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Konica Minolta's "SHAKE YOUR BODY" campaign


Dennis Hissink : 2004-11-24 15:39:40
Konica Minolta's "SHAKE YOUR BODY" campaign : Konica Minolta U.S.A. announces the "Shake Your Body" promotion, featuring a special discount to customers who purchase the Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D, featuring the revolutionary body-integral Anti-Shake technology, between October 1, 2004 and December 31, 2004. During the "Shake Your Body" promotional period, customers who purchase a Maxxum 7D will receive a $150 store check, redeemable at the U.S. retail location where they purchased the camera. This voucher is good towards the purchase of most Konica Minolta Maxxum Autofocus lenses. Also, as part of the initial consumer rebate promotion, Konica Minolta is offering a free two-year extended warranty (normally one-year) on the Maxxum 7D.


Konica Minolta Dynax7D digital camera introduction


Dennis Hissink : 2004-09-17 01:58:13
Konica Minolta Dynax7D digital camera introduction : Konica Minolta unveils the Konica Minolta Dynax7D. This 6.1 Megapixel resolution, digital SLR camera is the world’s first digital SLR boasting a body-integral CCD-shift, "Anti-shake" technology that combines enhanced picture quality, performance and improved handling characteristics. And the Konica Minolta Dynax7D is compatible with the full range of Dynax/Maxxum AF lenses. The Konica Minolta Dynax7D is a lens-changeable digital SLR camera that inherits many of the high-specifications and performance from the Dynax series SLR cameras. Introduced in 1985, the Minolta 7000 was the first 35mm film SLR with fully fledged AF-system able to use interchangeable AF lenses.


Konica Minolta DiMAGE Master software introduction


Dennis Hissink : 2004-09-15 12:32:25
Konica Minolta DiMAGE Master software introduction : Konica Minolta introduces Konica Minolta DiMAGE Master software to coincide with the launching of the world’s first digital SLR camera with body-integral anti-shake technology, the Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D. DiMAGE Master is optional software designed to improve creative workflow for professional and advanced digital camera users. The software’s newly developed 3D Lookup Table technology for RAW processing enables more accurate color reproduction, and can process any RAW images taken by Konica Minolta digital cameras. Diverse image management operations, such as viewing, classifying, correcting, printing and more, can be performed in the three main operating windows.


Konica Minolta zoom lenses introduction


Dennis Hissink : 2004-09-15 10:16:28
Konica Minolta zoom lenses introduction : Konica Minolta introduces two new interchangeable zoom lenses, each designed to provide optimum image quality when used with the Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D. The new Konica Minolta AF ZOOM 17 - 35mm F/2.8 - 4 (D) lens and the new Konica Minolta AF Zoom 28-75mm F/2.8 (D) lens offer superior handling characteristics making them ideal in a diverse range of shooting situations. "Although the new Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D digital SLR camera is fully compatible with the existing line of Maxxum auto focusing lenses, nearly 40 in all, these two new lenses have been designed specifically with the Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D in mind," said Todd Schrader, vice president of marketing for Konica Minolta.


Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200 camera introduction


Dennis Hissink : 2004-09-15 09:06:37
Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200 camera introduction : The new high performance 8.0 Megapixel Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200 provides superb image quality and features Konica Minolta’s Anti-Shake Technology, unique new Vari-Angle LCD monitor, and built-in 7x optical zoom lens. Konica Minolta Photo Imaging introduces the Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200 high-performance digital camera that is perfect for all levels of photographic experience from advanced amateur to creative beginner. Equipped with Konica Minolta’s Anti-Shake technology featuring a unique CCD-shift mechanism that offsets handheld shaking, it is easy to capture sharp images with the Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200, even in low lighting and without the use of a tripod.


C. Helberg interviews K. Ishizuka about Dynax 7 D


Dennis Hissink : 2004-08-05 02:28:41
C. Helberg interviews K. Ishizuka about Dynax 7 D : Since Konica Minolta Europe is constantly receiving many requests for updates about the development status of the Dynax 7 Digital, Clemens Helberg, Marketing Manager from Konica Minolta Europe, has gained more information from the Japanese Development Centre. He was able to ask Keiichi Ishizuka, General Manager of the Konica Minolta Development Center most of the questions posed by registered users of the Konica Minolta Photo World website. Mr. Helberg asked questions about the most important features of the Dynax 7 Digital, the changes that have been made since the presentation of the mock-up model at the PMA show in February and the new lens lineup for the camera.


Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 camera introduction


Dennis Hissink : 2004-07-12 13:25:43
Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 camera introduction: With a CCD-shift Anti-Shake System to accompany the 12X optical zoom, the Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 gives you amazingly steady and reliable telephoto shots. It also gets you the shot right away with a Rapid AF that's the fastest auto focus in its class. The AF also has a Predictive Focus Control, which gives unmatched high-speed focusing that brings out the very best in the Z3's superior ability to capture moving objects. Previously a function only on the high-end DiMAGE A-series, the CCD-shift Anti-Shake System is now on the Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3. This system compensates to minimize the effect of camera shake at 2-3 shutter speeds slower than on cameras without an Anti-Shake function.


Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z10 camera introduction


Dennis Hissink : 2004-07-12 13:10:19
Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z10 camera introduction : Get that precious close-up of the expression on your child's face with the 8X optical zoom. Capture your pet doing something amusingly unexpected using the Rapid AF with Predictive Focus Control and with a 0.5-second fastest-in-class start-up. The Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z10 saves those everyday miracles exactly the way you want to remember them. And you can keep on shooting for extended periods of time thanks to the energy efficient design that gives you up to 500 frames with the included AA alkaline batteries. The Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z10's 8X optical Mega Zoom and 4X digital zoom combine for a total 32X zoom, allowing you to capture everything from sport events to panoramic scenery.


Konica Minolta DiMAGE G530 camera introduction


Dennis Hissink : 2004-07-12 12:50:02
Konica Minolta DiMAGE G530 camera introduction : The Konica Minolta DiMAGE G530 is a cut above the competitions in image quality, operability, and design. This sharp-looking, slim 23mm-thin digital camera boasts a 5 Megapixel CCD, lightning-fast response in all operations, and dual card slots for SD Memory Card and Memory Stick. The stylish Konica Minolta G530 has a 5 Megapixel CCD and a high-performance GT Hexanon that is a proprietary 3X optical zoom lens consisting of seven elements in six groups. This lens system minimizes flare and aberrations, which gives sharp, high-contrast images. Konica Minolta’s proprietary signal processing engine and A*IPS image processing technology ensure that anyone can take high-quality pictures.


Konica Minolta DiMAGE X50 camera introduction


Dennis Hissink : 2004-07-08 22:30:40
Konica Minolta DiMAGE X50 camera introduction : Konica Minolta DiMAGE X50 is handy enough to take anywhere and stylish enough to show everyone. Add the fastest-in-class start-up time, 2.8X non-protruding optical zoom, 5 Megapixel CCD, and large 2-inch LCD, and you've got a high quality digital camera in a sleek, compact package. The 5 Megapixel Konica Minolta DiMAGE X50 digital camera takes the DiMAGE X series' concept of "thin, fast and stylish" and adds even more speed. With its non-protruding zooms lens, the Konica Minolta DiMAGE X50 fits neatly in a breast pocket and is ready when you are, thanks to the approx. 0.5-second start-up time, to take those spur-of-the-moment shots and ensure that you never miss a photo opportunity.


Konica Minolta DiMAGE X31 camera introduction


Dennis Hissink : 2004-06-15 09:58:01
Konica Minolta DiMAGE X31 camera introduction : The X21 was presented during the PMA 2004 event in Las Vegas, but today it is time to bring its brother into the spotlights. The Konica Minolta DiMAGE X31 is one of the smallest cameras in the world and includes all features we have seen before on the X21 camera. According to the specifications we can conclude that the LCD display on the back of the Konica Minolta X31 has an increased resolution from 60,000 to 76,000 pixels. Still the format stays 1.5-inch. The Konica Minolta DiMAGE X31 has a really fast start-up time of just 1 second, 3.2 Megapixels and 3x optical zoom on board. The Konica Minolta DiMAGE X31 has a logical and intuitive location of the buttons to assure easy operation.


Konica Minolta DiMAGE G600 introduction at CeBIT


Dennis Hissink : 2004-03-19 12:19:31
Konica Minolta DiMAGE G600 introduction at CeBIT : Although a lot of introductions have been made during the last PMA, we still see new introductions a few weeks later. Konica Minolta DiMAGE G600 is focussing on the essence of what a camera should be, quick, easy to use, and capable of producing high-quality images that last a lifetime and beyond. This newly developed 6 Megapixel model features Rapid Response, an ergonomic and sleek design, and is packed with features that appeal to the range of beginners to advanced amateurs. The GT HEXANON Lens delivers high quality photographs. These images are then received by the 6.37 Megapixel CCD, which provides high-resolution and clarity previously unavailable from such a compact camera.


Konica Minolta DiMAGE Capture software


Dennis Hissink : 2004-03-05 03:35:31
Konica Minolta DiMAGE Capture software : Konica Minolta introduces DiMAGE Capture, remote-imaging software for the Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2, 8 Megapixel digital camera. It allows users to control the Konica Minolta A2 from a connected computer with a Windows operating system, monitoring the live, preview and recorded images on the screen. Images can be transferred quickly to the computer's hard drive via USB 2.0 interface. It gives access to almost all functions of camera recording, from the basic settings of exposure compensation and colors to the advanced features, such as Flex Focus Point (FFP), Flex White Balance and the others. Users can operate it easily by clicks as moving the mouse point on the easy-understand dialogue boxes.


