Minolta equals Sony equals ...

Definitely not Minolta; indirect but personal experience gained from other users over the years has been dismal. As a camera manufacturer, Minolta (Konica Minolta, really) went out of business if you have not noticed, doubtless for good reasons (pissed off customers). It was mediocre in 1980s already, then saved by fusion with Konica, now the legacy part of Sony. So there we go.