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Konica-Minolta DiMAGE Z6 | Digital Camera Review | Control
Holding the Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6 for the first time, makes you aware of the fact that the camera has a perfect hand-fit. The hand lies comfortably and firm around the grip and the buttons seem to be located on the perfect spot. When working with the DiMAGE Z6 it turns out you can operate the camera with one hand with on top of it the support of the Anti-Shake system or in a more traditional way; holding the camera in the right hand and supporting the lens with the left hand. In both cases the Anti-Shake carries out an excellent job.
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Konica Minolta Z6 digital camera - Focussing and Shooting
The Konica Minolta Z6 responses with an average speed when activating the camera. After a little over 2 seconds the camera is ready for use, the lens is fully extended and the first image can be captured. Once the lens is fully extended it won't move anymore, not even when zooming in, until the camera is deactivated. The optical zoom is carried out completely inside the camera. Focussing is extremely comfortable. The release button reacts fast and has a fine pressing point. Focussing the daily subjects is no great deal for the Z6, focussing fast moving objects however seems to be hard for the Z6 now and then. Despite the extra function, the Ultra High Speed focus, capturing fast moving objects still remains a challenge for a digital camera like the DiMAGE Z6. In fact, these types of subjects demand a digital reflex camera that is better equipped for capturing extreme situations like moving objects etc. The focus however is excellent for common use even in dimly lit circumstances, like a scarcely lit living room, the Konica Minolta Z6 manages to focus correctly and quickly.

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6 - Zoom range and Anti-shake
The DiMAGE Z6 digital camera covers a fantastic large zoom range. A true relief for the photographers amongst us that like to cover everything from beginning until the end. Such a range seems to cover infinite subjects. The zoom button reacts quickly and it requires some practice before capturing a precise composition. The Anti-Shake is indispensable, certainly when using the optical zoom. It's even possible to deactivate this latter function through the menu, however, I can't come up with a reason for doing so. With a little practice you can shoot straight from the hand, at a maximum (optical) zoom with slow shutter speed (1/60), which is a great advantage compared with photographing without Anti-Shake.
Usually you'd need a shutter speed of 1/500 to prevent blur. Of course you can go on your trail with a tripod, but it's much more convenient to have such a tripod built into the camera, in the form of the Anti-Shake system!

Konica Minolta Z6 - Large LCD screen
Actually working in practice with the Konica Minolta Z6 camera means using the LCD monitor on the back of the camera on a frequent base. It is nice to see that Konica Minolta finds the 2-inch sized monitor the minimum size on a camera like the DiMAGE Z6 camera. Rendition is perfect with a smooth and fluent flow of the images. You can use the monitor equally well outdoors as indoors. The subjects remain clear. Lately we've seen more and more camera's passing by with a 2.5-inch screen and to be honest, it spoils you. We would therefore cheer if Konica Minolta's design department would decide to redesign the back of the DiMAGE Z-series and equip them with a 2.5-inch monitor. The electronic viewfinder is placed right above the monitor and features the same rendition as the monitor. Of course the view is a lot narrower but rendition stays as clear. Still it is obvious that a viewfinder is used less when a larger monitor is at hand.

DiMAGE Z6 digital camera - Easy to operate
The Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6 digital camera is easy to operate. The camera's response is quick and the ergonomics of the camera are fine. The initial acquaintance with the camera is one without problems and the first image can be captured promptly. The DiMAGE Z6 is a hero for daily shooting, unfortunately the Z6 let me down sometimes when shooting fast action images. Still it's a great and pleasant camera to work with.
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