My first own camera, first DSLR.

Started Jun 8, 2012 | User reviews thread
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My first own camera, first DSLR.

I have just gotten it today, Traded it with somebody on craigslist. I can't afford to let myself actually buy a camera, So I got one used. So far I have been very happy with it. The anti-shake system is very effective, video quality is impressive, the 12x zoom is very impressive also, my previous camera had only 3x. I can record about 30 minutes of highest-quality video on my 2GB SD card. I'll be updating this review if I can in the future as I have more experiences with it.


A lot of noise happens on higher ISO levels in darkness, so using the flash is pretty much always mandatory. The plastic on the battery compartment is a little weak and some of the flaps that keep it closed are broken. Can be fixed easily with some clever usage of JB Weld though. Otherwise, for costing about 60 USD (for me it costed 0 usd, traded) it's absolutely fantastic, You can't go wrong, you'll certainly not waste a penny with this at it's current price.

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Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5 Nikon Coolpix S220 Nikon D70
Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5
5 megapixels • 2 screen • 35 – 420 mm (12×)
Announced: Jan 21, 2005
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bad for good for
Kids / pets
Action / sports
Landscapes / scenery
Low light (without flash)
Flash photography (social)
Studio / still life
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