Editor Dan Bracaglia’s pick is the lens that he’s recommended more than any other in — and the one he feels Sony’s mirrorless system desperately needed. Rogue drones cause chaos at London’s Gatwick international airport. Moderate noise at ISO 50 and , high at , very high at Angled down slightly on the camera’s top panel, this button sets focus and exposure when pressed halfway, and fires the shutter when fully pressed. The Bottom Line A responsive megazoom camera with impressive video-recording capabilities and pleasing output, the Konica Minolta Dimage Z2 makes an excellent travel companion for shooters who don’t require a semipro feature set. Gear of the Year – Dan’s choice: Its default contrast is a little high, but a low-contrast option helps some on that score.

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I could see the entire frame with my own glasses on, but had to press the eyeglass lens right up against the eyepiece, something I’d prefer not to do, for fear of scratches. With a new sensor, better autofocus system and more streamlined design, the X line Dec 18, Behind the Shutter button on the top panel, this button controls the macro focus mode, cycling between normal AF, Macro, and Super Macro modes.

Gear of the year – Jeff’s z Rogue drones cause chaos at London’s Gatwick international airport. Dec 26, But its combination of features, form factor and image quality make it an enjoyable camera to use — and his dimagd for this year.

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2 4.0MP Digital Camera – Silver

Zeiss shows hands-on footage of its ZX1 camera with Lightroom integration. Very good low-light performance, with good exposure and focus even at the darkest light levels.


While it offers plenty to grab onto, the handgrip is also small enough to be comfortable for users with smaller hands. Simple pro lighting and use tips let you snap stunning photos.

Digital Cameras – Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications

Reg ardless of the Z2’s long battery life though, I still strongly recommend that you purchase several sets of djmage NiMH AA cells and a good charger to go along with them. In contrast, the 3.

While it did very well on the laboratory target though, I felt that other shots of more “natural” subjects were a bit on the soft side. The Z2’s bottom panel is fairly flat, with a plastic threaded tripod mount under the lens a good position for people interested in panoramic photographyand the battery compartment at the base of the handgrip. Both are worth their weight in gold as I list my measley black heart out on Craigslist.

Dec 19, All in all, there’s very little to fault about the Z2, apart from the somewhat “Buck Rogers”-styled case, which I still don’t personally care for, but have to mlnolta that many others find it appealing. And its prefocus shutter delay is a blazing 0. Surprisingly low noise for such long exposures, color balance is a little warm.

Konica Minolta Dimage Z2 Specs – CNET

Senior Editor Barney Britton’s pick this year zz2 the camera that he describes as “close to perfect” for the kind of photography he does. Best and worst of In Playback mode, pressing the Display button displays or dismisses a limited information display.


Gear of the Year – Barney’s choice: Better yet, it has a variety of continuous-shooting and movie-mode options that make it one of the better cameras on the market for capturing action.

This distortion is visible as a very slight colored fringe around the objects at the edges of the field of view on the resolution target. Despite its cheap and unusual exterior, it takes great photos that can actually be very sharp for the era from whence it came.

Nikon Japan officially lists the D and D as discontinued. The open source Lightroom alternative darktable has released a major update in the form of darktable version 2.

Konica Minolta Dimage Z2 Review

In Manual exposure mode, the right and left keys adjust the aperture setting, while the up and down keys change the shutter speed. Konica Minolta Dimage Z2 Specs. The actual frame rate and maximum number of images in a series will depend on the resolution setting, subject matter, and the amount of available memory space. The four exterior buttons navigate through settings menus, moving the selection up, down, left, or right.

The best camera bargains of Directly below the down arrow key and the first in a series curving around the LCD monitor, this button calls up the settings menu in both Record and Playback modes.