Konica Minolta Dynax 5D

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The Konica Minolta Dynax 5D is a Digital SLR camera announced by Konica Minolta on July 15, 2005[1]. It is also known as Maxxum 5D in the USA and (Alpha) αSweet Digital in Japan. It became available from September 2005 and was bundled with the AF DT Zoom 18-70 mm / f3.5-5.6 (D) lens.

The camera features a 6 megapixel CCD sensor. Image files are created at a maximum resolution of 3008 x 2000 pixels and recorded in JPEG (STD, Fine, EX-fine), RAW and RAW+JPEG formats. It uses CompactFlash for storage. The back has a 115,000 2.5" TFT color display.

Main differences between the 7D and the 5D are:

  • Less buttons and dials
  • Fibre plastic body, as opposed to a magnesium alloy on the 7D, camera is almost 200 g lighter
  • White balance bracketing
  • Newly added colour modes, including black and white
  • Camera size. D7/D5 compared: front rear