SP-AF-60mm-F2-Di-II-LD-IF-Macro-Sony-Alpha lensTamron SP AF 60mm F2 Di II LD IF Macro60mmf/2.0 400g
Sigma-50-500mm-F4.5-6.3-DG-OS-HSM-Sony-Alpha lensSigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM50-500mmf/4.5-6.3 1970g
Sony-300mm-F2.8-G-SSM-II lensSony 300mm F2.8 G SSM II300mmf/2.8 2300g
Tamron-16-300mm-F3.5-6.3-Di-II-VC-PZD-Macro-Sony-Alpha lensTamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro16-300mmf/3.5-6.3 540g
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Sigma-50-200mm-F4-5.6-DC-OS-HSM-Sony-Alpha lensSigma 50-200mm F4-5.6 DC OS HSM50-200mmf/4.0-5.6 420g
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Konica Minolta 5D Connectivity

The Minolta 5D has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Cameras that contain NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to send photos and sometimes change settings without the hassle of connecting straight to the camera.

Some applications even provide a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external screen. Most cameras enable you to recharge the battery using the USB socket.

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Konica Minolta 5D Video specs

Konica Minolta 5D does not capture video. In case you are searching for a camera to take only photos, this is not an issue.

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Konica Minolta 5D Weather Sealing

Konica Minolta 5D doesn't include weather sealing so rainy conditions can easily affect the camera.

Konica Minolta 5D Display and Viewfinder

The Konica Minolta 5D is equipped with a 2.5" fixed display supporting a resolution of 115k dots.

Unfortunately the display is not a touch screen.

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The View Finder specs regarding Konica Minolta 5D are as follows:

  • ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
  • Coverage 95 percent
  • Magnification 0.55x

In those sunny outdoor situations which make the camera screens washed out and hard to view, viewfinders can be rather valuable.

Konica Minolta 5D Shutter specs

Konica Minolta 5D continuous shooting rate is 3.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000s.

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Konica Minolta 5D Flash and Hot shoe specs

Konica Minolta 5D has got both built in flash and external flash ability. The maximum flash sync is 1/160s.

Konica Minolta 5D Autofocusing specs

Konica Minolta 5D has got both Phase Detect Autofocus along with Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more snappier and accurate in comparison with Contrast Detect focusing.

The AF system supports 9 focus points to pick from. Konica Minolta 5D has the ability to use manual focus in case it is required in low light conditions or you want to have more exact control on focus.

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Konica Minolta 5D Battery life

The typical Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. Nikon D780 features the highest (2260) battery life in this range of cameras.

Following is a listing of Advanced DSLR cameras that have the strongest battery life:

ModelVisualizeBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
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Konica Minolta 5D for various styles of photography

The following bar chart displays a analysis of the Konica Minolta 5D for various styles of photography. To look at more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.

Konica Minolta 5D Portrait photography highlights

The Konica Minolta 5D gets a score of 51 which is modest, and means the camera is somewhat adequate to use for portraits. Taking portraits favors greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW files together with the capability to utilize off-camera lighting.

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focusing manually
nice sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
no liveview feature
low megapixels (6MP)

Street photography with Konica Minolta 5D

Getting a nice score of 64, the Konica Minolta 5D is a good choice for street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.

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has image stabilization (Sensor based)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW files
screen is fixed

Konica Minolta 5D Sports photography info

A moderate sports photography score of 47 means the Konica Minolta 5D is fairly suited for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have great tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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has image stabilization (Sensor based)
good sensor size (APS-C)
sensor has phase detect AF
doesn't have liveview
painfully slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames per second)
MP count low (6MP)

Travel photography with Konica Minolta 5D

Size is really crucial in selecting a travel camera. Overall, the Konica Minolta 5D gets a dreadful 44 for a travel camera which makes it not really very good to purchase for your trips.

400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
has built in flash
doesn't have Time Lapse function
sensor resolution not great (6MP)
screen is not selfie friendly

Konica Minolta 5D Landscape photography features

For anybody who is planning to purchase a camera for landscape pictures, the biggest aspect will be image quality. The Konica Minolta 5D with it's average grade of 52 as a landscape camera is somewhat adequate amongst it's competition.

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focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
screen is small (2.5")
no liveview
low resolution (6 megapixels)
lack of Timelapse function

Vlogging with Konica Minolta 5D

A camera for vlogging should really have a articulating screen, mic port and if possible IBIS. Considering all the details, the Konica Minolta 5D is not really very good for vlogging as it receives a dreadful score of 9.

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no video shooting

Konica Minolta 5D Alternatives

If you are shopping for alternatives to the Minolta 5D, here is a selection of the highest scored cameras which fall into the class of Advanced DSLR.

The line graph just below gives you a summary of the Minolta 5D vs it's highest ranked rivals shown previously.

There are a bunch of cameras you might take a look at as alternative options. To browse through a extensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.

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General Information
Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D
Other name
Dynax 5D
Advanced DSLR
Physical type
Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
23.5 x 15.7mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
6 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
Maximum resolution
3008 x 2000
RAW images
Maximum native ISO
Lowest native ISO
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points
Lens mount
Sony/Minolta Alpha
Amount of lenses
Focal length multiplier
Type of display
Fixed Type
Display sizing
Resolution of display
115k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage
95 percent
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO All around score
DXO Color Depth score
DXO Dynamic range score
DXO Low light score
Lowest shutter speed
30 seconds
Highest shutter speed
1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate
3.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash modes
Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash synchronize
1/160 seconds
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Maximum video resolution
Microphone port
Headphone port
USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec)
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
670g (1.48 lb)
131 x 93 x 67mm (5.2" x 3.7" x 2.6")
Battery model
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type
Compact Flash (Type I or II)
Card slots
Price at launch