20 Most Recent Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


First of all, referencing a 'previous mail' is of little use - at Fixya, posts are made on forums when requesting assistance.
Secondly, you say 'even re-chargeable batteries' - not all re-chargeable batteries are alike. Many people recommend the use of 2500mAh re-chargeable batteries to provide power to cameras.
Thirdly, I cannot comment on the suggestion there may be a fault with this particular model - a Google search may provide more information on this matter.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Jun 29, 2017


Is the lens cover completely retracted? Look at it.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Jun 27, 2017


Check on ebay to see if someone is parting out a broken camera. Otherwise you will have to get it from the manufacturer who will soak you for it.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Sep 30, 2016


you can get one from the web , I typed in pdf manual for my Diamage camera and a list of Konica models came up and I clicked on the one I wanted and it was down loaded in about a minute . Hope this helps you.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Dec 18, 2015


You may have the wrong battery, not fully charged battery or battery is not in correctly. There should be a reset button on your camera. Try holding it down for 30 secs then release. If these solutions do not work: take your camera back to where you bought it. Could be defective (crash of internal computer)

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Jul 18, 2014


Are you on a manual focus setting? Vs auto focus?

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Jul 12, 2014


When the red LED goes on. the batteries are empty. When the LED is flashing, it is even worse.
Your camera will work with AA batteries.
Always be sure the batteries are charged.
Insert the batteries correct plus to plus and minus to minus. Only one battery the wrong way around and the camera won't work. Check contacts of the batteries and in the battery compartment of your camera. Dirty or oxidised contacts can be cleaned with a dry cloth. Never use sharp tools to clean contacts or anything in or on your camera.
Always charge the batteries before using it for the first time, or if you have not used it for a long period. 3 months is a very long period.
Also check if the battery door is closed correct. Most cameras do have a switch connected to the battery door. If the switch does not work correct, it could be you can't switch on your camera.
Do not use alkaline batteries unless it is absolutely necessary. In most cases, alkaline batteries have a shorter service life than NiMH. Alkaline battery performance is limited, especially at low temperatures. The use of NiMH batteries is recommended.
Never use manganese (Zinc-Carbon) batteries in your camera. They can't deliver enough power and can start leaking, causing damage to your camera.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Mar 02, 2014


It is not unusual for a camera's sensor to have a pixel fail this way. Most sensors consist of 100's of thousands or more pixels that make up the sensor. Each responds to the color and intensity of the light projected upon it by the lens. It sounds like a pixel on your sensor has failed and is "dead" or "stuck" in a dark state. Pixels can fail "hot" on a single color, too.

The bad news is that it is not possible to fix a stuck pixel. The sensor itself is the smallest replaceable part and is often times not worth the expense of replacing. Compare costs of replacing the part vs the cost of replacing the camera and decide which way to go to be sure.

I did see some Minolta specific info that you might want to look at first here.

The good news is that there is software that will allow you to mask the pixel. Google search for "stuck pixel software" for a list of results. The software analyzes the pixels around the non-functioning pixel, and makes it a color that is far less likely to be noticed. Other software may perform functions that restore functionality to the pixel and others still that do something else. I am unsure of how well the former methods work or how long they might work. Software that changes the output file is the type I used and it seemed to work well. Each file needed to be run thru the software to make the change however.

Good luck!

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Sep 12, 2013


I'd recomment you to try the SD card at a different device ie. a computer or another camera... that way you can see whether the camera or the SD Card is failing.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Jun 25, 2013


Unfortunately, you can't get new spares. Your camera is an obsolete model and Sony (took over Konica Minolta) no longer support the model nor do they retain spare parts.

Your only option is to look on auction websites for a broken example, or to even ask on your local FreeCycle and Freegle groups. But if you do buy a spares donor make sure to ask whether the part you need is functional and present. After taking what you need you can try reselling what's left. I often find that by doing so I get virtually free spare parts.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Mar 17, 2013


There is also a firmware update for the camera on the Konica-Minolta website. I have not been able to get the update to work following the directions provided. This update is supposed to fix the 2GB limit. Maybe you will have better luck getting it to work.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Sep 06, 2012


The Dimage Z3 accept SD cards up to 1GB (Minolta says 512 Mb, and sold it with 16Mb). This camera is 4MP , and uses less memory on card, therefore a 512MB card will be enough for it.

SanDisk Flash memory card - 512 MB SD Memory ...

from $13 - 20 stores

PNY Flash memory card - 512 MB SD Memory Card ...

from $3 - 2 stores

SanDisk SD Industrial Flash memory card - 512 ... from $14

Here 1 Gb, try at your risk, but they normally work:

1GB micro SD memory card for Konica Minolta ...

£6.90 - www.mobile-laden.co.uk

1GB Flash Memory Upgrade Card for Konica ... £3.44 - Memory Express

Here review: Steves Digicams - Minolta DiMAGE Z3 -

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Sep 06, 2012


You don't need any software.


The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.


Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or, despite what I said first, you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Sep 06, 2012


SD cards top out at 2GB, and any of them should work fine. Larger cards are SDHC cards and will not work with this camera.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Aug 11, 2012


This is a symptom commonly listed for DiMAGE cameras listed on EBay for 'parts only'. Dropping the camera I had caused the same problem and carefully 'smacking' the camera once again did solve the problem but that may have been dumb luck. Sorry but it is a service task that may cost more than the camera.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Jul 07, 2012

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