For Maxxum fans, the new Konica Minolta MAXXUM 7D / Dynax 7D will seem immediately familiar and comfortable, as many of its operating controls are carried forward from previous Maxxum film models. The Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D is a true digital SLR though, aimed at professionals and experienced amateurs serious about digital photography. As noted, the camera’s wealth of external exposure controls and overall styling match those of earlier Maxxum designs, so many users will immediately feel at home. The Maxxum 7D offers a 6.1-megapixel sensor yielding images as large as 3,008 x 2,000 pixels. In a market increasingly crowded with “me-too” models though, the Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D stands out, thanks to one of its unique body-based anti-shake technology. This one feature adds tremendous value, effectively turning family of high-end DiMAGE digicams brought professional camera design to the consumer, marrying the benefits of full exposure control with the ease of automatic and preset shooting modes. Models like the DiMAGE 7 series and the A2 presented pro-level control over the full image (from exposure to attributes such as sharpness, contrast, etc.), but in a package that appealed to experienced amateurs and novices alike, without compromising quality or performance.