Minolta DiMAGE Z1 review

Started Jan 1, 2004 | User reviews thread
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anothercameraperson Junior Member • Posts: 47
Minolta DiMAGE Z1 review

Loads of features for the money, high quality images, but cheap construction and minimal battery life make its usefulness questionable.

Problems:

Battery life. Once purchased, just to use them, I inserted the 4 supplied alkaline batteries. As mentioned by others, the door enabling access to the battery compartment is flimsy at best, and even with great care I don't see it holding up through years of use. Especially when batteries need to be replaced ever half hour or so. After using up the alkalines in 40 minutes, I placed 100% charged 2200 mA (high capacity) NiMH batteries, and got just 30 minutes of use. And this was with the autofocus mostly off! I recharged the NiMHs again, and again got 30 minutes. Repeated this sequence three more times, same results.

Minolta DiMAGE Z1
3 megapixels • 1.5 screen • 38 – 380 mm (10×)
Announced: Aug 7, 2003
anothercameraperson's score
3.8
Average community score
4.4
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