The Maxxum 7D represents the combination of the optical and photo-imaging expertise of two of the most respected names in photography. The 7D also inherits the intuitive operating ease of the award-winning 35mm Maxxum 7 AF SLR and maintains full compatibility with the Maxxum system of lenses and accessories. Equipped with a 2.5-inch LCD monitor that brings a new standard of image reviewing to digital SLR photography and featuring the powerful CCD-shift antishake system designed for the camera's 6.1-megapixel CCD, the Maxxum 7D assures you of the beautiful results you've always wanted.
CCD-Shift Anti-Shake System
The Maxxum 7D is the world?s first digital SLR camera with body-integral Anti-Shake Technology and CCD Shift Mechanism. This new technology reduces unintentional image blur caused by camera shake when taking photos with slow shutter speeds in dimly lit or twilight scenes, in natural light with a telephoto lens, and with macro shots, without relying on a higher ISO setting or the aid of a flash or tripod. Anti-shake instantly and precisely shifts the CCD to compensate for camera motion, responding quickly to erratic shaking caused by the photographer?s hands as well as broad, slow-swaying motions of the camera body. The anti-shake function can be switched on or off as desired. When active, an anti-shake indicator is displayed in the viewfinder.
High-Definition, 2.5-inch Color LCD Monitor
The 2.5-inch LCD monitor?s large screen and ultra-fine 207,000-pixel resolution make it easy to check the details of images after shooting.
CxProcess III Image Optimization
CxProcess III optimizes color saturation, edge sharpness, and highlight/shadow contrast to ensure that colors are rendered true-to-life. CxProcess III also suppresses noise during slow-shutter imaging, and assures rich textural detail and spatial perspective for vivid yet natural reproduction of skin tones, clouds, and other subjects with delicate surface textures.
High-Performance, High-Speed Autofocusing
The Maxxum 7D incorporates a central, cross hair type, 9-point and 8-line AF sensor array providing high-precision autofocusing and high-performance subject tracking of moving subjects. This wide-area coverage gives you great creative flexibility in how you frame your subject. The AF system features both Predictive Focus Control and Omni-Dimensional Subject Tracking for high-speed focus adjustment, making it ideal for fleeting moments or sports photography.
Four focusing modes ensure optimum performance in a wide range of situations?AF-S for single-shot AF, AF-C for continuous AF, and AF-A that automatically switches from single-shot to continuous AF when it detects subject movement. In addition, the Maxxum 7D features the same AF/MF control layout featured on the Maxxum 7. Another focusing option that is particularly useful for macro and portrait photography is the Maxxum 7D?s Direct Manual Focus, which combines the advantages of AF operation with the ability to focus manually whenever the shutter button is pressed halfway down.
High-Performance, Through-the-Lens Viewfinder
A spherical acute matte focusing screen is used for accurate and bright critical focusing assessment. The optical glass pentaprism viewfinder features a 0.9X magnification and 95% field-of-view for easy scene evaluation and composition, even when using small-aperture telephoto lenses.
High-Speed Continuous Advance with 128MB Buffer Memory
The Maxxum 7D enables high-speed continuous shooting of up to nine consecutive frames at up to three frames per second in both RAW and RAW+JPEG modes.
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording
The Maxxum 7D can shoot either RAW or JPEG images or both combined with the simultaneous RAW+JPEG dual-format capture mode for improved, post-shoot workflow.
Comprehensive Image Adjustment Controls
The Maxxum 7D offers a wide array of image adjustment capabilities that will satisfy even the most demanding digital imaging enthusiast.
Three Metering Systems
The Maxxum 7D gives you a choice of 14-segment honeycomb-pattern metering, center-weighted average metering, and spot metering. The 14-segment honeycomb pattern metering is particularly versatile, and employs new metering algorithms to ensure beautiful results in extremely high-contrast or backlit situations. Additionally, exposure compensation can be set in 1/3- or 1/2-step increments, offering even finer control.
Six Exposure Modes
In addition to aperture-priority, shutter-priotiry, and manual exposure modes, the Maxxum 7D features three user-programmable memory settings the store a wide range of settings for instant recall. Its Green Program setting offers full-auto shooting ease, while the standard Program combines the convenience of programmed AE and creative control with instant access to aperture-priority (PA mode) or shutter-priority (PS mode).
Advanced Distance Integration (ADI) Flash Metering
Advanced Distance Integration is available with any Maxxum D-Series lens. By comparing information obtained from the lens? built-in distance encoder with pre-flash metering data, ADI calculates the optimum exposure settings and flash brightness needed to obtain a beautiful image?even if your subject is standing in front of a very dark, light, or reflective background.
Mirror Lockup Shutter-Release Delay
When using long shutter speeds with the camera mounted on a tripod, this highly sought-after SLR feature delays shutter release for 2 seconds after mirror lockup to eliminate the effect of vibration caused by pressing the shutter-release button or during mirror lift.
Another very desirable SLR feature is the Maxxum 7D?s depth-of-field preview. This gives you the ability to evaluate the zone of sharp focus within your image at a given lens aperture; making it easy to check subject and background focus or see the extent of sharp detail in macro photography.
Optional Vertical Control Grip
The dedicated VC-7D Vertical Control Grip connects to the camera body and has a dedicated shutter-release button, front and rear control dials, AF/MF control button, AE lock button, and AF area selector button, for comfortable handling and confident operation in either horizontal or vertical shooting situations. Additionally, the VC-7D allows two lithium-ion batteries to be used simultaneously for an enhanced power supply. And for optimum convenience and versatility, the VC-7D allows AA batteries or standard AA Ni-MH batteries to be used.
Complete Line of Maxxum AF Lenses
The Maxxum 7D is engineered to take full advantage of the superior optical technologies and powerfully versatile focal lengths incorporated into the Maxxum system of interchangeable AF lenses. Two new zoom lenses have just been added to the Maxxum system; each designed to provide optimum image quality when used with the Maxxum 7D. Konica Minolta?s AF ZOOM 17 ? 35 mm F2.8 ? 4 (D) and AF ZOOM 28 ? 75 mm F2.8 (D) offer superior handling characteristics and outstanding image quality, making them ideal for a diverse range of shooting situations.
Optional DiMAGE MASTER Software
DiMAGE MASTER is optional software to improve creative workflow for advanced users. Diversified tools for classifying and comparing images boost work efficiency of selecting the best shots. A newly developed RAW processing program enables more accurate color reproduction.
Bundled with DiMAGE Viewer
The Viewer complements the camera by allowing the images to be processed and edited on a computer. It lets you view images, thumbnails, and EXIF data, and greatly simplifies image file moving, copying, renaming, and printing.
DiMAGE Remote Transfer Software (free download)
DiMAGE Remote Transfer Software makes it possible to transfer images directly to a PC?s hard disk drive as you shoot. In addition to allowing you to review your images on the PC?s monitor, it lets you shoot a large number of high-resolution images without worrying about memory capacity