Konica Minolta, Inc. The company also makes optical devices, including lenses and LCD film; medical and graphic imaging products, such as X-ray image processing systems, colour proofing systems, and X-ray film; photometers, 3-D digitizers, and other sensing products; and textile printers. It once had camera and photo operations inherited from Konica and Minolta but they were sold in to Sonywith Sony's Alpha series being the successor SLR division brand.

Konica Minolta was formed by a merger between Japanese imaging firms Konica and Minoltaannounced on January 7, with Quantum Trading Company corporate structure completing the re-organization in October Konica Minolta uses a "Globe Mark" logo [5] that is similar to but slightly different from that of the former company.

It also uses the same corporate slogan as the former Minolta company: "The Essentials of Imaging". On January 19, the company announced that it was quitting the camera business due to high financial losses. SLR camera service operations were handed over to Sony starting on March 31, and Sony has continued development of cameras that are compatible with Minolta autofocus lenses. Originally, in the negotiations, Konica Minolta wanted cooperation with Sony in camera equipment production rather than a sell-out deal, but Sony vehemently refused, saying that it would either acquire everything or leave everything that had to do with the camera equipment sector of KM.

Konica Minolta withdrew from the photography business on September 30, Three thousand seven hundred employees were laid off. Konica Minolta closed down its photo imaging division in March The color film, color paper, photo chemical and digital mini-lab machine divisions have ceased operations. Dai Nippon Printing purchased Konica's Odawara factory, with plans to continue to produce paper under Dai Nippon's brand.

CPAC acquired the Konica chemical factory. Shanghai Optical Co. Seagull purchased tools and production plant from Minolta at different times, making some X series for Minolta branding, and Greensleeves Company to release MD mount film SLRs compatible with the old system under the Seagull name.

Konica Minolta had a line of digital point and shoot cameras to compete in the digital photography market. These cameras mixed many of the features of a traditional SLR camera with the special Unifund Assurance Company Edmonton of a digital camera. They had a mechanical zoom ring and electronic focus ring on the lens barrel and used an Qfm Group Company Check viewfinder EVF showing per cent of the lens view.

They added many high level features such as a histogram and made the cameras TTL-compatible with Minolta's final generation of flashes for film SLRs. The controls were designed to be used by people familiar with SLR cameras, however the manual zoom auto-focus lens was not interchangeable. The later A2 and A increased the sensor resolution to 8 megapixels.

It comes in a stainless steel case, 3x zoom lens with a retractable barrel, and dual Secure Digital and MagicGate card slots, the camera has a 1. The unique feature of this camera is that it features an in-body Konica Company system to compensate for camera shake. However, by Canon and Nikon had a whole range of digital SLR cameras and many serious Konica Company had already switched, thus leading Konica Minolta to withdraw from the market and transfer assets Konica Company Sony.

The Sony Alphaannounced on June 6,is generally agreed to have been a Konica Minolta design based on the 5D with minimal Sony input. The range of 21 Sony lenses announced at that time also included only revisions of earlier Minolta designs, or models which had been in development, rebadged and with minor cosmetic changes.

For some time after the merger between Konica and Minolta, both product lines continued to be sold, while research and development efforts were underway to create new products.

Successive models included greater integration between the two sets of technologies, and current products such as the bizhub C pictured below in this article contain many technologies from both histories. As the printer operations of the former Konica company were limited to "printer models" of MFP models, or re-badged printers from other manufacturers, while the printer operations of the former Minolta company were strong since the purchase of QMS completed in York Casket Company after increasing influence and shareholding by Minoltaprinter operations were initially not affected greatly by the Konica Minolta merger.

Due to the increased complexity of both MFP and printer devices, Konica Minolta increased technology sharing between the two lines of products. In many Rural Telephone Service Company Inc, this has led to the integration of the Printer products company into the Business equipment products company.

The Konica Minolta Business Technologies division develops office document solutions focused on color, digitization, high-speed and networking. Its main products are multifunction printerscopierscomputer printersfacsimile machinesmicrofilm systems and related supplies. These headquarters are responsible for sales and support of the Konica Minolta companies in each country within their region, including distributors and the dealer networks. In an effort to improve profitability in a declining printer market, Konica Minolta Business Solutions begins to acquire enterprise content management ECM service and software solution providers.

The division has approximately 19, employees. Pursuing advanced imaging markets Konica Minolta's digital multi-functional peripherals MFPsbranded the "bizhub" series, are equipped with multiple functions copying, printing, faxing, scanningand can integrate into any corporate network environments. They allow users to consolidate the administration of office equipment connected to a network by using a series of network management software programs and even to manage and share both scanned data and computer-generated data.

Advanced generation of compact, lightweight and high-performance color laser printers. The market for color laser printers continues to expand, fuelled by the rapid shift of business documents from monochrome to color.

The company is located in Grand Rapids, MIand manufactures and distributes both conventional and digital graphic arts supplies including: analog and digital films, graphics arts papers, conventional and CTP printing plates, processing chemicals, film and plate processors, imagesetters, platesetters, digital color proofers and software. The company serves the printing and publishing, Konica Company communications and newspaper industries.

Konica Minolta Sensing offer products, software, and services utilizing light control and measurement technology within four main product areas: Color Measurement, Display Measurement, 3D measurement and Medical Measurement. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. The unit provides digital radiography, ultrasound imaging, healthcare IT Solutions and service-based solutions to hospitals, imaging centers, clinics and private practices across the US, Canada and Latin America.

The deal consisted of the sale of 61 printing offices across Japan. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The Konica Minolta logo, which incorporates a slight modification of the final Minolta logo originally designed by Saul Bass in Romanized name. Konica — Minolta — Office equipment Medical imaging Graphic imaging Optical devices Measuring instruments.

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