YES! YES! YES!
This new digital SLR is Konica Minolta’s answer to the Nikon D50 and Canon EOS 350D (Rebel XT), a more affordable digital SLR aimed more at the beginner market. It’s both smaller and lighter than the Maxxum 7D and has fewer external controls (although those which are left are the most useful; WB, ISO, etc.). The 5D of course still features Konica Minolta’s unique in-camera Anti-Shake system which stabilizes the sensor rather than a lens element.
The Dynax5D/Maxxum5D inherits the revolutionary technology of the Dynax7D/Maxxum7D â€“ the worldâ€™s first*3 digital SLR with built-in Anti-Shake technology and CCD Shift mechanism that is compatible with all Dynax/Maxxum system lenses*1.
This award winning Anti-shake technology was selected as â€œEuropean Photo Innovation of the Year 2004 â€“ 2005â€ by EISA*4 and provides the equivalent compensation effect with a shutter speed 2 – 3 stops slower*2
Now it’s possible to reduce blur caused by camera shake, even when taking photos in dimly lit or twilight scenes, in natural light with a telephoto lens, as well as macro shots – without relying on a higher ISO setting, the aid of a flash or tripod. Anti-shake responds quickly to both broad, slow-swaying motion of the camera body and the higher frequency shaking typical of camera shake caused by the photographer’s hands.
Need to catch my breath first. 🙂
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ADDED – Our old, old, very first SLR Nikon FE 10 camera that had travelled the world (once upon a time). This one uses film! Antique indeed. There is some write-up about this camera way back in 1999. It costed RM1,080 back then.