In Record mode, the camera can capture still images ,with a range of options available through the settings menu. But given those concessions and a handful of others, the Konica Minolta Dimage Z20 is still a capable, responsive camera with an impressive zoom range and better-than-average image quality. Then thx to Ebay I found a real single lens reflex camera i could afford. Read on for all the details! In record mode, you can choose to display an information overlay on the LCD screen, or dismiss it for an unobstructed view of your subject. In Playback mode, this button controls the playback zoom setting, digitally enlarging the image as much as 6x.
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It’s a lot like its predecessor, ximage for the most part, that’s okay. Generally speaking, the Z20 is geared toward beginning or budget-minded photographers, and its feature set is reduced accordingly relative to the more expensive Z5 and its brethren.
You have an option for Standard or Night movie modes, can operate the zoom lens while the camera is recording.
Launches an automated slide show of all the still images saved on the memory card. Four AA batteries power the Z20, and even alkaline cells lasted an unusually long time in our testing.
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Encircling the Power button on the rear panel, this dial sets the camera’s operating mode and viewfinder display location. A Taiwanese company known for producing skins for Sony products has released what is very likely its most unusual skin to date.
Dec 27, Sets the camera’s sensitivity to Auto, or to 50,or ISO equivalents.
Up to approximately frames with the four included AA alkaline batteries and SD memory card. Besides the normal Continuous Advance mode, the Z20 offers a feature called “Progressive Capture,” which begins continuously acquiring images when you press and hold down the shutter button, but only saves the last six captured when you finally release the shutter button. Read on for all the details! Turns the Date Print function on or off. A substantial handgrip provides a firm hold on the camera, with plenty of room for your fingers to curve around the grip.
This compact interchangeable-lens model is a great step-up from APS-C models, as long I as always recommend picking up at least two sets of high-capacity rechargeable NiMH batteries and a good charger, and keeping a set freshly charged at all times.
Visit our Comparometer tm to compare images from the Konica Minolta Z20 with those from other cameras you may be considering. In my testing, the Konica Minolta Z20 delivered good-looking images with bright, attractive color and good, crisp detail. To activate Spot-AF mode, press and hold down the center button of the arrow pad in any non-movie capture mode until you see the three hotspots. The latter being a handy way to keep track of photos you’ve shot over a period of time.
The Bottom Line While the Dimage Z20 is dimwge reasonably priced camera with pleasing performance, we’d prefer to see more consistent image quality and image stabilization on the 8X zoom lens.
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Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z20
I always remind readers though, that digital zoom inevitably decreases the overall image quality because it simply enlarges the central pixels of the CCD’s image. Predictive Focus Control assesses the motion of moving subjects to deliver sharper images.
In Playback mode, this button controls the playback zoom setting, digitally enlarging the dimaage as much as 6x. In Manual exposure mode, the right and left keys adjust the aperture setting, while the up and down keys change the shutter speed.
Video has no sound capabilities.
The Down arrow rotates the image. If none of the hotspots covers the area you want in focus, you can select a hotspot, place it over the subject, depress the shutter button partway down dimate lock in focus, then re-position the camera to frame the scene before depressing the button fully to take the picture. You can then use the left and right buttons of the arrow pad to select the specific hotspot you want to use. Crowning the dmiage right corner of the rear panel, just beneath the Exposure Mode dial, this two-way rocker button controls the optical and digital zoom in Record mode.
Makes a low-resolution copy of a20 selected image. I finally settled down to the resolve that I was only able to afford a used slr. Konica Minolta issues CCD alert.