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Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 530 reviews of Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and image quality. The zoom and usability are also appreciated. Opinions about the contrast and storage are different. There are some less positive comments about the focus and reliability.

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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 Z3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 user reviews of Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the price and design. The zoom and performance are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the screen. Some have doubts about the low light performance and memory.

usability, performance, zoom, design, price

durability, memory, low-light

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 user reviews of Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the price and portability are overall positive. The image quality and usability also get good opinions. The memory and focus get negative reviews, while opinions about the low light performance and screen are mixed.

performance, usability, image quality, portability, price

durability, reliability, flash, focus, memory

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Daniel Grotta, Sally Wiener Grotta (pcmag.com)

Konica Minolta DiMage Z3

 

For handheld shooting of sports and nature subjects, the Z3's 12X optical zoom lens and antishake feature will come in very handy.

A 12X optical zoom lens with antishake technology makes it easy to get close to distant subjects. Excellent real-time histogram. Easy-to-use exposure compensation.

Our test daylight pictures exhibit a strong orange shift. Flash shots were underexposed, dull, muddy, and noisy. Relatively slow boot and recycle times. No recharger or rechargeable batteries included.

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Feb, 2005

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

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3

 

Continue on to Features & Controls DiMAGE Z3 Specifications Number of effective pixels Approx. 4 million Imager 1/2.5-type interline primary-color CCD with a total of approx. 4.2 million pixels Camera sensitivity Auto and 50 / 100 / 200 / 400 ISO...

Sep, 2004

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Digital Cameras - Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 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 during its release year. When the Z2 came along, it...

Sleek but solid design ; Large 3-inch LCD display with okay resolution and extra-wide viewing angle ; Relatively lightweight ; Good speed for a consumer camera with very little shutter lag when you pre-focus ; Helpful HP Real Life technologies include...

Image quality not up to snuff for a camera with an 8.2 megapixel sensor ; Lens produced images with overall softness and noticeable barrel distortion at the wide-angle ; Images looked flat and lacked crisp color and dynamic range ; Caucasian skin tones...

Solid black body with blue Konica Minolta logo and silver wording on front of flash housing. DC In port moved to USB compartment, and SD card slot moved to bottom panel. Oblong shutter button with decorative raised element extending down front of handgrip

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3

 

The ultra zoom camera market is quite crowded these days. How does the Z3 compare? Find out in our review

12X optical zoom lens ; Anti-shake image stabilizer ; Blazing AF performance in good light ; Full manual controls ; Supports wide-angle conversion lens and external flash ; EVF and LCD "gain up" in low light ; Good redeye test performance ; Excellent...

Images seemed soft and noisy ; Poor low light focusing; no AF-assist lamp ; Lens is on the "slow" side ; EVF and LCD are small, low resolution ; Plastic body scratches easily; SD card slot cover ready to break off at any moment ; Camera bundle is not...

Though it's not the best ultra zoom camera, the many positives of the Z3 outweigh the negatives, and the camera earns my recommendation. Despite the noise and softness, images downsized or printed at smaller sizes will look fine. Those who make big...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by (photoaxe.com)

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 Digital Camera Review

 

The DiMAGE Z3 is the first ultra zoom camera Konica Minolta to use their exclusive Anti-shake image stabilization system which is very much needed on a ultra zoom camera. Two nice things about Minolta Z3 are the fact it uses AA batteries (better...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Asim Zaidi (bytesector.com)

KONICA MINOLTA DIMAGE Z3

 

This month I was given the opportunity to test and play with the new Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 digital camera, successor to the DiMAGE Z2 model we reviewed earlier in 2004. I had a great experience with the Z2 model and the Z3 model doesn't disappoint...

This camera is not too different from the Z2 model; it does deliver a fair bit of purple fringe but the pink hue distortion that I saw in the Z2 does appear to be corrected.

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Konica Minolta Dimage Z3 - KONICA MINOLTA DIMAGE Z3

 

12X optical zoom lensAnti-shake image stabilizerBlazing AF performance in good lightFull manual controlsSupports wide-angle conversion lens and external flashEVF and LCD "gain up" in low lightGood redeye test performanceExcellent macro and movie...

Images seemed soft and noisyPoor low light focusing ; no AF-assist lampLens is on the "slow" sideEVF and LCD are small, low resolutionPlastic body scratches easily ; SD card slot cover ready to break off at any momentCamera bundle is not great

The Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 is a good ultra zoom camera that could be better. Panasonic still has the lead in this market, in my opinion. The Z3 has a 12X optical zoom lens, which is as big as they come. It's not as "fast" as the lenses on Panasonic's...

Mar, 2005

Expert review by : Peter K. Burian (shutterbug.com)

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3; First Z-Series Digicam With IS Plus New High Tech Features

 

Most digital cameras include a 3x optical zoom lens, generally with a focal length no longer than a 120mm equivalent for a modest telephoto effect as in image A.

Highly effective Anti-Shake system compensates for camera shake. • Superb and powerful lens ; Through The Lens viewing and data readouts with EVF. • Great versatility with numerous easy to use features ; accepts accessory HS(D) and (D) series flash...

Focus acquisition remains reliable in low light, but is not as quick ; Overexposes mid-tone subjects slightly in bright light ; Some JPEG artifacts visible at 100 percent magnification ; obvious digital noise at ISO 400 ; purple fringing (chromatic...

Konica Minolta's proprietary CxProcess II technology allows for very fast image processing. Using a high-speed SanDisk ULTRA card, I was able to shoot six full resolution JPEGs in 2.5 seconds before a pause to allow the buffer (temporary storage bank)...

Jan, 2005

Expert review by (digicamera.com)

Digital Camera

 

If youre interested in a unique camera with a tremendous optical zoom and lots of good, common-sense features, and can live with the relatively bulky body a big optical zoom lens necessitates, Minoltas DiMAGE Z series will almost certainly be of...

If you want the big 12X zoom and the terrific anti-shake feature of the Z3 but canât quite figure out why it has to come in a 4-megapixel package that, depending where you get it, costs more than the lesser DiMAGE Z20, the new DiMAGE Z5 is for you. It...

Expert review by : Doug Harman (pocket-lint.com)

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3

 

If you're after a digital camera that will allow you to catch the action from afar, then the Z3 hopes to do just the job, but can a digital camera with built in optical lens really bring those far away objects up close? We took it down to the London...

Unusual, ergonomic, but great chopped in half ‘Star Wars Tie Fighter’ design, the 34-420mm 12x optical zoom lens, great image quality and good manual features.

Some noise at higher ISO settings, restricted 640x480 video clips.

Although the design is akin to a chopped off Tie Fighter from the Star Wars movies, it's great to hold and the camera is easy to use. Metering, image quality and Anti Shake work well and provide an all-round excellent package from Konica Minolta...

Dec, 2004

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