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Konica Minolta Dimage Z6

alaTest has collected and analyzed 456 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the battery and portability. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the storage, while the features and memory get less positive opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Konica Minolta Dimage Z6 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Konica Minolta Dimage Z6 Point-and-Shoot

 

For getting close to the action with your camera, a longer zoom is better. And the Konica Minolta DiMage Z6 has the look of a winner in that respect: Its 12X optical zoom is longer than most. And at a street price of $400, the DiMage Z6 is pretty cheap...

Powerful 12x zoom Low price

Noticeable shutter lag Photos looked noisy with fuzzy details

All of these issues limit the DiMage Z6's appeal. It's undeniably a step up from a point-and-shoot (and it doesn't cost much more than many of them), and the long zoom is a nice feature. But if you're after advanced features, you'll soon find that you...

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Konica Minolta Dimage Z6 reviewed

 

Given Konica Minolta's recent decision to cut back on its consumer digicam business, the Dimage Z6 may well be the last model in the company's long-running ultra-zoom compact line. If that's the case, judging from the review the model ...

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Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6 Digital Camera Review

 

Konica Minolta's DiMAGE Z6 is a 6 megapixel, 12x zoom camera that replaces the DiMAGE Z5, last year's 5 megapixel, 12x zoom model. The DiMAGE Z6 sells for as little as $340 online, averaging about $30 less than the Z5. The ultra zoom category inspires a l

Compact size ,Relatively low price,Powerful software ,Easy to use ,12x optical zoom lens

Autofocus is slow and poor in low light ,Zoom isnt very smooth ,AA batteries don't last long ,Top ISO of 320 limiting in low light and for stopping action ,Poor seals against dust and dirt ,Flash doesn't pop up automatically ,Just plain funny-looking

The DiMAGE Z6 is a budget compact camera with a 12x lens. It's not budget in terms of construction ¨C Konica Minolta's Anti-Shake mechanism moves the CCD, not a lens element, after all.

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Konica Minolta Dimage Z6

 

12X zoom lens; Anti-Shake image stabilization; broad feature set; extremely close macro focus; flexible continuous-shooting modes; compact SLR-style body.

Subpar EVF; less-than-stellar photo quality; movie mode downgraded to 320x240 resolution.

Compact and affordable, the image-stabilized megazoom Konica Minolta Dimage Z6 delivers a solid feature set. Finicky photographers may take issue with its image quality, though.

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Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6

 

Konica Minolta's proprietary CCD-shift Anti-Shake system the same as thatused in the top-of-the-line Maxxum 7D digital SLR,allows photographers to shoot with shutter speeds four to eight times longer(2-3 stops) than when shooting without an Anti-Shake...

To ensure that photographers don't miss a shot, the DiMAGE Z6 offers ultra-fast,accurate Rapid AF with Predictive Focus Control. Focusing in a mere 0.2 second at thewide-angle zoom position and only 0.3 second at the telephoto position, the DiMAGE Z6is...

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Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6 Digital Camera Review

 

The design of this camera is very different than the rest of the cameras in it's range. If you thought that a SLR-like ultra zoom digicam can not look fancy and stylish, you are wrong. The round forms of the design do not interfere with the camera...

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Konica Minolta Dimage Z6

 

While its 12X zoom lens is impressive and the camera is easy to handle, the Konica-Minolta Dimage Z6's unimpressive image quality and missing features make it a poor choice for photo enthusiasts.

Inexpensive ; 12X optical zoom ; sturdy case

No white balance bracketing ; low ISO speed ; slow start-up ; poor image quality ; poor skin tones ; short battery life

For getting close to the action with your camera, a longer zoom is better. And the Konica Minolta Dimage Z6 has the look of a winner in that respect: Its 12X optical zoom is longer than most

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Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6 Digital Camera Review

 

The Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6 is a 6 megapixel camera that features a 12x optical zoom and Konica Minolta's CCD-shift Anti-Shake system.

