Battery Fit Konica

Battery Fit Konica
Can you name any DSLR that has the following specifications?

Takes AA batteries.

Takes a Minolta/Sony/Konica-Minolta fitting lense.

Has a standard flash hotshoe (not one of those weird ones).

Has a resolution of eight megapixels or greater.

Uses a compact Flash Memory Card (prefered but not essential).

Any of the Sony Alpha series DSLR’s will do that except for the hot shoe. It is proprietary as opposed to the standard ISO versions used on most other DSLR’s.

Except for Fujifilm DSLR’s that use Nikon lenses and Samsung DSLR’s which use Pentax lenses, there are no DSLR’s other than Sony that use Minolta

From JimC

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=116181&forum_id=28

“The hotshoe design and flash system for the Alpha is based on the Minolta Maxxum system. Basically, the new Sony flashes that are compatible with the Sony Alpha Dslr (HVL-36AM, HVL-56AM, etc.) are rebranded Minolta strobes and will also work with KM DSLR models.

For example, the new Sony HVL-36AM is the same flash as the Minolta 3600HS(D), and the new Sony HVL-56AM is the same flash as the Minolta 5600HS (D). Ditto for the other compatible strobes. They’re based on the Minolta strobes and were rebranded by Sony.

These strobes are not compatible with the Sony Dsc-R1 (they won’t even physically mount as the hotshoe design is different, much less work).

The foot (SCA3302) that Metz offers for their strobes like the Metz 54MZ4 that works with the KM DSLR models and new Sony Alpha Dslr is *not* compatible with the DSC-R1 either. It’s designed to work with the Sony Dslr and Minolta DSLR models, not the DSC-R1 (which uses a flash system designed by Sony).”