Why It's Cool
The Z1's silver plastic body oozes styleand 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.