DiMAGE Z10: a digital camera that captures everyday fleeting moments exactly
the way one wants to remember them. The energy efficient design delivers up
to 500 frames from 4X AA batteries allowing extended periods of picture taking.
The DiMAGE Z10 with its 8X optical Mega Zoom and 4X digital zoom multiply up
to a total 32X zoom, allowing the capture of everything from sport events to
panoramic scenery. The optical lens system consists of 11 elements in nine groups
and includes two aspheric lenses, a construction that adds up to sharp, high-quality
images. The Z10 combines a 3.2-megapixel primary-colour CCD with CxProcess
II image processing technology for pictures that are exactly as seen by the
The Rapid Autofocus (AF) employed in the DiMAGE Z10 combines a passive AF sensor
with the video AF system, giving a fast focusing time of approximately three
tenths of a second at both wide angle and telephoto positions. The Rapid AF
also has Predictive Focus Control that predicts where a moving subject is headed
and focuses accordingly. To round off the list of quick-response features, the
DiMAGE Z10 has the fastest startup in its class*1, a minimum shutter release
time lag, and continuous shooting. Stress free, amid all the excitement, capture
those decisive moments during a sports event or in any other action packed environment.
Not only does the DiMAGE Z10 respond like a sprinter with its fast startup;
it's also a marathon champion with power efficiency that allows the taking of
up to approximately 500 frames with four AA batteries.
In addition, the DiMAGE Z10 has a Macro mode that allows the positioning of
the lens as close as 1 cm from the subject. Capture the smallest of objects-flowers,
insects, or jewellery-in the greatest detail.
The DiMAGE Z10 sports a new, high-tech design. Despite its powerful 8X optical
zoom, it weighs only 300 g. Its ergonomic form allows a steady grip while its
intuitive control button layout allows even camera novices to be enjoying digital
photography in no time at all.
- A wide ranging 8X optical Mega Zoom covers everything from landscape shots
to extreme close-ups. Combining the optical zoom with the seamless 4X digital
zoom gives an incredible 32X zoom.
- A high performance lens and 3.2-megapixel CCD with CxProcess II high-quality
image processing technology
- Fastest startup in its class*1-the DiMAGE Z10 is ready to shoot in about
half a second*1.
- Rapid AF with Predictive Focus Control for ultra-high-speed focusing to
capture even the most fleeting photo opportunities
- Four AA batteries provide enough power to the DiMAGE Z10 for an amazing
- Macro mode for close-ups as near as 1 cm from the subject
- Compact and easy to use
Incredible 32X Total Zoom Range
The DiMAGE Z10 offers a wide shooting range. The 8X optical zoom gives focal
lengths from 36-290mm (35mm equivalent) while giving focal lengths up to 1160mm
(35mm equivalent) when combined with the 4X seamless digital zoom. With the
8X optical zoom and the 4X digital zoom combining for a 32X total zoom, the
Z10 is perfect for taking distance shots at sports events or when capturing
any far away subjects.
The Z10 incorporates a high performance 8X optical lens consisting of 11 elements
in nine groups and includes two aspheric lenses. With it's two aspheric lenses,
the Z10 corrects optical aberrations in the zoom range and renders beautiful,
consistent, distortion-free images from the centre to the edges.
3.2-Megapixel CCD for Beautiful Prints
The 3.2-megapixel, 1/2.5 inch CCD produces rich detail for creating high-quality
enlargements-as large as 34.7x26.0 cm at 150 dpi print resolution. In addition,
the CCD's primary colour filter offers high colour fidelity.
Fastest Startup in Its Class*1
The DiMAGE Z10 boasts an amazingly fast and fluid startup. Just switch the camera
on and it's ready to start taking great pictures in approximately half a second*1.
Rapid Autofocus (AF) with Predictive Focus Control
Thanks to a hybrid rapid AF combining a passive AF sensor with the video AF
system, focusing takes just three tenths of a second. The DiMAGE Z10 includes
Predictive Focus Control, which allows the capture of sharper images of moving
subjects-like a child running full speed. When it comes to fast and reliable
Autofocusing, the DiMAGE Z10 is clearly ahead of the pack.
The DiMAGE Z10 allows the taking of high-speed consecutive shots at 1.5 fps.
(approx.) and the Z10 captures consecutive images onto the 16MB internal buffer
memory. Release the shutter and the last six shots are recorded onto the memory
card. This function is handy for shooting sports events or for recording and
improving your form in the practice of sporting sequences.
