Reviews and Problems with Konica Minolta KD-400 Zoom
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18 December 2004
Summary: I've had this camera for a couple of years and love it. Excellent pictures for a 4MP and colour reproduction is very good (often a quality lacking in some cameras). I mostly take photos at the highest resolution and print some wonderful crisp photos in A4. The zoom is also good and will be enough for the everyday user (although on a trip to Liberty Island, NYC I got some great close-ups of Liberty's face).
Summary: good camera, but cost a shocking amount of money buying batteries until I realised rechargeable ones are necessary, as it defaults to high power usage - also, have not worked out how the sound on the video works. also, need to use manual to get best quality, as automatic setting is 75 percent top quality default setting which cannot be overriden.
Excerpt: "I have been using the camera for a good while now, and feel that I can comment safely on its good and bad points - What do I like about it.... well, it has a fabulously solid feel and finish to it, I was very suprised at first and thought it would be a lot more "plasticky" but it definitley looks and feels the part. Also, the blue flashing light at the front, what a godsend !! my baby boy never stops looking at it, so his pictures always turn out ...
Pros: Solid Feel, Quality Finish, Quick Picture Save
Excerpt: "...since been superseded by the Konica KD 410Z which my husband has bought. (But that is in anotherreview.) The Konica KD 400Z doesn’t come with a lot of memory, so we bought a 256MB memory card for it. On a 256MB card, I get 144 pictures at the highest resolution, but even on a 64 MB card, you can get 40 shots on the finest resolution. ***Technical stuff*** This comes with 4.0-megapixels (maximum 2,300 x 1,700-pixel resolution images.), although ...
Pros: Small, compact, good display screen, easy to use .
Cons: Red eye control is poor, and pictures can be grainy when taken in poor lighting
Summary: After many months of use I can report no faults with this camera. Small size means very portable. Metal case means very robust. Takes superb photos. Two card slots very useful, although Secure Digital is faster than Memory Stick (Video clips take ages to save on Memory Stick). Do buy an additional battery as I did (if you take lots of photos) - it's very frustrating when it runs out near the end of that special day.
Excerpt: "Konica Revio KD-400Z Well I have been using this camera a few months now so it is time to review the results. My preference for taking pictures is to set it at1600 by 1200 pixels which will give a decent picture. The smaller pics at 640 by 480 are ok for emails or for palms but they do not achieve the best results. I have taken a few pics at 2304 by 1704 pixels (excellent results) but you I have to keep zooming them down to view on a monitor set ...
Pros: Compact, Solid, and excellent bodywork nd fuctions
Excerpt: "I take this little camera everywhere, indoors and out, people and views, it is my third digital camera, so I had a good idea of what I wanted! I love using it as the photos are all so clear, its easy to focus and use, though a little slow between shots. The video uses the battery and space up very fast. So be careful, it is worth having a spare battery. I carry this camera in my handbag or pocket, it takes excellant photos indoors even without a flash, ...
Pros: easy to carry around, wonderful clear photos, almost 3D pictures
Cons: slow between taking pictures has to have special battery
Summary: I bought this camera after lengthy consideration in the summer of 2002 following the theft of my ageing Fujifilm digital camera. Since then I have taken hundreds and hundreds of photographs, some of which have come out exceptionally well some of which haven't. The camera is at its best outside using natural light. My only criticism of this camera is that I would have liked to have been able to adjust shutter speed.
Summary: I was sceptical about buying this camera thinking its strengths were in its size and not its capability but I had read excellent reviews so took the plunge. I am absolutly delighted with the camera and the image quality especially at night is superb. The colours and detail the camera picks out is fantastic A DEFINATE MUST HAVE!!
Summary: I head an Engineering department, and we have been through a fair few cameras. The KD-400Z is very well-built, great value for money and produces excellent pictures. The sharpness and details of the images are amongst the best I've seen from a camera of class. Its diminutive size and tank-like build, makes it ideally suited for travelling and every-day use. After nearly two months of use, the camera has proven itself to be very capable.