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mdosh
10-18-2005, 01:03 PM
I'm trying to decided between a Z5 and a Z6. What are the major differences (except 1 megapixel) between the two cameras?

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johnmed3
10-27-2005, 06:14 AM
.....................Z6

Max resolution 2816 x 2112
Low resolution 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480
Image ratio w:h 4:3
Effective pixels 6.0 million
Sensor photo detectors 6.4 million
Sensor size 1/2.5 "
Sensor type CCD
Colour filter array RGB
Sensor manufacturer Unknown
ISO rating Auto, 50, 100, 200, 320
Zoom wide (W) 35 mm
Zoom tele (T) 420 mm (12 x)
Digital zoom Yes, 4x
Image stabilization Yes, CCD
Auto Focus Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Auto focus type Contrast TTL, Wide Area AF
Normal focus range 60 cm
Macro focus range 1 cm
White balance override 6 positions, plus manual
Aperture range F2.8 - F4.5 / ??
Min shutter 15 sec + Bulb (30 sec)
Max shutter 1/1000 sec
Built-in Flash Yes, pop-up
Flash guide no. 3.6 m (11.8 ft) 6 m
External flash Yes, hot-shoe (Minolta), remote slave (Minolta)
Flash modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Off
Exposure compensation -2 EV to +2 EV in 1/3 EV steps
Metering Multi-segment, Center weighted average, Spot
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Focal length multiplier
Lens thread Yes with adapter
Continuous Drive Yes
Movie Clips Yes, 320 x 240, 15/30 fps
Remote control No
Tripod mount Yes
Self-timer 2 or 10 sec
Time-lapse recording No
Orientation sensor No
Storage types SD card
Storage included 16 MB SD card
Uncompressed format No
Compressed format JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Quality Levels Fine, Standard, Economy
Viewfinder EVF
LCD 2.0"
LCD Pixels 114,000
Playback zoom Yes
Video out Yes
USB Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) No
Battery / Charger No
Battery AA (4) batteries (NiMH recommended)
Weight (inc. batteries) 435 g (15.3 oz)
Dimensions 109 x 80 x 84 mm (4.3 x 3.2 x 3.3 in)
Notes
Resolution Chart
Colour Patches


Z5...........

Max resolution 2560 x 1920
Low resolution 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480
Image ratio w:h 4:3
Effective pixels 4.9 million
Sensor photo detectors 5.2 million
Sensor size 1/2.5 "
Sensor type CCD
Colour filter array RGB
Sensor manufacturer Unknown
ISO rating Auto, 50, 100, 200, 320
Zoom wide (W) 35 mm
Zoom tele (T) 420 mm (12 x)
Digital zoom Yes, 4x
Image stabilization Yes, CCD
Auto Focus Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Auto focus type Contrast TTL, Wide Area AF
Normal focus range 60 cm
Macro focus range 1 cm
White balance override 5 positions, plus manual
Aperture range F2.8 - F4.5 / ??
Min shutter 4 sec
Max shutter 1/1000 sec
Built-in Flash Yes, pop-up
Flash guide no.
External flash Yes, hot-shoe (Minolta), remote slave (Minolta)
Flash modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Off
Exposure compensation -2 EV to +2 EV in 1/3 EV steps
Metering Multi-segment, Center weighted average, Spot
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Focal length multiplier
Lens thread Yes with adapter
Continuous Drive Yes, 2.2 fps up to 6 images (std)
Movie Clips Yes, 640 x 480, 15/30 fps with audio, unlimited
Remote control No
Tripod mount Yes
Self-timer 2 or 10 sec
Time-lapse recording No
Orientation sensor No
Storage types SD/MMC card
Storage included 16 MB SD card
Uncompressed format No
Compressed format JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Quality Levels Fine, Standard, Economy
Viewfinder EVF
LCD 2.0 "
LCD Pixels 114,000
Playback zoom Yes
Video out Yes
USB Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) No
Battery / Charger No
Battery AA (4) batteries (NiMH recommended)
Weight (inc. batteries) 435 g (15.3 oz)
Dimensions 109 x 80 x 84 mm (4.3 x 3.2 x 3.3 in)
Notes
Resolution Chart
Colour Patches