Up to 500 Frames on Four AA Batteries
The DiMAGE Z10's power-saving design allows the taking of up to 500 frames before
the batteries run out.
Superbly Detailed Images with CxProcess II
CxProcess II image processing technology defines smooth gradations, natural
skin tones, and brilliantly clear colours for images that are natural and lifelike.
The DiMAGE Z10's 3.2 Megapixels capture fine lines and intricate details for
stunning digital images.
Noise Reduction gives exceptional night images by automatically preventing the
blemishes and graininess associated with slow-shutter speed during low light
P.A.S.M. Exposure Control and Metering Modes
The DiMAGE Z10 offers incredible control over exposure. There are four modes:
Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual. Select manual exposure
to enable up to 30-second time exposures. The DiMAGE Z10 has three metering
modes: Multi-segment, centre-weighted, and spot. Multi-segment metering uses
256 segments to determine exposure.
Automatic Digital Subject Program Selection
Automatic Digital Subject Program Selection automatically chooses the best recording
mode. Alternatively Manually select from Portrait, Sports action, Landscape,
and Sunset modes or set the DiMAGE Z10 to Night portrait mode from the available
Get as Close as 1cm with Macro
Shoot amazing close-ups in Macro mode. The Konica Minolta superior image quality
will make your close-ups look stunning and powerful. In Macro mode, position
the lens as close as 1cm from the subject.
The DiMAGE Z10's Switch Finder function allows you to view the LCD monitor images
through the viewfinder (Viewfinder display) or on the LCD monitor itself (Monitor
display). There is no colour, contrast, or resolution difference between the
images viewed on the viewfinder or LCD monitor as both are generated from the
same hardware. The viewfinder was designed with a large apparent angle of view
so the image is large and clear.
For added flexibility and convenience, the flash button can be customised to
handle different settings. This means that instead of going through the menus
on the LCD, one can use the flash button to change settings like the drive mode,
white balance, focus mode, colour mode, or CCD sensor sensitivity.
Forget all about complicated connections with a PC. Get fast, fun printouts
directly from your camera by connecting the DiMAGE Z10 to a PictBridge*3-compliant
printer. Simply check which images to print on the Z10's LCD monitor and then
print out the favourites.
VGA Movie Recording
The DiMAGE Z10 can record movies without sound. It records 15-fps VGA size (640x480)
movies; it also records QVGA 320x240 movies at either 30 fps or 15 fps. The
XR (Extended Recording) Movie mode allows the recording of longer movie clips
onto the SD memory card until the card is full. Night Movie uses high camera
sensitivity to record under extreme low-light conditions. And Movie Frame Capture
allows the selection of favourite scenes from a movie to save as still images.
The DiMAGE Z10 design is advanced yet familiar and easy-to-use. Despite its
versatile 8X zoom range, it weighs just 300 g. It's also a pleasure to carry
and operate, even for camera novices. The ergonomic form makes it easy to hold
even for those long zoom shots.
Optional Wide Converter (Wide-Angle Converter ZCW-200)
The optional Wide Converter Kit when attached to the lens has the equivalent
of a 26mm wide angle, which is ideal for capturing indoor groups or outdoor
architecture and panoramic landscape shots.
*1 Approximately 0.5 second, from the main switch being turned on until LCD
monitor comes on. As of May 20, 2004, for digital cameras with 8X or greater
*2 Up to approximately 500 frames with the four included AA alkaline batteries.
Based on Konica Minolta's standard test method and compliant with the CIPA standard,
with included AA alkaline batteries and included SD Memory Card.
*3 PictBridge is an industry standard established by the Camera & Imaging
Products Association (CIPA).
|Number of effective pixels:
||1/2.5-type interline primary-colour CCD Total pixels: 3.3
||Auto and 64,100, 200, and 400 ISO equivalents
||6-48mm (35mm equivalent: 36-290mm)
|11 elements in 9groups
|Minimum focus distance:
||Wide: 0.5m/1.6ft from front of lens
Telephoto: 1.5m/4.9ft from front of lens
Wide: 0.57m / 1.9ft from CCD
Telephoto: 1.57m/ 5.1ft from CCD
|Minimum macro distance:
Wide 0.01m / 0.4in
Tele 0.7m / 23.6in
Equivalent to 1.5x in 35mm format
|Area covered at maximum magnification:
||25 x 18mm
3.8cm (1.5 inch) TFT colour
Total number of pixels: 113,000 (approx.)
