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Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2

The DiMAGE Z2 is the second in a series of easy-to-use, powerful SLR-type digital cameras and a step up from the groundbreaking DiMAGE Z1. The DiMAGE ...

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“Review Minolta Z2”

published 04/11/2004

ProInfinately (well almost) settings, accurate settin...

Consautofocus and metering inaccurate, not good for oc...

I bought a Minolta Z2 about 6 months ago. I have been an avid amateur photographer for years, done the photographic clubs etc, got bored with the expense of processing etc and I have always had Minolta cameras. But then the digital cameras came along and changed all that. There aint nothing wrong...

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“The Z2 Has It (Digit)all...”

published 31/08/2004

ProGreat Picture Quality, Full Range Of Manual Contro...

ConsSwitching To Viewfinder From Screen Is Worrying...

I have been getting more and more into Photography over the past year and I bought a Film SLR last christmas and although the camera is excellent its expensive to keep buying and developing films only to find less than perfect results. As a beginner to photography I am still trying to get to...

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“Mixed bag”

published 12/10/2004

ProGood quality pictures

ConsUnattactive back

Actually this is a good quality camera as you might expect from Konica. It looks great from the front very professional looking and solid which it is. It is big and definitely not pocket sized. The back looks strangely unfinished and flat. The on off switch is awkward for largish thumbs as well...

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Excellent

ProSharp images, full manual controls, excellent valu...

ConsBulky, cannot be used as webcam, need tripod when ...

I bought a refurbished unit from Jessops for just over £100. Have had absolutely no problems with it and it takes sharp shots. You can use automatic settings or use any of the preset settings to take shots and even use the fully manual settings to get the right shot. It not being an slr in the...

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Excellent

ProExellent light 4Megapix camera with 40x zoom and g...

ConsToo big to carry around compared to other cameras

When I bought it I wasn't expecting this good camera.Pictures are great with auto focusing.Has 10 picture modes and also a video mode with resolusions of 800x600 at 15 fps,640x480 at 30 fps.There are 11 lenses in 7 different segments,so that's how it manages to have that 10 times optical zoom,and...

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“Go digital”

published 20/10/2004

ProSmall, light, easy to use, excellent quality pictu...

ConsNeed tripod for maximum zoom strength

I entered the world of digital cameras for the first time with this modle. I found it easy to use and quickly learnt the basic functions. What was annoying was the instructions are all on cd which I had to print out myself in order to take them on holiday with me to learn more. The camera was the...

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published 17/08/2008

My Dimage Z2 has just suddenly packed up?? It wont turn on? Taken it to a local camera shop who sent it somewhere to be looked at and now tell me you cant get spares anymore now and if they could it would cost around £150 to repair it! so not worth it. This camera has been brilliant and we're at a loss without it. Anyone got any ideas. Don't feel like giving up on it just yet? cheers.

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“Konica Minolta Dinage Z2”

published 17/05/2005

Profull manual control,big zoom,good video mode,image...

Conssize of body,clunky mirror flip viewfinder,plastic...

I originally was looking for a digital camera to take over where my Olympus c220 zoom left off, but when i made a list of my desired features it became clear i would have a lot of looking to do. I needed my camera to take good indoor and outdoor photos of the kids/landscapes , Astronomy is a...

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“DiMAGE Z2 - works for me”

published 20/12/2004

ProGreat Zoom and very responsive.

ConsDoesn't fit in your pocket and the zoom is noisy i...

I bought the Z2 in preference to the new Fjui S5500 partly due to the memory cards being about half the price - SD rather than XD. Given that the excellent VGA video mode eats up memory then this is something worth considering in the overall cost. The zoom lense (x10) produces great results the...

