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Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 436 reviews of Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The price and performance are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the color. Many are critical about the energy efficiency and image stabilizer.

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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 Z2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the price and usability are generally positive. The portability and zoom are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the durability. Many are negative about the lens.

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95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 152 user reviews of Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the zoom and image quality are generally positive. The price and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the storage and lens.

usability, performance, price, image quality, zoom

reliability, durability, color, lens, storage

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Michael Shapiro (cnet.com)

Konica Minolta Dimage Z2 review

 

Intro Editors' note: We have changed the rating for this product to reflect changes in the current market since this review was written.

Reasonably fast, high-grade megazoom lens; excellent viewfinder; pleasing photo quality; exceptional video-recording capabilities; decent price for its class.

Doesn't save raw or TIFF files; considerable image noise at ISO 400; occasionally underexposes flash shots.

A responsive megazoom camera with impressive video-recording capabilities and pleasing output, the Konica Minolta Dimage Z2 makes an excellent travel companion for shooters who don't require a semipro feature set.

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Konica Minolta Dimage Z2 Review

 

Announced in February 2004 at the PMA exhibition in Las Vegas, the Dimage Z2 is a direct replacement for the popular Z1, and retains that camera's 'interesting' looks and basic features, adding an all-new APO GT lens, upping the pixel count from 3 to 4...

Good result in the resolution test Excellent handling and operation Very fast and responsive in use Very fast focus - and generally very accurate too Generally good color, good white balance in daylight (though see cons, below) Excellent range of...

Images look a bit soft, need sharpening in post-processing Images can be over-contrasty - losing highlight/shadow detail in bright conditions Occasional mild color casts Occasional overexposure (and more rarely, underexposure) Visible noise at high...

Fast, fun, and easy to use, the Konica Minolta Z2 offers a compelling combination of features (including some pretty meaty movie capabilities) and image quality at an excellent price. The camera's 'hit rate' is very high, with the only problems being...

Sep, 2004

Expert review by : Glenn Menin (pcmag.com)

Konica Minolta DiMage Z2

 

The Konica Minolta DiMage Z2 has a unique look and is easy to shoot.

Konica Minolta claims its Rapid AF will focus in as little as 0.2 seconds, but we did not find the camera any speedier than its competitors in shooting. Our tests showed the Z2 to have quick boot (4.4 seconds) and recycle (2.2 seconds) times—in both...

Jun, 2004

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

Minolta DiMAGE Z2 Digital Camera

 

Photograph: Rick Rizner

May, 2004

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

Konica Minolta DiMage Z2

 

You get lots of features for your money with this $450 model.

The Z2 delivers a wealth of features for a $449 camera and turns out fairly nice photos. With a little practice, you should be able to get better images using its manual modes.

May, 2004

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2

 

Continue on to Page Two DiMAGE Z2 Specifications Number of effective pixels Approx. 4.0 million CCD 1/2.5-type interline primary-color CCD Total pixels: 4.2 million Camera sensitivity Auto, ISO 50, 100, 200, 400 equivalents Lens construction 11...

Apr, 2004

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Digital Cameras - Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications

 

The original DiMAGE Z1 was clearly one of the best long-zoom digicam bargains on the market, a fact that no doubt contributed to its being one of the most popular cameras on the entire IR site last year. The Z2 carries on in that tradition, adding a...

Konica Minolta's DiMAGE brand name carries with it a tradition of quality and technological innovation, covering an array of digital cameras designed to suit a wide range of experience levels and price points. The newest addition to the pack is Konica...

Jun, 2004

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2

 

There are a ton of ultra zoom cameras out there, some of which are very good. How does the Z2 compare? Find out in our review

Full manual controls ; Hot shoe (though limited to Minolta flashes) ; Supports wide-angle conversion lens ; Fabulous movie mode: 800 x 600 and 640 x 480 ; High quality (but small) LCD ; LCD still usable in low light situations ; Good redeye test...

Above average purple fringing; images seem fuzzy/noisy at times ; Low light focusing wasn't great; no AF-assist lamp ; Lens rattles, plastic body feels a bit cheap ; Continued concerns about durability of switch finder ; Camera bundle not great

As I said at the start of the section, the Z2 isn't my favorite ultra zoom camera, but it's good enough to get my recommendation.

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

The Z2 delivers a wealth of features for a cheap camera and turns out fairly nice photos. With a little practice, you should be able to get better images using its manual modes.

Automatic modes

Awkward design

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (goodgearguide.com.au)

Konica Minolta DiMage Z2

 

The Konica Minolta DiMage Z2 has a space-age look. It's big, round, silver body houses a 10X zoom lens and is attached to the large battery-compartmen...

Automatic modes

Awkward design

The Z2 delivers a wealth of features for a cheap camera and turns out fairly nice photos. With a little practice, you should be able to get better images using its manual modes.

May, 2005

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