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  1. I had the opportunity to view a water balloon dropped from 500ft put a mellon size hole all the way through the top and bottom skin of a young ladies once air worthy canopy. From one PD Demo reps opinion on the damage " the cost to repair will out way the cost of a new canopy". The young lady was standing 25ft. from the target. I'd advice in the future to other who might take part in this fun little activity stand where you are once on the ground and view the balloon drops so you could take evasive maneuvers if needed.

  2. Well I want a little more control then the point and shoots. The Dimage 7i comes standard with a 28mm - 200mm lens. 28mm is pretty standard in camera work. You can purchase wide angle lenses for the other two cams. So the that's not an issue. Mainly it's the speed, I'm curious as to how well they perform in our environment. What they state on paper seems like they would perform fairly well.

  3. Anybody gone full digital yet with either of these cameras. I'm considering purchasing 1 of them, but wanted to find out if anyone has used one for skydiving yet ... thanks in advance.

    Here are a few links to reviews on the cameras if this interest you.

    Nikon Coolpix 5700


    Minolta DiMage 7i


    Nikon D100


  4. I'd have to agree with this guy, he pretty much said it as like it is. Though I may seem bias cause I work for Apple Computers but I'm not, certain machines perform the task at hand better than others. I try my PC with the firewire card but it's more hassle than it's worth so I give up and go to my G4. Imagine this, you grab a cup of java, sit at your workstation plug in your camera open FCP and start working. That's the workflow on a G4. I have very minimal patience so if something doesn't work in a hurry I move on to something less aggravating. So to sum it up the G4 would be the no brainer. Now to get off topic games rock on the PC with the GeForce 3, but Apple has the GeForce 3 in it's boxes also. Now if we could only get the Game Developers on board. But this is an off topic discussion.