An Easy to Use, SLR-type Digital Camera With a 10X Mega-Zoom Lens
The Dimage Z1 is a powerful yet easy-to-use SLR-type digital camera. Designed around Minolta?s new 10X Mega-zoom, the DiMAGE Z1 features advanced technology and Rapid AF so you can capture images in virtually any situation. TV quality 30fps VGA movies expand its capabilities even more. This compact, stylish DiMAGE Z1 has the imaging tools you need to capture the pictures you want.
The DiMAGE Z1 design reflects the sophistication and future of digital technology. Significantly smaller than a compact 35mm SLR camera with a built-in flash and zoom lens, this powerful imaging system can easily slip into a fanny pack or hip bag.
Features and Specifications: Number of Effective Pixels: 3.2 million CCD: 1/2.7-type interline primary-color CCD. Total pixels: 3.3 million Camera Sensitivity: Auto and 50,100, 200, and 400 ISO equivalents Focal Length: 5.8 - 58mm (35mm equivalent: 38 - 380mm) Lens Construction: 10 elements in 7 groups (includes two elements with three aspheric surfaces) Maximum Aperture: f/2.8 - f/3.5 Minimum Focus Distance: From Front of the Lens : Wide: 1.6ft. (0.5m) from front of lens, Telephoto : 6.6ft. (2m) from front of lens. From Front the CCD : Wide: 1.9ft. (0.57m) from CCD. Telephoto: 6.8ft. (2.07m) from CCD Minimum Macro Distance(Super Macro, Standard macro): Focal length : 9.7mm, Wide and Telephoto; From front of lens : 1.6 in. (4 cm), 3.9 in. (10cm) and 47.2 in. (120cm); From CCD : 4.3 in. (11cm), 6.7in.(17cm) and 50 in. (127cm) Maximum Magnification: 0.12x (1: 8.33), Equivalent to 0.79x (1: 1.27) in 35mm format Area Covered at Maximum Magnification: 1.3 x 1.73 inches (33 x 44mm) LCD Monitor: 1.5 inch (3.8cm) low-temperature polysilicon TFT color with anti-reflection coating. Total number of pixels: 113,000. Automatic monitor amplification Field of View: Viewfinder: Approximately 98 percent, LCD monitor: Approximately 100 percent Display-Mode Switch: Viewfinder display, LCD-monitor display. Switch Finder system allows the monitor to be viewed directly or through the viewfinder. Diopter Control: -3 - +1m Eye Relief: 18.8mm Shutter: CCD electronic shutter and mechanical shutter Shutter Speed Range: 4 - 1/1000 second in programmed-AE and aperture-priority modes.15 - 1/1000 second in shutter-priority and manual exposure modes.2 - 1/1000 second in auto-recording and Digital Subject Programs. Bulb (maximum 30 seconds) Autofocus System: Rapid AF: a combination of a passive AF sensor with the video AF system Autofocus Areas: Wide focus area. Spot focus areas with Focus Area Selection Focus Modes: Single-shot AF, Full-time AF, Manual focus. Focus Lock: By pressing shutter-release button partway down. Metering: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot Multi-Segment Metering: 256 segments Exposure Modes: Programmed AE, Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual Digital Subject Programs: Portrait, Sports action, Landscape, Sunset, Night portrait. Automatic and manual selection. Exposure Compensation: +/- 2 EV in 1/3 increments AE Lock: By pressing shutter-release button partway down Flash Metering: Pre-flash TTL Flash Range: Wide: Approximately 0.8 - 20 ft. (0.23 - 6.1 m) from CCD. Telephoto: Approximately 3.9 - 15.7 ft. (1.2 - 4.8 m) from CCD (Camera sensitivity: auto) Flash Modes: Autoflash, Autoflash with red-eye reduction, Fill flash, Slow-shutter sync. Autoflash not available with aperture priority, shutter priority, and manual exposure modes. Flash cancel by pushing the built-in flash down. Flash Recycling Time: Approximately 7 seconds Flash Compensation: +/- 2 EV in 1/3 increments Flash-Sync Speeds: All shutter speeds External Flashes: Auto-flash metering with Program/Maxxum Flash 2500 (D), Program/Maxxum 3600HS (D), Program/Maxxum Flash 5600HS (D) UHS (Ultra High Speed) Continuous Advance: Approximately ten 1280x960 frames in one second Standard