Konica KD-500 Zoom

Announced Sep 29, 2002 •
5 megapixels | 1.5 screen | 39 – 117 mm (3×)
perrellik
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Very, very good and nice camera. Expecially after updating firmware (3.38a) the camera is much similar to my G500 and G600. It perform very well outdoor with natural colors and sharpness in all photo's surface. Problems: Some weaknes in low light.

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stroma
 
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Firstly my credentials - I am an amateur photographer but I teach advanced Photoshop.. Secondly - I absolutely Love this little camera and have probably shot more photos on it than my other cameras combined (Currently Nikon F80 (Film) and D70 (DSLR)) This review is a little late, seeing as the Model is no longer in production - but I prefer it to the latter models i.e 510Z and the 600..... because it just looks so bloody good!!. I really think they got the design 'right' on this model... and ...

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aliendad
 
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the macro on this camera is excelent and the colour is to myself very very good Problems: flash is a little bit to strong

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wayne
 
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Excellent buy for $338 at Sam's Club. This little camera is a lot more than the specs would lead one to expect. The auto-focus works well, even in the macro mode (just took some product shots). The resolution is excellent, and the contrast is very high. There may be too much in camera processing for some, but for the intended market, this is a good thing (most DSLRs have less sharpening and contrast, as well as saturation as the default). Fast, small, light, and easy to use - the ...

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PatrickU
 
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Just bought this camera, had Konica 310Z before this one and 200Z befor that one. This is a wonderful digital camera. The pictures are awesome. Lacking manual controls, but can be programmed into the buttons on the back of camera. EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT MACROS PICTURES!!!! Battery life is good, can purchase extra battery on ebay for $10.00. Will need at least 256 SD memory due to high pixels. Purchased for $399. on Costco online. This is a great value for a 5.0 camera! Problems: I have ...

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nicetomcat
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Based on some 3000 pics taken with KD500z using firmware 1.55A. The camera fulfils the intended purposes: replace my old point and shoot and learn digital photo processing. Image quality: - RESOLUTION is ok, very fine for 11*15 cm prints made at a good lab, acceptable at 20*30 cm. Beats ISO100 film processed at a minilab (but not as good as pro prints). - DISTORTION at wide angle is annoyingly stong, better not have straight lines close to the image border. Hope the next generation of ...

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Ralfs
 
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Great image quality, better than many other 5 megapixel cameras, even those that have lots of pro features. Very quiet, fast zooming, fast startup, good focusing (except in very low light). Very good build quality. I think it is probably the best pocket-size digital you can currently buy. Although this camera does not have some of the advanced features (direct control over shutter speed, aperture, focusing), you can do amazingly well by using exposure compensation, exposure and focus locking. ...

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Werner Ruhl
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Small, 5 Meg but awfull bad Software design. The user interface does not correspond to the description of the (missing) manual. Some menuepoints disappear (f.e. FINE/NORMAL Quality) and are only in operation after Reset of all Parameters. Good image quality compared to same size cameras . Moderate image quality compared with 4 Meg class. I would love to get SW update without flaws. Werner Ruhl

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Avinash
 
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Fabulous camera!! Proud owner for over a week now. Very easy to use, superb image quality. Very solid construction. Out of the box, and click and go. Didn't need to read the manual to make goof pictures. (Did it afterwards). Outdoor pictures have very good and realistic colours. The macro setting is also very good. The battery lasts very long. Over 250 pictures. If you don't want to mess with manual settings, and still want semi-pro quality this is THE camera. Problems: The red-eye setting ...

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Well, after ages of drooling over the kd400z i desided to go the little bit extra and get the kd500z. i have now taken over 8000 pictures with this camera, still works as good as the first time i took it out of the box, very well constructed, even after the few bangs/drops it has had! ill start with the bad bits, the manual is awful, it took ages to print, isnt that well writen, and seems a waste of time, so dont bother printing it! take the camera out and play! can take videos, BUT, only 30 ...

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