Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5


קוניקה מינולטה הכריזה היום על DiMAGE Z5, מצלמת 5 מליון פיקסלים
המעוצבת באופן מרשים ואלגנטי במיוחד. המצלמה מחליפה את DiMAGE Z3 כאשר היא מאובזרת באותה מערכת אופטית – Konica Minolta GT APO 12x באורכי מוקד של 35-420 מ"מ ומנגנון
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Compact, high-performance 5.0-megapixel CCD digital camera
features CCD-Shift Anti-Shake System, 12x optical “Mega Zoom” lens,
fastest-in-class*1 Rapid AF, and large, easy-to-view 2.0-inch LCD

Mahwah, NJ (January 24, 2005) – Konica Minolta Photo Imaging
U.S.A., Inc. introduces the new compact DiMAGE Z5 – a superb all-round digital
camera that offers a built-in 12x optical Mega Zoom lens, Konica Minolta’s
proprietary Anti-Shake System, 5.0-megapixel CCD, fast overall response
including Rapid autofocusing (AF), and a large 2.0-inch LCD screen for easy
viewing. All of these features combine to ensure that photographers won’t miss a
photo opportunity and that the subjects of their photos are big, beautiful, and

“The new DiMAGE Z5 is the ideal companion for travel photography
as well as everyday picture taking,” said Todd Schrader, vice president of
marketing for Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc. “Sophisticated
photographers will appreciate everything this high quality versatile digital
camera has to offer. Plus, thanks to the camera’s built-in 12x optical zoom lens
and Konica Minolta’s innovative Anti-Shake technology, even novice photographers
can easily capture clear, sharp detailed views of the world around them.”

The new DiMAGE Z5’s 12x optical zoom lens and 4x digital zoom
combine for a total 48x zoom. Konica Minolta’s proprietary CCD-shift Anti-Shake
System—the same one used on the top-of-the-line Maxxum 7D and DiMAGE A200
models—is particularly effective at such high zoom ranges. It allows
photographers to shoot with shutter speeds four to eight times longer (2-3
stops*2) than when shooting without an Anti-Shake function. It also provides
steady, shake-free images taken during the evening or other dimly lit shots
which are susceptible to blur because of their slow shutter speed. This means
significantly less blur even without a flash or tripod.

To ensure that photographers don’t miss their shot, the Konica
Minolta DiMAGE Z5 has a Rapid AF that’s the fastest*1 autofocus for digital
cameras with predictive focus control. Focusing in a mere 0.2 second
(approximately) at wide angle and only 0.3 second (approximately) at telephoto,
it’s ideal for capturing any subject, moving or still.

The Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5 has everything you need to take
high-quality pictures: 5.0-megapixel CCD, high-performance GT APO lens, and
Konica Minolta’s proprietary CxProcess™ III image processing technology, which
gives photographers images as beautiful as those they see with their own

The DiMAGE Z5 boasts a large, easy-to-view 2.0-inch LCD monitor.
This makes navigating menus easier and allows users to see exactly what they’re

In addition to Rapid AF, the DiMAGE Z5 features a fast startup,
short shutter release time lag, Ultra-High-Speed Continuous Advance, Progressive
Capture, and Real Motion monitor for smooth display on the LCD. These features
combine to let users capture any subject, no matter how fleeting, on the spur of
the moment, and not miss a photo opportunity.

In addition to beautiful stills, the DiMAGE Z5 takes high-quality,
high-resolution VGA movies that look as good as TV images. These movies are also
shake-free thanks to the Anti-shake function.

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.