Quick autofocus ; Minimal shutter lag ; Outstanding battery life ; Effective anti-shake ; Quick 12x optical zoom

Some issues with overexposure (which seems to cause a lack of detail) ; Higher than average noise ; Iffy memory card access door

You'll find the camera, software, neck strap, 16MB SD card (yes, get a bigger one), lens cap, USB cable, and A/V cable

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Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6 6-Megapixel Digital Camera Review

 

I have pre-ordered the Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6 even before it was available and was able to get it shortly after it started being shipped. Having used the similar Canon S2 IS, Panasonic DMC-FZ5 and Sony DSC-H1 cameras, I wanted to see how the Z6...

The Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6 is a very good mega-zoom camera. With 12x stabilized optical zoom, 6-Megapixel resolution and a price tag that undercuts the 5-Megapixel competition, it is as excellent choice. As long as you can stand its color modes and...

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Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6

 

This gets stable 4. It is my main camera for about 12000 frames. Has one programmable button. Good zoom. Virtually noise free at ISO50 (lowest setting). Not bad anti-shake. Looks heavy and pro for newbies. 52mm adapter ring can be bought to mount...

ISO over 100... green/red/blue noise ; Needs too much menu walk to change settings with only one programmable ; button. Not very long battery time (about 200 shots). EVF has low resolution ; cant see if there is focus. EVF/LCD/photo-browse switch is in...

Product Specifications

The Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6 incorporates its 12x optical Mega Zoom lens and large 2.0-inch LCD monitor into a compact and easy to hold camera design. The DiMAGE Z6's built-in 12x optical zoom lens and 4x digital zoom capability combine for a total zoom range of 48x. In addition, Konica Minolta's proprietary CCD-shift Anti-Shake system - the same system used in Konica Minolta's top-of-the-line Maxxum 7D digital Single Lens-Reflex (SLR) camera, and first featured in Konica Minolta's DiMAGE A series of digital cameras - allows photographers to shoot with shutter speeds four to eight times longer (2-3 stops) than when shooting without an Anti-Shake system. The system also provides steady, shake-free images in twilight or other dimly lit situations, which are susceptible to blurring because of the slow shutter speeds used. This means significantly sharper images even without the use of a flash or tripod. The DiMAGE Z6 has everything photographers need to take high-quality pictures: 6.0 effective megapixels, high-performance GT APO lens, and Konica Minolta's proprietary CxProcess III image processing technology, which gives users images as beautiful as those they see with their own eyes. Thanks to its energy-efficient design, the Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6 lets users enjoy picture-taking longer with four widely available AA Alkaline batteries that power the camera for up to approximately 240 shots, as well as compatibility with high-capacity rechargeable Ni-MH batteries for up to approximately 420 shots. To ensure that photographers don't miss a shot, the DiMAGE Z6 offers ultra-fast, accurate Rapid AF with Predictive Focus Control. Focusing in a mere 0.2 second at the wide-angle zoom position and only 0.3 second at the telephoto position, the DiMAGE Z6 is ideal for accurately capturing any subject, moving or still. In addition to high-precision Rapid AF, the DiMAGE Z6 features a fast startup time and short shutter-release lag time. In addition, the camera's Progressive Capture drive mode records images continuously at approximately 1.8 frames per second regardless of image size or quality, and saves the last 10 frames simply by releasing the shutter button.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Prosumer
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.3in
Height:3.1in
Weight:0.7lbs/12oz
Width:4.3in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Landscape / Night portrait / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Standard / Sunset/Landscape / Night portrait / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Sunset

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:16MB

Header

Manufacturer:Konica Minolta Holdings
Model:Z6
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Konica Minolta DiMAGE

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.5
Max Focal Length:69.9mm
Min Focal Length:5.83mm
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:6Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MJPEG
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):320
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 320 / ISO 50 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Contrast compensation / Neutral / Sepia / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic
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