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Konica Minolta Dinage Z2

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17.05.2005

Advantages:
full manual control,big zoom,good video mode,image quality

Disadvantages:
size of body,clunky mirror flip viewfinder,plastic build quality

Recommendable Yes:

Detailed rating:

Picture Quality

Range & Quality of Features

Ease of Use

Durability

Overall Look & Design

ReliabilityGood

SizeBig

WeightAverage

Value for MoneyGood

Instruction ManualSatisfactory

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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 hobby of mine and so full exposure control was required .
Three cameras came to the front after ages of research,fuji s5000,olympus 450uz and this the Z2.
The Z2 won because it has all the features i required and more.Great image quality with A4 prints easy thanks to a 4 MP ccd,fully manual control from 1/1000th sec to 30 sec exposure, long 10x optical zoom with minimal distortion ,excellent battery life and what really won it? The camera's ability to take 640x480 movies at 30 frames per sec(as smooth as tv)or even 800x600 at 15fps with sound of course. Got some great clips of the kids and these can be up to 8 mins long at 640x480 30fps.
The bad bits, the mirror flip mechanism to get the image up to the eyepiece sounds clunky and expensive if it goes wrong,all round build is light and plasticy next to the olympus.Worst of all with this camera is the size of it , very awkward to get in a pocket and i tell you i am seriously considering a change because of this. I find the camera not coming along with me all the time and it seems a waste....

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littleboo21 19.05.2005 00:12

Welcome to ciao. Sarah x

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Hi and welcome to Ciao - More info would have been useful. If you want any help or want me to re rate, leave me a message in my guestbook - Cat x x

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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 gr...

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MPN 2725-301, V2725101A, DIMAGE Z2, 2725301, 2725-101
Product Type Digital camera - compact, Digital camera - SLR-type
Sensor Resolution 4.0 Megapixel

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Light Sensitivity ISO 100, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 50
Exposure Metering Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot
Exposure Metering Zones 256

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