Konica Minolta Dimage Z20
Flash - integrated (soldered memory - 4.5 MB ) MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, F/3.2-3.4
Powerful Mega Zoom lets you fill the frame with a distant subject. It starts with a 36-290 mm 8x optical zoom for stunningly powerful shots of far-off objects. And there's 4x digital zoom to take the number up to an astonishing 32x total zoom, giving you the creative control you want for beautiful, imaginative photography. DiMAGE Z20 features Konica Minolta's high-speed, Rapid AF(Auto Focus). This hybrid system - a combination of a passive AF sensor and a video AF system - achieves super... Read more [ Report abuse or wrong photo | Share your Konica Minolta Dimage Z20 photo ]
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User reviews and opinions
|orbert||12:40pm on Friday, September 24th, 2010|
|I am forever grabbing my camera to take a snap shot of my step kids, dog, husband, or something else that catches my eye. I am forever grabbing my camera to take a snap shot of my step kids, dog, husband, or something else that catches my eye.|
|hj||2:34am on Sunday, September 5th, 2010|
|I bought my Dimage Z20 in April 2005, which makes it a dinosaur (and Konica-Minolta has since folded).|
|cshong||1:47pm on Wednesday, August 18th, 2010|
|An Amaizing cam, with a lot of usefull options! have a clear colors and nice 8.1x zoom!|
|jmbeach||12:08pm on Monday, July 19th, 2010|
|Features and weight for price. LED screen issues, poor control locations. light, sleek, sharp, zooming, easy to use, easy access. no anti vibration, took a long time to focus.|
|scholsie||8:19am on Monday, July 5th, 2010|
|Good value, good camera Having bought a Z20 in June, in July I put it through its paces while on pilgrimage in Spain. All round.|
|ginabella||11:02pm on Tuesday, June 29th, 2010|
|Well, i have this Konica for almost a year now. Optical Zoom, Nice Design, Good Menu, 350+frames per Batteries, Good Curves for Steady Catching Big. I have owned this camera for almost a year now, and I have to say, it is great value for money. Easy to use, great pictures.|
|moblicense||7:16am on Wednesday, June 16th, 2010|
|the camera seems not eat a lot of battery. 8 zm, very fun to play the lcd is not really clear, too many buttom, do not know which is which This is my first digital camera but use my daughters regularly. The zoom is awesome for capturing my daughter during sporting events.|
|Tommy||12:41pm on Saturday, June 5th, 2010|
|Good value, good camera Having bought a Z20 in June, in July I put it through its paces while on pilgrimage in Spain. All round. Good value, good camera Having bought a Z20 in June, in July I put it through its paces while on pilgrimage in Spain. All round.|
|gfterry||1:16pm on Monday, May 31st, 2010|
|Wonderful I just purchased this camera as a replacement for my Z-10. (It got busted. Still works though. Sr Project Manager My husband bought me one for Christmas and I loved it so much I purchased one for my staff at work. Poor quality photos indoors I have owned this camera for a year now and I am not able to get good quality photos indoors.|
|sschots||7:30am on Sunday, March 21st, 2010|
|This is a great camera. I bought it just before Christmas because I had been wanting something better than the old Sony P30 I had been using.|
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New Konica Minolta 5.0-Megapixel Digital Camera: The DiMAGE Z20
Product Highlights 8x optical Mega Zoom and 4x digital zoom combine for 32x total zoom Rapid AF with Predictive Focus Control Fastest startup in its class*1the DiMAGE Z20 is ready to shoot in approximately 0.5 second *1 High performance lens and 5.0-megapixel CCD with CxProcess III high-quality image processing technology Four AA alkaline batteries power the DiMAGE Z20 for an amazing 450 frames, the most in its class*2 Macro mode for close-ups as near as 1 cm from the subject Approximately 14.5MB of internal storage allows recording and playback without removable storage media 26mm wide-angle shooting (35mm equivalent) with the optional Wide-angle Converter ZCW-200
Features 8x Optical Mega Zoom The new DiMAGE Z20 offers photographers a wide shooting range the 8x optical zoom lens provides focal lengths from 36-290mm (35mm equivalent) while providing focal lengths up to 1160mm (35mm equivalent) when combined with the 4x digital zoom. With the 8x optical zoom and the 4x digital zoom combining for a 32x total zoom, the DiMAGE Z20 is ideal for taking distance shots at sporting events or capturing far-away landscapes. The Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z20 incorporates a high performance 8x optical lens consisting of 11 elements in nine groups that includes two aspheric lens elements. With two aspheric lenses, the DiMAGE Z20 corrects various kinds of optical aberrations in the zoom range and renders beautiful, homogenous, distortion-free images from the center to the edges. 5.0-Megapixel CCD for Beautiful Prints The 5.0-megapixel, 1/2.5 inch CCD produces plenty of detail for creating high-quality enlargementsas big as 6x8 inches at 300-dpi print resolution. In addition, the CCD's primary color filter offers high color fidelity. Superbly Detailed Images with CxProcess III The DiMAGE Z20 incorporates CxProcess III, the latest evolution of Konica Minoltas proprietary image processing technology. This means even higher resolution and the ability to capture the subtlest details of texture, resulting in photos that look as natural as the subject itself. Fastest Startup in Its Class*1 The DiMAGE Z20 boasts an amazingly fast and smooth startup. Just switch the camera on and its ready to start taking great pictures in just approximately 0.5 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
