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domino Jan 15, 2005 2:13 PM


I was wondering why the Konica Minolta Z3 does not appear on the Best Cameras Super Zoom list.

I looked at some pictures and it seemed that the Z2 has indeed sharper images. I'm tring to decide between the z2 and the z3 and although I like the pictures from the z2 I have to think aboutthe stabilization feature, right?

10-12X Optical "Super" Zoom
Panasonic DMC-FZ20

Nikon Coolpix 8800

Fujifilm Finepix S5100

Olympus C-765UZ

Canon Powershot S1 IS

Panasonic DMC-FZ15

Kodak EasyShare DX7590

Kyocera Finecam M410R

Panasonic DMC-FZ3

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z10

Riot Act Jan 15, 2005 5:02 PM

Here's a comparison from Anandtech. I believe the Z3 has had firmware updated since then, although I'm not sure.

I find it odd that the Z10 was on the list. The reddish tint and tendency to underexpose turned me off from that unit.

domino Jan 15, 2005 11:07 PM

So is the z2 really better than the z3?

I liked the pictures taken with a z2 but it doesn't have the anti shake.

Minolta_nut Jan 16, 2005 2:13 AM

I have a Z2 and really like it! Although sometimes I do wish I had the image stabilization, but that's cheating if you ask me. :G Really though if you have a steady hand your good to go. I have not ever used the Z3, but I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything with my Z2. A steady hand, tripod, and you should be fine. I figure why spend the extra money when you can get a tripod that could out last your camera. Also you can use it with other cameras as well. Just my thoughts, hope this helps you.

domino Jan 16, 2005 2:25 AM

Thank you, yes it really helps. I'm worried that the pictures taken with a z3 are not as good as with a z2 and I can't find an explanation for this.:roll:

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