Auto Focus Points Zones Qty. That said though, shadow detail was pretty good, and the camera’s contrast adjustment option seemed to work quite well. The frames-per-second Real Motion monitor rate provides smooth action that brings images to life. As with all Imaging Resource product tests, I encourage you to let your own eyes be the judge of how well the camera performed. The DiMAGE Z3’s movie recording function allows users to take high-resolution movies that are as beautiful as TV programs or footage taken with a video camera. In record mode, you can choose to display an information overlay on the LCD screen, or dismiss it for an unobstructed view of your subject. The camera also has built in noise reduction for photos that are taken with a 1second shutter speed or longer.

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Below is the flash range series, with distances from eight to 14 feet from the target.

And that long telephoto is actually usable on the Z3, thanks to its anti-shake technology. Sample Pictures See our sample pictures and detailed analysis here. Following are the results at each zoom setting. In Super Macro mode, performance was even better, with a minimum area of 1. Skin tones are slightly cool and pink, but not too bad. In this interview, Simon looks back at his time at the helm.

The Wacom Minokta Pro is a workflow-boosting machine. Besides its lower saturation though, the Z3 does also have some minor hue errors, shifting purples toward blue, greens toward yellow, and oranges toward red. Why we haven’t taken a stance on in-body stabilization vs OIS – and why that has changed.


Finally, another unique feature of the Z3’s movie mode is the ability to capture single frames of the movie during playback, and save them as separate still images.

You can also attach a more powerful flash unit, via the external flash hot shoe on the camera’s top panel. At the very top of the right side is the Zoom lever.

Musicians Poster Auto White Balance. The camera’s ergonomic form makes it easy to hold and keep steady for those zoom shots.

Konica Minolta Dimage Z3 Overview – CNET

Dec 18, This means that instead of going through the menus on the cameras’ Dimxge screen, photographers can use the flash button to change settings like the drive mode, white balance, focus mode, color mode, or sensitivity. The original Minolta Z1 before their merger with Konica was their first long-zoom 10x digital camera aimed squarely at the consumer market, and has been one of the most popular cameras on the Imaging Resource site since its introduction. Recommendation With its 12x optical zoom lens, full range of exposure control, fairly compact size, and excellent dimsge and continuous-capture modes, the DiMAGE Z3 is a full-featured yet surprisingly affordable long-zoom digicam.

Dimaeg “old” digital This camera is 12 years old but I like the idea that it uses AA batteries and it has a 48X zoom.


Konica Minolta Dimage Z3

Even with Noise Imnolta enabled though, bright noise pixels appear in the longest exposures, becoming quite numerous at the lowest light levels of this test. At all focal lengths though, the Z3’s images show very little softening in the corners, a common digicam lens malady. As the ISO setting increases, pictures tend to have more noise. Good sharpness in the corners, variable chromatic aberration.

However, detail is moderate in the shadow area above the front door. Best and worst of Very easy to use, simply switch the camera on, and start taking photos. The camera also has built in noise reduction for photos that are taken with a 1second shutter speed or longer.

The Thumber data includes a host of information on the images, including shutter speed, ISOsetting, compression setting, etc. Good autofocus performance, even at the darkest levels. Monolta Accessories by Joshua Goldman Nov 19, Viewfinder Viewfinder Color Support. Aperture and Shutter Ddimage modes provide partial manual control, letting the user adjust one variable while the camera selects the other. Focusing takes a mere 0.

For eyeglass wearers, the Z3’s eyelevel viewfinder is a bit of a mixed bag.