Konica Minolta 7D
- 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
- Revealed January 2005
- Also Known as Dynax 7D / Alpha-7 Digital
- Newer Model is Sony A700
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Konica Minolta 7D overview
Konica Minolta 7D is Konica's Advanced DSLR digital camera initially announced on January of 2005. The camera has a 6MP, CCD APS-C size sensor with a maximum resolution of 3008 x 2000. It is referred to as "Dynax 7D / Alpha-7 Digital" in other markets.
Konica launched the more recent Sony A700 (Read Full Comparison) as a way to improve this model.
The Minolta 7D is positioned #80 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras and all round #689 out of 1459 for cameras in our collection. Remember to look at our Smart camera finder to get camera listings based on your customized factors.
Below is a graph of different criteria used in the scoring system.
Konica Minolta 7D history
The Konica Minolta 7D comes with a history of related cameras. Down below, you can look at all previous and brand new models along with main specifications.
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Konica Minolta 7D Gallery
You can view the Minolta 7D from several angles in the gallery here.
Konica Minolta 7D Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of upsides and downsides of the Konica Minolta 7D based on aspects that are oftentimes viewed as crucial in a digital camera.
Konica Minolta 7D Sensor information
The size of the sensor on the Konica Minolta 7D is 23.5mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 369 mm² sensor can resolve 3008 x 2000 pixels with aspect ratios of 3:2. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Sensor based). Optical stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter can easily cause cropping.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The CCD sensor boasts 6 megapixels and has a standard ISO range of 100 to 3200. RAW photos are saved so you have more room to maneuver in post.
The graphic below illustrates the Minolta 7D's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The Minolta 7D sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is highlighted in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Konica Minolta 7D dimensions
Konica Minolta 7D weighs 1.86 lb (845 gr or 29.81 ounces) and the size of the camera is 150mm x 106mm x 78mm (5.9" x 4.2" x 3.1"). The weight of normal Advanced DSLR camera is 776 gr and the Konica Minolta 7D is on par as compared to its rivals.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Below is a pic of the Konica Minolta 7D with a soft drink to help you to have a feel for its size.
The top view here will highlight the button design on the Minolta 7D.
Konica Minolta 7D Lens information
The Minolta 7D uses the Sony/Minolta Alpha mount and has 145 lenses available to buy. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our database that will fit the Minolta 7D.
Konica Minolta 7D Connectivity
The Minolta 7D has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that incorporate NFC or Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to send images and usually alter settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.
Some apps also enable a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external screen. A lot of cameras will allow you to charge the battery through the USB port.
Konica Minolta 7D Video information
Konica Minolta 7D doesn't take video. If you are looking for a digital camera to shoot just images, it might not be an issue.
Konica Minolta 7D Weather Sealing
Konica Minolta 7D doesn't have weather proofing so damp conditions can easily affect the camera.
Konica Minolta 7D Screen and Viewfinder
The Konica Minolta 7D has a 2.5" fixed display screen with a resolution of 207k dots.
Please note that the display offers no touch support.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Konica Minolta 7D are as follows:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- ViewFinder Coverage 95 percent
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.6x
In those bright outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and tough to view, viewfinders are rather useful.
Konica Minolta 7D Shutter information
Konica Minolta 7D can shoot continuously at 3.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Konica Minolta 7D Flash and Hot shoe information
Konica Minolta 7D has got both built in flash plus external flash ability. The highest flash sync speed is 1/160s.
Konica Minolta 7D Autofocus information
Konica Minolta 7D has got both Phase Detect AF along with Contrast Based AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster and precise compared to Contrast Based autofocusing.
It has 9 focus points to choose from. Konica Minolta 7D has the ability to use manual focusing if needed during low light or you need to have more accurate focusing control.
Konica Minolta 7D Battery life
The battery (NP-400) in the Konica Minolta 7D is fashioned to last for 400 images with respect to the CIPA standards which is less as compared to its competition. The general Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. Nikon D780 has the highest possible (2260) battery life within this kind of cameras.
Following is a collection of Advanced DSLR cameras which have the highest battery life:
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Konica Minolta 7D for different types of photography
The following chart indicates a summation of the Konica Minolta 7D for different types of photography. To find out more, check out the specific section below.
Konica Minolta 7D Portrait photography factors
The Konica Minolta 7D receives a rating of 51 which is reasonable, meaning that it is reasonably adequate for portraits. Photographing portrait photos leans heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW photos along with the potential to utilize external flash.
Konica Minolta 7D Street photography highlights
Getting a very good rating of 61, the Konica Minolta 7D is a very decent choice to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Sports photography with Konica Minolta 7D
A lousy sports photography points total of 43 indicates the Konica Minolta 7D is not really suitable for shooting sports. A camera really should have excellent focusing plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Konica Minolta 7D Travel photography information
Weight is super critical when buying a travel camera. Over-all, the Konica Minolta 7D gets a lousy 39 as a travelling camera which is not really suitable to buy for your trips.
Konica Minolta 7D Landscape photography factors
If you find yourself planning to pick a camera for landscape pictures, the most essential aspect will be image quality. The Konica Minolta 7D at it's modest grade of 48 for a landscape camera is fairly acceptable among its rivals.
Konica Minolta 7D Vlogging details
A camera for vlogging should really have a moving display screen, mic port and preferably IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Konica Minolta 7D is not really suitable for vlogging as it receives a lousy rating of 9.
Konica Minolta 7D Alternatives
If you are searching for alternatives to the Minolta 7D, here is a range of the top ranked cameras that fall into the category of Advanced DSLR.
The graph followed below will give you a summary of the Minolta 7D compared to it's highest scored rivals suggested earlier.
There are a bunch of cameras you may take a look at as alternative options. To browse through a detailed comparison, just click on the "compare" link.