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Old Oct 10, 2003, 11:41 AM   #1
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Default Check this out, Minolta DiMage Z1

Check this out... Now I'm really baffled! Just as I was getting ready to purchase an Olympus C-740UltraZoom, comes this... :shock:

Minolta DiMage Z1 (Just Released)
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Old Oct 10, 2003, 12:19 PM   #2
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Those of us who have tried the new Minolta were not impressed, mostly because of its dinky mechanism for changing from viewfinder to the LCD; Steve has an animation of it in his review, but basically when you change from the LCD to the viewfinder the LCD display itself tilts back, two shutters close down on the LCD window (from top and bottom, you can still see the LCD through the space in between), a mirror is dropped down which reflects the LCD image into another mirror and then into the viewfinder.

Someone who was a C-700 user who decided to buy this camera had his viewfinder/LCD mechanism break on the first day he used it!
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