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takes approximately 0.3 second*3. The DiMAGE Z20 includes Predictive Focus Control, which allows users to capture sharper images of moving subjectslike a child running in the backyard. Up to Approximately 450 Frames on Four AA Alkaline Batteries The DiMAGE Z20s power-saving design allows users to take up to approximately 450 pictures before the four AA alkaline batteries run out. This is more images than any other digital camera in its class*2. Get as Close as 0.4 inches with Macro Mode Using the cameras Macro mode, users can shoot amazing close-ups by bringing the lens as close as 0.4 inches from their subject. PASM Exposure Control and Metering Modes The DiMAGE Z20 offers incredible control over exposure. There are four modes: Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual. The DiMAGE Z20 has three metering modes: Multi-segment, Center-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 for images. Users can also manually select from Portrait, Sports action, Landscape, Sunset and Night portrait modes. Switch Finder The DiMAGE Z20s Switch Finder function allows users to view the LCD monitor images through the viewfinder (Viewfinder display) or on the LCD monitor itself (Monitor display). There is no color, contrast, or resolution difference between the images on the viewfinder and the LCD monitor because both are the same image. The viewfinder was designed with a large apparent angle of view so the image is large and clear. Progressive Capture The DiMAGE Z20 allows users to take high-speed consecutive shots at approximately 1 frame per second. Hold down the shutter release and the DiMAGE Z20 captures consecutive images onto the buffer memory (SDRAM). 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 form in personal sports training situations. Key Customize For added flexibility and convenience, the flash button can be customized to handle different settings. This means that instead of going through the menus on the LCD, users can use the flash button to change settings like the drive mode, white balance, focus mode, color mode, or sensitivity. PictBridge*4-Compliant Forget all about complicated connections with a PC. Get fast, fun printouts directly from the camera by connecting the DiMAGE Z20 to a PictBridge*4-compliant printer. Users can check which images they want to print on the DiMAGE Z20s LCD monitor and then print out their favorites in no time at all. VGA Movie Recording The DiMAGE Z20 can record movies without sound. It records 15-frames per second VGA-size
(640x480) movies, which are much easier to view during playback than conventional QVGA-size (320x240) movies. It also records 320x240 movies at either 30 frames per second or 15 frames per second. The XR (Extended Recording) Movie mode lets users record longer movie clips onto the SD memory card until the memory card is full. Night Movie uses high camera sensitivity to record under extreme low-light conditions. And Movie Frame Capture lets users select their favorite scenes from a movie and save them as still images. Compact and Easy to Operate The DiMAGE Z20s design is advanced yet familiar and easy-to-use. Despite its large 8x zoom range, it weighs just approximately 10.6 ounces. Its also easy to tote and operate even for camera novices. The ergonomic form makes it easy to keep on holding even for those steady zoom shots. Approximately 14.5MB of Internal Storage The DiMAGE Z20 has approximately 14.5MB of internal storage. So if a user happens to fill up their memory card, they can still capture and play back images. Optional Wide ConverterZCW-200 Wide-angle Converter The optional Wide-angle Converter Kit allows users to fit more of the scene into each shot. The lens has a 26mm wide angle that is ideal for capturing indoor or outdoor architecture and panoramic landscape shots.
*1 Approximately 0.5 second, from when main switch is turned on until LCD monitor comes on. As of November 20, 2004, for 5.0-megapixel-class digital cameras with built-in lens system and 8x or greater zoom. *2 As of November 20, 2004, for 5.0-megapixel-class digital cameras with built-in flash running on AA alkaline batteries. Up to approximately 450 frames with the four included AA alkaline batteries and SD memory card. Based on Konica Minoltas standard test method and compliant with the CIPA standard. *3 Approximately 0.3 second, based on Konica Minoltas Standard test method. *4 PictBridge is an industry standard established by the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA).
Data-transfer mode....97 System requirements....97 Connecting the camera to a computer...98 Connecting to Windows 98 and 98SE...99 Automatic installation...99 Manual installation....100 Folder organization....102 Auto power save - data-transfer mode....103 Disconnecting the camera....104 Windows 98 and 98 Second Edition...104 Windows Me, 2000 Professional, and XP...104 Mac OS....105 Changing the memory card...106 Uninstalling the driver software - Windows...107 PictBridge....108 Notes on printing errors....109 Navigating the PictBridge menu....110 Appendix.....114 Troubleshooting....114 Care and storage....116 Camera care....116 Storage.....116 Cleaning....116 LCD monitor care....117 Batteries....117 Operating temperatures and conditions...117 Memory cards....118 Before important events and journeys...119 Copyright....119 Questions and service....119 QuickTime system requirements...120 Technical specifications....122
NAMES OF PARTS
* This camera is a sophisticated optical instrument. Care should be taken to keep these surfaces clean. Please read the care and storage instructions in the back of this manual (p. 116).
