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Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3

 

Minolta DiMAGE Z3

Category: Beginner to Serious Amateur

The Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 features a whopping 12x optical zoom, the unique Anti-Shake System introduced in the DiMAGE A1 and A2, and now an all-black professional looking body.

The DiMAGE Z3 retains the distinctive futuristic look, though it is now more rounded instead of angular. It has fast operations, and provides flexible exposure control. Those who wear glasses will welcome the diopter control on the viewfinder, which covers about 100% of the frame. The 1.5 in. LCD has automatic monitor amplification and covers approx. 100% of the frame. 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 DiMAGE Z3 now has a Super Macro mode that allows focusing as close as 1 cm (0.4 in.).

The Z3 is full-featured and, like the Z2 and Z1 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!

 
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Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Minolta DiMAGE Z3  
  Image Sensor 4.0 effective megapixels
1/2.5 in. CCD
 
  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 – 1/000s in programmed AE and aperture-priority modes
15 – 1/1000s in shutter-priority and manual exposure modes
2 – 1/1000s in auto-recording and Digital Subject Programs
Bulb (max. 30 sec.)
 
  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 (2.5fps)  
  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), 0.3-type with a total of 118,000 pixels; @ 100% coverage; diopter control
 
  LCD 3.8cm (1.5 inch) digital-interface TFT colour; 78K pixels; automatic monitor amplification; @ 100% coverage  
  ISO Sensitivity
Auto
Manual equivalent 50, 100, 200, 400
 
  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 Cable
Strap (Neck), Lens Cap
Software CD-ROMs (DiMAGE Viewer, ArcSoft VideoImpression 2)
 
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 108.5 x 80 x 83.5 mm /
4.3 x 3.1 x 3.3 in.
 
  Weight (Camera body only) 335 g / 11.8 oz.  
  MSRP $  

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 Z3  

Recommended Accessories:

  • Camera Case CS-DG1000
  • Battery Charger Kit
  • 512MB SD Card
  • AC Adapter AC-1L (if you do not want to wait for a fully recharged battery to upload pictures)
  • PROGRAM FLASH 3600HS (D), 5600HS (D), 2500(D)
  • Wide-Angle Converter ZCW-300 kit

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