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    Posted: 27 December 2007 at 15:57

Please see the new A- and E-mount camera index
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Sony Alpha and Konica Minolta DSLR Cameras



This index page covers all digital SLR cameras of Sony Alpha and Minolta Alpha/Dynax/Maxxum systems. These product lines from two different manufacturers has one thing in common. It is the lens mount, which will be called the A-Mount hereafter.


A-Mount was first developed by Minolta to be used in their new autofocus camera system (known as Alpha, Dynax or Maxxum across the world). It replaced the manual focus MD Mount in 1985. It soon became the first commercially successful autofocus SLR system. Over the years Minolta produced varieties of film SLRs and more than 16 million lenses which are still being widely used by the A-mount photographers. In 2003, the financial state of Minolta was not good and it had to merge with Konica to form Konica Minolta (KM). KM released the first A-mount DSLR, namely the KM 7d. But the merger did not turn out to be a financial success and in 2006 photography division of KM was sold to Sony. Today Sony continues the A-mount with their Alpha System DSLRs. All accessories produced by Minolta, KM and Sony in A-mount are compatible with each other.


You can read more about A-Mount History or compare camera specifications side by side in Sony Alpha and Konica Minolta DSLR cameras page.


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Sony a850 - DSLR





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Sony a77 - DSLT





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Sony a700 - DSLR





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Sony a65 - DSLT





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Sony a580 - DSLR





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Sony a58 - DSLT





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Sony a57 - DSLT





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Sony a560 - DSLR





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Sony a550 - DSLR





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Sony a55 - DSLT





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Sony a500 - DSLR





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Sony a450 - DSLR





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Sony a390 - DSLR





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Sony a380 - DSLR





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Sony a37 - DSLT





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Sony a350 - DSLR





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Sony a35 - DSLT





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Sony a330 - DSLR





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Sony a33 - DSLT





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Sony a300 - DSLR





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Sony a290 - DSLR





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Sony a230 - DSLR





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Sony a200 - DSLR





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Sony a100 - DSLR





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Konica Minolta 5D - DSLR





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Konica Minolta 7D - DSLR





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Post Options Post Options   Quote brettania Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 January 2009 at 11:38
A very useful resource for "How can I..." and "Why can't I..." type FAQs on a whole range of KM and Sony dSLRs and Minolta film cameras, as well as lenses and flashes, can be found at Michael Hohner's site here.

Edited by brettania - 25 January 2009 at 11:39
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Hey, where is the RD-175?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote brettania Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 September 2009 at 08:58
Originally posted by Gabriel Gabriel wrote:

Hey, where is the RD-175?


Originally posted by Bob J Bob J wrote:

Main differences to our cameras as far as I can remember are:

1. Use of PCMCIA card for downloading

2. x2 crop factor

3. Was sold as an Agfa in some markets

.... it does not have a direct line to our current cameras - more of a great-uncle of our cameras, rather than the grandfather...


To which might be added an initial system list price of around 8000 UK pounds!

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A firmware update for the a230, a330 and a380 has been issued by Sony -- see.
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No RD-175, and no Mavica cameras. Reasonable.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jinaccio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 February 2012 at 05:36

Yeah, thank you very much. I think your information is so useful to me.

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