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Suhit Gupta
07-12-2004, 10:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.dpreview.com/news/0407/04070701dimagex31x50.asp' target='_blank'>http://www.dpreview.com/news/0407/04070701dimagex31x50.asp</a><br /><br /></div>Yes I know this is news from last week but I have just been so swamped with work that I was late with posting this -- apologies.<br /><br />Anyways, <i>"Konica Minolta today announced the eight times zoom three megapixel DiMAGE Z10 [upper right in image below], styled in a similar fashion to the DiMAGE Z1/Z2 the Z10 has slightly less zoom, a fixed (not pop-up) flash unit and is aimed at a lower price point. According to Konica Minolta the DiMAGE Z10 also has a 'fastest in class startup time of 0.5 seconds'. The Z10 has a combined passive and video AF system, stores images on SD/MMC card and is powered by four AA batteries."</i><br /><br /><img src="http://www.digitalmediathoughts.com/images/minolta.jpg" /><br /><br />Konica also released three other cameras, the DiMAGE Z3 [upper left] which is a 4MP 12x zoom camera which supports VGA movies; and two new ultra-compact 'X'-series digital cameras, the three megapixel DiMAGE X31 [lower left] and the five megapixel X50 [lower right] both of which have folded optics lenses mounted horizontally providing 2.8x zoom with a sliding lens cover on the front which doubles as a power switch.

Lee Yuan Sheng
07-13-2004, 03:13 AM
The Z3 should be a very nice camera to have. Looking forward to hearing about its price.

07-13-2004, 03:40 AM
It's a shame they didn't put the Z3's 12x zoom on the A2. Anyway, I can see a lot of people being interested in the Z3 if the price is right.