K-Minolta Dynax 5d OR Canon EOS 350D

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Chris Long, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. Chris Long

    Chris Long Guest

    ok,

    After reading lots of reviews and doing lots of research I am still
    undecided as to whether to go for the minolta or canon. There really sems to
    be very little difference between the two and yet some reviewers put the
    Canon in a amateur - semi pro category whilst the Minolta is described as a
    high spec budget for beginner DSLR users. I want something that I can grow
    into and for that reason I'm considering the Canon, BUT, I feel a lot of
    loyalty to Minolta and have found them to be very good in the past.

    I can see pros and cons to both

    Minolta: better build and bigger, anti shake, comes with 18-70mm lens.
    Reviews rave over colour. Fast. Larger sensor compared to the Canon
    (reducing grain)
    NEGATIVES: loud shutter, Minolta being taken over by Sony (this is my first
    digital SLR, my previous camera being a Minolta 404si Dynax film camera,
    can't stand Sony in general), only 6.3 mp compared to the canon.

    Canon: 8 mp sensor, in the future I can change camera body and keep the
    lenses, how much will Sony put into the Dynax range?
    NEGATIVES: build not as good as minolta, small body, price, only comes with
    a 18-55mm lens, No anti-shake

    Can anyone give me their experience or opinion on these two cameras. I
    really am split 50 / 50 and it's nice to hear other opinions

    Chris
     
    Chris Long, Jan 22, 2006
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    Scott W Guest

    You do know that Minolta is leaving the photography business don't you?

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Jan 22, 2006
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  3. Chris Long

    Chris Long Guest

    Yes, read my post above

    Chris
     
    Chris Long, Jan 22, 2006
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  4. Chris Long

    Scott W Guest

    Is it not so much that Minolta being taken over by Sony as Minolta is
    transferring the technology that they were jointly working on to Sony.
    Given Minolta is leaving the business I can't see buying a Minolta
    camera.

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Jan 22, 2006
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  5. Chris Long

    Chris Long Guest

    sorry, not sure what you mean here; 'can't see buying a Minolta camera',
    meaning not a good thing to buy a Minolta?

    Chris
     
    Chris Long, Jan 22, 2006
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    Jasen Guest

    You do know that Minolta is leaving the photography business don't you?
    So, Sony is developing it and I doubt that the KM style or compatibility
    will be affected too much.
     
    Jasen, Jan 23, 2006
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