Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5

Announced Jan 21, 2005 •
5 megapixels | 2 screen | 35 – 420 mm (12×)
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Too soon at this point. But replaced my Z1 with Z5. Seems the difference between 3 and 5 mega pixels is NOISE Z1 takes a cleaner photo. Auto Focus I like every thing about both cameras except the Auto Focus. The reason I upgraded to the Z5 hoping this was fixed over the years. (Disappointing) This is a really big issue as you tend to not use the camera because you don't know when it will work...Like your kids prom night. Makes ya want to trash the camera when that moment is all lost to blur. ...

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It is actually an amzing camera when you read the specifications, and it is also capable of doing a lot, but read the problems... Problems: Too much noise even for ISO-50, don't even think about ISO-320. The photos are simply unusable for printing at 5mp, you have to reduce the size to 1mp or less to get an acceptable amount of noise, and noise is not only in the dark area of the phot, it's simply overall. The auto focus search a lot in tele mode (i.e., optic zoom of more than 8x) and finds ...

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