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Old Nov 17, 2003, 5:52 PM   #1
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Default SPEC sheet wars! When SPEC sheets disagree...

Kodak web site SPEC SHEET for DX6490 lists video at 24 fps and camera weight at 310 grams/ 10.9 oz. 337 grams/ 11.9 oz w/o battery and card.


Yet vendor sites including Steve's Digicam review page show another spec sheet that lists Video at 20fps and weignt at 337 grams/ 11.9 w/o battery and card

Kodak swears by its specs. Would be nice to know the correct FPS video rate for any camera being considered. What to make of this?
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Old Nov 17, 2003, 6:49 PM   #2
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The specs on the marketing pages for this camera on Kodak's web site also show 20fps, so it's probably just a typo on the page you're looking at.


Also, if you look at the video clip in Steve's review, it's relatively choppy, so it probably is at 20 versus 24 fps (but it's hard to say for sure, since in non-Video cameras, the slightest camera movement can cause the movie clip to "jump around" , regardless of frame rate).

Unfortunately, most Digital Still Cameras do not include image stablization (as found in the vast majority of "real" video cameras).

Bottom line: if you want good quality video, buy a video camera. If you want good quality still photos, buy a still photo camera.

If you want occasional "short clips" (and don't mind the amount of memory they eat up quickly on your memory card, poor sound quality, movies looking "jumpy", etc.), then buy a still camera that can record movie clips.
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