Shutter-release button Exposure-mode dial (p. 21, 29, 36 - 40) AF window* Flash* (p. 26)
Flash-mode button (p. 26)
Card slot (p. 16)
Self-timer lamp (p. 46) USB port/Video-out terminal (p. 84, 98, 108) Strap eyelet (p. 12)
The battery-chamber door (p. 13) and tripod socket are located on the bottom of the body.
Diopter-adjustment dial (p. 17) Viewfinder* (p. 17)
Macro button (p. 35) Zoom lever (p. 20)
Controller LCD monitor* Access lamp Menu button DC terminal (p. 15) Quick View / Delete button (p. 30, 31)
Information button (p. 28, 32) Main switch Mode switch
GETTING UP AND RUNNING
ATTACHING THE STRAP AND LENS CAP
Always keep the strap around your neck in the event that the camera is accidentally dropped. An optional leather neck strap, NS-DG1000, is also available from your Konica Minolta dealer. Availability varies with region. Pass the end of the neck strap through the strap eyelet on the camera body (1).
Focus lock prevents the AF system from focusing. This can be used with off-center subjects or when a special focusing situation prevents the camera from focusing (p. 25). Place the subject within the focus frame. Press and hold the shutter-release button partway down.
The focus signal indicates the focus is locked. The shutter speed and aperture value change from white to black indicating the exposure is locked. When the focus is set, an AF sensor is displayed on the live image to indicate the point of focus.
Without lifting your finger from the shutter-release button, recompose the subject within the image area. Press the shutter-release button all the way down to take the picture.
All distances are measured from the CCD. See page 35 for the marco focus range. Wide-angle position 0.57m - (1.9ft - ) Telephoto position 1.57m - (5.1ft - ) Approximate location of CCD plane
The focus signal in the lower right corner of the LCD monitor indicates the focus status. The shutter can be released even if the camera cannot focus on the subject. Focus locked. Focus confirmed (P, A, S, and M continuous AF focus mode and sports action digital subject program). Exposure continuously adjusts. Cannot focus. The subject is too close or a special situation is preventing the AF system from focusing. When using the sports action digital subject program, the camera continually focuses when the shutter-release button is pressed partway down; the focus frames turn red. Keep the subject within the red focus frames. Focus lock cannot be used. If the AF system cannot focus, focus lock can be used with object at the same distance as the main subject or the camera can be focused manually in the Digital Subject Program or program (P) exposure modes (p. 54).
SPECIAL FOCUSING SITUATIONS
The camera may not be able to focus in certain situations. If the autofocus system cannot focus on a subject, the focus signal will turn red. In this situation, focus-lock on an object at the same distance as the main subject and then recompose the image on the monitor to take the picture.
Pressing the information (i+) button changes the monitor display. The display cycles among the standard display, real-time histogram, and live image only.
Live image only
The real-time histogram shows the approximate luminance distribution of the live image. This histogram cannot show the affect of flash illumination. The histogram of a recorded image may not show the same distribution as the real-time histogram.
ADJUSTING MONITOR BRIGHTNESS
The monitor image can be made lighter or darker. The brightness level can be set individually for viewfinder and direct viewing. Turn the mode switch to the appropriate position. Press and hold the information (i+) button to open the LCD brightness screen. Use the left/right keys of the controller to adjust the brightness; the monitor image changes accordingly. Press the center of the controller or the menu button to set the brightness level.
Set LCD brightness Low High
DIGITAL SUBJECT PROGRAMS
Digital subject programs optimize the cameras exposure, white-balance, and image-processing systems for specific conditions and subjects. Simply turn the exposure mode dial to select the appropriate subject program; the active subject program is displayed in the bottom left corner of the monitor Subject program indicator Portrait - optimized to reproduce warm, soft skin tones and a slight defocusing of the background. Most portraits look best at a telephoto setting; the longer focal length does not exaggerate facial features and the shallower depth of field softens the background. Use the built-in flash with strong direct sunlight or backlight to reduce harsh shadows. Sports action - used to capture action by maximizing shutter speeds. The AF system continuously focuses; see page 21. When using flash, the subject must be within the flash range (p. 27). A monopod is more flexible and compact than a tripod when shooting events. Landscape - optimized to produce sharp, colorful landscapes. Used with bright outdoor scenery. Sunset - optimized to reproduce rich, warm sunsets. When the sun is above the horizon, do not point the camera toward the sun for prolonged periods of time. The intensity of the sun could damage the CCD. Between exposures, turn off the camera or cover the lens. Night portrait - for deep, subtle night scenes. The use of a tripod is recommended. When used with flash, the subject and background exposures are balanced. The flash can only be used with close subjects such as with a portrait of a person. When using the flash, ask your subjects not to move after the burst; the shutter will still be open for the background exposure.
