Summary: I bought this years ago (I'm just reviewing it now) BEST first time I've ever had! Having this camera years ago actually inspired me to be a photographer. Now I shoot weddings and sell fine art prints! (I do have a new Sony DSLR now) It has functions that are just like a DSLR. It looks pretty cool too! Not like those plain 'ol rectangular ones they have now.
Summary: My husband gave me this camera in 2004 before we moved to Europe for a tour. We lived two years in England and traveled all over Europe with this camera. I dropped it once and broke the viewfinder, however, the camera kept working, very sturdy. It takes the most clear pictures you can imagine. I took the most beautiful picture of Leeds Castle in England where the castle was reflected on the water. It looked like a mirror image of the castle.
Excerpt: What a find! The DiMAGE Z20 is my first digital camera with zoom. It works perfectly. Colour shift is evident at times but I correct this externally, along with sharpness. The Konica Minolta Z20 is an incredible camera to use and hold. Every thing seems easy about it. The camera takes excellent photos, I have taken just over 4.5 thousand since march 2005. It works well in low light situations, but not perfectly, a little noise is visible.
Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z20 5.2 Megapixel Digital Camera
21 March 2011
Summary: This is a outstanding digital camera, for its age. There only seems to be a couple of problems, and that is: 1. It's not capable of wide angle shots. (To gain such shots, on must spend an estimated $140.00 upon a wide angle lens, that is really nothing more, then a fish eye.) 2. Video has no sound capabilities. Other then the above mentioned faults, this is a mighty good all around camera.
Summary: Product no longer made, but it is still my favorite! Dropped/ruined my old Z20 so went hunting for another -- thought a Z3 was a newer model so got it -- YUK -- and very willingly spent more money getting what I wanted. Now I have my favorite camera back in my hands and I'm a happy camper. Works with Window 7. It's bulky yes, but sure takes great pictures -- even ones I take while watching a TV broadcast football game: Go Boise State Broncos!!!
Summary: I just bought a NEW Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z20. I am a Big fan of these Konica Minolta cameras. I had purchased 2 of them a few years ago and the camera is very lightweight yet Durable- read this as "my kids dropped them quite a few times " The DiMAGE Z20 takes pictures that rival those of some more expensive cameras, the colors are rich and full with nice contrast.
Summary: like the feel of the camera. I`m not the type that likes the little flat cameras. This feels like what a real camera should feel like. I would recomend it. you don`t need anything more than 5 mega pixels to take standard photos. The quality of the picture is excelent in my opinion. very adjustable yet user friendly.
Summary: While I wouldn't quite call it excellent. It is a great little camera, with alot of options you don't get in the pocket cameras. It takes beautiful pictures. Even as close as 0.5 inch away for supurb detail.
Pros: Beautiful pictures, intuitive, simple UI, all lens mechanicals are enclosed and protected from elements, z10's and 20's can be had for a song used on ebay. Excellent form factor, feels like a camera should. No proprietary batteries! Just use AA's.
Cons: No sound on video, image stabilization sorely missing in night and twilight but full zoom shots in daytime with no tripod are perfectly viable.