It depends on who reviewed the camera: http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/A2/A2A12.HTM
It looks pretty sharp to me: http://www.luminous-landscape.com/re...ts/index.shtml
... better than some "L" (blur plot) lenses even :-)
I've read several reviews where the A2 had no real problems or at worst the images were softer than those of the competive offerings.
The jpeg out of the Minolta are softer than most because of the less noisy processing... In RAW the picture should be the best that this 'G' technology lens can offer.