Konica Minolta - Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5

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Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5 Digital Camera Review

Number of effective pixels Approx. 5 million
CCD 1/2.5-type interline primary-color CCD with a total of approx.
5.2 million pixels
Camera sensitivity Auto and 50 / 100 / 200 / 320 ISO equivalents
Lens 5.83 - 69.9 mm (35mm equivalent: 35 - 420mm),
f/ 2.8 - f/ 4.5, 13 elements in 10 groups
Recording media SD (Secure Digital) Memory Card / MultiMediaCard
File format JPEG, Motion JPEG (MOV) with Audio, DCF2.0 compliant, DPOF (ver. 1.1), Exif 2.2
Number of recorded pixels 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480
Image file size
(approx. at 2560 x 1920)
Economy: 750 KB, Standard: 1360 KB, Fine: 2590 KB,
Movie (15 fps, 640 x 480 STD): 500 KB/s
Storage capacity
(approx. no. of frames at 2560 x 1920 with 16 MB SD Card)
Fine Standard Economy Movie recording
(15 fps, 320 x 240)
4k 9 18 approx. 28 seconds
The actual number of images may vary depending upon the subject and media used.
Autofocus system Video AF system
Autofocus area 5-point wide focus area: Wide focus area / Spot focus area with Focus Area Selection
Focus modes Autofocus: Single-shot AF, Continuous AF (with predictive focus control), Full-time AF, Manual focus. Focus lock available in Single-shot AF
Focusing range
(from front of the lens)
Wide / Tele: 0.6 m (2.0 feet) / 1.6 m (5.2 feet) to infinity
Macro: Wide: 0.1 m (0.3 feet) - 1.0 m (3.3 feet) / Tele: 1.2 m (3.9 feet) - 2.5 m (8.2 feet)
Super Macro: 1 cm (0.4 inches) - 100 cm (39.4 inches)
White-balance control Automatic, Preset (Daylight, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash), Custom
Metering Multi-segment (256 segments), Spot, Center-weighted
Shutter speed 4 seconds - 1/ 1000 seconds
Exposure mode Programmed AE, Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual. AE lock available
Digital Subject
Program Selection
Portrait, Sports action, Landscape, Sunset, Night portrait
Exposure compensation 2 Ev with 1/3 Ev step
Exposure bracketing 0.5 / 0.3 Ev increments; No. of bracket: 3 frames
Flash mode Autoflash & Autoflash with red-eye reduction, Fill-flash,
Slow shutter sync. (in Auto / P / DSPS mode), Fill-flash,
Fill-flash with red-eye reduction, Slow shutter sync. (in A/S/M mode).
Flash cancel possible by pushing the built-in flash unit downward.
Flash GN (ISO 100 equivalent) 8 (m) / 26.2 (ft.)
Finder Electronic viewfinder
Diopter -3 - +1m-1
LCD monitor 2.0 in. digital-interface TFT color, with total 114,000 (approx.) pixels
Self-timer Approx. 10 seconds / 2 seconds delay
Color mode Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Sepia
Movie recording No. of recorded pixels: 640 x 480 FINE, 640 x 480 STD, 320 x 240 STD
Frame rate: 30 fps / 15 fps, Long recording until the memory card is full
Sharpness / Contrast control Adjustable in 3 levels
Noise reduction Automatic
Printing output control Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching III, PictBridge
Interface USB: Full-Speed 12Mbps data transfer with a USB2.0 compatible computer, Video output NTSC / PAL (selected on the camera)
Battery Four AA Ni-MH batteries, AA alkaline batteries
External power source 6V DC (with specified AC adapter)
Dimensions (WxHxD) Approx. 108.5 x 80 x 84 mm / 4.3 x 3.1 x 3.3 inches
Weight Approx. 340 g / 12 ounces (without batteries or recording media)

Review by: David
Lacation: Omaha,Nebraska
Type of Sport: Point and shoot cameras
Review Date: 04-18-2007
Cost Performace

Minolta Z5 incorporated with 12x zoom lens and 4x optical zoom, anti-shake function. It provides steady, shake-free images taken even in the evening or in dim light. It produces significantly clear images even without flash or tripod. I just love to carry this camera anywhere when i am out.

Review by:
Lacation: san francisco,California
Type of Sport: Prosumer cameras
Review Date: 03-26-2007
Cost Performace

died after 8 months


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