Konica Minolta launches DiMAGE Z20 and Z5 digital cameras

Konica Minolta has two new digital cameras coming out featuring their "Mega Zoom" lenses (we can't tell if there's anything special about them other than a really big zoom), the DiMAGE Z20 and the DiMAGE Z5:

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z20

Up first is the Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z20, a 5 megapixel, 8x optical zoom camera that promises fastest-in-class start up times (0.5 seconds). It has a fixed flash instead of a pop-up one and it doesn't have a flash hot-shoe, so more serious shutterbugs may want to look elsewhere, but it seems to have fairly decent feature-set for most average users.

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Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5

The 5 megapixel Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5 is similiar in design to the Z20 but packs a 12x optical zoom and a fairly large 2.0-inch LCD screen (compared to 1.5-inch on the Z20). And, as you can see above, it does have a flash hot-shoe in addition to its pop-up flash. There doesn't seem to be any word yet on pricing for either model, or an exact street date.

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