In our latest buying guide we’ve selected some cameras that while they’re a bit older, still offer a lot of bang for the buck. The final item to talk about is the zoom controller, located at the top-right of the photo. A guide is shown on the LCD displaying the current focus distance, and the camera will enlarge the center of the image so you can verify that your subject is in focus. Simon Joinson was DPReview’s second general manager, during a time when the site underwent enormous changes, not least our relocation to the U. Even my fingernails could scratch the plastic, but thankfully it rubs right off. The best camera bargains of

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Using the CIPA battery life standard, Minolta says you can get shots using alkaline batteries and a whopping with mAh rechargeables.

You may or may not be able to swap memory cards while the camera is on a tripod — it really depends on the mount on the tripod. I’ve got two examples to demonstrate how well the system works.

Inside the box, you’ll find:. By default, the Z5 doesn’t give you a lot of information about your photos.

Dec 21, For now, the Panasonic FZ-series cameras still lead the pack. And finally, that little plastic door over the memory card slot is way too easy to open and bust off. This is komica for checking that your subject is in focus. Dec 21, Dec 23, video.


That’s a lot nicer. Compares well with my Nikon SLR and less than half the price! You pick the aperture, the camera picks the appropriate shutter speed. Colors are accurate, though the background has a slight yellowish cast it’s a white wallwhich is undoubtedly a white balance issue tinkering around some more probably would’ve solved that problem.

The camera fared well in our redeye test, as well. Ratings and Reviews Write a review. The Z5 features a full set of manual controls, including manual focus, and it also supports a hot shoe Minolta brand only — the Panasonic DMC-FZ5 lacks both of those abilities.

Konica Minolta Z5 Review and Specs

A “regular quality” x mode as well as a smaller x size are also available. Plus 4x digital zoom takes the number to an incredible 48x total zoom range. Konica Minolta Z5 Highlights Article: Gear of the year – Jeff’s choice: Our tour ends with a look at the bottom of the camera. Why we haven’t taken a stance on in-body stabilization vs OIS – and why that has changed. Reproduction in whole or part in any form or medium without specific written permission is prohibited.


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Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5 Review

The larger screen size also lets you see greater detail when you’re reviewing images, and boosts the legibility of on-screen menus and function settings to assure greater operating ease.

The open source Lightroom alternative darktable has released a major update in the form of darktable version 2. The final item to talk about minplta the zoom controller, located at kknica top-right of the photo. Pick the situation and the camera uses the right settings. Show More Show Less. Sony fixes data loss issues with firmware v2.

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5

The Panasonic and Sony cameras mentioned above use expensive lithium-ion batteries instead of AAs. This helps you frame the photo steadily.

The Wacom Intuos Pro is a workflow-boosting machine. A Taiwanese company known for producing skins for Sony products has released what is very likely its most unusual skin to date. Nikon Japan officially lists the D and D as discontinued.