Dennis Hissink : April 8th 2005 - 08:00 CET
DIWA Gold Award to Konica Minolta Dynax 7D
DIWA Gold Award to Konica Minolta Dynax 7D : The Digital Imaging Websites Association (DIWA), an international organisation of websites focusing on digital imaging, today announced a DIWA Gold Award to Konica Minolta Dynax 7D digital SLR camera. The DIWA gold medal represents the highest level of performance and is a summary of numerous rigorous tests conducted by DIWA camera experts. With the Konica Minolta Dynax 7D, Konica Minolta makes their debut into the fast growing market of digital system cameras. Founded on a long history as high quality camera and optical manufacturers, the high performance Konica Minolta Dynax 7D digital SLR camera comes as no surprise.|
Konica Minolta Dynax 7D|
It continues the legacy of the highly successful and reputed analogue Dynax SLR cameras, with distinct design resemblance to make the conversion from film to digital as smooth as possible for any experienced Dynax enthusiast. Supporting the full range of existing AF lenses, the Dynax 7D also eases the financial aspect.
Konica Minolta Dynax 7D - Impressive
Regardless of its background, the Dynax 7D makes an impressive performance, all by itself. Its exterior is robust and solid as a professional camera, introducing a huge 2.5" LCD screen with an innovative, rotating camera settings display. Professional is also the 6.1 Megapixel resolution with RAW or RAW+JPEG file formats. Yet, the most revolutionary feature is the built-in CCD Anti-Shake image stabiliser, the first ever in any SLR camera. Add to this a highly efficient AF system, fast overall camera response and burst shooting, as well as the new CxProcess III image processor for outstanding image quality.
DIWA Gold Award to Konica Minolta Dynax 7D - Conclusion
The conclusion from the DIWA experts is that Konica Minolta's late D-SLR debut was well worth waiting for. Fierce competition is no threat to the Dynax 7D. It stands out from the crowd and is bound to win many new friends.
DIWA - A fast growing independent, authoritative, industry organization
The Digital Imaging Websites Association (DIWA) is a fast growing group of independent Web-based specialist publications dedicated to digital imaging. DIWA harnesses the collective talent and expertise of its members, resulting in industry awards that command unparalleled confidence and value, both for consumers and the industry, alike. DIWA awards come in the form of bronze, silver and gold medals.
DIWA - Unique bullet-proof test scoring procedure
DIWA product test awards are exclusively decided through the analysis of multiple test scores from different DIWA testers, testing different samples of the same product. A very detailed and comprehensive standardized scoring procedure is employed, tailored carefully for each product category. Multiple testing eliminates the chance of an isolated, unrepresentative product sample or test error, or even hidden bias, from affecting the trustworthiness of the overall result.
DIWA - Awards throughout the year
DIWA is also unique in its policy in issuing awards for deserving products throughout the year, culminating in annual best of the year Platinum medal awards. DIWA Awards members:
- Czech Republic: www.fotoaparat.cz
- Denmark: www.digitalmagasinet.dk
- Germany: www.digitalkamera.de
- France: www.photographyblog.com
- Netherlands: www.letsgodigital.org
- Norway: www.digit.no
- Poland: www.fotopolis.pl
- Slovenia: www.e-fotografija.com
- Spain: www.nuevafotografia.com
- Turkey: www.diginorm.com.tr
- United States: www.steves-digicams.com
DIWA - Multi-lingual Web site
At the heart of the DIWA organisation is its multi-lingual Web site, www.diwa-awards.com, where you can find links to the latest reviews published by DIWA member publications. The site also archives DIWA awards and is designed to aid consumers in their choice of imaging products. For further information about DIWA please visit our Web site or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Konica Minolta Photo Imaging
Konica Minolta Photo Imaging Europe GmbH is a leading provider of consumer and commercial photographic materials, photographic equipment such as analogue and digital cameras, and measuring instruments. With operative bases in 14 countries in Europe the company covers the three business areas of photo imaging, cameras and measuring. Konica Minolta Photo Imaging Europe is a subsidiary of Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. With a total workforce of 7,200 employees world wide, Konica Minolta Photo Imaging is aiming for net sales of ? 2.1 billion in fiscal 2006. Building on its strong core of optical technologies developed over many years as a camera manufacturer, Konica Minolta Photo Imaging aims to be a corporation offering products and services that are essential to all areas of digital imaging.