Dec 24, A sliding switch locks and unlocks the battery compartment door, to prevent it from accidentally flying open while shooting. And how about that Panasonic — it’s huge! Optical Sensor Size metric. A guide is shown on the LCD displaying the current focus distance, and the camera will enlarge the center of the image so you can verify that your subject is in-focus.

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Exposure Parameters Exposure Metering. Go to a camera store and take a photo with this, then take one with a comparable camera. The Z1 looks as dimqge it has dropped out of a science fiction movie with its rounded body and separate hand grip. It’s a shame too, because the Z1 took in plenty of light, and noise levels were very low. Gear of the Year – Carey’s choice: Lensrentals tears down the Canon mm F2.

A Taiwanese company known for producing skins for Sony products has released minoltq is very likely its most unusual skin to date. Want more battery life, and don’t mind carrying around a bulky battery pack?

The sliding plastic door is nice, since you can’t snap it off like on some other cameras. To the right of those is the DC-in port, which is where you’ll plug in the optional AC adapter or external battery pack. Specifically, two series of 8MP images. During movie recording, Konica Minolta’s advanced autofocus technology keeps your subject in focus for excellent results. This item doesn’t belong on this page. Once Spot-AF mode is selected, you can use the left and right buttons of the arrow pad to select the specific spot area you want to use.


Keep in mind that you must use a Minolta flash, as its a proprietary hot shoe. On the included 16MB memory card that takes just 13 seconds. I’m in love with it again!

I would highly recommend it to anyone needing a good macro camera. What’s in the Box? It should fit into larger coat pockets, purses, and backpacks without trouble though.

Minolta includes four alkaline batteries with the camera, which will quickly find their way into your trash can or should I say, recycling bin. How Does it Compare?

Here you’ll find the battery compartment as well as a metal tripod mount. Want to see how the photo quality turned on? For a big zoom camera, the Z1’s 2.

Minolta DiMAGE Z1: Digital Photography Review

As you can see, chromatic aberrations were very noticeable until F4. It’s a similar concept as an AF-assist lamp, but it’s useful in daylight as well. Light sensitivity is adjustable to ISO values of 50, orwith an Auto setting as well.


So go konic two sets of NiMH batteries instead — they’ll last longer while saving the environment — and your money — as well. Switching between the LCD and viewfinder is bizarre the first time you do it, with a noticeable “thunk” when the mirror moves.

The Z1 was a surprisingly speedy camera in my tests, particularly for a long-zoom model. Also on the front panel are the flash sensor just below the pop-up flash compartmentmicrophone, and Self-Timer LED lamp.

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z1 3.2MP Digital Camera – Silver

The first is a high-precision 10x optical zoom lens with 10 elements in 7 groups. This Real Motion frame rate brings the live image to life by the ability to show action smoothly. So don’t try to stick your Canon Speedlite on it.

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