Reviews and Problems with Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z1
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P. Perrino, Amazon
3 February 2006
Summary: I bought this camera a couple of years ago, and had problems with the auto focus. About a year ago the battery cover wouldn't close all the way due to a broken tab in the cheesy cover. Well I just sent it in to be repaired, and guess what they want $150 to fix it. That's almost half the price of the camera for a 10 cent item and probably all of 15 minutes to fix. I won't be getting it fixed (I'll tape it shut), and I won't ever buy another camera from Minolta.
Summary: I have had the camera for 11 months now. I like how easy it is to download pictures. It takes great pictures during the day BUT ... in a dark situation, when I have to use the flash the camera almost always focuses incorrectly. Even though it shows you with a red line where it is focusing, with the flash it does a poor job of really focusing where it says it is focusing.
Summary: In my previous review, I said that this wasn't a camera for professionals. After using the unit for about 2 months, I found that the Dimage is not even a camera for beginners. 1. The Auto focusing on the Z1 is horrendous; half of all your photos will be out of focus especially in low light situations. What is the point of taking pictures if they all come out blurred? 2. The shaking lens and the flipping LCD mechanism are poor quality and cheaply designed.
Summary: Over 50% of the photos I have taken are blurry. According to the instruction manual, when the dot in the view finder turns white, the picture is in focus. This is only true if blur is your focus of choice. I have taken still shots, motion shots, shots with flash and without with the same poor focus results. My current digital camera is an Olympus also with a 10x optical zoom which is my desired zoom minimum.
Summary: I've been using a very low quality digi-cam for years and really wanted to upgrade to something more serious. A camera pro shop recommended this one because of the incredible 10x zoom and the fast response time. However, within hours of having it home, I saw some problems: 1. It seems REALLY fragile and I just don't imagine the body or the lens holding up too long. 2.
Summary: If you have ever held a real SLR (Canon, Fuji, Olympus, etc.) SLR film camera in your hands, don't WASTE YOUR MONEY on this thing. It feels like it is made of the same plastic used at to make the toy cameras at the dollar store. The battery cover will break after a few battery changes; the lens rattles like it is going to fall out. It is smaller and less professional looking that you might imagine.
Summary: The images are not sharp at the telephoto end of the lens. Also, very bad camera shake blur if you do not use a tripod. Only 3.2 Megapixels. You need at least 4 nowadays, especially if you want to crop or enlarge. Panasonic Lumix is about to release the FZ10 which is a 4 Megapixel camera with a Leica 12X Zoom lens with Image Stabilization. This means that you do not get blur camera shake even with handheld shots at the long end of the zoom. Wait for this one.
Summary: Suchte eine Digitalkamera zum Einstieg bei E-Bay. Fazit.Software ( im Bild ) abgebildet fehlte.Kamera die Bilder machen sollte macht keine.Liegt nun in einer Schublade. Habe mich nicht mit dem Verkäufer auseinander setzen können weil ich die Materie noch nicht beherrchte. Also mein erster Einkauf bei E-Bay war ein absoluter Reinfall.Als Neuling wird man immer erst mal übers Ohr gehauen.
Summary: Die Kamera hat mir vom Aussehen her gefallen. Ich habe sie als defektes Gerät gekauft. Ich dachte sie reparieren zu können. Da der Batterieverschluß (Abdeckung) fehlt kann ich garnichts testen oder mit dieser Kamera anfangen.
Summary: Anfang Dezember 2003 kaufte ich eine Minolta Dimage Z1, nachdem ich mich durch diverse Seiten überzeugt hatte, wie ausgezeichnet das Gerät doch sein sollte. Kaum war die Kamera angekommen und ausgepackt, konnte ich mit mindestens einem der angegebenen Mängel der anderen Besitzer sofort übereinstimmen: Dem Batteriefach sah man sofort an, dass es nicht gerade über eine lange Lebensdauer verfügen würde.