Surprisingly good noise levels on long exposures though. Read on for all the details! The Z2’s exposure system performed well in most cases, though it had a tendency to produce high contrast. The telephoto end fared very well also, as I couldn’t find even a full pixel of pincushion or barrel distortion. Roughly centered on the camera’s rear panel, this set of five buttons serves as the camera’s main navigational tool.

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When combined with the seamless 4x digital zoom, it has an amazing 40x zoom range, equivalent to a 38 – mm lens. 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.

It may not be a replacement for a DSLR, but it can complement one well dimagd some uses. Save on Digital Cameras Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. Also on the front panel are the flash sensor just below the pop-up flash compartmentmicrophone, and Self-Timer LED lamp.

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2: Digital Photography Review

The right side of the Z2 as viewed from the rear is blank apart from a black decorative plastic strip and one of the neck strap attachment eyelets.

Dec 23, Great for those like myself dimafe reflexes are slowing as we age! Using that same shot, let’s have a look at the effect of the ISO sensitivity on noise levels.

Camera takes great pictures when the object is holding fairly still but blurs easily when taking action pictures. It’s made mostly of plastic, and it’s build quality isn’t fabulous. The Nikon P is a bit of an oddity, but the unique shooting opportunities it makes dimate are why it’s Editor Jeff Keller’s pick this year.


Overall, the Z2 is a pretty fast camera, surprising for a long-zoom model. Its bulkier than a little pocket camera, but you have to decide for yourself if making money is more important or not. Konica Minolta claims 2. Let’s take a look at the dimensions of the Z2, and how they compare with the other ultra zoom models:. Sitting atop the back edge of the handgrip, this ribbed dial selects the camera’s exposure mode with the following options:.

This feature, known as the Switch Finderallows for traditional use of the LCD on the back of the camera and also for viewing as a viewfinder.

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Konica Minolta Dimage Z2 Specs – CNET

Sorry, playback histogram and zoomed playback screens aren’t included in the screen shots above. On the downside though, dimaeg eyepiece has a fairly low eyepoint, making it hard to use while wearing glasses. The camera’s Super Macro mode, though restricted to a focal length of This may be helpful in tracking moving subjects, but doesn’t reduce shutter lag with stationary subjects. The Z2 took in plenty of light, thanks dimagee its full control over shutter speed.

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2 4.0MP Digital Camera – Silver

The Nikon P is a bit of an oddity, but the unique shooting opportunities it makes possible are why it’s Editor Jeff Keller’s pick this year. Overall, it’s a well thought out camera that would have been very nice to own when it was released and that still takes decent photos by modern standards.

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The position of the Z2’s flash directly above the lens results in a dark shadow in the lower portion of the frame, so plan on using external lighting for your closest shots. If recording stops prematurely, odds are that your memory card is too slow. Best Digital Cameras for The Z2’s bottom panel is fairly flat, with a plastic threaded tripod mount under the lens a good position for people interested in panoramic photographyand the battery compartment at the base of the handgrip.

Shot-to-shot speed is excellent, with a delay of a little over a second before you can take another shot, assuming instant playback is turned off. At the telephoto end of the lens’ range, minimum focusing distance seemed to be about four feet, regardless of the Macro setting.

Focusing speeds on the Z2 were good, ranging from about 0. As I said in the Z1 review, I don’t like it.

Konica Minolta updates for A1 and A2 Nov 22, The sliding plastic door is nice, since you can’t snap it off like on some other cameras. If you have a question about this review, please send them to Jeff.