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Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6


Category: Beginner to Serious Amateur

The Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6 is an upgrade from the Z5, now featuring 6.0 effective megapixels, a Konica Minolta GT APO lens, and CxProcess™ III image processing technology. It delivers 12x optical zoom with Konica Minolta’s unique Anti-Shake system that stabilizes the CCD instead of the lens. Image stabilization reduces image blur caused by camera shake, essential at long focal lengths and low shutter speeds.

The Konica Minolta Z6 retains the distinctive futuristic look, with clean and smooth rounded lines and corners. It's Rapid autofocus (AF) offers great autofocus speed with Predictive Focus Control. Progressive Capture mode ensures high-speed shooting of fast-moving subjects even at maximum resolution (2,816 x 2,112 pixels).

The Konica Minolta Z6 retains a Super Macro mode that allows focusing as close as 1 cm (0.4 in.). The LCD monitor is 2.0-inch with a standard 114,000 pixels resolution. The viewfinder is also electronic (EVF). Optional accessories include the Wide-angle Converter ZCW-300 Kit that provides a 35mm equivalent of 26mm wide-angle shooting, and the Konica Minolta Program/Maxxum Flash 3600HS(D), 5600HS(D), and 2500(D).

The Konica Minolta Z6 provides full exposure flexibility and, like the Z5 before it, will appeal to soccer moms and wildlife photographers, both beginner and serious amateur photographers, who desire an ultra zoom digital camera with easy point-and-shoot as well as flexible exposure control -- with Anti-Shake, and a very affordable price.

Konica Minolta Z6
QuickFact™ Sheet
Number of effective pixels 6.0 million
CCD (Image Sensor) 1/2.5-type interline primary-color CCD
Total pixels: 6.36 million
Anti-shake system CCD-shift type with three options Display + Exp., Exposure, Off 
Camera sensitivity Auto and ISO 50,100, 200, and 320 equivalents
Focal length 5.83 – 69.9mm (35mm equivalent: 35 – 420mm)
Lens construction 13 elements in 10 groups
Maximum aperture f/2.8 – f/4.5
Optical Zoom 12x
Minimum focus distance Wide-angle: 2.0ft (0.6m) from front of lens 
Telephoto: 5.2ft (1.6m) from front of lens
Macro mode
  Super Macro Auto macro
Focal length 10.45mm* Wide-angle Telephoto
From front of lens 0.4 in. (1cm) 3.9 in. (10cm) 47.2 in. (120cm)
* Fixed, equivalent to 63mm in 35mm format
Maximum magnification 0.20x (equivalent to 1.2x in 35mm format)  
Area covered at maximum magnification: Approximately 
1.2 x 0.9 in. (31 x 23mm)
Viewfinder type Electronic viewfinder 0.33-inch with a total of 114,000 pixels
LCD monitor 2.0 inch digital-interface TFT color 
Total number of pixels: Approximately 114,000 
Automatic monitor brightness amplification
Field of view Viewfinder: Approximately 100% 
LCD monitor: Approximately 100% 
Diopter control – 3 ~ +1m-1
Eye-relief 16.9mm
Shutter  CCD electronic shutter and mechanical shutter
Shutter speed range 4 - 1/1000 second
Autofocus system Video AF system
Autofocus areas 5-Point Wide Focus Area; Spot focus areas selectable
Focus modes Single-shot AF, Continuous AF with predictive focus control, Full-time AF, Manual focus.
Focus lock By pressing shutter-release button partway down
Metering modes Multi-segment (256 segments), Center weighted, Spot
Exposure compensation ą2 EV in 1/3 increments
Exposure bracketing Three frame bracket in 0.5, 0.3 EV increments
AE lock By pressing shutter-release button partway down
Exposure modes Program, Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual
Digital Subject Programs 


Automatic (Portrait, Sports action, Landscape, Sunset, Program) Manual (Portrait, Sports action, Landscape, Sunset, Night portrait
Flash range Wide-angle: Approximately 0.7 – 11.8 ft. (0.2 – 3.6 m) from front of lens
Telephoto: Approximately 3.9 – 7.2 ft. (1.2 – 2.2 m) from front of lens (Camera sensitivity auto)
Flash modes Autoflash, Autoflash with red-eye reduction, Fill flash, Slow-shutter sync.
Autoflash not available with aperture priority, shutter priority, and manual exposure modes.
Flash cancel by pushing the built-in flash down.
Flash recycling time Approximately  7 seconds
Flash compensation ą 2 EV in 1/3 increments 
Flash-sync speeds  All shutter speeds 
External flashes Auto-flash metering with Program/Maxxum Flash 2500 (D), Program/Maxxum 3600HS (D), Program/Maxxum Flash 5600HS (D)
Continuous advance


Standard continuous advance: Approximately 1.8 frames per second
*Actual speed may vary depending upon the subject and camera settings
Approximate number of frames that can be captured at one 
time with the continuous-advance drive modes:


