Konica Minolta Z10 has a silver solid plastic futurisc design except the black placstic lens cap. This ultra-zoom (however, the 8x is the least amount of zoom in the DiMAGE Z-series) is easy to hold and has the important controls well-placed.
If you use rechargeble batteries, you will be amazed to find out that you can get up to 550 shots which is the top for this range of cameras. It’s also a fast camera: starts up almost instantly, with just a 1.1 second delay, while focusing speeds range from about 0.4 seconds for easy subjects at wide-angle to a second for more difficult subjects.
The LCD is rather small compared to the latest cameras, and the Switch FInder located above the LCD can only be used when the LCD is deactivated. The macro mode allows you to get as close as 1cm from the subject and colors are accurate and quite saturated as well.
There is some purple fringing and noise is not an issue even at ISO 400. The Z10 doesn’t have a microphone so you won’t be able to record sound even if it does have a movie mode. In conclusion, the main target of the camera are passionate photographers who enjoy manual features and don’t care too much about movies.
There are just a handful of accessories available for the Z10: ZCW-200 wide-angle conversion lens kit is mentionable, but, unlike the DiMAGE Z2 and Z3, you cannot attach an external flash to the Z10.
Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z10 Digital Camera Specifications
• Shooting Modes: Programmed AE, Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual
• Scene Modes: Portrait, Sports action, Landscape, Sunset, Night portrait, Standard
• Movie Mode: 640×480 at 15 fps, 320×240 at 30/15 fps
• Effects: Vivid Color, Natural Color, Black and white, Sepia, sharpness and contrast control in 3 levels
• Flash Modes: With AUTO, Programmed AE and Digital Subject Program selection, Autoflash, Autoflash with red-eye reduction, Fill flash, Slow-shutter sync, Flash cancel With Aperture priority, Manual exposure, or Shutter priority selection, Autoflash with red-eye reduction, Fill flash, Slow-shutter sync, Flash cancel
• Focus Modes: Single-shot AF, Continuous AF (with predictive focus control) , Full-time AF. Manual focus is selectable.
• White Balance: Automatic, Preset (Daylight, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash), Custom
• Metering: Multi-segment (256 segments), Spot, Center-weighted
• 1.5 inch LCD + electronic viewfinder
• 3.2 megapixels
• 8x optical zoom
• Focal Length: 6 – 48 mm (35mm equivalent: 36 – 290 mm)
• Aperture: f/3.2 – f/3.4
• ISO Range: 64, 100, 200, and 400
• Flash Range:
• Focus Range: Wide / Tele: 0.5 m (1.6 feet) / 1.5 m (4.9 feet) to infinity
Macro: Wide: 0.01 m (0.03 feet) – 1.0 m (3.3 feet)
Tele: 0.6 m (2.0 feet) – 2.0 m (6.6 feet)
• Exposure Compensation: Â± 2 Ev with 1/3 Ev step
• Bracketing: 1.0, 0.5, 0.3 Ev increments; Number of brackets: 3 frames
• Shutter Speed: A mode / P mode: 4 – 1/ 2000 seconds, M mode / S mode: 15 – 1/2000 seconds,
Time exposure (max. 30 seconds): Auto,
Digital Program Selector mode: 2 – 1/2000 seconds
• Self Timer: 2, 10 seconds
• File Format: JPEG
• SD – Secure Digital memory + internal memory
• 4 AA batteries (alkaline batteries, rechargeable Ni-MH batteries)
• Dimensions: 109 x 82 x 94 mm / 4.3 x 3.2 x 3.7 inches
• Weight: 300 g / 10.6 ounces
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