Summary: I see some negative reviews for this Minolta Dimage Z5 camera and wanted to share my experience using it. I have owned this camera for going on 8 years now. I paid over $300 for the new camera from Abes of Maine and thought the price was fair back then.
Excerpt: I have just gotten it today, Traded it with somebody on craigslist. I can't afford to let myself actually buy a camera, So I got one used. So far I have been very happy with it. The anti-shake system is very effective, video quality is impressive, the 12x zoom is very impressive also, my previous...
Summary: I only had this Camera 6 months and the motor that runs the lens died. I wasn't all that good of a camera anyway compared to the Z1. The 12X zoom was what sold me on it in the first place. I spent a small fortune on this camera and now they want $175.00 more dollars to repair it. Egads!!
Summary: After owning the Dimage Z10 for several years and loving it, I started looking for a successor to upgrade and hoped the z5 or z6 would simply be a similar but better performing camera. I'd seen a lot of reviews on the z6 pertaining to picture quality, many less critical ones on the z5.
Summary: I had started out with a small Sony Digital camera and at the same time purchased the Minolta Dimage Z1 and since 2004 when I first purchased the Z1 I had up graded through the Damage's Z1, Z3, Z5 And the Z6.
Excerpt: I've been photographing with this camera for more than 3 years. Coarse green and red dots in shadow areas have been bothering me. The camera's white balace is also a problem, the pictures are all greenish. Wish anyone could help me bring back its normal white balance!
Excerpt: Too soon at this point. But replaced my Z1 with Z5. Seems the difference between 3 and 5 mega pixels is NOISE Z1 takes a cleaner photo. Auto Focus I like every thing about both cameras except the Auto Focus. The reason I upgraded to the Z5 hoping this was fixed over the years.
Summary: After taking about six shots the camarea developed a black area on the right side of the image. I purchased a Canon XT made in Japan not China. I live in Toronto Canada and the camera was shipped surface using United Postal Services (UPS) they charged me CND $44.00 in brokerage fees, this was on top...