Images can be viewed in the Quick View or playback modes. This section covers the basic operations in both modes. The playback mode has additional functions, see page 68. To view images from the playback mode, turn the mode switch to the playback position (1). To view images from the recording mode, press the Quick View / delete button (2). To view images recorded in the internal memory, remove the memory card from the camera.
SINGLE-FRAME PLAYBACK AND HISTOGRAM DISPLAY
Mode indicator Image size (p. 51) Image quality (p. 51) Aperture value Shutter speed Time of capture Date of capture Degree of exposure compensation (p. 41) White-balance setting (p. 55) Sensitivity setting (p. 59) Folder name Folder number - image file number Histogram
Lock indicator (p. 75) DPOF indicator (p. 82) Frame number/ total number of images Internal-memory indicator
The internal-memory indicator appears when a memory card is not inserted in the camera.
To display the histogram display, press the up key of the controller. Press the down key to return to single-frame playback.The histogram shows the luminance distribution of the image from black (left) to white (right). The 256 vertical lines indicates the relative proportion of that light value in the image. The histogram can be used to evaluate exposure, but displays no color information.
VIEWING AND ROTATING IMAGES
In Quick View or the playback mode, use the left/right keys of the controller to scroll through the images. To rotate a vertical image, press the down key to cycle through the three positions: 90 counterclockwise, 90 clockwise, and horizontal. To return to the recording mode from Quick View, press the menu button or shutter-release button partway down.
Quick View / Delete button
DELETING SINGLE IMAGES
The displayed image can be deleted. Once deleted, an image cannot be recovered. To delete the displayed image, press the Quick View / delete button. A confirmation screen will appear. Use the left/right keys to highlight Yes, No will cancel the operation.
Exposure compensation is used when the cameras exposure meter is deceived by high-key or low-key scenes. In the example, the dark water caused the camera to overexpose the image making it too bright and washed-out. By compensating the exposure, detail is brought out in the leaves, and the stones and water appear richer.
2.0Ev 1.0Ev Camera exposure
FOCUS AREA SELECTION
Individual focus areas can be selected when recording still images. With auto recording and Digital Subject Programs, focus area selection is reset when the exposure-mode dial is moved to another position or the camera is turned off. In P, A, S, and M exposure modes, the selected focus area remains active until reset. Press and hold the central button of the controller until the three spot focus areas are displayed.
Use the left/right keys of the controller to highlight the desired autofocus area; the active area is blue.
Press the shutter-release button partway down or press the central button of the controller to select the area; the other two areas disappear. Only when a focus area has been selected, can the controller be used for other camera operations. Take the picture as described in the basic recording section; press the shutter-release button partway down to lock focus and exposure. Press the shutter-release button all the way down to take the picture. Once a focus area is selected, it will remain active even after the picture has been taken. Press and hold the central button of the controller to return to the standard focus frames.
NAVIGATING THE RECORDING MENUS
The recording menu displayed varies with the position of the exposure-mode dial. There are four menus depending on if auto recording, movie recording, Digital Subject Programs, or the P,A,S, and M exposure modes are selected. See next page for details. Pressing the menu button (1) turns the menu on and off. The four-way keys of the controller (2) move the cursor in the menu. Pressing the central button of the controller enters a setting. Activate the menu with the menu button. On the P, A, S, and M menu, use the left/right keys of the controller to highlight the appropriate menu tab; the menu changes as the tabs are highlighted.
Use the up/down keys to scroll through the menu options. Highlight the option whose setting needs to be changed. With the menu option highlighted, press the right controller key; the settings are displayed with the current setting highlighted. To return to the menu options, press the left key. Use the up/down keys to highlight the new setting. Press the central button of the controller to select the highlighted setting; some options open a selection screen.
Once a setting has been selected, the cursor will return to the menu options and the new setting will be displayed. To return to the recording mode, press the menu button.
Drive mode Image size Quality Focus mode Digital zoom
Single 2560x1920 Standard Autofocus Off
Focus mode Color mode Image size Frame rate White balance Movie mode
Cont. AF NaturalColor 320x240 15fps Auto STD. movie
Digital Subject Program menu
Drive mode Image size Quality White balance Key func. Single 2560x1920 Standard Auto Flash mode Focus mode Full-time AF Flash mode Flash comp. Metering mode Single AF On Autoflash 0 MultiSegment Sensitivity Digital zoom Color mode Sharpness Contrast Auto Off NaturalColor Normal Normal
P, A, S, and M exposure-mode menu Index to menu functions Auto DSP, 53 Color mode, 60 Contrast, 60 Digital zoom, 53 Drive mode, 45 Flash compensation, 57 Flash mode, 57, 26
Focus mode, 54 Frame rate, 64 Full-time AF, 57 Image size, 51 Image size (movie), 64 Key function, 62 Metering mode, 58
Movie mode, 65 Quality, 51 Sensitivity, 59 Sharpness, 61 White balance, 55
The drive modes control the rate and method images are captured. The drive mode is set on all menus except the movie menu. In auto recording mode, the drive mode is reset to single-frame advance when the exposure-mode dial is moved to another position or the camera is turned off. In Digital Subject Programs and P, A, S, and M exposure modes, the drive mode remains in effect until changed. Refer to the following sections for descriptions of the drive modes. Single-frame advance - to take a single image each time the shutter-release button is pressed (p. 22). Self-timer - to delay the release of the shutter. Used for self-portraits. Continuous advance - to take multiple images when the shutter-release button is pressed and held. Progressive Capture - to continuously record when the shutter-release button is pressed and held. Releasing the button saves the last six images. Bracketing - to take a series of three images with differing exposures.
