Konica Minolta 5D
- 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
- Size Comparison
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.
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.
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Konica Minolta 5D Gallery
You can check the Minolta 5D from various angles in the gallery underneath.
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.
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.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
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.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
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.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Down below is a picture of the Konica Minolta 5D with a softdrink so you can have a sense of its scale.
The top view under will show the button design on the Minolta 5D.
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.
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.
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.
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.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.