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31 January 2005

Konica Minolta Dimage choice

I am looking to upgrade my digital camera. I currently have a Sony Cybershot DSC-S70 which I have had for about 4 years now. It's still a pretty good camera for everyday use but it is limited in as much as it is only a 3 megapixel camera with 3x optical zoom. I would very much like to be able to take wildlife shots including birds and for that I need a far better optical zoom and higher resolution, not to mention faster lapse time between pressing the button and shutter activation. Having researched this for some time I have come to the conclusion that Konica Minolta provide the best options and their cameras have the anti shake system and better optical zoom functionality. Where I am stuck is on deciding which one to go for. Initially I was looking at the Dimage Z3 with 12x optical zoom and 4 megapixels but I think I am more likely to go for either the Dimage A2 or A200. The difference between the latter two in price is about £75 and for features there are pros and cons for both. Quality is a difficult thing to check without actually using the cameras so if anyone reading this can offer any advice please feel free to comment.

So far the best web site I have come accross for advice is but there is simply too much information to take in. I guess one thing I do need to know is if it is better to go for a higher zoom and accept lower megapixels or are the megapixels more important when taking shots of wildlife that might be some distance off.

I guess the bottom line is that no matter which of these cameras I choose, they are all cheaper than the Sony I bought 4 years ago and I dind't think so hard about it then.

30 January 2005

This is Brac, our 11 month old Border Collie Posted by Hello
This is Brac when we first got him home at 8 weeks old. Aaaaah! Posted by Hello
This is him at 13 weeks. Posted by Hello