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. I take photos of critters at my outside feeding stations, and this camera runs rings around the Canon. PLUS, it's small, no need to swap lenses all the time, it's all in the camera. I've used a lot of cameras in my 62 years, and I'm just thrilled with this one.
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. Love that you can look at the screen or look through the view finder when taking pictures. We were sold rechargeable AA batteries with it, and it was a very wise investment!
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. it's not freindly to use in the woods taking photos of deer or wild game........
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.
Summary: I consider myself an average or maybe a little below ability photographer. Only taking photos of items I am selling on ebay or annual vacation photos. This camera rocks your socks off. We enlarged Island photos to hang on the wall of our newly decorated Carribean room and they came out awesome. Although only 8x10 they are super quality. THIS CAMERA IS GREAT!!!!
The Service was Great and Fast I was well Pleased on ho
7 December 2007
Summary: I wanted to upgrade my digital camera,and seen this one and loved it. I was very impressed on the Features on the Camera and the size it is Perfect for carrying' and takes very good pictures, and has an videro mode I can use if I Like.
Summary: This camera has got to be one of the nicest digital cameras I have used. It has really good zoom capabilities. The camera's 10X optical zoom coupled with it's 4X digital zoom made taking close ups and far away shots a breeze. The camera comes with a pop-up flash that only comes up manually. My only complaint is that it would be nice if the camera had an automatic pop-up flash.