When I bought this camera it was the state of the art. Here is what CNet said about it back in 2005.
Like the rest of the Z-series family, the Konica Minolta Dimage Z10 looks like it was stolen from an “amazing world of the future” exhibit at a 1950s science fair. You either like its looks or you don’t, but its shape, though not compact, turns out to be functional, allowing a comfortable and secure grip. The plastic two-tone grey and silver body, while far from luxurious, feels reasonably well built for the Z10’s price level. The camera weighs 368 grams with batteries and media installed, which is light for a megazoom–the wonder of plastic, as they might have said at that science fair.
Look at these specs
- Megapixels : 3 megapixels
- LCD display size : 1.5 inch
- Optical zoom : 8 x
Like most technology, what was amazing 7 years ago, hasn’t aged well. While I took over 14,000 photos with it before handing it down to my son and now he wants something better and it is sitting in a closet like a lot of old technology. What The Lighthouse would love is if you could take a look in your closet of obsolete technology and do a little house cleaning and bring it down to The Lighthouse.
We are looking for digital cameras and digital camcorders that you don’t need anymore after upgrading so we can use it in our computer lab and art classes. We are also looking for digital video cameras that you may not be using either, whether they be 640×480 or widescreen HD.
I am going to donate the above mentioned camera and a Canon digital video camera. If you want to help match me, drop off your donation anytime at our front desk. We will make sure your old digital cameras sees some creative uses.