|Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5 digital camera review : Surprisingly soon after introducing the DiMAGE Z3, Konica Minolta announced the introduction of the Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5. Of course the Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5 now offers more Megapixels; it offers five Megapixels to be precise. One of the main changes is the monitor on the back of the camera; it has become a lot larger. Other than that there were minor changes in comparison to the previous model. Features that remained are the large zoom range and the image stabilisation in the form of the famous and highly appreciated Anti-Shake system.
Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5 - Z-series
The Z-series is a rather striking camera line within the Konica Minolta full range of digital compact cameras. It finds itself in between the real entry-level models and the semi-professionals of the A-series. Therefore, the Konica Minolta Z5 had the opportunity to take the best of both worlds. The Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5 features an advanced auto focus, but has a simple operation at the same time. Konica Minolta has provided the DiMAGE Z5 with a striking appearance that certainly attracts the attention. And it certainly appeals to the consumer as we regularly spot a camera from the Z-series out in the street.
Konica Minolta Z5 camera - Image stabilisation
The most important innovation on the Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5 is undoubtedly the Anti-Shake system that we already saw on other Konica Minolta models. Different image stabilisation systems carry out their performance by moving the lens parts, on the Konica Minolta cameras it is the sensor itself that moves. The movements compensate for the movements caused by the photographer. Therefore it is possible to shoot without a tripod with slower shutter speeds. Konica Minolta has been granted many awards for this unique system. And they deserve it, in practice the system works magnificently.
Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5 - Optimum zoom range
Konica Minolta was one of the first to offer a mega zoom on a digital compact camera. And offering a 12x zoom on the Konica Minolta Z5 gives this camera a head start. If we compare the focal point with a 35mm camera, the Konica Minolta Z5 has a focal range of 35-420mm. That is a good range, only the wide angle is slightly limited. If the zoom is insufficient, you can add the digital zoom. Your focal point will then reach a maximum of 1680mm which is a focal point for the paparazzi. We had the chance to use the Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5 in practice for a while and our experiences can be read in this Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5 digital camera review.
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