Used for self-portraits, the self-timer will delay the release of the shutter for approximately ten seconds or two seconds after the shutter-release button is pressed. The self-timer is set in section 1 of the recording menus (p. 44). The length of the self-timer delay is set in section 4 of the setup menu (p. 96).
This mode makes a three-image bracket of a scene. Bracketing is a method of taking a series of images of a static subject in which each image has a slight variation in exposure. The bracketing mode is set in section 1 of the recording menus. Immediately after selecting the bracketing option on the menu, a selection screen is displayed to select the bracketing increment. Press the left/right keys of the controller to select the bracketing increment. Press the central button of the controller to set the value. To change the increment, select the bracketing drive mode again with the menu.
:select :enter Drive mode Image size Quality White balance Key func. Single Self-timer Continuous Progressive Bracketing
Compose the picture as described in the basic recording operation section (p. 22). Press the shutter-release button partway down (1) to lock the focus exposure for the series. Press and hold the shutter-release button all the way down (2) to make the bracket series; three consecutive images will be captured. Focus is locked with the first frame. If the continuous AF focus mode (p. 54) is selected, the focus for the series is not locked. The AF system focuses between each frame. The exposure for the series is locked when the shutter-release button is pressed partway down.
Number of frames in bracketing series Frame counter
The remaining number of frames in the bracket series is displayed on the monitor next to the bracketing indicator. If the memory is filled or the shutter button is released before the series has completed, the camera will reset and the entire bracket must be made again. If the red low-battery indicator appears, the bracketing drive mode is disabled. The flash cannot be used with the bracketing drive mode.
The order of the bracket series is normal exposure, underexposure, and overexposure. The exposure bracket can be made in 0.3 or 0.5 Ev increments. The larger the number, the greater the difference in exposure between the images in the bracketed series.
Normal Under Over
0.3 Ev bracket
0.5 Ev bracket
When using exposure compensation (p. 41), the bracketing series will be made in relation to the compensated exposure. Under extreme conditions, one of the bracketed exposures may be inaccurate because it is outside the exposure control range of the camera.
WHAT IS AN EV?
Ev stands for exposure value. A change of one Ev adjusts the exposure calculated by the camera by a factor of two.
+2.0 Ev +1.0 Ev 0.0 Ev 1.0 Ev 2.0 Ev
4X as much light 2X as much light Calculated exposure 1/2 as much light 1/4 as much light
IMAGE SIZE AND IMAGE QUALITY
Changing image size affects the number of pixels in each image. The greater the image size, the larger the file size. Choose image size based on the final use of the image - smaller images will be more suitable for web sites whereas larger sizes will produce higher quality prints.
LCD monitor Number of pixels (hor. X vert.)
X X X X
FINE STD. ECON.
Fine - high-quality JPEG image. Standard - the default setting. (JPEG) Economy - the smallest file sizes. (JPEG)
Image quality controls the rate of compression, but has no effect on the number of pixels in the image. The higher the image quality, the lower the rate of compression and the larger the file sizes. If economical use of memory is important, use the economy mode. Standard image quality is sufficient for normal usage. The fine mode will produce the highest quality image and the largest image files. Image size and quality must be set before the picture is taken. Changes are displayed on the LCD monitor. Changes made on one menu affects all exposure modes except movie. Image size and quality must be reset manually. See navigating the recording mode menu section on page 43. If image size or quality are changed, the frame counter will display the approximate number of images that can be recorded at that setting. Images with differing sizes and qualities can be recorded. The number of images that can be recorded depends on the memory available and the file size of the images. The actual file size is determined by the scene; some subjects can be compressed further than others. See the chart on the following page.
Approximate file sizes.
2560 X X X X 480 Fine 2460KB 1600KB 1000KB 210KB Standard 1260KB 830KB 530KB 130KB Economy 660KB 440KB 290KB 100KB Approximate number of images that can be stored on internal storage (14.5MB). Fine Standard Economy Approximate number of images that can be stored on a 64MB memory card. Fine Standard Economy 203 645
The frame counter indicates the approximate number of images that can be recorded with the available memory at the cameras image quality and size settings. If the settings are changed, the frame counter adjusts accordingly. Because the counter uses approximate file sizes, the actual image taken may not change the counter or may decrease it by more than one. When the frame counter displays zero, it indicates no more images at the image size and quality settings can be captured. Changing those settings may allow more images to be saved to the card. With no memory card in the camera, the frame counter indicates the approximate number of images that can be recorded with the available internal memory. When a card is inserted, the frame counter indicates the approximate number of images that can be saved on the card.
