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Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60 Review at Steves Digicams

Konica Minolta DiMage X 60There is a new Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60 Review from Steves Digicams : “The overall image quality was average for a 5-megapixel consumer camera. Outdoors it produced good results, with the majority of our sample images being relatively sharp and showing good color balance. The exposure system did well under most conditions, however it did have some problems with subjects that were illuminated by bright sunlight. You can see what I mean by looking at the Army canon shot on our samples page. We noticed average amounts of noise in both high and low contrast areas, but virtually no signs of chromatic aberration (purple fringing.) Indoors, its flash has a range of about 8 feet when using ISO Auto. I found it was adequate for most interior shooting. The X60 did very well at macro photography. You can focus on a subject at about 4 inches (0.1m) from the lens or get as close as 2 inches (0.05m) with its Super Macro mode. It also controls the flash well by “throttling down” to ensure you don’t overexpose the subject. This would be handy when shooting product shots of items for inclusion at online auctions.

The X60 can also record video at QVGA resolution (320×240) at either 15 or 30 frames per second with sound. Because sound is recorded, you may use the optical zoom before recording but not during. There’s a variety of options when using Movie mode, it allows you to adjust white balance, exposure compensation and color modes. I was pleased with our movie samples, they were sharp and showed very little compression artifacts.

Bottom line – the Konica Minolta DiMAGE X60 is a worthy competitor in the 5-megapixel ultra-compact and durable class. It should make a good choice for anyone who wants a simple point-n-shoot, with good image quality, speedy performance and can be carried in any size pocket or purse. Its Large/Fine images have plenty of resolution to create high-quality 8×10-inch or larger prints. With a street price of around $300 it offers a good value.”

Konica Minolta DiMage Z5 Review from PC Magazine

Konika Minolta Z5 Dimage Digital CameraPC Magazine reviews the Konica Minolta DiMage Z5 and this camera receives 3.5 stars:

“The Konica Minolta Dimage Z5 has a striking design, balanced body, and rugged feel. With its 2-inch LCD screen and electronic viewfinder, you’re able to see subjects in nearly any shooting situation, and the 12X optical zoom brings you close to the action.

The Z5 is a 5MP camera that features a 5.83- to 69.9-mm zoom or, in 35-mm equivalent, a 35- to 420-mm zoom range, with a wide f-stop range of f/2.8 to f/4.5.

On our tests, the simulated daylight image showed very little noise, excellent color matching, and very good color saturation. The image was crisp and sharp, with deep blacks, and we found very little fringing or noticeable aberrations. The shot was a bit underexposed, but overall the exposure was balanced, so it would probably be easy to correct in an editing program.”

Bottom line:

The Konica Minolta DiMage Z5 is a good buy with some excellent features, such as 12X optical zoom, effective image stabilization, and the ability to zoom during video shooting.