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Product Information : Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2

Manufacturer's product description

The DiMAGE Z2 is the second in a series of easy-to-use, powerful SLR-type digital cameras and a step up from the groundbreaking DiMAGE Z1. The DiMAGE Z2 also boasts the Rapid AF (Autofocus) and high-quality VGA/SVGA movie functionality of its predecessor. This time, Konica Minolta has raised the bar with the adoption of a GT lens and a 4-megapixel resolution, delivering picture clarity at the very top end of the spectrum. The addition of a Predictive Focus Control has increased the speed of the AF function, which means that shooting sports events or any moving object are even more easy. With its 4-megapixel resolution, the DiMAGE Z2 will appeal to users with a slightly more developed appreciation of high-resolution photography. Why not use the DiMAGE Z2 to capture those everyday yet significant occurrences that happen when close friends and family spend time together? The DiMAGE Z2's simple operation makes it easy to keep a record of those precious moments. Whether it's a child's first faltering steps, a day trip with your family, camping in the middle of the great outdoors, or just leisure time spent with those you love, the DiMAGE Z2 can help you capture those images forever. All the things that you love about digital photography are here: in addition to high resolution pictures and an excellent zoom, the DiMAGE Z2 delivers speed in bundles. Quick start up, fast-reacting LCD display, Rapid AF, minimal release time lag, super-fast continuous advance records and quick playback are all testaments to the speed of the DiMAGE Z2.

Product Details

Product Description: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2 - digital camera

Product Type: Digital camera - compact, Digital SLR Camera

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Sensor Resolution: 4.0 Megapixel

Lens System: 10 x zoom lens - 6.3 - 63 mm - f/2.8-3.7

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Digital Zoom: 4 x

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Viewfinder: Electronic - colour

Display: LCD display - 1.5", LCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.5" - colour

Supported Battery: 4 x AA alkaline battery ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video

Dimensions (WxDxH): 11 cm x 8 cm x 7.8 cm

Weight: 0.3 kg, 305 g

Battery: 4 x battery - AA type - Alkaline

Flash Memory: 16 MB

Supported Flash Memory: MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card

Shooting Modes: Frame movie mode

Lens Aperture: F/2.8-3.7

Min Focus Range: 50 cm

Focal Length: 6.3 mm - 63 mm

Optical Zoom: 10 x

Red Eye Reduction: Built-in

Microphone: Microphone - built-in

General

MPN: 2725-301, V2725101A, DIMAGE Z2, 2725301, 2725-101

Product Type: Digital camera - compact, Digital camera - SLR-type

Sensor Resolution: 4.0 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Total Pixels: 4,200,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 4,000,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.5"

Optical Zoom: 10 x

Digital Zoom: 4 x

Auto Focus: Hybrid

Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 3

Digital Video Format: MJPEG

Image Recording Format: JPEG

AV Interfaces: Composite video

Width: 11 cm

Depth: 8 cm

Height: 7.8 cm

Weight: 305 g

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 50

Exposure Metering: Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot

Exposure Metering Zones: 256

Exposure Modes: Programme, bulb, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority

Shooting Programs: Landscape, portrait mode, night portrait, sports mode, sunset

Special Effects: Black & White, Sepia, Vivid

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Fluorescent, cloudy, tungsten light, Flash, daylight

Max Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 30 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Auto Exposure Bracketing: 3 steps in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps

Lens System

Type: 10 x zoom lens - 6.3 - 63 mm - f/2.8-3.7, Zoom lens

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 38 - 380mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Macro Focus Range: 0.1-1.0m

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Lens Construction: 7 groups / 11 elements, 7 group(s) / 11 element(s)

Features: Aspherical lens

Focal Length: 6.3 mm - 63 mm

Auto Focus: Hybrid

Auto Focus Points (Zones): 3

Min Focus Range: 50 cm

Lens Aperture: F/2.8-3.7

Optical Zoom: 10 x

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Guide Number (m / ISO 100): 12

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Features: Flash +/- compensation

Effective Flash Range: 0.23 m - 6.1 m

Red Eye Reduction: Built-in

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed: 2.5 frames per second, 1.5 frames per second

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec

Flash Terminal: Hot shoe

Additional Features: Audio recording, USB 2.0 compatibility, built-in speaker, auto power save, digital noise reduction, DPOF support, PRINT Image Matching, progressive shutter system, PictBridge support, histogram display, AE lock, AF lock

Self Timer: Yes

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: Electronic

Viewfinder Colour Support: Colour

Field Coverage: 98%

Dioptric Correction Range: -3 to +1

Display

Type: 1.5" LCD display, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.5" - colour

