Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D - Selection|
Selection is done by a committee of Camera Press Club members, chief editors and representatives of maga-zines affiliated with the Camera Press Club, experts selected by the Camera Grand Prix Steering Committee, camera magazine writers, and photographers. The cameras nominated this year were all launched between April 1, 2004 and March 31, 2005. There were 192 cameras.
Konica Minolta 7 Digital - Highlights
The reason why the Konica Minolta 7 Digital was selected for the award was the high evaluation given to the following points: Easier operation for users is prioritized in camera development policy and the high level of technological development that went into realizing that. They are seen by the body-integral Anti-Shake mechanism, the sophisticated features demanded by high-end amateurs, while employing the large LCD and operation menus that make it easy enough for beginners to use.
Dynax 7D digital camera - Supports all Konica Minolta AF lenses
The 7 Digital is the first lens-changeable digital SLR camera to come from Konica Minolta. The key benefit of Anti-Shake being it can support all Konica Minolta AF lenses. This technology can be considered revolutionary in the world of photography, ranking behind AE and AF. Moreover, it incorporates the new advanced LSI engine that delivers fast response and high speed image processing. Performance, price and design have been carefully balanced on a high level to develop this camera. It is a user-friendly digital SLR camera with a large LCD and operating menus that make it easy enough for beginners to use.
Konica Minolta - Camera Grand Prix
The Camera Grand Prix has been held 22 times since its inception in 1984. This year marks the sixth time that Konica Minolta has won the award, those previous being a-7000 (marketed as Maxxum 7000 in North America and 7000 in other regions) at the 2nd Award (1985), a-707si (marketed as Maxxum 700si in North America and Dynax 700si in other regions) at the 11th Award (1994), TC-1 at the 13th Award (1996), a-9 (marketed as Maxxum 9 in North America and Dynax 9 in other regions) at the 16th Award (1999), and a-7 (marketed as Maxxum 7 in North America and Dynax 7 in other regions) at the 18th Award (2001).
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.