Konica Minolta Dimage Z1 - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
Konica Minolta Dimage Z1  -  Digital Cameras: Reveiws

   Photo: Chris Bartlett

Why It's CoolThe Z1's silver plastic body oozes style—and garners envious looks on the trail. That said, the beauty is beyond skin-deep. » At its highest resolution, the 3.2-megapixel Z1 will reel off five frames in less than five seconds. And when I took lower-res shots of a friend mountain-biking, the Z1 captured about two frames per second. » The fairly fast f/2.8 lens has a 10x optical zoom that's equivalent to a 380mm lens on a film camera. That was enough reach to nail crisp close-ups of cliff-dwelling raptors without resorting to rappelling. » The Dimage shoots video at 30 frames per second, which is double the quality and frame speed of its peers.

Hmmm . . .The shiny plastic body is slippery in a gloved hand, and so are the buttons.

*Expect to pay less than MSRP at your local shop.

Filed To: Men's, Digital Cameras

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