Minolta announced the new Maxxum 5D digital SLR camera. The 5D is a lighter version of their Maxxum 7D camera. What this means for the end user is that Nikon s D50 and Canon s 350D will have a little more competition, hopefully pushing prices down.
Anti-shake stabilizer, 6 megapixel CCD, 2.5 LCD and a glass fiber body are all features that make this gem shine as a low-end DSLR. No price is set yet, but we will keep our fingers crossed for sub-$1000.
Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D, Konica's answer to Nikon's D50 [MobileMag]