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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:55 PM   #1
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I am planning to buy a chinese camera with the following spefication. Please let me know wether it is a good camera for an average person. They also say it is a 16MP camera. Thanks.

Model
DC-660A
Qty
1 piece(s) per pack
Color
Black
Material
Plastic
Image sensor
CMOS
Image sensor size
1/3.2 inch
Effective Pixels
5.0 MP
Optical zoom
No
Digital zoom
8X
Focus range
No
Micro focus range
No
Screen size
2.7 inch
Screen type
TFT
Screen resolution
960 x 240 Pixels
Exposure Compensation
-3.0EV~+3.0EV
ISO
Auto/100/200/400
Anti-Shake
Support
White balance mode
Auto/tungsten/fluorescent/daylight/cloudy
Scene mode
Auto/night portrait/night scene/portrait/landscape/sport/party/beach/high sensitivity
Video format
AVI
Video resolution
VGA (640 x 480)/QVGA (320 x 240)
Video frame rate
30 fps
Still image format
JPEG
Still image resolution
16M(4608x3456)/14M(4416x3312)/12M(4000x3000)/10M(3648x2736)/9M(3456x 2592)/8M(3264x2448)/7M HD(3648x2048)/5M(2592x1944)/3M(2048x1536)/2M HD(1920 x1080)/VGA(640x480)
Built-in speedlit
Built-in
Speedlit mode
Auto/forced flash/red-eye reduction/off
Built-in memory
16MB
Storage expansion
SD
Max capacity
32 G
Data interface
Micro USB
AV interface
No
Power Supply
1 x Rechargeable 3.7V/550mAh lithium battery (included)
Language
English/French/Spanish/Portuguese/German/Italian/Russian/Turkish/Simplified Chinese/Traditional Chines/Japanese
Other features
Interface: 1 x micro USB 2.0, 1 x SD card slot; Built-in microphone and speaker; photo model: 2s/5s/10s/off; Auto off: 60s/120s/180s/on; Frequency: 50/60Hz; Support face detection, smile detection and 6 pcs continuous shooting; Power Adapter: Input: AC 110~240V, 50/60Hz, 0.1A; Output: DC 5V, 500mA
Packing List
1 x Camera

1 x USB Cable (96cm)

1 x Power Adapter (110~240V/US plug)

1 x Battery

1 x Carrying pouch

1 x Strap

1 x English/Chinese User manual

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Old Nov 13, 2012, 5:07 AM   #2
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I'm not sure what you mean by an "average" person- or what he/she requires...
However, I wouldn't go near it. Yes it's very inexpensive- but I'd rather buy a branded second hand camera.
The DC660-A has a true resolution of 5mp- and requires serious interpolation to get it up to 16mp. The sensor seriously small at 1/3.2" and the camera has no optical zoom.
The screen resolution is extremely low and heaven knows what the equivalent wide angle setting of the lens is..!
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 5:31 AM   #3
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What I mean by an average person is, basic user not a professional. Thank you so much for your advice. I'll not buy this camera. Also, do you recommend cameras with optical zoom?
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 3:17 PM   #4
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G'day mifzal

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I am planning to buy a chinese camera with the following spefication. Please let me know wether it is a good camera for an average person. They also say it is a 16MP camera. Thanks.

Effective Pixels - 5.0 MP; Optical zoom - No; Digital zoom - 8X; Focus range - No; ... - Screen resolution - 960 x 240 Pixels; ... ISO - Auto/100/200/400;
I do not know your location, but this camera in the USA or Australia would be a $25 job aimed at children

If you wish to enjoy 'good quality photography' you will need a good zoom lens [as Simon above says] and this lens must be optical zoom [digital zoom simply means that the computer inside the camera makes the image bigger. Any fuzziness also is made bigger]

I suggest that you look at "dpreview.com" for camera brands & models and then see what is available locally to you

Any more we can help you with - just ask
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 9:02 PM   #5
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Thank you. I am from Sri Lanka which is in South Asia. You mean to say that there's a camera for $25?
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 3:35 PM   #6
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G'day again mizfal

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Thank you. I am from Sri Lanka which is in South Asia. You mean to say that there's a camera for $25?
When I visit some of my local supermarket shops, from time to time I see them selling very cheap cameras

here is an advert for one of them ... [taken from the on-line catalogue ~ you can see the web address ]
You will also see that it is sold as a children's toy camera



A "serious" camera is advertised by another of our supermarket chain stores ...


and $77 is about 10,000 LNR

So the questions now become -
a) how much can you afford? [13,000LNR = $100US]
b) what sort of photos do you wish to take with this new camera?

I hope that this is of some help to you
ps- I will PM you with more information
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 10:01 PM   #7
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G'day again mizfal

A "serious" camera is advertised by another of our supermarket chain stores ...


The above is the ideal camera for me but they don't ship it to Sri Lanka.


So the questions now become -
a)
Quote:
how much can you afford? [13,000LNR = $100US]
USD 70-80
b)
Quote:
what sort of photos do you wish to take with this new camera?
I am not a professional but I like taking great pictures

I hope that this is of some help to you
ps- I will PM you with more information
Regards, Phil
Thank you
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