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Old Aug 13, 2004, 10:27 AM   #1
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WHich one is betteR? they're both at hte same price and I'm replacing a Kodak dx3900. I read both reviews and carefully scrutized and concluded teh remote is neat on the toshiba but it lacks refinement of hte kodak.
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Old Aug 14, 2004, 4:47 AM   #2
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I read the reviews and I think Kodak CX 7430 is better and easier to use.

If you decide to go with Kodak and if CX 7430 fits your needs buy it and have fun.

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Old Aug 22, 2004, 2:29 PM   #3
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I had the Kodak for a while and it has a very simple and effective interfacewith plenty of options for variousshooting circumstances - I had some problems with my images and I wondered whetherthe degree of JPEG files compression is a bit high - nobody else has reported image problems, so it may just have been my camera - anyway, you might want to check out the files compression thing.
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Old Nov 15, 2004, 8:21 AM   #4
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I recently aquired a CX7430 here in Germany (150,-euros on mail order!) and a 256MB SanDisk Card (simple speed is enough).
Compression of the pics depends on the complexity of the subject. When it is complex enough (AND you had enough light), it goes up to 2MB per picture.
I found this cam to do a good job on in- and outdoor shots.

- half a second click to shot time (incl. AF), quite fast
- nice pictures (changes the colors to more vivid - like the Kodak print films)
- easy to handle (give it to a friend, they can instantly take pictures with it)
- 13 fps/640x480px movies with good sound (or 320x240@20fps)
- length of movie only limited by card size

- limited manual functions (I can live with it)
- one-hand grip could be better (although there is a small grip on the front panel) the powershots are better in this respect
- I'd prefer 4 AA-batteries instead of the two in the 7430, still with two 2300┬┤NiMh you can go a long ways
- easyshare software (in the box) only easy for those who put all their pics in 'my pictures', otherwise hard to use your own folders - without installing this software, it's plug and play anyway

All in all, an out-of-the-box working camera, hard to beat for that price.

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