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Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 539 reviews of Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the price and image quality are overall positive. The zoom and usability are also appreciated, but the contrast and storage get mixed reviews. The focus and reliability get negative opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 user reviews of Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Opinions about the price and design are generally positive. The zoom and performance are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the low light performance and memory. Reviews are divided on the screen.

usability, performance, zoom, design, price

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 user reviews of Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Comments about the price and portability are on the whole positive. The image quality and usability also get good feedback. The low light performance and screen get mixed opinions, and there are some critical reviews about the memory and focus.

performance, usability, image quality, portability, price

durability, reliability, flash, focus, memory

71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Doug Harman (

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3


If you're after a digital camera that will allow you to catch the action from afar, then the Z3 hopes to do just the job, but can a digital camera with built in optical lens really bring those far away objects up close? We took it down to the London...

Unusual, ergonomic, but great chopped in half ‘Star Wars Tie Fighter’ design, the 34-420mm 12x optical zoom lens, great image quality and good manual features.

Some noise at higher ISO settings, restricted 640x480 video clips.

Although the design is akin to a chopped off Tie Fighter from the Star Wars movies, it's great to hold and the camera is easy to use. Metering, image quality and Anti Shake work well and provide an all-round excellent package from Konica Minolta...

Dec, 2004

Expert review by : PC Plus (

PC Plus review: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3


There are cheaper cameras out there, and higher resolution ones, but if you're after a camera that excels at everything from sports photography to portraits, the Z3 is the one to choose.

Dec, 2004

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Konica Minolta Dimage Z3


Konica Minolta Dimage Z3 Review and Where to Find the Best Prices. This is a super zoom digital camera with a set of manual exposure controls.

Extended zoom lens ; Easy to get a good grip reducing camera shake

Small LCD screen ; Only 16mb memory card supplied

"12x optical zoom lens is likely to appeal to many. Overall I must say I was disappointed with the Dimage Z3. It has a good feature set, but the picture quality lets it down."

Feb, 2005

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Konica Minolta Dimage Z3


The Konica Minolta Dimage Z3 seemed to appear out of nowhere, the camera was announced, and then within what seemed like a couple of weeks it was available in shops! - This is a 4MP digital camera with a 12x Optical zoom (5.83 - 69.9 mm 1:2.8 - 4.5...

12x Optical Zoom Lens ; Anti-Shake CCD Technology is very good ; Quick turn-on, continuous shots, focus etc ; Very good movie mode (VGA/30fps with zoom and sound) ; Very good macro / super macro mode ; New design looks better than the Z1/Z2 design

This 4mp digital camera has a large 12x Optical zoom lens with Konica Minolta's Anti-Shake technology, VGA recording lets you use the zoom with sound, and it's got an impressive super macro mode. It's features are very impressive, the design, handling...

Sep, 2004

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (

Review of the Konica Minolta Dimage Z3 - Digital SLR Reviews


Fully featured compact boasting a 12x optical zoom and image stabilisation...

Expert review by : Daniel Grotta, Sally Wiener Grotta (

Konica Minolta DiMage Z3


For handheld shooting of sports and nature subjects, the Z3's 12X optical zoom lens and antishake feature will come in very handy.

A 12X optical zoom lens with antishake technology makes it easy to get close to distant subjects. Excellent real-time histogram. Easy-to-use exposure compensation.

Our test daylight pictures exhibit a strong orange shift. Flash shots were underexposed, dull, muddy, and noisy. Relatively slow boot and recycle times. No recharger or rechargeable batteries included.

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Feb, 2005

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3


Continue on to Features & Controls DiMAGE Z3 Specifications Number of effective pixels Approx. 4 million Imager 1/2.5-type interline primary-color CCD with a total of approx. 4.2 million pixels Camera sensitivity Auto and 50 / 100 / 200 / 400 ISO...

Sep, 2004

Expert review by : Calvin Siew (

Konica Minolta Dimage Z3


The Konica Minolta Z3 brings the fight in the megazoom category to Panasonic's FZ series on both the price and performance level.

Increased zoom range to 12x ; Image stabilisation ; Pleasing photo quality ; Reasonable performance

SD card door opens too easily ; Cannot swap SD cards between different cameras ; EVF could be better

Dec, 2004

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Digital Cameras - Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications


The original DiMAGE Z1 was clearly one of the best long-zoom digicam bargains on the market, a fact that no doubt contributed to its being one of the most popular cameras on the entire IR site during its release year. When the Z2 came along, it...

Sleek but solid design ; Large 3-inch LCD display with okay resolution and extra-wide viewing angle ; Relatively lightweight ; Good speed for a consumer camera with very little shutter lag when you pre-focus ; Helpful HP Real Life technologies include...

Image quality not up to snuff for a camera with an 8.2 megapixel sensor ; Lens produced images with overall softness and noticeable barrel distortion at the wide-angle ; Images looked flat and lacked crisp color and dynamic range ; Caucasian skin tones...

Solid black body with blue Konica Minolta logo and silver wording on front of flash housing. DC In port moved to USB compartment, and SD card slot moved to bottom panel. Oblong shutter button with decorative raised element extending down front of handgrip

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3


The ultra zoom camera market is quite crowded these days. How does the Z3 compare? Find out in our review

12X optical zoom lens ; Anti-shake image stabilizer ; Blazing AF performance in good light ; Full manual controls ; Supports wide-angle conversion lens and external flash ; EVF and LCD "gain up" in low light ; Good redeye test performance ; Excellent...

Images seemed soft and noisy ; Poor low light focusing; no AF-assist lamp ; Lens is on the "slow" side ; EVF and LCD are small, low resolution ; Plastic body scratches easily; SD card slot cover ready to break off at any moment ; Camera bundle is not...

Though it's not the best ultra zoom camera, the many positives of the Z3 outweigh the negatives, and the camera earns my recommendation. Despite the noise and softness, images downsized or printed at smaller sizes will look fine. Those who make big...

Mar, 2008

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