Camera type Digital SLR with built-in flash and interchangeable lenses
Lens bayonet Minolta A-type bayonet mount
Effective pixels 6.1 Million Pixels
CCD sensor Total pixels: 6.3 million, interline primary colour CCD (23.5 mm x 15.7 mm) with interlace scan
A/D conversion 12 bit
Anti-Shake CCD-Shift mechanism, Anti-Shake scale in viewfinder,
Anti-shake effect: Equivalent to 2 – 3 steps in shutter speed 
(Actual effect varies depending on shooting conditions and the lens used)
Start-up time Approx. 1 s
Focal length All Konica Minolta AF lenses are compatible
LCD monitor 2.5-inch TFT colour,  Total pixels: 115,000
Viewfinder type Fixed eye-level system with roof mirror type pentaprism
Focusing screen Spherical Acute Matte
Viewfinder magnification 0.83 x with 50mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1
Dioptre control -2.5 +1.0 m-1
Eye relief Approx. 20 mm from the eyepiece, 16 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 dioptre (-1 m-1 )
Eyepiece cup Removable
AF system TTL phase-detection system,
CCD line sensors  (9 points, 8 lines with centre cross-hair sensor)
AF sensitive range EV-1 ~ EV18 (ISO 100 equivalent)
AF area Wide AF area, spot AF area, and 9 local AF areas with Focus Area Selection
Focus modes AF-A / AF-S / AF-C / DMF. Predictive Focus Control (with moving subjects in AF-A and AF-C), auto-tracking focus-point display
AF illuminator Available with built-in flash. Range: 1 m ~ 5 m
Focus lock Available. By pressing shutter-release button partway down.
Exposure modes Auto recording / P (with Program Shift), A, S, M
Digital Subject Program Selection Portrait, Sports Action, Landscape, Sunset, and Night Portrait
Metering type Direct TTL metering; 14-segment honeycomb-pattern SPC; 
Multi-segment  metering, Centre-weighted metering, Spot metering
Metering range +1 EV ~ +20 EV (+4 EV to +20 EV with Spot metering), (at ISO 100 with f/1.4 lens)
Exposure compensation ±2 EV in 1/3 EV increments
Sensitivity Auto, ISO 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 equivalent
Shutter type Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter speed range 1/4000 s ~ 30 s, bulb exposures possible
Flash sync speed 1/160 s (with Anti-Shake off), 1/125 s (with Anti-Shake on)
AE lock Automatically activated with AF lock, available via AEL button
Flash metering ADI / Pre-flash TTL flash metering
Guide number 
(built-in flash)
GN 12 (in meters at ISO 100)
Recycling time
(built-in flash)
Approx. 3 s
Flash modes Fill Flash, Red-eye reduction (via pre-flash), Rear Sync flash, (Wireless / Remote off-camera flash, High-speed sync available with Program Flash 5600HS(D) / 3600HS(D)), Slow sync activated via AE lock button
Flash compensation ±2 EV in 1/3 EV increments
External flashes Program Flash 5600HS(D), 3600HS(D), 2500D, Macro Twin Flash 2400*, Macro Ring Flash 1200*
*The Macro Flash controller is necessary for both Macro Flashes
White Balance control Automatic, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash), 
Custom, Colour temperature (2500 ~ 9900K with 19-step Magenta / Green compensation
Noise reduction Available at shutter speeds longer than 1 s
Colour modes / Colour space Natural, Natural Plus, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night View, Night Portrait, Black & White, Adobe RGB, Embedded Adobe RGB. Except for Adobe RGB and Embedded Adobe RGB, all other colour modes use the sRGB colour space
Image correction Contrast / saturation / sharpness;
5 steps: -2,  -1,  0, +1, +2
Drive modes Single-frame advance, Continuous advance, 10 s and 2 s Self-timer, Single-frame advance bracketing, Continuous-advance bracketing
Continuous advance Continuous-advance rate: 3 frames per second (approx.), Max. 5 frames (RAW), max. 3 frames (RAW+JPEG)
Bracketing Exposure bracketing: with 0.3 EV / 0.7 EV increments, 3 frames
Self-timer 10 s / 2 s delay selectable
Mirror pre-release Available
Playback functions Single-frame (Image only, Image and information), Histogram with luminance limit display, Index (4, 9, or 16 frames), Enlarged playback (up to approx. 5x), File Browser, Slide Show, manual and auto rotation
Other functions Instant playback, Customization, Zone Matching, Depth-of-field preview
Recording media Type I and Type II Compact Flash Cards, Microdrive, SD Memory Card*, MultiMediaCard*
(* with optional SD-CF1)
File format JPEG, RAW
(DCF 2.0 compliant, DPOF supported by printing functions in ver.1.1, Exif 2.21)
Image quality modes Standard, Fine, Extra-Fine, RAW, RAW+JPEG
Number of recorded pixels L: 3008 x 2000, M: 2256 x 1496, S: 1504 x 1000
Storage capacity Storage capacity (approx.)
(with 512MB CF card in L / M / S size)
STD: 277 / 470 / 926,
FINE: 163 / 282 / 584,
EXTRA-FINE: 82 / 145 / 314,
RAW+JPEG: 39 / 44 / 48,
RAW: 53 / – / –
* Actual number of images may vary depending upon the subject, memory card, and camera settings
Battery Lithium-ion battery NP-400
Battery performance (Recording) No. of frames recorded: approx. 550 (CIPA measurement), approx. 700
(Konica Minolta measurement)
External power source 6 V DC (with AC adapter AC-11)
Interface USB: Full-Speed 12Mbps data transfer with a USB 2.0 compatible computer
AV output PAL / NTSC (selected on the camera)
Remote control Connection for Remote Cord RC-1000L or RC-1000S/
Operating temperature 0 ~ 40°C / 32 ~ 104°F
Printing output control Exif Print , PRINT Image Matching III, PictBridge
Dimensions (WxHxD) Approx. 130.5 mm x 92.5 mm x 66.5 mm
Weight Approx. 590 g*
* without batteries, memory card and body accessories
Standard accessories Digital Camera Software CD-ROM (DiMAGE Master Lite + EasyShare software)
Li-ion Battery NP-400 
Li-ion Battery Charger BC-400 
Wide Strap WS-5 
Shoe Cap SC-1000 
Eyepiece Cup II
Eyepiece Cap EC-1500 
Body Cap BDC-1000 
Remote Cord Clip 
USB Cable USB-3 
Video Cable VC-500
Owner’s Manual
Optional accessories Camera case CS-5D 
AC adapter AC-1L/AC-11 
Remote Cord RC-1000S/L 
CompactFlash adapter for SD memory cards SD-CF1
DiMAGE Master DMA-100
  • Specifications and accessories are based on the information available at the time of printing and are subject to change without notice.