The Z3 is a small camera with very big ideas – find out all about this feature-backed digicam gem and how to win one this month!This competition is now closed
- Hearty congratulations go to the lucky winner, Claire Kelly, drawn from entries to May's prize draw.
During the merry month of May you could win a superb Konica Minolta Dimage Z3 super-zoom camera here at dpnow.com.
The Dimage Z3 is compact and lightweight four megapixel camera and yet it packs a remarkable 12x zoom lens covering the equivalent focal length range of 35-420mm, bringing distant subjects right in. Helping to ensure your pictures are as sharp as possible throughout the zoom range is Konica Minolta's unique moving sensor anti-shake image stabilisation system.
You also get full creative control, with both fully automatic and manual settings to suit your preference. A comprehensively laid out live status display overlays the Z3's eye-level electronic viewfinder. Multi-point and spot focus autofocus is available, both in single shot and predictive continuous focus mode. Manual focus is also provided. If the 420mm zoom wasn't enough, a super macro mode enables the Z3 to focus down to under half an inch.
A built-in pop-up flash is at the ready whenever you need it and to underline comprehensiveness of the Z3's abilities, you can also attach a full-size external flash unit. Meanwhile, the Dimage Z3 is capable of producing sharp and smooth movie recordings with sound. Maximum movie recording resolution is 640x480 (VGA) pixels and frame rates up to 30fps are supported.
Here at dpnow we have been testing a Z3 for several months and our full in-depth review will be published soon. We certainly like the Z3 – its anti-shake system really works and we were impressed at how well the Z3 kept subjects, like cars, moving towards the camera both steady and in focus. The Z3 is both small and light enough to fit in to modest sized bags and yet its ergonomics aren't overly compromised by its diminutive dimensions.
We're giving away a Z3 this month, but if you are interested in the Dimage Z family of super zooms, there are the keenly priced Z10 and Z20 and the Z3's higher resolution sibling, the Z5. The Z3 is available in both black and silver finishes.
Enter this month's prize draw - it's easy!
If you would like to have a chance of winning the Konica Minolta Dimage Z3 superzoom, all you need to do is register for our free email newsletter. This keeps you up-to-date with what’s happening on dpnow. If you are already a subscriber, you can enter too – just follow the instructions on the entry form. Good luck!