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Old 12th October 2006, 13:14   #211
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Ok one more question, Is it easy to get accessories for P&S digicams in india? like for the CANON S3IS, i'd want a wideangle attachment. On googling a bit i found a few good ones from lensmate and optional one from Canon itself, the lensmate 6600 wideangle outperforms all others by a huge margin so i would like to get this. And how would this attachment fit on the digicam lens?? Another thing the S3 has a 6mp sensor would i be able to get 8X10 size print out of this without artifacts or detail loss?
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at what price does the canon s3 comes....
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Old 12th October 2006, 13:31   #213
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Well then S3 IS is simple great. You can capture the baby indoors in natural light without flash with help of IS.
Its a wonderful cam to learn! Go for the S3.
I was told not to use a flash on a child under 12 months. Their pupils cant dilate fast enough. If you need a flash use a bounce. I used a Canon G2 with a 420EX for m son's early years.

There are qute a few cams with a hot shoe and is you mate one of them to a bounce you can get an impressive combo. Of the lot I prefer the Canons (current version of the G2 is the G7) and Nikons though.

The G7 retials for about $550-600 about $100 more than a S3. Add a 430EX flash and you are looking at $750-800.

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navin : Thats why I say IS is good. You can have slow shutter speeds without flash and yet not spoil the pic due to cam shake. IS give 2-3 stop improvement over normal handheld.
For example if you can take a pic at 1/60 without blur with IS you can saftely go to 1/15 at the same ISO, and 1/15 is good enough for indoor lighting.

aZa: Sadly for accessories you have to scour grey markets or import it. As for 6MP its good enough for even 10x14 prints.
http://web.forret.com/tools/megapixe...24&height=2016
At normal photo resolution, which you find in most photolabs you can go upto
20x13!
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Default Sony H5 vs Canon S3 IS vs Panasonic FZ7: Head-to-Head-to-Head Review

I found this very informative linky

3 Superzoom comparison


But would IS/VR really be effective incase of shooting pictures of a baby, as babies tend to be very mobile? Stationary subject + lowlight then IS/VR is usefull, but with a moving subject like a baby i have my doubts.

tsk: awesome link the 6.1mp factor was just bit worryin, now its all good

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aZa if you are looking at reviews go to dpreview.com(very accurate, as phil over there is very very precise). In this site I found out that in many tests, the frame of reference was not exactly same, and this can really really impact metering. See second page for example.

If you want actually measurable technical stuff measured using scientific software, go to imaging-resource.com.
They give almost purely technical reviews.
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Hello Dudes of T-BHP,
I am looking for a good digital camera 5 megapixel+ any specific brand/model ?Sony or Nikon it should have very good zoom with very clear pics & video. basically want to cover my entire engine rebuild in high res pics & video and also for T-bhp meets . so need your opinions who have gone through different models features & pricing. my budget is between 8-12K (can increase it slightly if worthwhile) that includes memory card upgrade for more storage.

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I found this very informative linky

3 Superzoom comparison
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I was quoted 19K (without bill) for a S3IS.
aza,acc to this link panasonic is the winner if cost factor is also considered and sony H5 wins if features/performance is considered.
S3 falls in between.
And how much with B&W?
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RSJ: I checked on the Canon india site. S3IS with bill/warranty = Rs. 27,995
also a few days back we had got a full 2 page sony product brochure in the newspaper in that the H5 with 3yr warranty and bill was Rs. 29,995 Sony has a interest free EMI scheme on too.

I've used Canon's USM lenses before they are practically silent during zooming. This is very important during macros (insects etc) and also while shooting animals/birds. Also since u are interested in video too S3 can zoom during video capture i dunno whether the competitors can do the same.


@Tsk : how is this site www.dcresource.com, the members are gaga over S3 in the forums there.
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doc, you may end up taking a lot of video's than you plan .. wouldnt a handycam be a better option?
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Yeah a handycam with 2-3MP digital still thing sounds better for you rSj
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Hey Ford Rocam,
Canon A610 might be a good choice for you. Got 5MP. My friend got one for himself from Singapore at around 13K sometime back. Now it might be less. I haen't enquired the proce over here. And Nikon L1 is another one in this range. Both are equally good, I should say, looking at the pix quality...I'm no pro, though.

Me, I got a Canon S2IS. Was ~16K.

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Sony DCR-HC42E Handycam.
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a 2mp autofocus sony ericsson w810i mobile
very gud quality considering its a mobile
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doc, you may end up taking a lot of video's than you plan .. wouldnt a handycam be a better option?

Yeah a handycam with 2-3MP digital still thing sounds better for you rSj
handycam is one of the option,infact initially i thought of handycam only but sooner or later i may be tempted to buy something like S3/H5 for personel use.And when i get to know the basics of still photography,will invest much more as i have always dreamt of having still photography as one of my hobby.
So for beginers like me,these SLR-like cameras with extended zoom r the best bet to learn basics.I still have quite a lot time to decide.

Also i wont be recording too much video's,just occasinally a small video clip of 5-10min as i may have to send it via email.I will need to buy atleast 2gb high speed SD card though.

BTW aza,the link u provided [3 Superzoom comparison] seems to be pro-sony and anti-canon .Most of the images they have shown taken with these cameras,canon has more no. of better pics than sony H5 and they still say sony H5 is better!!!
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