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Minolta 500si

Advantages: Has most of the features needed, good all-round performace
Disadvantages: featureset not perfect, some technology niggles

I bought this camera a few years ago as a replacement for my old Zenit, on the basis of a few magazine reviews and a shop test. It's a competent camera but it doesn't do anything particularly well. Many of the modes/functions it has are only useful for be ...

ehoh 21.12.2000 · Read full review
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a good camera

Advantages: user friendly
Disadvantages: slow

The good points about this camera are that its really very user friendly, and surprisingly durable (has gone everywhere with me ever since I bought it) even the Amazon!! However I have found some bad points about this camera these are its a bit slow o ...

karma12 07.02.2006 · Read full review
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Perfection for Professionals

Advantages: easy to use with manual settings for pro's
Disadvantages: dosnt have the eyestart feature which i love about the dynax 5

My partner purchased this camera from EBay for my birthday as I was still using the ancient Praktica MTL5, which was certainly outdated. Style:- The Dynax 404si is quite a compact-sized SLR camera, with performs well in both manual and automatic modes ...

leannerobotham 25.08.2004 · Read full review
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newsFLASH: A Good All-Rounder - Very Long Lasting!

Advantages: A good starter, a long laster and good all-rounder!
Disadvantages: Its not digital - not overly technical.

The first thing you notice is the Minolta's striking appearance. The contemporary black and silver finish makes this an attractive item to hold. However, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and what really matters is not style but performance! ...A ...

AndrePaul 21.11.2006 · Read full review
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Superb first choice for good picture quality

Advantages: Light, easy to use, affordable
Disadvantages: Not as versatile as some more advanced photographers may prefer

This camera is eay to use with its essential controls very well placed for the user to handle. It has facilities for more advanced users to test and create photographic masterpieces. This as with all SLR cameras provides a much more versatile basis for yo ...

Orion 13.06.2002 · Read full review
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