Konica Minolta announces development DSLR camera


Dennis Hissink : 2004-02-21 08:38:33
During the press conference held in the PMA convention centre Konica Minolta announced the development of the first interchangeable-lens digital SLR camera. The new model will be named Dynax 7 or Maxxum 7 Digital depending on the market they will appear on. The new DSLR camera will go on sale in autumn of 2004. The Dynax 7 Digital/Maxxum 7 Digital will accept the Minolta A mount, compatible with the full range of Minolta AF lenses, as well as Dynax/Maxxum system accessories. Combining the best of established 35mm system photography with digital photography affords photographers the ability to more fully express themselves than ever before.


Konica Minolta - the brand for upcoming products


Dennis Hissink : 2004-02-13 07:00:00
"Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc. and Konica Minolta Camera, Inc. announce unification of a brand under "Konica Minolta", in principle, for the upcoming new products of both companies. Konica Minolta Group was formed in 2003 as a new corporate group through the management integration and the following reorganization. Both have continued to use familiar Konica brand for colour film and paper and Minolta brand for cameras after the reorganization in October to avoid confusion among customers, who have long favoured our respective products. On the other hand, we have heard from many of our customers that we should unify our brand to strengthen our brand image to maximize synergy effects of the total Konica Minolta Group.


New DiMAGE Xg camera from Konica Minolta


Dennis Hissink : 2004-02-12 17:00:00
During this great PMA show Konica Minolta introduces the new DiMAGE Xg digital camera. The DiMAGE Xg's compact (just 20mm thick), unobtrusive body stems from its proprietary, non-extended 3x folded optical zoom, which is a feature that will make this camera attractive among a wide range of users. With the world’s fastest start-up time (As of January 1, 2004, for 3.2-megapixel, 3x optical zoom models) of approx. 0.8 seconds, the DiMAGE Xg can realize a rapid shot with no waiting. The DiMAGE Xg can shoot both still images and movies beautifully. The Automatic Digital Subject Program Selection determines the conditions, and then selects suitable photo mode. The camera's range of movie functions enhances the fun of making movies easily.


Konica Minolta presents during PMA the DiMAGE X21


Dennis Hissink : 2004-02-12 17:00:00
Konica Minolta, yes all future digital cameras are going to be presented under the brand Konica Minolta, is introducing a new camera at the PMA in Las Vegas. This model is one of the smallest cameras in the world and has a really fast start-up time of just 1 second! The DiMAGE X21 is a typical digital camera from the famous X-series. It's ultra slim, has 2 Megapixels and a 3x optical zoom on board. Intuitive button location makes easy operation and a wide range of features like a mirror to check your own look before you take a self-portrait, Picture Composition, and Frame and Border give the user more ways to shoot and view pictures. The DiMAGE X21 is for people that are starting to think about entering the fun world of digital photography.


PMA introduction: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2


Dennis Hissink : 2004-02-12 17:00:00
The DiMAGE Z2 is the second in a series of easy-to-use SLR-type digital cameras and a step up from the DiMAGE Z1. The DiMAGE Z2 also boasts the Rapid AF (Auto focus) and is now offering world's first SVGA (800x600 pixels) movie recording option! Konica Minolta has raised the bar with the adoption of a GT lens and a 4 Megapixel resolution, delivering picture clarity at the very top end of the spectrum. The addition of a Predictive Focus Control has increased the speed of the AF function, which means that when you are shooting sports events or any moving object, you’ll never miss a thing. With its 4-megapixel resolution, the DiMAGE Z2 will appeal to users with a slightly more developed appreciation of high-resolution photography.


8 Megapixel league: Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2


Dennis Hissink : 2004-02-12 17:00:00
Plenty of rumours floating around the Internet but today during the PMA show Konica Minolta brings the official specifications in the open. The New DiMAGE A2 is the second SLR-type camera that features the innovative CCD-shift mechanism we first saw with the DiMAGE A1 camera. In response to user needs for higher picture quality and greater shooting comfort, Konica Minolta is proud to release the DiMAGE A2 SLR-type digital camera, a camera that will inherit the quality and performance of the DiMAGE A1. The DiMAGE A2 comes equipped with an 8-megapixel 2/3-type progressive primary-colour CCD with 8.0 million effective pixels for super-high-resolution, making even individual hairs or the stitches of a suit stand out in sharp detail.


Registration Konica Minolta European Headquarters


Mark Peters : 2004-01-16 12:33:46
In January 2003 Konica and Minolta announced their world-wide management integration. Now the Konica and Minolta European headquarters have been officially registered and are operating under Konica Minolta. The new companies have taken over all rights and obligations of the former Konica Business Machines Deutschland GmbH, Konica Europe GmbH and Minolta Europe GmbH. The new companies are Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, located in Langenhagen, and Konica Minolta Photo Imaging Europe GmbH, located in Hohenbrunn. The shareholders are Konica Minolta Business Technology, Inc. and Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc. in Japan. The new companies are Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, located in Langenhagen.






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