At long last, there's finally a digital SLR for all of us Minolta people. And it's just been out long enough to start getting some press. Popular Photography (Feb '05) has a good review and Photographic (Feb '05) has an even more glowing review. Sorry, you'll have to buy the print editions to read the reviews, though here
is PopPhoto's pre-release first look. I've also been talking with a number of people lucky enough to already purchase theirs and so far, everyone seems very pleased. The one sticking point for me has been price. It seems to be in a similar class as the Nikon D70 (except for the Anti-Shake) and yet it cost considerably more. However, for someone (like myself) with a fair share of Minolta glass, it's probably still worth it. And since Nikon and Canon only offer image stabilization on select (and very expensive) lenses, Minolta's body-integral Anti-Shake may prove to be the deal breaker for many. I'm looking to get mine sometime this month--though I did hear a vicious rumor that production had slowed and there were long waiting lists.