Written on: 12/04/2004 by whitbycolin (6 reviews written)
I Have Two Bodies and a selection of lenses and can't really find any faults that would be of any great detriment to the camera. I find the build very good for this body and with the choice of controls available I find the Minolta Dynax 800si to be a very good semi pro camera. (read more)
Written on: 22/06/2003 by Garland.
I loved this camera's feature set and appreciated its mostly-expemplary ergonomics. The relatively unsophisticated AF system, with its three single-line sensors proved fairly capable in most circumstances of delivering proper focus, though there were quite a few instances, particularly in bright ambient light where the AF assist light was rendered ineffective, when focus either couldn't be achieved or was improperly set. Minolta's AE metering system, however, remains among the best,...(read more)
Written on: 31/05/2002 by James.
The Minolta 800si 35mm slr camera has Fast Auto Focus speed in dim lights. Used with 50mmf1.7, tamron28-200 and Tokina 80-400mmATX F4.5-5.6.
Good size and weight for big hands especially with VC-700 grip add on.
I love the depth-of -preview, easy 3-memory access for favourite settings.
Data memory for up to 9 films taken for the user to know the past aperture,shutter speed, zoom range used..etc. I have upgraded from 500si super to 800si.
Endure through rough weather through my experience. (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2002 by Budda.
I use a Sigma 28-200 af lens with my Minolta 800si 35mm SLR camera. Great pictures indoors and out. AF works great. Flash has great range for a built in. I recommend this camera for those who do not wish to make a lot of camera settings and adjustments before shooting. Lots of great features like auto wind. (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2002 by Ed.
I have used the Minolta 800si 35mm SLR camera for a year now along side of a few other cameras of greater and lesser value. Its performance was unexpected. Minolta has proved to me that they still make a world class tool. I put it to the test and it amazed me. (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2001 by Mark.
I have used this camera extensivly for two years and it has never let me down. Exposures are constant and accurate. The in built flash is very powerfull and produces excellent exposures. The range of features on the camera means that you can develop your photogrphy to a high level without the need to upgrade your system. I would have preferred metering modes and focus mode selecters to be in place of the never used memory button on the top plate. But small grumbels aside this is an excellent... (read more)
Written on: 18/12/2000 by Christiaan.
I've had this camera for 2 years now and I must say I was
surprised by the consistent results it delivered and the
build quality. No technical problems. I have used this camera
for several professional applications - weddings, school portraiture,
public relations photography, etc. without a back-up and results
were consistent(especially in weddings this is important -
you don't want to miss any special moments) AF and exposures in
all-auto mode surprised me repeatedly.
The flash system and... (read more)