I saw the camera on an ebay special, it came with a stand, a battery charger, a carrying case and a one gig card for about two hundred bucks,man that was a steal. Behind the Shutter button and curved around the Exposure Mode dial on the left side, this button controls the macro focus mode, cycling between normal AF and Macro modes. It starts with a mm 8x optical zoom for stunningly powerful shots of far-off objects. Check out our free Photo School area! We delete comments that violate our policy , which we encourage you to read. Review summary The Dimage Z20 adds a 5-megapixel option to Konica Minolta’s line of quasi-megazoom cameras.

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The Good Broad zoom range; pleasing control layout; low power consumption; EVF has excellent refresh rate. A substantial handgrip provides a firm hold on the camera, with plenty of room for dimae fingers to curve around the grip.

The open card slot leaves me concerned about dirt or moisture getting into the card slot in normal handling.

This is not near enough for closeups of small objects, but the macro setting fills the gap by allowing focusing from 0. Konica Minolta Dimage Z20 review: Best Selling in Digital Cameras See all. Its range of exposure control from fully automatic to fully manual, including a handful of “scene” modes make it a good choice for situations where novices and experienced users need to share the same z200, or for people wanting a camera that they can “grow into” as their skills mature.

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Roger Cicala and his team at Lensrentals tore down Canon’s third-generation mm F2. The open source Lightroom alternative darktable has released a major update in the form of darktable version 2. You can select individual images, marked images, or all images on the card for printing.


You also have the choice of QVGA x recording at a smooth 30 fps or 15 fps. The Mode switch on the camera’s rear panel determines which display is active, and the full information and image displays are available on both including the LCD menu. I will be teaching a digital photography class to high school students I am going to recomend to the students who can afford to buy a digital camera to buy this one. You can then use the left and right buttons of the arrow pad to select the specific hotspot you want to use.

Made up mostly of the lens, and a tall, stylized hand grip, the two-toned, plastic body is sleek and sophisticated, and sports only a few external controls. The brushed-metallic plastic body weighs a comfortable 14 ounces with batteries and a media card installed, and the rubberized sides help to give you a firm two-handed grip.

Color night vision with the SiOnyx Aurora.

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z Digital Photography Review

The take great normal pictures too, but I bought this strictly for the Macro lens and focus. While it offers plenty to grab onto, the handgrip is still small enough to be comfortable for users with smaller hands. Sets the camera’s sensitivity to Auto, dimaye to 50,or ISO equivalents. Its 8X optical zoom is big enough to earn that Z in the name, but it’s a few notches shorter than the 12X zoom with which the Dimage Z5 is equipped.

The Z20 also features a Noise Reduction function which uses dark-frame subtraction to reduce image noise resulting from long exposure times, but unlike the Z10 cannot be disabled.


In Playback mode, this button displays the Single Image Erase menu, which lets you erase the currently displayed image. Progressive capture is intended to help with capturing fast action, when you don’t know exactly when the critical moment will arrive.

Turns the camera’s focus sounds on or off. Konica Minolta updates for A1 and A2.

We’ve never taken sides in the row over whether image stabilization should be provided in-body or in the lens, but we’ll now list the absence of in-body stabilization as a Con in our camera reviews.

In Record dimave, pressing this button toggles the image information display on and off.

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z20

The thumbnails below show a subset of my standard test images. Pick up a set of nickel-metal-hydride cells and a charger for the most economical and long-lasting power source. Though the DiMAGE Z20 normally judges focus from a large area in the center of the frame, a Spot AF mode is also available, which determines focus from a choice of three possible spot-AF hotspots, arranged across the middle of the frame.

Located in the center of the Mode dial beneath the LCD monitor, this button turns the camera on and off. All in all, the Konica Minolta Z20 represents an attractive package of features and capabilities, at an attractive price. A recently published patent from Canon details the schematics for a medium telephoto macro lens with image stabilization for its new RF mount.