Automatic monitor amplification
|Field of view:
||Viewfinder: 98% (approx.)
LCD monitor: 100 % (approx.)
||- 3 ~ +1m-1
||CCD electronic shutter and mechanical shutter
|Shutter speed range:
||4 - 1/2000sec in programmed-AE and aperture-priority modes.
15 - 1/2000sec in shutter-priority and manual exposure modes.
time exposures (max. 30sec)
2 - 1/2000sec in auto-recording and Digital Subject Programs
| Rapid AF a combination of passive AF sensore with the Video AF system
||3-Point Wide Focus Area
Spot focus areas with Focus Area Selection
|| Single-shot AF, Continuous AF with predictive focus control, Full-time
AF, Manual focus.
||By pressing shutter-release button partway down.
||Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
||Programmed AE, Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual
|Digital Subject Programs:
||Automatic (Portrait, Sports action, Landscape, Sunset, Standard)
Manual (Portrait, Sports action, Landscape, Sunset, Standard, Night portrait.)
||±2 Ev in 1/3 increments
||By pressing shutter-release button partway down
|| Pre-flash TTL
|| Wide: 0.5 - 5.2m . (approx.) from front of lens
Telephoto: 1.5 - 5.2m (approx.) from front of lens
(Camera sensitivity: auto)
|| Autoflash, Autoflash with red-eye reduction, Fill flash, Slow-shutter
sync. Autoflash not available with aperture priority, shutter priority,
and manual exposure modes.
|Flash recycling time:
||4 s (approx.)
||± 2 Ev in 1/3 increments
||All shutter speeds
||1.5 fps (approx.)
* Actual speed may vary depending upon the subject and camera settings.
|| Stores images from the built-in memory to the memory card from the latest
frame captured with the continuous advance. Maximum number of images that
can be recorded with the Progressive Capture mode:
6 frames (1.5 fps)
|Three frame bracket in 1.0, 0.5, 0.3 Ev increments
||10 s, 2s (approx.)
||Recording time dependent on memory card capacity, image size,
and frame rate.
Frame rate: 15fps, 30 fps
Movie frame capture
Night movie (automatic selection or disabled)
|White balance control:
||Automatic, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent,
|Digital Effects Control:
||Contrast compensation, Sharpness
||Three levels (Low, Normal, High)
|| Three levels (Soft, Normal, Hard)
|| Natural Colour, Vivid Colour, Black and white, Sepia
||User selectable dark noise reduction
||4x (max.) in 0.1x increments
||To copy single or multiple images to the same or another memory card.
|E-mail Copy function:
||Creates a compressed 640x480 JPEG image for transmission.
||Year/month/day (Format can be changed.)
Imprinting can be disabled
||The function activated by the flash-mode button can be changed.
||Fine, Standard, Economy
|Number of recorded pixels
2048x1536, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480
1280 x 960 in UHS continuous-advance mode
||Approximate storage capacity of a 16MB SD (Secure Digital) Memory Card:
* Actual number of images may vary depending upon the subject and
memory card used.
||JPEG, Motion JPEG (MOV)
DPOF-compliant (Supported by printing functions in ver. 1.1)
|Folder name formats:
|Printing output control:
||Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching II, PictBridge
||SD (Secure Digital) Memory Cards, Multimedia Cards
|Full-speed 12Mbps data transfer with USB 2.0 compatible computer
|NTSC, PAL (selected on the camera)
||Four AA batteries: Alkaline, Ni-MH
||Playback: Approximate continuous playback time: 600
min. (approx.) with alkaline batteries.
Recording: Approximate number of recorded images: 500 (approx.) Conforming
to CIPA (included AA alkaline batteries, included SD memory card)
|External power source:
||6V DC with specified AC adapter (sold separately)
|109 (W) x 82(H) x 94(D) mm
4.3(W) x 3.2 (H) x 3.7 (D) in.
|300g / 10.6oz. (Approx.) without batteries or recording media
||0-40ºC / 32-104°F
||Neck Strap NS-DG800
Lens Cap LF-243B set
Video Cable VC-400
16MB SD (Secure Digital) Memory Card
USB Cable USB-3
DiMAGE Viewer CD-ROM
Four AA Alkaline batteries
||AC Adapter AC-1L or AC-11
Camera Case CS-DG1000
Leather Neck Strap NS-DG1000
Wide-Angle Converter ZCW-200 kit