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Canuck

Apr 24, 2002, 7:29 AM
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What make and model of digital still camera are you guys using? I'm in the market right now, and I seem to be finding that the only camera that will do the trick is the Canon Powershot G1 or G2. None of the other cameras that I have come across will process the photo and be ready to take the next shot in less than like 5 to 10 seconds - way too long! Help! I'm looking for something a little cheaper than $1300!

Canuck




jdhill  (D License)

Apr 24, 2002, 9:31 AM
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I use an Olympus E-20 with some fairly nice results (there are several in the galleries and 3 in the current photo comp)...

Olympus E- series works depending one what picture quality you use... at full quality it takes quite a while to process the shot... you can take 4 shots in about 1.5-2 seconds, but then you can't take another for about 30... it gets better when you use the lower quality settings. You have to be very selective about what shots you take, and because of a delay from when you hit the button and when the shot is taken there is still some guess work involved.

The E-10 (4MP)is going on e-bay for around $1100 and the E-20 (5MP) is about $1800... I have also heard that the Canon D30 (3MP)or D60 (6MP) are good, but they are still in the $2k range and I have not used them myself.

I also know someone that is working on a Nikon Coolpix 5000 (5MP) (around $1K) but has not got it working yet.

Josh

http://www.aerialfusion.com


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Apr 24, 2002, 9:33 AM
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I'm looking for something a little cheaper than $1300!
Good luck!

Try looking at the Nikon 5000. Still not exactly what I'd want, but I think it's a good deal closer than what you've found so far.


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mwnuk  (D License)

Apr 25, 2002, 7:22 AM
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I use Pentax Optio 430 (800 $) 4 megapixel, very small. If you want more details, e-mail me.

Mariusz



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Apr 25, 2002, 4:22 PM
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Mariusz - what's your email? I am interested in your thoguhts on that camera...

Robbie Culver



mwnuk  (D License)

May 6, 2002, 5:01 AM
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So I've made first pictures with the Pentax. I attach some 800x600 files.
Mariusz



gus

May 14, 2002, 9:10 AM
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because of a delay from when you hit the button and when the shot is taken
I was thinking about exactly this problem today, what is (typically) the length of the delay?

Gus

"Sex? Once every six seconds. Skydiving? Five times, every six seconds."


jdhill  (D License)

May 14, 2002, 1:18 PM
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I was thinking about exactly this problem today, what is (typically) the length of the delay?
1-2 seconds... means you have to anticipate the shot (or just get lucky).

Josh

http://www.aerialfusion.com



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