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This camera model is about 12 years old now and most cameras of the age had small memory cards as the camera produced relatively small image files. The camera was supplied with a 16 Mb (not Gb) SD card so I wouldn't have thought the maximum capacity would be much over 64Mb.
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Konica Minolta... | Answered on Oct 02, 2015

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 some cases, alkaline batteries may 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.
Never use manganese (Zinc-Carbon) batteries in your camera.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Feb 15, 2014

Als je nog wel meldingen op het scherm ziet, werkt er nog wel iets. Maar toch system error, kan van alles betekenen. Zo kan er iets vast zitten (de lens b.v.) maar probeer eerst de batterijen eruit te halen en ze na een korte tijd weer terug te zetten. Mocht er intern een chip of een flatcable gebroken of gescheurd zijn, vrees ik dat reparatie niet meer mogelijk zal zijn.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Nov 06, 2013

Wat doet de camera nog wel en wat niet meer? Als de lens scheef zit, of bepaalde zaken werken echt niet meer, moet je jezelf afvragen of het nog de moeite en het geld waard is om deze camera te laten repareren. Als je nog steeds foto\'s kunt maken, maar bepaalde zaken werken niet 100%, denk ik dat je daar gewoon mee moet leren leven, tot je weer genoeg geld gespaard hebt voor een nieuwe camera. Realiseer je dat bepaalde camera\'s van het vorig jaar, met zeker dezelfde of betere beeld-kwaliteit dan deze camera, voor onder de 200 euro te koop zijn.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Nov 06, 2013

Chech the numbers marked on your old battery. And, then search at the shopping site.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Oct 09, 2013

Z5 probably fell
Lens servo-alignment-motors might be disconnected...
Needs dismantling and check inside (dunno yet how to do it)
But you probably also experience vibrations at start

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Aug 02, 2012

This might also come from a problem with a dealignment of one of he servo-motors (horizontal or vertical) which center the lens during anti-shake adjustment.
If your camera vibraets at start or shows a vibrating image on display then this is the problem.
Then the lens is often out of axis and black corners appear on the display and of course on the picture...
I have not found the solution but have posted a request !
It may only be some disconnected part near the lens but unfortunately nobody shows pictures of HOW to dismantle the Z5 ! and WHERE are these 'bloddy' servo-motors or alignment devices ?...

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Aug 02, 2012

There is a lens pen you can purchase for just a couple of $$.. Get on and give your lens a good cleaning...possible you have finger prints or other type of film on your lens... If you don't have a lens cap for camera you should get one ..this will prevent future problems ...

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Mar 04, 2012

The Z5 can display photos that it took. However, it cannot display edited photos. Due to the way the JPEG standard is defined, a rotation of the picture constitutes editing. If you rotate it four times, or once and then undo, it still constitutes editing. If you open a picture and then save it without doing anything else, it still counts as editing. Thus, if you want to put pictures back onto the card, you'll have to use the original pictures.
The proper workflow is to download the pictures to your computer. Then, if you're going to do any work on any of these pictures, do it on copies. This way, if you totally mess up an edit, you'll still have the original.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Feb 01, 2012

You don't need a driver.

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 you can use any photo cataloging program, such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Sep 11, 2011

It seems you have a bad lense unit, if you listen some clicks indicates that its mechanism is damaged, this can be replaced, but this is the worst case, also it can be that you're using a batteries that are new in apperance but they have been stored a long time in the store or your home, if you see their package, they have a recommended date of use, you can use a small battery checker or a DC voltimeter (both available in example from Radio Shack) to check their real state, for cameras alkaline or rechargeable batteries are recommmented, specially these last because at the end, they last more and you save some money.

Konica Minolta... | Answered on Feb 24, 2011

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