Automatic Digital Subject Program Selection can be temporarily disabled in the auto-recording menu. When disabled, the program exposure mode is active. If the camera is turned off, Automatic Digital Subject Program Selection is activated.
Drive mode Image size Quality Auto DSP Digital zoom Single 2560x1920 Standard On Off
The digital zoom is activated in the auto-recording, Digital Subject Program, and section 3 of the P, A, S, and M exposure-mode menus (p. 44). The digital zoom extends the power of the telephoto position of the optical zoom by up to 4X in 0.1X increments. The transition between the optical zoom and digital zoom is seamless. When the digital zoom is active, the image magnification is displayed on the monitor and the focus frames change to a single focus area. Because of the degree of magnification, the use of a tripod is recommended. Zoom scale Magnification The digital zoom is operated by the zoom lever (1). Press the right (T) side of the lever to zoom in to the telephoto position of the lens. When the digital zoom activates, the image magnification will be displayed on the monitor. Press the left (W) side of the lever to zoom out. After zooming, the zoom scale is displayed briefly. The yellow section indicates the digitalzoom range. Digital-zoom images are interpolated to the set image size. Some loss of quality may be evident.
This camera has autofocus and manual focus control. The focus mode is selected separately in the Digital Subject Program, movie, and P, A, S, and M exposure-mode menus. The selected focus mode is not reset when the camera is turned off With the P, A, S, or M exposure modes or movie recording, the autofocus mode can be specified between single-shot AF (AF-S) and continuous AF (AF-C) in section 2 of the menu (p. 44). Single-shot AF allows the focus to be locked before recording the image, see the basic recording section. Continuous AF continually focuses the camera. When capturing still images, the camera continues to focus when the shutter-release button is held partway down. In movie recording, focus is locked when the shutter-release button is partway down, but it is continually adjusted during recording. When focusing manually, a scale shows the approximate subject distance. The scale changes depending on the focusing range. Use the up/down controller keys to focus; the monitor image is automatically magnified by a maximum of 2.5X depending on the digital zoom setting. The live image returns to normal after two seconds, when zooming, or when the shutterrelease button is pressed partway down.
Metering mode indicators are displayed on the monitor. The metering mode is set in section 2 of the P, A, S, and M menus (p. 44). Multi-segment metering: uses 256 segments to measure luminance and color. This data is combined with distance information to calculate the camera exposure. This advanced metering system will give accurate worry-free exposures in almost all situations.
Center weighted: a traditional metering method in film cameras. The system measures light values over the entire image area with emphasis given the central region. Spot metering: uses a small area within the image to calculate the exposure. A small circle appears in the middle of the live image indicating the measuring area. The spot allows precise exposure measurements of a particular object without being influenced by extremely bright or dark areas within the scene.
CAMERA SENSITIVITY - ISO
Five camera sensitivity settings can be selected: Auto, 50, 100, 200, and 320; the numerical values are based on an ISO equivalent. ISO is the standard used to indicate film sensitivity: the higher the number, the more sensitive the film. Camera sensitivity is set in section 3 of the P, A, S, and M menus (p. 44).
Sensitivity Digital zoom Color mode Sharpness Contrast Auto Off NaturalColor Normal Normal
The auto setting automatically adjusts the camera sensitivity to the light conditions between ISO 50 and 160. When any other setting than auto is used, ISO and the set value will be displayed on the monitor. A specific sensitivity setting can be selected. As the ISO value doubles, the camera sensitivity doubles. Like grain in silver-halide film that increases with speed, noise increases with sensitivity in digital imaging; an ISO setting of 50 will have the least noise and 320 will have the most. An ISO setting of 320 may allow the camera to be hand-held in low-light conditions without the need of a flash.
FLASH RANGE AND CAMERA SENSITIVITY
The flash range is measured from the CCD. Because of the optical system, the flash range is not the same at the lens wide-angle position as it is at the telephoto position. ISO setting AUTO Flash range (wide angle) 0.57 - 4.7m (1.87 - 15.4ft.) 0.57 - 2.7m (1.87 - 8.9ft.) 0.57 - 3.8m (1.87 - 12.4ft.) 0.57 - 5.3m (1.87 - 17.4ft.) 0.57 - 6.7m (1.87 - 22.0ft.) Flash range (telephoto) 1.57 - 4.7m (5.15 - 15.4ft.) 1.57 - 2.7m (5.15 - 8.9ft.) 1.57 - 3.8m (5.15 - 12.4ft.) 1.57 - 5.3m (5.15 - 17.4ft.) 1.57 - 6.7m (5.15 - 22.0ft.)
The color mode controls whether a still image is color or black and white. This must be set before the image is recorded. The color mode is set in section 3 of the P, A, S, and M menus and section 2 of the movie menu (p. 44). The live image reflects the selected color mode. The color mode has no effect on image file size. Natural Color reproduces the colors in the scene faithfully. This mode uses no monitor indicator when active. Vivid Color increases the saturation of the colors in the scene. Black & White produces neutral monochrome images. The sepia mode creates warmtone monochrome images. Vivid color Black & White Sepia
This function increases or decreases the contrast of the scene in three levels: high (+), normal, and low (). This can be set in section 3 of the P, A, S, and M menus (p. 44). Any changes made are applied to the live image. If any level except normal is selected, an indicator appears on the monitor as a warning.