2816x2112 2272x1704 1600x1200 640x480
Fine 11 16 28 139
Standard 20 28 49 208
Economy 35 49 79 290
* Actual number of images may vary depending upon the subject and camera settings.
Progressive Capture Records images continuously at approximately 1.8 frames per second. Releasing the shutter-release button saves the last 10 frames (size and quality selectable)
Self-timer Approximately 10 seconds, 2 seconds 
Movie Recording time dependent on memory card capacity, image size, and frame rate.
Number of recorded pixels: 320x240
Frame rate: 15frames per second, 30 frames per second
Audio monaural
Optical zoom available during recording Movie frame capture, Movie editing, Night movie
White balance control Automatic, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash), Custom
Contrast Adjustable in three levels (Low, Normal, High)
Sharpness Adjustable in three levels (Soft, Normal, Hard)
Color modes Natural Color, Vivid Color, Black and white, Sepia
Noise reduction Available (Auto)
Digital zoom Maximum 4x in 0.2x increments
Languages Japanese, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean
Copy function Creates a copy of image or movie files to the same or another memory card. 
E-mail Copy function Creates a 640x480 JPEG image for transmission. 
Date imprinting Year/month/day (Format can be changed.) Imprinting can be disabled
Custom Key Function The function activated by the flash-mode button can be changed. 
Image-quality modes Fine, Standard, Economy
Number of recorded pixels 
(Still images)
 2816 x 2112, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480
Number of recorded pixels (Movie clips)  320 x 240
Storage capacity Approximate storage capacity of a 16MB SD (Secure Digital) Memory Card:
Still images
  2816x2112 2272x1704 1600x1200 640x480
Fine 15 22 37 101
Standard 8 12 22 78
Economy 4 6 12 52
Movie clips
30 frames per second 57 seconds
15 frames per second 29 seconds
* Movie clips recorded with audio.
* Actual number of images may vary depending upon the subject and memory card used.
File formats JPEG, Motion JPEG (MOV) with audio DCF 2.0-compliant DPOF-compliant (Supported by printing functions in version 1.1) Exif 2.2 
Folder name formats Standard, Date
Printing output control Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching III, PictBridge
Recording media SD (Secure Digital) Memory Cards, MultiMediaCards
Computer interface Full-speed 12Mbps data transfer with USB 2.0 compatible computer
AV output NTSC, PAL (selectable on the camera)
Batteries Four AA Alkaline or Ni-MH batteries
Battery performance (Playback) Approximate continuous playback time: Approximately 300 minutes with alkaline batteries.
Battery performance (Recording) Approximate number of recorded images: 240 frames with alkaline batteries, 420 frames with 2500mAh Ni-MH batteries, conforming to the CIPA standard with SD Memory Card. * CIPA Camera & Imaging Products Association
External power source 6V DC with specified AC adapter (sold separately)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.3 x 3.1 x 3.3 in. (108.5 x 80.0 x 84.0mm) 
Weight Approximately 12.0oz. (340g) without batteries or recording media 
Operating temperature 32-104°F (0-40ēC)
Standard accessories Neck Strap NS-DG7000 Lens Cap LF-243 set Accessory Shoe Cap SC-1000 AV Cable AVC-700 16MB SD (Secure Digital) Memory Card USB Cable USB-3 Digital Camera Software CD-ROM Four AA Alkaline batteries
Optional accessories AC Adapter AC-11 Camera Case  AC Adapter AC-11 Camera Case CS-DG1000 Leather Neck Strap NS-DG1000 Wide-Angle Converter ZCW-300 Kit Adapter Ring ZCA-300 (for attaching a 52mm filter) Program/Maxxum Flash 3600HS (D), 5600HS (D), 2500(D)
MSRP US $399.99

System Requirements

The following operating systems are compatible with the camera:

IBM PC/AT compatible computers with Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional, Windows Me, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 98*, or Windows 98 Second Edition* with a USB port as standard interface.

Apple Macintosh computers with preinstalled Mac OS 9.0 – 9.2.2, Mac OS X v10.1.3 – 10.1.5, and v10.2.1 – 10.2.8, v10.3-10.3.9, v10.4 – 10.4.1 with a USB port as standard interface. 

The computer and operating system must be guaranteed by their manufacturers to support USB interface.

Problems may be encountered depending on what other USB devices are being used in parallel with this product.

Only a built-in USB port is supported. Problems may be encountered when the camera is connected to a USB hub.

Normal operation may not be possible even when all the system requirements are met.

* Users with Windows 98 and Windows 98 Second Edition must install dedicated driver software included in the DiMAGE Z6 package.

OS Compatible with Kodak EasyShare

Windows Macintosh
Windows 98, Windows 98 Second EditiontableWindows Me, Windows 2000 Professional (Service Pack 1 and later), Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional Mac OS X v10.2.3-10.2.8, v10.3-10.3.8


OS compatible with DiMAGE Master Lite

Windows Macintosh
Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Me, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional Mac OS X v10.1.3-10.1.5, v10.2.1-10.2.8tablev10.3-10.3.9, v10.4-10.4.1

Specifications, system requirements and accessories are subject to change without notice.

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