Which is very dark indeed. When enabled, the Anti-Shake system turns on whenever the shutter button is pressed. The camera’s ergonomic form makes it easy to hold and keep steady for those zoom shots. The LCD monitor was also very accurate, since it shows the same view, just on a larger screen. The Z3 performed pretty well on the “laboratory” resolution test chart. Full size and medium size versions of these photos, plus more photos are available in the gallery! In Super Macro mode, performance was even better, with a minimum area of 1.

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Overall color is warm, with an orange-pink cast from the background incandescent lighting. Lens Zoom Range An exceptional 12x zoom range.

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 MP Digital Camera – Black () | eBay

Test Results In keeping with my standard test policy, the comments given here summarize only my key findings. Accurate color, but less saturated than most consumer cameras. The camera is good, but could definitely be better – have a look at the photos in the gallery and see what you think for yourself. The disadvantage of this approach is the need to keep your finger on the shutter button often causes camera shake that can blur the final images.

The camera’s Exposure Mode dial is also located on top of the camera. Overall though, the Z3 produced good-looking images throughout my testing.

Good overall color, high contrast, but the low-contrast option helps a lot. It has two modes of operation though, selected through the camera’s Setup menu.


This lens replaces the mm equivalent lens used on the Z2 imnolta, in its own right was an excellent zoom range. High resolution, 1, lines of “strong detail. Far-Field Test Excellent resolution and detail, with a slightly limited dynamic range. With a true time-exposure mode though, you press the shutter button once to open the shutter, and then again to close it.

Most digicams with long-exposure options have a “Bulb” mode, in which the shutter is kept open as long as you hold down the shutter button. The Z3’s Manual white balance setting did minoltw best job here, and produced the best overall color and white value on the house trim.

Konica Minolta Dimage Z3

mino,ta This reduces shots that erroneously focus on a background rather than on the person in the picture. The camera’s Manual white balance setting produced the most accurate white value on Marti’s shirt, as the Auto and Daylight settings both produced warmer images.

Red eye was not noticable on most photos.

The telephoto end fared much better, as I found only 0. The camera also works with MMC cards, which used to be slightly less expensive, but which have now for the most part disappeared from the market. This distortion is visible as a very eimage colored fringe around the objects at the edges of the field of view on the resolution target. The Konica Minolta Dimage Z3 seemed to appear out of nowhere, the camera was announced, miinolta then within what seemed like a couple of weeks it was available in shops!


HTM, also on the thumbnail index page. In Super Macro mode, photographers can bring the lens as near as 0. Indoor Portrait, No Flash: Even with Noise Reduction enabled though, bright noise pixels appear in the longest exposures, becoming quite numerous at the lowest light levels of my test.

The main feature of this camera is the 12x Optical zoom – the camera has a built in 4x Digital zoom which can be switched on and off – the digital zoom basically takes a smaller dimagee of the photo and enlarges it using software to blur the image so that it does not look pixellated. Dec 24, An ergonomic grip makes it easy and comfortable to carry and dimagw large, intuitive button layout keeps you in confident control at all times.


– Konica Minolta Dimage Z3 Review

It’s also a great choice for novices who want a camera with features that they can “grow into” as their photographic abilities mature. Dec 27, No built in lens-cover – don’t lose the lens cap!

Given a sufficiently fast memory card, the camera is able to record movies of any size or frame rate without pausing, up to the limit of the card’s capacity. Front – Camera off.