Sharpness accents or softens details in an image in three levels: hard (+), normal, and soft (). This can be set in section 3 of the P, A, S, and M menus (p. 44). Any changes made are applied to the live image, but may be difficult to see. However, when viewed with a computer, the changes will be evident. If any level except normal is selected, an indicator appears on the monitor as a warning.
Sharpness: soft Sharpness: hard
CUSTOM KEY FUNCTION
The function assigned to the flash-mode button can be selected among the flash mode, drive mode, white balance, focus mode, color mode, and sensitivity. This can be set in section 1 of the P, A, S, and M menus (p. 44). The flash mode can also be changed in section 2 of the P, A, S, and M menus. After selecting the custom key function option on the menu, press the central button of the controller to display the selection screen. Use the four-way keys of the controller to select the function. Press the central button of the controller to set the custom key function. Pressing the menu button cancels the operation without changing the custom key function.
Flash mode Focus mode Color mode Sensitivity
Flash mode Drive mode White balance
Pressing the flash-mode button changes the function set in the menu. Press the central button of the controller or press the shutter-release button partway down to apply the setting.
When selecting the bracketing drive mode, or preset white balance, a selection screen appears. Use the left/right keys of the controller to display the bracketing increment or preset white balance, and press the central button of the controller to select it.
When selecting custom white balance, the calibration screen appears. Fill the frame with a white object and press the central button of the controller to calibrate the camera.
IMAGE SIZE (MOVIE)
Movies can be recorded at two sizes: 640x480 and 320x240. The larger the image size, the higher the image quality and the larger the file sizes. Image size is set in section 1 of the movie menu (p. 44).
Image size Frame rate White balance Movie mode 320x240 15ps Auto STD. movie
Movies can be recorded at two frame rates: 15 fps and 30 fps. 640x480 size image can only be recorded at 15fps. The higher the frame rate, the smoother the moving image and the larger the file sizes. Frame rate is set in section 1 of the movie menu (p. 44).
MOVIE FILE SIZES
If image size or frame rate is changed, the frame counter displays the approximate number of seconds that can be recorded. The total time that can be recorded is determined by the available memory and the recording rate. The actual file size is determined by the scene; some subjects can be compressed further than others. Approximate recording rate Frame rate 30 fps 15 fps 30 fps 15 fps 30 fps 15 fps
Image size 640 X 480 ----540KB/s ----27 seconds ----116 seconds 320 X 240 670KB/s 340KB/s 21 seconds 43 seconds 91 seconds 183 seconds
Approximate number of seconds that can be stored on internal storage (14.5MB).
Approximate number of seconds that can be stored on a 64MB memory card.
The writing speed of the memory card may prematurely end the recording of a movie clip. Test the card before important events. Check the Konica Minolta web site for the latest compatibility information: North America: http://kmpi.konicaminolta.us Europe: http://www.konicaminoltasupport.com.
The movie mode option selects the type of movie recorded. Standard produces a normal movie clip. Night Movie uses high camera sensitivity to record under low light levels; camera sensitivity will automatically increase in low light. Image quality can be lower with Night Movies because of the higher sensitivity. The movie mode is set in section 1 of the movie menu (p. 44).
Powerful Mega Zoom lets you fill the frame with a distant subject. It starts with a 36-290 mm 8x optical zoom for stunningly powerful shots of far-off objects. And there's 4x digital zoom to take the number up to an astonishing 32x total zoom, giving you the creative control you want for beautiful, imaginative photography. DiMAGE Z20 features Konica Minolta's high-speed, Rapid AF(Auto Focus). This hybrid system - a combination of a passive AF sensor and a video AF system - achieves superbly accurate focusing in just 0.3 seconds at both wide-angle and telephoto positions, to assure you of beautifully-focused results, quickly and automatically. Predictive Focus Control assesses the motion of moving subjects to deliver sharper images. An advanced algorithm judges where your subject will be when the shutter is released, and sets focus accordingly, so you can capture sharper images of moving subjects. Turn power on and in just 0.5 seconds, DiMAGE Z20 is ready to capture beautiful images - the fastest startup time for any camera in this class. Shutter release time lag, another critical factor in camera response, is also extremely short at only 0.04 seconds. And DiMAGE Z20 takes just 1.5 seconds between one shot and the next. With Progressive Capture you keep on shooting until you capture the moment you're waiting for. In this continuous shooting mode, you just hold the shutter button down until you're satisfied. And when you release the button, DiMAGE Z20 records the last six shots in the sequence. DiMAGE Z20 boasts a 5.0-megapixel primary color CCD and incorporates Konica Minolta's exclusive CxProcess III image processing technology to deliver beautifully clear, detailed images even at full zoom. You'll especially notice the fine detail and natural color reproduction when you make large-size prints up to 35 cm x 26 cm (14 inches x 10 inches) at 150dpi print resolution. When you want to capture moments in motion, DiMAGE Z20 can record 15fps VGA (640x480) movies, perfect for playback your PC monitor. You also have the choice of QVGA (320x240) recording at a smooth 30 fps or 15 fps. Mega Zoom, autofocusing, and Night Movie are all available for high-quality movies under a range of conditions. And as an added plus, Movie Frame Capture lets you save individual frames from your favorite scenes as still images. Use both 8x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom when shooting movies in exactly the same way as when taking still shots. So you can zoom in close to the action from a distance and enjoy all the same exciting creative possibilities.
