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07-07-2004, 02:44 PM
I see that Konica-Minolta has announced the Z-3. 12X Zoom with IS, in a very compact package. Can't wait to try it (probably won't buy it). :D

07-07-2004, 03:07 PM
12x zoom with image stabilization is very, very appealing. It's also black which seems to be becoming popular with various camera makers. I'd like to try it too, although I surely will not obtain it since I just got a D70 and planning on getting an array of lenses for it.

07-07-2004, 03:44 PM
If the Z3 was robust and took Compact Flash, I'd be interested.

I'm having second thoughts about the D70 given that it doesn't use the ENEL1 or AA batteries.

The 12x zoom seems pretty nifty.

07-07-2004, 04:01 PM
"I'm having second thoughts about the D70 given that it doesn't use the ENEL1 or AA batteries"

Y' know, to go dSLR you have to be committed. Literally and figuratively.

The EN-EL3 is such a minor part of the cost that it shouldn't even count. You only need one spare EN-EL3 anyway as I typically get about 400-600 shots per charge (about 10% flash usage), and leave the camera on all day when I'm "on a shoot". You can do that with dSLR's, just like you did with your film cameras.

It's always fun to see you thinking in print...

07-07-2004, 05:18 PM
I know. I'm just not so keen on proprietry batteries.

Having said that, the S3 does not seem to be capable of reading CF cards done with FAT32. The S2, I don't know about - could this be Fuji trying to ram XD down everybody's throats?

I'd just about accepted the ENEL1 since 2CR5s were so available.

Now I'm feeling a bit miffed. I want the DSLR and I want either AA batteries or ENEL1/2CR5 batteries. I also want Compact Flash usage and I don't give a hoot about video.

Hmm. Trickier and trickier.

Jake Conner
07-07-2004, 07:50 PM
How many pictures would you get with that huge sensor and a teeny enel1? 100? 150?

07-29-2004, 01:49 PM
when is the Z3 appearing and what will it cost!!?????