Konica Minolta enhanced their series Megazoom digital cameras with the new 6 Megapixel Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6. Konica Minolta seem to be getting a liking for it, their series of Megazoom cameras have grown to several generations now. The introduction of the DiMAGE Z6 digital camera makes Konica Minolta surpass themselves by raising the resolution once again, this time from 5 to 6 Megapixels. Of course the size of the 2 inch format LCD monitor is kept the same, going back to a smaller size would be impossible. The Konica Minolta Z6 digital camera combines a large optical range with the renown and very much appreciated Anti-Shake system which form the major points of this newly introduced digital camera.
The Konica Minolta Z6 responses with an average speed when activating the camera. After a little over 2 seconds the camera is ready for use, the lens is fully extended and the first image can be captured. Once the lens is fully extended it won’t move anymore, not even when zooming in, until the camera is deactivated. The optical zoom is carried out completely inside the camera. Focussing is extremely comfortable. The release button reacts fast and has a fine pressing point. Focussing the daily subjects is no great deal for the Z6, focussing fast moving objects however seems to be hard for the Z6 now and then. Despite the extra function, the Ultra High Speed focus, capturing fast moving objects still remains a challenge for a digital camera like the DiMAGE Z6. In fact, these types of subjects demand a digital reflex camera that is better equipped for capturing extreme situations like moving objects etc. The focus however is excellent for common use even in dimly lit circumstances, like a scarcely lit living room, the Konica Minolta Z6 manages to focus correctly and quickly.