(Konica) Minolta going out of camera business?
by rgakins - 9/5/06 10:00 PM
In Reply to: Konica Minolta by ojtopitges
I'm sad to hear this bit of news, though maybe not so surprised. My father-in-law got me interested in Minolta cameras with his X700 SLR, and when I decided to take the dive into digital photography I stayed brand loyal and bought a Minolta Dimage S414 which I still use. It takes good images, that is, when I can keep a set of Ni-MH batteries charged long enough to take some shots with it. Not to mention, the camera says the batteries are dead, but sometimes I can take them out, shuffle them around and put 'em back in the camera, and voila, they're good as recharged. I put up with the headaches because I can't afford to lay down money for a newer camera for awhile, and I'm pretty much a casual shooter anyway so I don't take a lot of pics. They had some interesting concepts but seemed like they didn't have a good, reliable basic camera as an anchor for their line. Well, maybe I'll be looking at Canon or Nikon for my next digicam.
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