Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2 & Z3: What is the difference in performance?by Stephen Caston on September 5, 2004 12:23 PM EST
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Our general method for battery testing is to reset the camera to its default settings and change the recording mode to the highest quality option. Then, we take 5 pictures without the flash and 2 pictures with the flash until the battery is dead. For more information on our battery test, please refer to our Testing Procedures page. For this test, we used 4-AA NiMH Power2000 2500mAh batteries charged overnight in a Power2000 wall charger. The batteries were fully drained before charging for the test.
|Number of shots taken in one battery charge|
Both the Z2 and Z3 performed extraordinarily in our battery test. The lower number of the Z3 can almost certainly be attributed to the Anti-shake system. Although the Z3 shot over 1,000 less images, we were still blown away by both of these cameras. We should note that this number will certainly go down a bit if the cameras are used more casually. Our results come from continuous shooting from a stationary position. Using the camera over an extended period of time, frequent use of the zoom, and reviewing images are a few factors that would decrease battery life. However, we believe that even with heavy use of either camera, battery life will still be impressive.