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Old 21st December 2006, 16:50   #301
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Olympus Zuiko 50-200mm F2.8/3.5 is more like a Hubble telescope, nice one
me going for W30(6mp) or W70(7.2), which 1 is better , sony t series and W100 are quite expensive
quite sad sony has optical zoom on either 3x or straight 12x :(
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Old 23rd December 2006, 18:12   #302
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guys please help me out.i need to make a decisiion very soon.hows the Canon power shot SD 700 IS.

when compared to the Canon S3 IS which one is a better bet and can some one give me approx prices for both.

Thanx
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The winner in the category of Digital Cameras costing $600 or above has been announced sometime back. This means only SLRs or high-end consumer cameras were considered here.

You may be surprised by the rankings:

Digital Camera Ratings | J.D. Power

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Olympus Zuiko 50-200mm F2.8/3.5 is more like a Hubble telescope, nice one
me going for W30(6mp) or W70(7.2), which 1 is better , sony t series and W100 are quite expensive
quite sad sony has optical zoom on either 3x or straight 12x :(
That made me calculate the x factor I have. With the combination of lenses I have I can start from 28mm and reach 560mm, that's like 20X.

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Old 13th January 2007, 21:48   #304
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I have the Casio Exlim 5.0
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Old 14th January 2007, 00:47   #305
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Just added a big lens to my collection, the Olympus Zuiko 50-200mm F2.8/3.5. With magnification factor of 2 and a 1.4x teleconverter, I can get to 560mm now.

What're you planning to do - join the American forces in Iraq????

OT - I bought a Sony camera for the first time today. Its a compact digital for informal occasions - the W50. It was more of a 'family' purchase.
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Hi,

I have 2 quesries one is digital camera query. I need a digital camera for around 12k. I heared sony DSCs 600 is 6 megapixel and is good buy. I want to know whats its price ?

On ebay its available for around 9.5k with 512 MB card but sony dealers in my town do not have it (Havent checked the Sony world. they are always costly). I want to know do that can this camera record too at a good quality not that good but should be ok. Better than mobile and resolution should be a bigger. And wats the maximum card size this cam can take ?

Second query is how are PanaSonic CamCoders ? I was watching GadgetGuru they they were showing Panasonic DVD camcoder which was for around 23k ? Can someone shed light on this too please.

Also anyone can suggest a good digital camera other than sony for 10k + 2k for the card.
Buddy I just bought a Sony DSC-W70 with 7.2 MP for 12K from my guy @ Heera Panna
Awesome camera with Video with sound. Consider this one.
Secondly when I rteduce the size of my pics for posting on the net, why do the pics get semi distorted? Pl help as im using a digicam for the first time and am very alien to the damn thing tough I love it fir its convenience and quality pics.
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when I rteduce the size of my pics for posting on the net, why do the pics get semi distorted?
V-16, pls post some samples - helps understand the problem better.
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V-16, pls post some samples - helps understand the problem better.
Ok heres a normal pic of my rolls size 3072x2304


and heres the same pic scaled down to fit in size for the bhp members gallery size 500x390



notice the distortion on the grille, headlamps, the two vents below the wipers, the number plate and all metallic beadings atc.. Why does this happen and how does one rectify it?


Q: Also how does one multi quote when posting??

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Old 14th January 2007, 14:52   #309
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I got a Canon A70 from the US in 2004, its 3.2 MP and 3X optical zoom. Worked well for 2 years but a few months ago, it just wont start and took it to a dealer and he mentioned some problems with lens and quoted me 4.5K for repair.

I got the camera for $220 ( 9.5 K approximately), so do i go ahead and get it repaired and use it or get it repaired and sell it and go for a higher configuration? Please suggest?

Also which are the best digicams available in market under 15K? Pics and model numbers would really help...Thanks
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notice the distortion on the grille, headlamps, the two vents below the wipers, the number plate and all metallic beadings atc.. Why does this happen and how does one rectify it?
thats because your 5mp image is being squished to 500x390.. its not actually being converted to that.

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V16,

As Akshay1234 mentioned, it has something to do with how your image is being reduced.

I'm not sure whether you used a program to reduce the image and then uploaded it, or uploaded the image and let the TBHP garage reduce it.

Using a program is the better way to go, as it actually "converts" the image using sophisticated methods, rather than some websites which just squish it in a crude way to save itself the trouble and resources.

Here is the 500x390 image (reduced with a program from the larger image u posted (which was 800 x 600 pixels, not 3072x2304 btw))



Looks fine right?


I think the easiest and most convienent way to convert images is by using microsofts image resizer application.
Its a tiny program that once installed shows up in the menu when you right click on any image. You can even select MULTIPLE images and convert them all with 2 clicks. You can even choose the custom output size (500x390 in this case). And it also helps with a little more agressive JPEG compression to reduce filesizes for the net. Check it out.

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ps - multi quote - you gotta click the multi-quote button on the first 1 or 2 messages you want to quote, then click "quote" on the last one.
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Old 25th February 2007, 13:08   #312
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Default What should I opt for Sony DSC H5 or Canon S3 IS ?

This is to all photography gurus,

I am tired of my compact DSC T10 Cybershot and would like to get some thing SEMI professional . What would you suggest I choose . What I have read from different reviews about canon is its awesome build quality and crisp clear images where as the opinions of Sony is not equally clear. Some say its built quality is very good and some say otherwise. Whats your personal choice ? My needs are.
1.Service
2.Clear Menus
3.Ruggedness
I am not so great about guaging pic. quality but since I am going to shell some moollahs for this I want a good picture quality too.Please Advise.
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Old 25th February 2007, 13:22   #313
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Why are u not considering Nikon ?
It has the best user interface(menu system)....
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Old 25th February 2007, 13:26   #314
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I would suggest the S3 IS any day. Better picture quality and video.

Also I found panasonic to be good. the latest one is:

Digital Camera Resource Page: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Reviews & Info

Olympus has released an 18X optical zoom camera:

Digital Camera Resource Page: Olympus SP-550 Ultra Zoom Reviews & Info


Heres the review of S3 IS:

DCRP Review: Canon PowerShot S3 IS

And the sony DSC H5

DCRP Review: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5
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You can give your own suggestion keeping my criteria. I dont minf Finepix or Nikon or Olympus provided its in the same price range and meets my simple requirements.
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