Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z20


קוניקה מינולטה הכריזה היום על DiMAGE Z20, מצלמת 5 מילון פיקסלים בעלת עדשת זום
באורכי מוקד של 36-290 מ"מ אשר מחליפה את ה DiMAGE Z10. המצלמה החדשה מאופיינת במסך
LCD בגודל 1.5", עינית אלקטרונית, מבזק פנימי, מצבי שליטה מלאים וזיכרון פנימי של
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Featuring Fastest-in-Class*1 Startup, 8x Optical
“Mega Zoom” lens, 5.0-Megapixel CCD, and Energy Efficient

Mahwah, NJ (January 24, 2005) – Konica Minolta Photo Imaging
U.S.A., Inc. introduces the new DiMAGE Z20 5.0-megapixel digital camera.
Featuring a built-in 8x optical zoom lens, the DiMAGE Z20 is perfect for taking
high quality close-up portraits as well as distant scenic landscapes. And with
the camera’s Rapid AF with Predictive Focus Control and a 0.5-second (approx.)
fastest-in-class startup*1, photographers will be sure to captures
those unexpected photographic opportunities.

“In creating the new DiMAGE Z20 digital camera, Konica Minolta
engineers have succeeded in producing the ideal solution for both first-time
digital photographers and those consumers upgrading from earlier generations of
digital cameras,” said Todd Schrader, vice president of marketing for Konica
Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc. “Nearly all consumers share a common
expectation of unparalleled ease-of-use and images of the highest quality.
Thanks to the DiMAGE Z20’s powerful built-in optical zoom lens plus its large
1.5-inch LCD screen, composing and taking terrific digital pictures has never
been easier or more effective.”

The Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z20’s 8x optical Mega Zoom lens and 4x
digital zoom combine for a total 32x zoom, allowing users to capture everything
from sporting events to panoramic scenery. The optical lens system consists of
11 elements in nine groups and includes two aspheric lenses, a construction that
adds up to sharp, high-quality images. The new DiMAGE Z20 combines a
5.0-megapixel primary-color CCD with proprietary CxProcess™ III image processing
technology for pictures that are exactly the way the photographer sees them.

The Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z20’s Rapid AF combines a passive AF
sensor with the video AF system, giving a fast focusing time of approximately
0.3 second *3 in both the wide-angle and telephoto positions. The
Rapid AF also has Predictive Focus Control, which predicts where a moving
subject is heading and focuses accordingly. To round out the list of
quick-response features, the DiMAGE Z20 has the fastest startup in its class*1
(approximately 0.5 seconds), a short shutter-release time lag, and continuous

Not only is the DiMAGE Z20 a sprinter with its fast startup – it’s
also a marathon champ with power efficiency that allows users to take up to
approximately 450 frames with the four included AA alkaline batteries. This is
more shots than any other digital camera in its class*2.

The DiMAGE Z20 has a Macro mode that allows photographers to bring
the lens as close as 0.4 inches from the subject. Capture the smallest
subjects—flowers, insects, or jewelry—with the greatest detail.

In addition to all its still shooting features, the DiMAGE Z20 can
also take high-quality movie clips in VGA (640×480) size.

Despite its large 8x optical zoom lens, the DiMAGE Z20 weighs just
approximately 10.6 ounces. Its ergonomic form gives users a steady grip while
its intuitive control button layout makes it easy even amateur photographers to
enjoying all the benefits of digital photography.

About Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc.
Konica Minolta
Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc., headquartered in Mahwah, NJ, is the North American
sales and marketing subsidiary of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. (Tokyo, Japan).
On August 5, 2003 Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. was formed to enhance both the
competitive business capabilities and earning capacities of Konica Corporation
and Minolta Co., Ltd.