Minolta DiMAGE Z1 review

Started Jan 10, 2004 | User reviews thread
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IanMcK New Member • Posts: 2
Minolta DiMAGE Z1 review

Firstly, what really attracted me to the Z1 was it's look and feel, it just
plain looks good and is easy to hold and use. I would've liked a
more substantial shell, maybe a flat black case but that said I can
live with the brushed (faux) metal.

My most pressing concern was how it blended with my appearance,
did I look good while I was carrying it around? While at the local
Walmart , as nonchalantly as possible, I caught my reflection across
the way on the video game displays and damn it, eventhough I'm
aware how shallow it sounds I really liked how the Z1 looked
slung low at my hip. I was quite taken by how the Z1's handsomeness
somehow added to my own rugged good looks. I began to carry on a
conversation with the young lady at the camera counter, sneaking a
glance at the video game screens I saw that we were a really good
team, me and this Minolto DiMage Z1. I swaggered toward the counter
when just then the camera was torn free of my hand and slammed
violently against the display case. In my rapture I had failed to notice
the camera was tethered by a cord and when I walked away it was
snatched from my grasp!

I felt like a ship setting sail for wonderous lands when at the last
sickening moment discover nobody had remembered to pull up the

Alas, the camera can take a beating and it continued to work.
Though it was a display model and had no doubt been clunked
before, it still hummed back to life.

After getting my new Z1 home I shot some pics outside and they
turned out fantastic!.. I plan on getting a tripod so I can shoot some
pics of myself.


not a one.

Minolta DiMAGE Z1
3 megapixels • 1.5 screen • 38 – 380 mm (10×)
Announced: Aug 7, 2003
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