Continuous Advance: Approximately 1.5 frames per second UHS Continuous Advance (1280 x 960): Fine - 10 frames, Standard - 10 frames, Economy - 10 frames Standard Continuous Advance(2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480): Fine - 5 frames, 8 frames, 13 frames, 42 frames; Standard - 10 frames, 16 frames, 24 frames, 67 frames; Economy - 19 frames, 30 frames, 42 frames, 94 frames Progressive Capture: Maximum number of images that can be recorded with the Progressive Capture mode: UHS: 10 frames, Standard: 6 frames Exposure Bracketing: Three frame bracket in 1.0, 0.5, 0.3 EV increments Self-Timer: Approximately 10 seconds Movie: Recording time dependent on memory card capacity, image size, and frame rate. Frame rate: 15 frames per second, 30 frames per second, Fast forward and rewind control. With and without monaural audio with playback volume control. Jogging, Movie frame capture, Night movie (automatic selection or disabled) White Balance Control: Automatic, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash), Custom Digital Effects Control: Contrast compensation, Sharpness Contrast Compensation: Three levels (Low, Normal, High) Sharpness Settings: Three levels (Soft, Normal, Hard) Color Modes: Natural Color, Vivid Color, Black and White, Sepia Noise Reduction: User selectable dark noise reduction Digital Zoom: Maximum 4x in 0.1x increments Copy Function: To copy single or multiple images to the same or another memory card. E-mail Copy Function: Creates a compressed 640x480 or 160x120 JPEG image for transmission. Date Imprinting: Year/month/day (Format can be changed.) Imprinting can be disabled Key Customization: The function activated by the flash-mode button can be changed. Image-Quality Modes: Fine, Standard, Economy Number of Recorded Pixels (Still images): 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480, 1280 x 960 in UHS continuous-advance mode Number of recorded pixels (Movie clips): 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 160 x 120 Storage Capacity for Still Images(2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480): Fine - 9 frames, 14 frames, 22 frames, 69 frames; Standard - 17 frames, 27 frames, 39 frames, 100 frames; Economy - 32 frames, 47 frames, 69 frames, 150 frames Storage Capacity Movie Clips(640x480, 320x240, 160x120): 30 fps - 13 seconds, 21 seconds, 1 minutes 22 seconds; 15 fps - 26 seconds, 41 seconds, 2 minutes 30 seconds File Formats: JPEG, Motion JPEG (MOV), DCF 1.0-compliant, DPOF-compliant (Supported by printing functions in version 1.1) Exif 2.2 Folder Name Formats: Standard, Date Printing Output Control: Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching II Recording Media: SD (Secure Digital) Memory Cards, MultiMediaCards Computer Interface: Full-speed 12Mbps USB Direct Print: USB DIRECT-PRINT AV Output: NTSC, PAL (selected on the camera) Batteries: Four AA batteries: Alkaline, Ni-MH Battery Performance (Playback): Approximate continuous playback time: 300 min. with alkaline batteries. Battery Performance (Recording): Approximate number of recorded images: 250 frames with alkaline batteries, LCD monitor on, Full-size images (2048x1536), Standard image quality, No instant playback, No full-time AF, Flash used with 50% of the frames. External Power Source: 6V DC with specified AC adapter (sold separately) Dimensions (WxHxD): 4.31 x 3.05 x 3.15 inches (109.5 x 77.5 x 80mm) Weight: Approximately 10.8oz. (305g) without batteries or recording media Operating Temperature: 32-104 degrees F (0-40 degrees C) Standard Accessories: Neck Strap NS-DG5000, Lens Cap LF-242, Accessory Shoe Cap SC-1000, AV Cable AVC-200, 16MB SD (Secure Digital) Memory Card, USB Cable USB-500, DiMAGE Viewer, ArcSoft VideoImpression CD-ROM, Four AA Alkaline batteries Optional Accessories: AC Adapter AC-1L, Leather Neck Strap NS-DG1000, External High Power Battery Pack Kit EBP-100, Wide Converter Kit ZCW-100