Konica Minolta Dimage Z1 Reviews

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Summary

3.3 Megapixel
10x Optical Zoom
Standard Point And Shoot
Video Capability Included
1.5 In. Lcd Panel
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Specification for Konica Minolta Dimage Z1

Main Features
Resolution 3.2
Optical Zoom 10
Battery Type Alkaline or Rechargeable

Manufacturer: Minolta
Features:
  • 3.2 megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create photo-quality 8 x 10 prints and medium-quality prints up to 11 x 14
  • 10x optical plus 4x digital zoom (for 40x total)
  • Includes 16 MB Secure Digital card; also compatible with MMC cards
  • Unique SLR-style; fast f2.8 - f3.5 lens allowing fast shutter speeds for sport or natural-light photography; 2-second start-up time
  • Powered by 4 AA batteries (alkalines included); connects with Macs and PCs via USB 1.1
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    ★★★★★
    Konica Minolta Dimage Z1

    “The Konica Minolta Dimage Z1 is an excellent digital...”

    Written on: 10/01/2006 by KingsleyKid (3 reviews written)

    The Konica Minolta Dimage Z1 is an excellent digital camera if want a little more than a point and press 3 x digi compact. It will provide a new world of photography, and shoot remarkably good pictures. This is the sort of camera that makes you want to buy a DSLR, as it gives you a taste of what photography is all about without having to spend 6 weeks learning the manual.

    I would recommend it to anyone wanting to get away from standard holiday snaps and start being a little creative!! And… Read Full Review

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    Bertie's Response to KingsleyKid's Review

    Written on: 11/01/2006

    About 2 years ago, this camera was selling for about £230 and initially cost over 400 USA dollars.
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    <br>This just HAS to be a bargain!

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    Konica Minolta Dimage Z1

    “I am a bit of a motorsport and airshow fan, so when I...”

    Written on: 05/02/2004 by terryp (1 review written)

    I am a bit of a motorsport and airshow fan, so when I wanted a Digital Camera to compliment my Cannon EOS300 SLR, that I use with a 75-300 zoom, then there were quite a few to choose from, Kodak DX6490, Olympus C740, HP's 945, Toshiba PDR-M700, to name a few.

    Eventually after much browsing review sites and even nipping in to camera shops with the pretence of looking to buy one, but just getting the feel of them, I plumped for the Minolta Dimage Z1, why? because it offered the best range of… Read Full Review

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    Konica Minolta Dimage Z1

    “I was very excited to be buying this Minolta Dimage Z1...”

    Written on: 13/01/2004 by Adam A (1 review written)

    I was very excited to be buying this Minolta Dimage Z1 digital camera, as it has so many features for a great price. However, there are many fundamental problems with it that should be sorted out for future models.

    The 10X zoom is brilliant, but that is about the only redeeming feature of this camera. It looks and feels awkward. The shutter release button is placed at a strange angle, and is difficult to depress without moving the camera - very bad for longer exposure shots.

    The camera is… Read Full Review

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    Djgazza's Response to Adam A's Review

    Written on: 25/01/2004

    this reviewer doesnt know what hes on about i have 1 and its great DO NOT listen to this reviewer for the money this is a fantastic camera

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    Kenwood33's Response to Adam A's Review

    Written on: 08/01/2005

    I have owned my Minolta Z1 for about a year or so and have found it to be a cracking little camera. The guy does not know what he is talking about and I am a Woman who takes loads of goods shots!! To be perfectly honest it is a brilliant little camera for the money and what more do you want? If you want to go top rate then you buy a top rate camera but other than that this camera has everything I would expect from it and more!

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    167386_Blugnu's Response to Adam A's Review

    Written on: 26/08/2004

    Can't agree with this reviewer at all. I have no problems with this camera in terms of holding it, yes it is somewhat different from the norm, but everything falls to hand very nicely. I've read all sorts re the lens "wobble" and it's true, it moves slightly within the housing, but it has no effect whatsoever on the quality of shots, which are excellent. It has way more features than you'll ever need, and the movie mode is excellent. The battery housing simply requires sensible use, but I have no concerns over that either. Incidentally, battery life is excellent.
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    <br>I've always been a Minolta fan, and this camera meets all my needs. You won't get the same facilities for the price with anything else.

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    Krieger's Response to Adam A's Review

    Written on: 03/05/2004

    After being a little worried by the issue of the wobbling lens, I sent an email to Minolta, querying the problem.
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    <br>It would seem that the lens wobble is actually a feature of the camera, and will not affect the quality of the pictures taken with it. In fact, their reason for the wobble is supposed to make your pictures even higher quality. The rattling lens occurs because of a balancing system in the lens housing. This is designed to mechanically cancel small amounts of shaking caused by the unsteadiness of the human hand.
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    <br>It would seem that Minolta say that this 'feature' is a cheaper version of the highly expensive 'digital stability control' which we see on the top-end camera. This is where the camera uses digital methods to ensure that all shaking is removed from the camera, to gain the sharpest possible shot with minimal blurring.

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    Terryp's Response to Adam A's Review

    Written on: 04/02/2004

    I'm afraid I've got to agree with the other guy who left a comment. I considered all the reviews and the Z1 is an outstanding camera for the price.
    <br>The lens rattle which Minolta have said they designed it that way to make the autofocus faster, is only apparent if you violently shake the camera, something we do all the time eh!
    <br>The battery cover could have been a bit sturdier, I just make sure I apply even pressure when I close the lid.
    <br>The build quality is not as bad as the reviewer makes out, of course it's not in the same class as a some of the more upmarket models, Minolta included. But mine cost me £232.00 inc' postage from PCworld, compared to the £340.00 for the Kodak, I'm well satisfied.

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    ★★★★★
    Konica Minolta Dimage Z1

    “The Minolta Dimage Z1 was my first semi-serious camera...”

    Written on: 16/12/2003 by Greg Tottenham (1 review written)

    The Minolta Dimage Z1 was my first semi-serious camera bought on a tight budget. Although only 3.2MP the photo's are cracking, and the 10x zoom makes up for the rest! Good menu's and easy to use, would recommend to anyone with £300 to spend!… Read Full Review

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