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Konica Minolta was created by the merger of Konica and Minolta in 2003; the subsequent models were branded "Konica Minolta".

One of the best new products of the company was the award-winning[1] film scanner Scan Elite 5400 II. Another success was the production of zoom lens units for small cameras and lens units for the microcamera modules of mobile phones.

Konica Minolta announced in January 2006 that it would stop all its activities related to photography, such as camera design and production, analog or digital, as well as the development and production of film and photo paper[2] It transferred "certain assets" (especially its know-how about making autofocus SLRs, AF lenses and DSLRs) to Sony[3], which has developed DSLRs compatible with the Konica Minolta AF system (Dynax/Maxxum/Alpha/Alpha Sweet).


For cameras made before the companies merged, see Konica and Minolta. The very first new models from after the merger got the Minolta badge, too, and are listed below. Since Konica Minolta did not last long as a camera maker, all its products (new and reworked ones) are listed. The company still offers zoom lens modules for compact cameras of other makers.

Dynax/Maxxum/alpha Edit

The Dynax/Maxxum/alpha (Maxxum in North America, alpha in Japan, Dynax elsewhere) lenses are Minolta's 35mm autofocus SLR lenses.

The Dynax cameras are the line of cameras that use these lenses.

Dynax/Maxxum/alpha lenses for the digital SLRs Edit

  • 1:3,5-1:6,3/18-200mm
  • 1:3,5-1:5,6/18-70mm
  • 1:4,5-1:6,3/11-18mm


Konica Minolta maintained the Dimage name that Minolta had used for digital cameras.

  • A-Series: TTL EVF integral super-zoom lens, RAW/TIF/JPG, anti-shake for sensor (Minolta origin):
  • Z-Series: TTL EVF ZLR PASM JPG, integral super-zoom lens (Minolta origin):
    • Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z1 - 10x zoom, 3.2mp
    • Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z10 - 8x zoom, 3.2mp, no accessory flash
    • Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2 - 10x zoom, 4mp, GT APO Lens
    • Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 - 12x zoom, 4mp, GT APO Lens, Anti-Shake
    • Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5 - 12x zoom, 5mp, GT APO Lens, Anti-Shake
    • Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z20 - 8x zoom, 5mp, no accessory flash
    • Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6 - 12x zoom, 6mp, GT APO Lens, Anti-Shake
  • G-series: compact digital zoom (Konica origin):
  • DG-Series
    • Konica Minolta DG-5W
    • Konica Minolta DG-4W
    • Konica Minolta DG-3Z
    • Konica Minolta DG-2
  • Konica Minolta DiMAGE E40
  • Konica Minolta DiMAGE E50

compact cameras Edit

Konica Minolta reworked two of the older Minolta Riva/Freedom zoom models for 35 mm film

  • Konica Minolta zoom 130c DATE
  • Konica Minolta zoom 160c DATE

Lenses Edit

Konica Minolta continues to produce camera lenses. It still offers compact zoom lenses with aspherical plastic lenses for small CCDs and zoom ranges from 6× to 25×, as well as light-weight mono-focal and zoom lenses for compact cameras and miniature lens units for cell phone cameras.

References Edit

  1. news releases (EISA award for scanner)(TIPA award for predecessor)
  2. news release (withdrawal).
  3. news release (Sony)

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