|Product Type||Digital camera - prosumer|
|Optical Sensor Type||CCD|
|Total Pixels||5,200,000 pixels|
|Effective Sensor Resolution||5,000,000 pixels|
|Optical Sensor Size||1/2.5"|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 320, ISO 50, ISO auto|
|Digital Zoom||4 x|
|Shooting Modes||Frame movie mode|
|Shooting Programs||Landscape, portrait mode, night portrait, sports mode, sunset, standard|
|Special Effects||Black & White, Sepia, Neutral, Contrast compensation, Vivid|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||4 sec|
|Exposure Metering||Multi-segment, center-weighted, spot|
|Exposure Modes||Program, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority|
|Exposure Compensation||±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Auto Exposure Bracketing||3 steps in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Metering Zones||256|
|White Balance||Custom, automatic, presets|
|White Balance Presets||Fluorescent, cloudy, tungsten light, flash, daylight|
|Digital Video Format||MJPEG|
|Still Image Format||JPEG|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||1 frame per second|
|Video Capture||MPEG - 640 x 480 - 15 fps - 27 sec - with 14.5MB built-in memory MPEG - 320 x 240 - 30 fps - 21 sec - with 14.5MB built-in memory MPEG - 320 x 240 - 15 fps - 43 sec - with 14.5MB built-in memory|
|Memory / Storage|
|Flash Memory||Flash - integrated (soldered memory - 14.5 MB )|
|Supported Flash Memory||MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card|
|Image Storage||Fine JPEG 2560 x 1920 : 6 - with 14.5MB built-in memory Standard JPEG 2560 x 1920 : 11 - with 14.5MB built-in memory Economy JPEG 2560 x 1920 : 22 - with 14.5MB built-in memory Fine JPEG 2048 x 1536 : 9 - with 14.5MB built-in memory Standard JPEG 2048 x 1536 : 17 - with 14.5MB built-in memory Economy JPEG 2048 x 1536 : 33 - with 14.5MB built-in memory Fine JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 14 - with 14.5MB built-in memory Standard JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 28 - with 14.5MB built-in memory Economy JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 48 - with 14.5MB built-in memory Fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 71 - with 14.5MB built-in memory Standard JPEG 640 x 480 : 103 - with 14.5MB built-in memory Economy JPEG 640 x 480 : 155 - with 14.5MB built-in memory|
|Camera Flash||Built-in flash|
|Guide Number (m / ISO 100)||12|
|Flash Modes||Fill-in mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Effective Flash Range||1.6 ft - 15 ft|
|Features||Flash +/- compensation|
|Type||Zoom lens - 6 mm - 48 mm - f/3.2-3.4|
|Focal Length||6 mm - 48 mm|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||36 - 290mm|
|Focus Adjustment||Automatic, manual|
|Auto Focus Points (Zones)||3|
|Min Focus Range||19.7 in|
|Macro Focus Range||0.4 in - 39.4 in|
|Optical Zoom||8 x|
|Zoom Adjustment||Motorized drive|
|Lens Construction||9 group(s) / 11 element(s)|
|Self Timer Delay||10 sec, 2 sec|
|Additional Features||Direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, RGB primary color filter, auto power save, digital noise reduction, date/time stamp, DPOF support, display brightness control, PRINT Image Matching, PictBridge support, histogram display, AE lock, AF lock, resizing an image|
|Viewfinder Color Support||Color|
|Dioptric Correction Range||-3 to +1|
|Type||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.5" - color|
|Display Form Factor||Built-in|
|Display Format||113,000 pixels|
|Connector Type||1 x USB 1 x composite video output 1 x DC power input|
|Expansion Slot(s)||1 x SD Memory Card|
|Software||Drivers & Utilities, DiMAGE Viewer|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Operating System Support||MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, MS Windows 98, MS Windows 98 SE, Apple Mac OS 9.0 - 9.2, Apple Mac OS X 10.1.3 - 10.1.5, Apple Mac OS X 10.2.1 - 10.2.8, Apple Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.3.6|
|Peripheral Devices||USB port, CD-ROM drive|
|Included Accessories||Lens cap, neck strap|
|Cables Included||Video cable USB cable|
|Supported Battery Details||4 x AA alkaline battery ( included ) 4 x AA NiMH rechargeable battery ( optional )|
|Min Operating Temperature||32 °F|
|Max Operating Temperature||104 °F|
|Universal Product Identifiers|
|Brand||Konica Minolta Holdings|
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