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Konica Minolta Dimage Z2 4MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom by Review Summary ,  Sep 21, 2015

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Konica Minolta Dimage Z2 4MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom
Report Date: 09/20/2015
Based on 60 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.2
Returned or considering to return: 3.3%

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Individual Feature Rating
Price5.0   above average
Zoom4.8   above average
Quality4.7   above average
Video4.7   above average
Image4.3   above average
Light3.6   below average
Battery3.1   below average


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Battery

Battery:
"Oh the other minus-the battery compartment broke a lug so it doesn't close flush-you can see the lugs are far too small."
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"Will replacing the battery fix my problem? "
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"I would not recommend this camera due to the long-life battery."
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"The best things about this camera:* Possible to attach an external flash (I am buying one right now)* 10x optical zoom* SLR-style camera with loads of settings for the nerd* Easy to use with a capable automatic mode* Uses ordinary AA batteries which are available everywhereThe worst things about this camera:* Because the flash is so close to the lens subjects get red-eyes and may get a washed-out look (but on the other hand this is true of any camera this size or smaller)* Auto-focus works poorly in dark rooms* In bright daylight the dynamic range might be insufficient so that parts of the image gets all whiteYou should consider this camera or one of its successors (Z3 and Z5 in particular) if you:* Want an SLR-style camera without the size and price of a real SLR camera* Want a camera with a great optical zoom range"
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"Only thing I noticed on the camera is that the battery close door is too flimsy and delicate."
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"However, even though I am very much pleased with the pictures this camera takes, there are a few flaws that I have found...This first flaw I noticed--the battery door...it is very flimsy."
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"I was kind of hesitating buying a camera run by batteries, but so far this camera is amazing."
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"I read plenty of reviews by other customers about the battery door being flimsy, but never did I think that it would be this flimsy!"
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"It's not so much that this bothers me because it makes the camera heavier--because the camera is so well built that you hardly notice the added battery weight--but what does bother me is that this means you have a lot more batteries that you have to carry around with you."
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"The positives about this camera are: * Very light weight even with batteries (4 AA) * 10x zoom is excellent * Good optics (and this is what you need in a camera) * the weird shape actually makes holding the camera easier * SD card is tiny and larger megapixel cards can hold a lot of photos * The camera is easy to use-all functions and buttons are well planned and well explained in instructions * the batteries last a long time and the monitor lets you know when power is lowThe problems are minimal: * case is plastic not metal but this is why its light * the SD card slot cover is flimsyOverall I'm very pleased with this camera! "
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Focus

Focus:
")- A tendency to focus in on the 'wrong' things - like a background when you're trying to capture a small thing (such as a bird) in the foreground."
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"You have to pay for shipping the camera, and they will send similarly by ground (add to the cost of purchasing this camera).Besides this I have found that auto focus fails in low light - auto focus does not really works."
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"The focus is fast (if not quiet) and pretty responsive."
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"Pictures on autofocus are great."
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"Well, apart from the low light focus issue.....3 July 2012Dropped the camera on a stone floor."
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"It's fast on focus and outdoor shots are the best."
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"Manual focusing procedure is so cumbersome that it may as well not be there."
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"It's real easy to use, it's light, and the auto focus is quick."
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Image

Image:
"Lovely images (I'm sure they aren't as good as a DSLR but you'd never know, and neither will most people) and despite the initial reviews suggesting fragility...?"
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"Other reviewers have complained of poor image quality and noisy zooming during videos."
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"I purchased my Z2 and couldn't wait to see the great images it could produce with 4 megs and 10x zoom."
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"This camera DOES NOT have image stablization & you will take 10 blurry pictures to each clear one."
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"Even though the Z2 is not the newest Dimage model, it's perfect for 90% of my amateur photo and video needs."
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"The digital zoom is great, the image quality is good, and the ease of use is well thought out."
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"I find that if you hold still (keep your elbows against your body to stay steady and wait until photo appears on digital screen) there is no problem."
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Light

Light:
"* Taking pictures indoors, in normal low light is a challenge sometimes."
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"This camera is excellent in daylight but miserably fails in low light."
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"This is my first Digital Camera and I am happy with day light performance but I hate it for pictures taken inside home."
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"You have to pay for shipping the camera, and they will send similarly by ground (add to the cost of purchasing this camera).Besides this I have found that auto focus fails in low light - auto focus does not really works."
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"Outdoor light this camera is at its best."
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"Well, apart from the low light focus issue.....3 July 2012Dropped the camera on a stone floor."
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"This camera is excellent in daylight but miserably fails in low light."
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"This is my first Digital Camera and I am happy with day light performance but I hate it for pictures taken inside home."
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"However, a timely online sale and much better (SVGA) video capabilities downgraded my order to the older Z2.PROS- A GT 10x optical zoom - apparently this raised eyebrows when it came out- TV-quality movies with a good built-in microphone- Color LCD display and built-in speaker for instant video playback- Quick startup and shutdown - no waiting- Uses nonproprietary batteries (4 AA), so you don't have to buy an expensive 2nd battery or run back home or to the hotel to recharge, as I have done with my Canon Elph- Downloadable firmware updates from the Konica website- Largely automatic and idiot-proofCONS- Plastic casing - my Canon Elph is all-aluminum and is of clearly superior construction- Low light levels defeat an otherwise good auto-focus feature- The flash must be lifted manually - but this is good when you don't want the flash on and don't want to cycle through menus to turn it off- Way too many features for me to ever appreciate - I would categorize the Z2 as a near-professional camera."
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Price

Price:
"Considering features and price, it is very good package and one the best camera in its range and is very lite."
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"I pick this camera for myself because of price and the video function is the best but video is good only for those quick shots."
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"It delivers ease of use with a low price."
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"These cameras are going real cheap now that they aren't being madeanymore and I'd highly recommend one especially if you like macro photography."
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"I picked up a Tiffen 52mm UV filter at a great price - using another website."
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Quality

Quality:
"Other reviewers have complained of poor image quality and noisy zooming during videos."
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"VERY EASSY TO USED, GREAT PITCHER QUALITY."
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"The quality is there, and the manual features are great."
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"* Quality of pictures taken is excellent."
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"The batteries last quite long, and if you plan on taking short video clips, the camera provides VCD quality video as well (up to 640X480 on 30 fps!"
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"This camera is definitely a must buy if you are just beginning to like photography (have an interest in it) and would want a camera that is simple to use, but provides excellent quality to pictures (4MP) and zooms onto objects from as far as 30-40 ft. with ease (and gives great details of that zoomed-in obeject)."
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Video

Video:
"It takes little more time to get a picture and video doesn't look very well."
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"The movie making is great, and the built in microphone superior."
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"I pick this camera for myself because of price and the video function is the best but video is good only for those quick shots."
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"The camera is just perfect, video mode is brilliant, no noise from the camera's AF feature."
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"The video is perfect in this situation as well and I have not notice any zooming noise in my camera."
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Zoom

Zoom:
"The zoom, well seeing is believing, you will not believe the details that you are missing on these 2x and 3x zoom cameras."
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"I do a lot of wildlife photography and I must say that with the zoom I have been very pleased."
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"I purchased my Z2 and couldn't wait to see the great images it could produce with 4 megs and 10x zoom."
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"The zoom, well seeing is believing, you will not believe the details that you are missing on these 2x and 3x zoom cameras."
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"The camera took such wonderful photographs and the zoom properties were so good that many asked me if I was a professional."
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"* 10x zoom is awesome, and takes great pictures outdoors even when hand held without antishake technology."
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