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Old Jul 10, 2004, 8:24 PM   #31
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Hmm, it doesn't seem to be that much more advanced than the Z2. I would have expected at least a 5MP sensor in the next generation. I can't believe why they would hold on to the 4MP. And I'm still no fan of the switch finder system.
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Old Jul 10, 2004, 9:29 PM   #32
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Yeah, personally, I'm holding out for the Z4 unless I find a way to basically trade my Z2 for free.
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Old Jul 11, 2004, 9:51 AM   #33
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Hmm, it doesn't seem to be that much more advanced than the Z2. I would have expected at least a 5MP sensor in the next generation. I can't believe why they would hold on to the 4MP. And I'm still no fan of the switch finder system.
But the z3 does not use the switchfinder anymore.

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Old Jul 11, 2004, 12:15 PM   #34
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yes it does.
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Old Jul 11, 2004, 3:00 PM   #35
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DiMAGE Z3 Specs:

Eyelevel Electronic Viewfinder (EVF), 0.3 inch 118,000 pixels

LCD monitor 1.5 inch TFT color, 78,000 pixels

I guess we'll know for sure when we get one in for review but it certainly looks as if they dropped the Switch Finder from the Z3.
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Old Jul 11, 2004, 3:24 PM   #36
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Really? Sorry, my statement was based upon the image of the back of the camera, but I guess it could look the same and have two separate screens...
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Old Jul 11, 2004, 3:30 PM   #37
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I read somewhere that the mirror system of the Z1 and Z2 has been dropped in the Z3 for a proper EVF. :-)
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Old Jul 11, 2004, 7:49 PM   #38
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I would have expected at least a 5MP sensor in the next generation. I can't believe why they would hold on to the 4MP.

I thought that for a while too, but I think they probably intentionally made the decision not to use a 5MP sensor, because then the Z3 would be the same as the A1, except better. I don't think they want the Z series to pass the A quite yet.
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Old Jul 12, 2004, 2:16 PM   #39
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I asked this question on the Konica Minolta web site. Here's their answer:

Dear Customer,
In response to the question that you have submitted...
Question is : When will the Dimage Z3 be available, and at what MSRP?

Answer is : This camera is scheduled for release in early August.

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Old Jul 13, 2004, 1:56 AM   #40
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Anybody has experience what 'release' exactly means? I guess sales start in Japan on this day but when is it expected to reach other continents?
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