An Easy to Use, SLR-type Digital Camera With a 10X Mega-Zoom Lens, the stylish new DiMAGE Z2 appeals to photographers - from soccer moms to serious wildlife photographers - who appreciate high-quality high-resolution digital photography.
The new DiMAGE Z2 is the first Konica Minolta digital camera to be equipped with the new Mega-zoom featuring the all-glass apochromatic (APO) lens. The camera?s new 10x Mega-zoom is a fast f2.8 - f3.5 lens allowing fast shutter speeds for sports or natural-light photography. With a focal range of 5.8mm to 58mm, it is equivalent to a 38 - 380mm 35mm camera lens. When combined with the seamless 4x digital zoom, it has an amazing 40x zoom range, equivalent to a 38 ? 1520mm lens. To extend the versatility of the powerful 10x Mega-zoom, an optional 0.75x wide-converter is available. And close-up photography is possible with just the press of a button. The camera?s Super Macro mode lets photographers focus down to 1.6 inches from the front of the lens.
The DiMAGE Z2 can record high-quality 30 frames per second VGA (640 x 480) movies ? as clear and as smooth as the moving image on a television. Also available is the world?s first 15 frames per second SVGA (800 x 600) movie option. Viewed on a PC the SVGA movie delivers approximately 6.3 more pixels than the standard QVGA (320 x 240) format. And users can keep recording until the memory card is full
Features and Specifications: Number of effective pixels: 4.0 million CCD: 1/2.5-type interline primary-color CCD Total pixels: 4.2 million Camera sensitivity: Auto and 50,100, 200, and 400 ISO equivalents Focal length: 6.3 - 63mm (35mm equivalent: 38 - 380mm) Lens construction: 11 elements in 7 groups (includes two elements with three aspheric surfaces) Maximum aperture: f/2.8 - f/3.7 Minimum focus distance: Wide: 0.5m/1.6ft from front of lens, - Telephoto: 2m/6.6ft from front of lens, - Wide: 0.57m / 1.9ft from CCD, - Telephoto: 2.07m/ 6.8ft from CCD Minimum macro distance (from front of lens): Super macro: 1.2" (3 cm); Standard Macro Wide: 2.6" (7 cm); Standard Macro Telephoto: 39.3" (100 cm) Minimum macro distance (from CCD): Super macro: 3.9" (10 cm); Standard Macro Wide: 5.5" (14 cm); Standard Macro Telephoto: 42.1" (107 cm) Maximum magnification: 0.15x (Equivalent to 0.90x in 35mm format) Area covered at maximum magnification: 39 x 28mm /1.5 x 1.1 in. LCD monitor: 3.8cm (1.5 inch) low-temperature polysilicon TFT color with anti-reflection coating Field of view: Viewfinder: 98% (approx.) LCD monitor: 100 % (approx.) Display-mode switch: Viewfinder display, LCD-monitor display, Switch Finder system allows the monitor to be viewed directly or through the viewfinder. Diopter control: - 3 ~ +1m Eye relief: 18.8mm Shutter: CCD electronic shutter and mechanical shutter Shutter speed range: 4 - 1/1000 s in programmed-AE and aperture-priority modes. - 15 - 1/1000 s in shutter-priority and manual exposure modes. Autofocus system: Rapid AF: a combination of a passive AF sensor with the video AF system Autofocus areas: 3-Point Wide Focus Area -, Spot focus areas with Focus Area Selection Focus modes: Single-shot AF, Continuous AF with predictive focus control, Full-time AF, Manual focus. Focus lock: By pressing shutter-release button partway down. Metering: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot Multi-segment metering: 256 segments Exposure modes: Programmed AE, Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual Digital Subject Programs: Portrait, Sports action, Landscape, Sunset, Night portrait. Automatic and manual selection. Exposure compensation: ?2 Ev in 1/3 increments AE lock: By pressing shutter-release button partway down Flash metering: Pre-flash TTL Flash range: Wide: 0.23 - 6.1 m / 0.8 - 20 ft. (approx.) from CCD Telephoto: 1.27 - 4.6 m / 4.1 - 15 ft. (approx.) from CCD Flash modes: Autoflash, Autoflash with red-eye reduction, Fill flash, Slow-shutter sync. Autoflash not available with aperture priority, shutter priority, and manual exposure modes. Flash recycling time: 5 s (approx.) Flash compensation: ? 2 Ev in 1/3 increments Flash-sync speeds: All shutter speeds External flashes: Auto-flash metering with Program/Maxxum Flash 2500 (D), Program/Maxxum 3600HS (D), Program/Maxxum Flash 5600HS (D) Continuous advance: UHS (Ultra High Speed) continuous advance: Ten 1280x960 frames in one second (approx.); Standard continuous advance: 1.5 fps (approx.) Progressive Capture: Stores images from the built-in memory to the memory card from the latest frame captured with the continuous advance. Maximum number of images that can be recorded with the Progressive Capture mode - UHS: 12 frames (10 fps) - Standard: 5 frames (2.5 fps) Exposure bracketing: Three frame bracket in 1.0, 0.5, 0.3 Ev increments Self-timer: 10 s (approx.) Movie: Recording time dependent on memory card capacity, image size, and frame rate. Frame rate: 15fps, 30 fps White balance control: Automatic, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash), Custom Digital Effects Control: Contrast compensation, Sharpness Contrast compensation: Three levels (Low, Normal, High) Sharpness settings: Three levels (Soft, Normal, Hard) Color modes: Natural Color, Vivid Color, Black and white, Sepia Noise reduction: User selectable dark noise reduction Digital zoom: 4x (max.) in 0.1x increments Copy function: To copy single or multiple images to the same or another memory card. E-mail Copy function: Creates a compressed 640x480 or 160x120 JPEG image for transmission. Date imprinting: Year/month/day (Format can be changed.) Imprinting can be disabled Key customization: The function activated by the flash-mode button can be changed. Image-quality modes: Fine, Standard, Economy Number of recorded pixels (Still images): 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480; 1280 x 960 in UHS continuous-advance mode Number of recorded pixels (Movie clips): 800x600, 640x480, 320x240, 160x120 File formats: JPEG, Motion JPEG (MOV) : with audio; DCF 2.0-compliant; DPOF-compliant (Supported by printing functions in ver. 1.1); Exif 2.21 Folder name formats: Standard, Date Printing output control: Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching II, PictBridge Recording media: SD (Secure Digital) Memory Cards, MultiMediaCards Computer interface: Full-speed 12Mbps data transfer with USB 2.0 compatible computer AV output: NTSC, PAL (selected on the camera) Batteries: Four AA batteries: Alkaline, Ni-MH External power source: 6V DC with specified AC adapter (sold separately) Dimensions: 4.31(W) x 3.05 (H) x 3.15 (D) in. Weight: 305g / 10.8oz. (approx.) without batteries or recording media Standard Accessories: Neck Strap NS-DG6000, Lens Cap LF-242A, Accessory Shoe Cap SC-1000, AV Cable AVC-400, 16MB SD (Secure Digital) Memory Card, USB Cable USB-500, DiMAGE Viewer, ArcSoft VideoImpression 2 CD-ROM, Four AA Alkaline batteries