Originally Posted by Adey Baker
It's a competitive world out there! Minolta don't seem to have been able to keep up - by the time they finally got round to bringing out a DSLR they had probably lost a lot of business to their competitors.
They're anti-shake system within the body is a good idea but bird-photographers are not going to use it in droves for one simple reason - lenses.
It's a real shame - Minolta's cameras were real photographer's camera in terms of ergonmics and features. They were also a very inovative company. But your second point says it all. I went Canon largely on the basis of lens selection.