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Konica Minolta Dimage A200 8MP Digital Camera with Anti-Shake 7x Optical Zoom by Review Summary ,  Sep 21, 2015

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Konica Minolta Dimage A200 8MP Digital Camera with Anti-Shake 7x Optical Zoom
Report Date: 09/20/2015
Based on 39 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.3
Returned or considering to return: 5.1%

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Individual Feature Rating
Image4.3   above average
Lens4.3   exceptional
Zoom4.0   average
Focus2.5   below average


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Focus

Focus:
"I don't know what the advantage of this wide area focus is, but it certainly causes problems with low light focusing."
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"It has been knocked by reviewers for two reasons...poor autofocus and noise problems."
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"Once the focus problem is solved, there is plenty to make this camera my favorite."
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"I must admit that it's slower in low light situations, but it almost always gets there eventually (and in the rare instances when it doesn't, you can use the direct manual focus to fine-tune it...not the easiest thing in the world, but it does work)."
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"The only drawback is the AF, but you can overcome that with the Direct Manual Focus feature, which lets you override the AF by turning the focus ring."
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"I don't know what the advantage of this wide area focus is, but it certainly causes problems with low light focusing."
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"The camera will now behave like any other autofocus camera, and will not have any focus problems."
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"While the camera is really outstanding in normal situations, the auto focus is absolutely useless in low light."
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"Maybe some other people got lemons (or aren't using their cameras properly), but the autofocus on my camera is working perfectly."
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Image

Image:
"I have taken some really nice pics with this camera, now, they don't (and digital pics never will) compare to a beautiful color slide or contrasty B&W print."
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"The internal RAM gets past the write time on smaller files, but can't keep a full 12mb RAW image and The really annoying: This is not an action camera."
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"the pics are pretty good however, I need some more exploration before I can really decide."
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"I do still have the opinion that Canon is usually overrated and that Nikon is probably the best in the market (though only worth it if you get something like the D3, which does have superior image rendition; though a good photographer will always take images that are difficult to differ between various cameras.)"
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"More mega pixel does not always result in better pictures--rather more picture--considering that most users will not always favor RAW format as well and rarely will any median to display the images allow for the full image anyways, it should come as no surprise that people shouldn't be looking for enormous image format even if the A200 offers it."
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"Quality of the images is impressive and I still consider this camera more able to deliver great shots with decent optics at a great price."
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Lens

Lens:
"I wouldn't know how well the newer Sony equivalents are in Lens Quality, but the hardware otherwise is carryover."
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"And switching out a lens can have tremendous advantages which is one disadvantage to the A200 if you are limited to using it and expect better results."
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"The camera's built-in macro capabilities aren't fantastic (i. e., you can't get very close to your subject), but getting the close-up lens (CL49-200) solves that problem."
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"Also being an APO lens is a great perk (for standard)."
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"The lens hardware allows for F stop to be bumped up to 2.8 and having a great zoom range (28-200)."
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")The A200 has a decent lens with decent optical zoom."
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"And switching out a lens can have tremendous advantages which is one disadvantage to the A200 if you are limited to using it and expect better results."
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"Though it is not truly the same as using a regular bodied SLR with grip attachment, coupled with a 28mm-300mm Sigma lens, I still found many of the same advantages using the KM A200."
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Quality

Quality:
"I wouldn't know how well the newer Sony equivalents are in Lens Quality, but the hardware otherwise is carryover."
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"I got the little DXG mostly because I could take movie clips of any length, and was willing to live with mediocre quality at 320X240."
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"It can support an external flash - I had to laugh when I placed ontop a 3600HS (It was almost as big as the camera).This is SLR quality shooting off a tidy well loaded pkg."
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"Quality of the images is impressive and I still consider this camera more able to deliver great shots with decent optics at a great price."
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"The picture quality is very good, especially after you learn to use the menu settings for exposure and white balance."
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"Even without the close up lens, (which I plan to buy when it is available) I have taken shots with this camera, uploaded them to a photo gallery online and had them enlarged up to a 20x30 and the quality IS AMAZING!"
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"I decided upon the Minolta A200 because I previously owned some Minolta film cameras and liked the image quality."
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Setting

Setting:
"The pics are noisy ISO 400, however I think I've used that setting 2 times in the year that I've owned it, not a problem for me."
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"The custom white balance works just a bit better than the camera's auto white balance does, and you can save two custom settings and easily switch between them."
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"The picture quality is very good, especially after you learn to use the menu settings for exposure and white balance."
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"This is much easier than changing many settings settings as you move indoors outdoors and through different lighting situations."
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Zoom

Zoom:
"Out of ALL of the digital cameras I've used prior (high zooms and P+Ss), I never had such a enjoyable experience using a digital camera compared to this piece of art."
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"With all the improvements in digital camera technology, I am disappointed in the fact that manual zoom barrel did not catch on."
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"I really realized how much I missed a zoom ring and an a manual focus ring on a camera."
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"The lens hardware allows for F stop to be bumped up to 2.8 and having a great zoom range (28-200)."
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")The A200 has a decent lens with decent optical zoom."
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"The best feature is the 28mm equivalent wide end of the 7x zoom."
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"While the manual zoom felt cheap at first, now I positively love it over the push-a-button zoom most cameras have."
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