Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6 Digital Camera
The Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6 incorporates its 12x optical Mega Zoom lens and large 2.0-inch LCD monitor into a compact and easy to hold camera design. The DiMAGE Z6's built-in 12x optical zoom lens and 4x digital zoom capability combine for a total zoom range of 48x.
In addition, Konica Minolta's proprietary CCD-shift Anti-Shake system--the
same system used in Konica Minolta's top-of-the-line Maxxum 7D digital
Single Lens-Reflex (SLR) camera, and first featured in Konica Minolta's
DiMAGE A series of digital cameras--allows photographers to shoot with
shutter speeds four to eight times longer (2-3 stops) than when shooting without
an Anti-Shake system. The system also provides steady, shake-free images in
twilight or other dimly lit situations, which are susceptible to blurring because
of the slow shutter speeds used. This means significantly sharper images even
without the use of a flash or tripod.
The Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6 uses four AA Alkaline batteries that the company says power the camera for up to approximately 240 shots, as well as compatibility with high-capacity rechargeable Ni-MH batteries for up to approximately 420 shots. The DiMAGE Z6 offers Rapid AF with Predictive Focus Control. Focusing in 0.2 seconds at the wide-angle zoom position and only 0.3 second at the telephoto position, the DiMAGE Z6 is said to be ideal for accurately capturing any subject, moving or still. It also features a fast startup time and short shutter-release lag time. In addition, the camera's Progressive Capture drive mode records images continuously at approximately 1.8 frames per second regardless of image size or quality, and saves the last 10 frames simply by releasing the shutter button.