Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D SLR Review

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Konica Minolta MAXXUM 5D

Playback Features

Pressing the Play button brings up the last image stored full screen on the LCD. The image size and quality is in the upper right corner, down in the lower left are the date and time of the exposure, and in the lower right is the folder/file number, and the frame number and total number of images stored on the CF memory card. Pressing the Display button display's the image only, without information.

Minolta Maxxum 5D

The image can be rotated in steps of 90-degrees by repeatedly depressing the "down" button of the 4-way controller.

Minolta Maxxum 5D

While viewing a picture full screen you can press the "up" button on the 4-way controller to see all the exposure details. The current image is displayed with a histogram to show the dynamic range, image size/quality, shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, flash exposure compensation, exposure mode, metering mode, white balance mode, ISO, folder name/file number, frame number/total number of images, and date of exposure. Areas of the image that are close to luminance levels of 0 and 255 flash.

Minolta Maxxum 5D

Pressing the Display button will bring up a thumbnail preview index so you can quickly select an image to display. The Index Playback Format can be set in the Playback menu for 4, 9, or 16 images. The left/right/up/down buttons of the 4-way controller are used to highlight an image, and its exposure date and frame number are displayed at the bottom of the LCD. Press the Display button again to display the highlighted image in single-frame playback.

Minolta Maxxum 5D

Press the Magnification button to go into Zoom-Playback mode; the image can be enlarged between 2.4 and 4.7x depending on recorded image size. You then scroll around the enlarged image using the 4-way controller buttons. A red frame is displayed indicating the portion of the image that will be enlarged; depress the enlarge or reduce buttons to change the degree of magnification. Press the center button of the 4-way controller to display the outlined image area. Both RAW and JPEG images can be magnified in playback mode.

Minolta Maxxum 5D

The Play Menu has options to Delete images, Format the memory card, select one or all folders to view in playback, Protect/Unprotect images, select 4, 9, or 16 image index playback, play a slide show, select images for DPOF printing, create an index print, and cancel printing.

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