Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z20

Review Date: April 21st 2005

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Introduction / Price
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Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Conclusion / Links


Number of effective pixels

Approx. 5.0 million


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


6 - 48 mm (35mm equivalent: 36 - 290mm), f/ 3.2 - f/ 3.4, 11 elements in 9 groups

Recording media

SD (Secure Digital) Memory Card / MultiMediaCard


Approx. 14.5MB (Internal storage)

File format

JPEG, Motion JPEG (MOV) with Audio, DCF2.0 compliant, DPOF (ver. 1.1), Exif 2.2

Number of recorded pixels

2560x1920, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 640x480

Image file size

Economy: 660 KB, Standard: 1260 KB, Fine: 2460 KB, (approx. at 2560 x 1920) Movie(15fps, 320x240):340KB/s(approx.)

Storage capacity(Approx. No. of frames using 14.5 MB internal storage at 2560 x 1920)




Movie recording(15 fps, 320 x 240)




approx. 43 seconds

* The actual number of images may vary depending upon the subject and media used.

Autofocus system

A combination of a passive AF sensor with the video AF system

Autofocus area

3-Point Wide Focus AreaFocus area is selectable from Wide focus area and Spot focus areas with Focus Area Selection

Focus modes

Autofocus: Single-shot AF, Continuous AF (with predictive focus control), Full-time AF.Manual focus is selectable.

Focusing range(from front of the lens)

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)

White-balance control

Automatic, Preset (Daylight, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash), Custom


Multi-segment (256 segments), Spot, Center-weighted

Shutter speed

4 seconds 1/ 2000 seconds

Exposure mode

Programmed AE, Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual

Digital SubjectProgram Selection

Portrait, Sports action, Landscape, Sunset, Standard

Exposure compensation

± 2 Ev with 1/3 Ev step

Exposure bracketing

0.5 / 0.3 Ev increments; No. of bracket: 3 frames

Flash mode

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: Autoflash with red-eye reduction, Fill flash, Slow-shutter sync., Flash cancel

Flash GN

(ISO 100 equivalent) 12 (m) / 39.3 (ft.)


Electronic viewfinder

Diopter control

-3 - +1m-1

LCD monitor

3.8 cm (1.5-type) low-temperature polysilicon TFT color LCD with anti-reflection coatingTotal pixels: 113,000 (approx.) Field of view: 100% (approx.)


Approx. 10 seconds / 2 seconds delay

Color mode

Vivid Color, Natural Color, Monochrome, Sepia

Movie recording

No. of recorded pixels: 640x480, 320x240Frame rate: 30 fps* / 15 fps*not available at 640 x 480

Sharpness / Contrast control

Adjustable in 3 levels

Noise reduction


Printing output control

Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching III, PictBridge


USB: Full-Speed 12Mbps data transfer with a USB2.0 compatible computerVideo output NTSC / PAL (selected on the camera)


Camera body: 4 AA batteries (alkaline batteries, rechargeable Ni-MH batteries)

External power source

6V DC (with specified AC adapter)

Dimensions (WxHxD)

Approx. 109 x 82 x 94 mm / 4.3 x 3.2 x 3.7 inches


Approx. 300 g / 10.6 ounces (without batteries and recording media)

Standard Accessories

Battery (four AA alkaline batteries), Neck Strap (NS-DG800), Video Cable (VC-400), USB Cable (USB-3), Lens Cap (LF-243B), DiMAGE Viewer CD-ROM

Page 1
Introduction / Price
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Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Ease of Use
Page 6
Image Quality
Page 7
Sample Images
Page 8
Conclusion / Links

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