Resolution: 113,000 pixels

Display Features: Built-in

Display Form Factor: Built-in

Display Format: 113,000 pixels

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output ¦ 1 x DC power input

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Expansion Slot(s): 1 x SD Memory Card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, ArcSoft VideoImpression

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Support: MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, MS Windows 98, Apple Mac OS 9.2, MS Windows 98 SE, Apple Mac OS 9, Apple Mac OS, Apple Mac OS 9.2.2, Apple Mac OS X 10.1.5, Apple Mac OS X 10.2.3, Apple Mac OS X 10.2.4, Apple Mac OS 9.1, Apple Mac OS X 10.3, Apple Mac OS X 10.3.2, Apple Mac OS X 10.1.4, Apple Mac OS X 10.2.1, Apple Mac OS X 10.2.2, Apple Mac OS X 10.2.5, Apple Mac OS X 10.2.6, Apple Mac OS X 10.1.3, Apple Mac OS X 10.3.1

Peripheral Devices: USB port

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Lens cap, neck strap, USB cable, audio / video cable

Cables Included: 1 x A/V cable ¦ 1 x USB cable

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Battery

Battery Type: AA

Details: 4 x AA alkaline battery ( included )

Type: 4 x battery - AA type - Alkaline

Included Qty: 4

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Supported Memory Cards: MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card

Included Memory Card: 16 MB SD

Image Storage: Super-fine JPEG 2272 x 1704 : 7 - with 16MB card ¦ Fine JPEG 2272 x 1704 : 14 - with 16MB card ¦ Normal JPEG 2272 x 1704 : 27 - with 16MB card ¦ Super-fine JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 14 - with 16MB card ¦ Fine JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 27 - with 16MB card ¦ Normal JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 47 - with 16MB card ¦ Super-fine JPEG 1280 x 960 : 22 - with 16MB card ¦ Fine JPEG 1280 x 960 : 39 - with 16MB card ¦ Normal JPEG 1280 x 960 : 69 - with 16MB card ¦ Super-fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 69 - with 16MB card ¦ Fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 100 - with 16MB card ¦ Normal JPEG 640 x 480 : 150 - with 16MB card

Video Capture: 800 x 600 - 15 fps - 28 sec - with 16MB card ¦ MPEG - 640 x 480 - 30 fps - 13 sec - with 16MB card ¦ 640 x 480 - 15 fps - 25 sec - with 16MB card ¦ MPEG - 320 x 240 - 30 fps - 21 sec - with 16MB card ¦ MPEG - 320 x 240 - 15 fps - 41 sec - with 16MB card ¦ 160 x 120 - 30 fps - 82 sec - with 16MB card ¦ 160 x 120 - 15 fps - 150 sec - with 16MB card

Flash Memory: 16 MB Flash - SD Memory Card

Supported Flash Memory: MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 11 cm

Depth: 8 cm

Height: 7.8 cm

Weight: 0.3 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Main Features

Resolution: 4.0 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Total Pixels: 4,200,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 4,000,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.5"

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 50

Digital Zoom: 4 x

Shooting Modes: Frame movie mode

Special Effects: Black & White, Sepia, Vivid

Max Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 30 sec

Exposure Metering: Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot

Exposure Modes: Programme, bulb, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Auto Exposure Bracketing: 3 steps in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps

Exposure Metering Zones: 256

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Fluorescent, cloudy, tungsten light, Flash, daylight

Digital Video Format: MJPEG

Still Image Format: JPEG

Continuous Shooting Speed: 2.5 frames per second, 1.5 frames per second

Video Capture: 15 fps - 28 sec - 800 x 600 - with 16MB card ¦ 30 fps - 13 sec - MPEG - 640 x 480 - with 16MB card ¦ 15 fps - 25 sec - 640 x 480 - with 16MB card ¦ 30 fps - 21 sec - MPEG - 320 x 240 - with 16MB card ¦ 15 fps - 41 sec - MPEG - 320 x 240 - with 16MB card ¦ 30 fps - 82 sec - 160 x 120 - with 16MB card ¦ 15 fps - 150 sec - 160 x 120 - with 16MB card

Microphone

Type: Microphone - built-in

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Listed on Ciao since: 20/12/2004