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DiMAGE Z6 introduced by Konica Minolta - Konica Minolta announce their new digital camera, the DiMAGE Z6
The DiMAGE Z6s 12x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom merge for a total zoom range of 48x. The proprietary CCD-Shift Anti-Shake system - the same as featured in the Dynax 7D, and DiMAGE A200 models - is effective even at high image magnifications, allowing the photographer to shoot with shutter speeds four to eight times longer (2-3 stops) than when shooting without Anti-Shake. It also works to give 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 camera also features a large 2.0-inch LCD monitor in an easy to hold compact body, enabling easy LCD viewing.
With 6.0 effective Megapixels, high-performance GT APO lens, and Konica Minolta's proprietary CxProcess III image processing technology, the DiMAGE Z6 has everything you need to take high quality pictures, giving you images just as you see them with your own eyes. The cameras energy-efficient design lets you continue taking pictures for longer with a set of widely available AA Alkaline batteries that power the camera for up to approximately 240 shots, and is also compatible with high-capacity Ni-MH batteries for up to approximately 420 shots.
The DiMAGE Z6 offers ultra-fast, accurate Rapid AF with Predictive Focus Control, which coupled with its fast start-up and short shutter-release time lag ensure you need never miss another photo opportunity. Your chances of capturing that perfect shot are further increased with the DiMAGE Z6's Progressive Capture drive mode, which records images continuously at approximately 1.8 frames per second (regardless of image size or quality), saving the last 10 frames simply by releasing the shutter button. Focusing in a mere 0.2 seconds at the wide-angle zoom position and only 0.3 seconds at the telephoto position, the DiMAGE Z6 is ideal for capturing any subject, moving or still.
Other features of the DiMAGE Z6:
1) Noise Reduction
2) PASM Exposure Control and Metering Modes
3) Movie Function - capturing QVGA-size movies (320x240 pixels) at 30 frames per second
4) Custom Key Function - different functions can be added to the flash-mode button, offering extra flexibility and convenience
5) PictBridge compatible for direct printing
The Digital Camera Software CD-ROM in the kit includes:
1) Kodak EasyShare - Manage images with a convenient user interface that even beginners can navigate with little or no experience
2) DiMAGE Master Lite - powerful but simple image-processing tools help you create stunning images. The colour-matching feature ensures the image you see is reproduced accurately by your monitor and printer
Optional Wide Converter Wide-angle Converter ZCW-300 Kit:
The optional Wide-angle Converter Kit allows you to fit more of the scene into each shot. The converter reduces the focal length of the cameras zoom lens at the wide-angle position by 0.75X to give it an equivalent of a 26mm lens on a 35mm camera. That is ideal for capturing architecture and interiors as well as panoramic landscape shots. A 52mm diameter filter can be attached to the adapter ring supplied in the kit.
Compatible with Optional Flashes
The DiMAGE Z6 is equipped with a flash unit that will literally light up your pictures. But if you need even more flash power, consider the Konica Minolta Program Flash 3600HS(D), 5600HS(D), or 2500(D). All of these incredibly versatile and powerful flash units are compatible with the DiMAGE Z6.
The Konica Minolta Dimage Z6 is available now here