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Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5


Category: Beginner to Serious Amateur

The Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5 is an upgrade from the Z3, now featuring 5MP resolution. It still has a whopping 12x optical zoom, the unique CCD Anti-Shake System, and a Rapid Focus system for short shutter lag times at both wide-angle (focusing at 0.2 sec.) and telephoto focal lengths (focusing at 0.3 sec.).

The Konica Minolta Z5 retains the distinctive futuristic look, with clean and smooth rounded lines and corners. It has fast operations, and provides flexible exposure control. Those who wear glasses will welcome the diopter control on the electronic viewfinder, which covers about 100% of the frame. The Real Motion LCD monitor is now larger at 2 in. The Anti-Shake System is an image stabilization system that works on the CCD image sensor instead of a lens element; its main function is to reduce camera shake at long focal lengths and slow shutter speeds.

The Konica Minolta Z5 retains a Super Macro mode that allows focusing as close as 1 cm (0.4 in.). An optional wide-angle Converter ZCW-300 provides a 35mm equivalent of 26mm wide-angle shooting.

The Konica Minolta Z5 is full-featured and, like the Z3 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 -- now with Anti-Shake!

Konica Minolta Z5
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Image Sensor 5.0 effective megapixels (2560 x 1920 pixels)
1/2.5 in. CCD with Anti-Shake
  Lens Minolta APO GT  
  Focal Length 5.83-69.9mm (35-420mm, 35 mm equivalent)  
  Maximum Aperture F2.8(W)-F4.5(T)  
  Optical Zoom 12x  
  Macro 10cm / 3.9in.
Supermacro: 1cm / 0.4in.
  Auto Focus
Video AF system
5-point Wide Focus Area with Focus Area Selection
Single-shot AF, Continuous AF with predictive focus control, Full-time AF, Manual focus
  Shutter Speed 4 - 1/1000 second  
  Exposure Control Programmed AE, Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual  
  Shooting Modes Digital Subject Program Selection (Portrait, Sports action, Landscape, Sunset, Standard, Night portrait -- Automatic and manual selection), Movie (640x480 30fps Motion JPEG MOV with sound limited only by capacity of memory card);
Continuous (Fine 2.ofps - 3 frames @ 2560 x 1920; Standard 2.2fps - 6 frames @ 2560 x 1920; UHS 10fps - max. 20 frames @ 1024 x 768; Progressive - stores last frames instead of first, 10fps - 20 frames @ 1024 x 768)
  Exposure Compensation +/- 2EV in 1/3 increments; Exposure Bracketing (three frame bracket in 1.0, 0.5, 0.3 EV increments)  
  Light Metering Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot  
  White Balance Automatic, Preset (Daylight, Tungsten, Cloudy, Flash and Fluorescent), Custom
  Viewfinder Electronic viewfinder (EVF), 0.33 in. with a total of 114,000 pixels; @ 100% coverage; diopter control
  LCD 2 inch digital-interface TFT colour; 114K pixels; automatic monitor amplification; @ 100% coverage  
  ISO Sensitivity
Manual equivalent 50, 100, 200, 320
  Storage Media SD (Secure Digital) Memory Cards, MultiMediaCards
  Battery 4 AA batteries: Alkaline, Ni-MH
  Included Accessories
16MB SD Memory Card
4 AA Alkaline Batteries
A/V Cable, USB 2.0 Full-speed (i.e. USB 1.1 equiv.) Cable
Strap (Neck), Lens Cap
Software CD-ROMs (DiMAGE Viewer)
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 108.5 x 80 x 84 mm /
4.3 x 3.1 x 3.3 in.
  Weight (Camera body only) 340 g / 12 oz.  
  MSRP US$499.99  

Product technical specifications (including MSRP and Included Accessories) are as represented by the manufacturer and subject to manufacturer's change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Product color availability and included accessories may also differ by country or area. Please verify the latest specs from the appropriate manufacturer's site.

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Konica Minolta Z5  

Recommended Konica Minolta Z5 Accessories:

  • Camera Case
  • Battery Charger Kit
  • 512MB SD Card
  • AC Adapter (if you do not want to wait for a fully recharged battery to upload pictures)
  • PROGRAM/MAXXUM FLASH 3600HS(D), 5600HS(D), 2500(D)
  • Wide-Angle Converter ZCW-300 kit

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