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Konica Minolta's logo. Courtesy of Konica Minolta Holdings Inc. Booth Report: Konica Minolta (UPDATED)
By Michael R. Tomkins, The Imaging Resource
(Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 18:29 EST)

Konica Minolta's booth at PMA this year includes a number of interesting products.

Not new for the show, but the Maxxum 7 Digital which recently started shipping around the world, is drawing a lot of attention - in particular because of its use of in-camera anti-shake that works with almost all lenses that fit the camera body (without the expense of adding the stabilisation to the optics of every lens you buy). Firmware was recently released for the camera, known overseas as the Dynax 7 Digital, which greatly speeds up memory card access and USB data transfer speed, addressing early issues with these functions.

New announcements for the show include the DiMAGE Z5 and Z20 digital cameras, five megapixel models with 12x and 8x optical zoom lenses respectively. Also on display are the extremely compact DiMAGE X50 and SLR-style DiMAGE A200, both announced last year.

KonicaMinolta Booth
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KonicaMinolta Products
Konica Minolta DiMAGE X50
5.0 Megapixels
2.8x Zoom
37 - 105mm (35mm equivalent)
X50 shot at 1:2 with [C]
X50 shot at 2:1 with [C] X50 shot at 2:2 with [C]
X50 shot at 3:1 with [C] X50 shot at 3:2 with [C]
Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5
5.0 Megapixels
12.0x Zoom
35 - 420mm (35mm equivalent)
Z5 shot at 4:2 with [D]
Z5 shot at 5:1 with [D] Z5 shot at 5:2 with [D]
Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z20
5.0 Megapixels
8.0x Zoom
36 - 290mm (35mm equivalent)
Z20 shot at 6:2 with [E]
Z20 shot at 7:1 with [E] Z20 shot at 7:2 with [E]
Konica Minolta Maxxum 7 Digital
6.1 Megapixels
7D shot at 8:2 with [a]
7D shot at 9:1 with [a] 7D shot at 9:2 with [a]
7D shot at 10:1 with [a] 7D shot at 10:2 with [a]
7D shot at 11:1 with [a] 7D shot at 11:2 with [a]
Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200
8.0 Megapixels
7.0x Zoom
28 - 200mm (35mm equivalent)
A200 shot at 12:2 with [b]
A200 shot at 13:1 with [b] A200 shot at 13:2 with [b]
A200 shot at 14:1 with [b] A200 shot at 14:2 with [b]
Magicolor 2400W Personal Color Laser
Magicolor 2400W Personal Color Laser
2400 x 600dpi
20 pages per minute
Up to 35,000 pages per month duty cycle
Supports direct printing from PictBridge cameras
 Magicolor.color.laser shot at 15:2 with [f]
 Magicolor.color.laser shot at 16:1 with [f]  Magicolor.color.laser shot at 16:2 with [f]
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UPDATED 2005-02-25 17:28ET: New product and photos added.
UPDATED 2005-02-28 12:33ET: Typo in DiMAGE Z5 sensor resolution corrected.

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