Summary: I gave up a Canon Rebel EOS with three lenses ranging from 18-200 for $350 to buy this Minolta for $50, replaced the battery door (it had been corroded) for $30, and I'm just thrilled to death with it.
Summary: My husband bought me this camera new in 2003 and paid over $450... a lot to spend on a camera at that time. Love the clarity of the pictures and always got a lot of compliments on the photos I took. Love the flip up flash.
Summary: Take excellent pictures. I've taken it to vacations everywhere, domestic and overseas. Love the 10x optical zoom. 3.2MP is good enough for me since I don't do prints much, mostly facebook and other online picture sharing.
Summary: the camera is easy to operate, did'nt need the book for the most part. takes great pictures. downfall is the electric plug in adapter is too EXPENSIVE!! stick with a good set of rechargable batteries. it would also be nice to eliminate the musical sound when turning it on.
Summary: The item I purchased is just what I had been looking for and is in great shape. I use digital cameras in my line of work as a police officer and I found that the Minolta Z1 is as good or better than the real high dollar cameras. I use this in onjunction with 35mm cameras