Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5
Review Date: April 25th 2005
The Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5 is the replacement for the popular DiMAGE Z3 digital camera and is currently Konica Minolta's highest-specced ultra-zoom digital camera. The Konica Minolta Z5 offers a 5 megapixel CCD sensor and a 12x zoom lens that is equivalent to 35–420mm on a 35mm camera. To help ensure that your photos don't suffer from camera-shake, the Konica Minolta Z5 features a unique CCD-shift anti-shake mechanism, which allows you to take sharp photos at slower shutter speeds than other digital cameras. In addition, the Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5 offers a full range of semi-automatic and manual exposure modes, futuristic body design, 2 inch LCD screen, rapid autofocus, advanced movie mode and a macro function that that lets you focus as close as 1cm from your subject. Currently available for less than £300 / $500, is the Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5 the ultimate ultra-zoom camera? Carry on reading my review to discover the answer.
The recommended retail price of the Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5 in the UK is £349.99 and in the US it is $479.99.
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