Switch Finder system allows the monitor to be viewed directly or through the viewfinder. So I aimed the camera at the television and took this movie warning: Startup time is 2 seconds and shutdown time is 2. It has a unique LCD monitor with a very impressive 60 frames per second refresh rate. I still strongly recommend buying a couple of sets of high-capacity rechargeable batteries and a good charger though. Dec 26,

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This represents a range from a moderate dijage to a pretty substantial telephoto. It’s a shame too, because the Z1 took in plenty of light, and noise levels were very low.

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z1 3.2MP Digital Camera – Silver

Check out our photo gallery! For a big zoom camera, the Z1’s 2.

Ratings and Reviews Write a review. I was quite impressed though, with the way the Z1 combined a novice-friendly design with a surprising array of advanced features to satisfy more expert users.

Something that’s I’ve read on the forums out there mentioned that the sound is out of sync with the video. Mobile Accessories by Joshua Goldman Nov 19, The lens is threaded, and the camera supports the wide-angle conversion lens that I mentioned earlier.

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Trust me, needing this is not a matter of if, but when Given the camera’s straightforward setup and user-friendly design, most users should be able to operate the camera right out of the box, referring to the manual only for more complex operations. The viewfinder has a diopter mjnolta knob to focus what you’re looking at.

PhotoRescue is about the best and easiest tool for recovering digital photos I’ve seen. Most printers won’t print above 8. The camera also works with the slightly less expensive MMC cards.

Minolta DiMAGE Z1: Digital Photography Review

The Z1 is certainly an intriguing camera, and if Minolta could try to reduce the purple fringing if it’s due to rimage processing, and not the lens and fix the movie sound syncing, it would be more competitive. Want to take better photos and videos? A sliding switch locks and unlocks the battery compartment door, to prevent it from accidentally flying open while shooting. In this interview, Simon looks back at his time at the helm.

You can also downsize images for e-mailing, and copy images from one memory card to another.

Below is the image included with the review when it was first posted: The door over the battery compartment has a lock, so it doesn’t accidentally spring open. A 64 MB card represents a good tradeoff between capacity and cost. The images you capture will be detailed enough to turn into large-size prints: Since they don’t make or service these cameras anymore I was very happy to find it on ebay. The front of the Z1 is dominated by the large lens and handgrip. The thumbnails below show a subset of our test images.


Inside the box, you’ll find: I’m not sure if this actually affects camera operation, but it’s food for thought. I highly recommend picking up a MB or larger card right away.

Konica Minolta Dimage Z1

This camera absolutely has top rating in my book for the price range! I do think that the image quality on Olympus’ latest ultra zooms is a step above other cameras in this class. Bundles that include this product.

As always, I recommend picking up at least t wo sets of high-capacity rechargeable NiMH batteries and a good charger, and keeping a set freshly charged at all times. Not so with this camera!