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Mamiya ZD

Mamiya ZD
alaScore 87

18 reviews

Apr, 2014

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We have collected and analyzed 10 expert reviews and 8 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 100/100 and users rate it 68/100. The average review date is Jul 16, 2007. We have compared these reviews to 175025 reviews from other Digital SLR Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 87/100 = Very good. Last update: Apr 17, 2014.

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Hands On: Mamiya ZD


Not long ago, most serious photographers dreamed of joining the elite club of pros who shot with 6x4.5cm or 21¼4-inch medium-format cameras. Why? Nearly all top wedding, portrait, and nature shooters favored medium format for its ability to produce...

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Better Late Than Never


After a delay of two years following its announcement at Photokina in 2004 the unique 22MP Mamiya ZD camera started to ship. But, and it's a big but, not in the US or Canada. Now, some eighteen months later the ZD has become available in Canada, and...

While the US remains out of luck re the ZD at the moment, Canadians now have availability through Vistek, who also have the camera available for rent through their rental center in Toronto. And, for all the kvetchers and cynics out there, yes – this is...

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Mamiya ZD digital back


Today we were able to get our hands on the new digital solution for professional (medium format) photographers. The new Mamiya ZD is a lens-interchangeable digital SLR which accepts the range of the Mamiya 645AF inter-changeable lenses. Beside...


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The Mamiya ZD SagaNotes From Here and There


At 22 months, elephants have the longest gestation period of any mammal. We don't yet know what the average gestation period for all-in-one medium format digital cameras might be, since the breed is still too new. But that of the Mamiya ZD can now be...

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Mamiya ZD Launched


We first heard of the Mamiya ZD back in September 2004 so today when it was officially announced that it's arrived we had to think twice about where we'd heard the model number before! The Mamiya ZD is a serious piece of DSLR machinery with it's 22...

The ZD has a 1.8 inch TFT monitor, has two memory slots (CF and SD), 1.2 frames per second shooting (not that impressive but if you consider the size of the images you understand why) and a metal shutter that shoots up to 1/4000

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Mamiya ZD


PDN Online has a hands on review of the Mamiya ZD and writes - 'The Mamiya ZD, even in its current iteration is a powerful camera. Engineers in Japan will need to ensure that the image processing time is short enough to make the camera a viable option...

We are very proud to announce development of a lens-interchangeable digital SLR camera "Mamiya ZD" and a digital back "Mamiya ZD Back"

Product Specifications

With over 60 years of experience in design and engineering of the world's best medium format cameras and lenses, Mamiya addresses the next generation photographer with the Mamiya ZD SLR medium format digital camera. The Mamiya ZD digital camera is the first integrated medium format digital SLR camera. With its built-in 22 mega pixel CCD imaging sensor it produces sharp, high quality rich tones in a surprisingly light weight, compact body that resembles 35mm D-SLR cameras. Utilizing Mamiya's exclusive 14-bit A/D (Analog to Digital) converter, the 12-bit images are recorded at 1.5 fps, making it the fastest digital medium format camera. With its CF and SD storage options, built-in 1.8 inch LCD imaging preview screen and tethered FireWire (IEEE1394) to Mamiya Digital Photo Studio software it provides the prefect solution for studio and/or on-location shoots. Simple but powerful, Mamiya's Digital Photo Studio software offers a complete image capture, processing and editing solution in both MAC and PC based computers. Best of all, the Mamiya ZD digital camera is fully compatible with all Mamiya 645AF lenses.


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camera Flash

Type: None

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:SLR
Supported Flash Memory:CompactFlash / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Mamiya

Lens System

Lens for SD:Body only

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:36 x 48mm
Optical Sensor Size (metric):36 x 48 mm
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:22Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Fixed eye-level pentaprism

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 50-400
Still Image Format:JPEG / RAW / RAW + JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical