both 4 mp, both 10x zoom. similar price range. your comparisons and preferences please! Many thanks!
My favourite ultra-zooms are the Canon Powershot S1 IS (I actually bought this) and Panasonic DMC-FZ3. Both of these are 3 megapixels and if that's too small for you, then I think the Panasonic DMC-FZ15 or 20 is best... unless video is important for you, you can't touch the Panasonic FZ series in the ultra-zoom category (I got the S1 IS over FZ3 because of video)...
While we are on the Konica Minolta, why not Z3 (instead of Z2)? Z3 has image stabilization, while Z2 has superior video mode (from what I can remember)...