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Old Apr 18, 2004, 2:15 PM   #21
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I really hope its a good camera, and if it has some flaws it doesn't matter much cause it is so extremely cheap for a fully manual 10x zoom with good movie-mode and great display/EVF, and I heard its supposed to be fast on AF and that is really great in that case
Price difference to s1 is is quite small thought, but on the other hand it has it's dark spots aswell. The movie mode is 640x480 in 15fps or 320x240 in 30fps, not 640x480 in 30fps as the european website and cyberphoto said.
Display and evf is said to be good, dunno where i saw it.
AF should atleast be better, and it have to be, since people have complained about low light performance (like on all cams without af illuminator) and even that the af did things wrong.
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Old Apr 18, 2004, 2:25 PM   #22
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Of course this is only advertising crap, but it's understandable if truepic turbo is better than truepic, from a webpage about c-310z (http://www.e.olympus.com.sg/web/home...oducts/skuc310):
"TruePic Turbo Image Processing
For higher image quality and faster operation, the TruePic TURBO reduces noice while keeping sharpness, and allows short image processing time, and playback time."

From olympus website about c-765(http://www.olympus-sverige.com/consu...20ULTRA%20ZOOM):
"en förbättrad TruePic Turbo bildprocessor, vilken förbättrar den fotografiska kvaliteten vad gäller skärpa, kontrast och färgåtergivning."

From cyberphoto regarding the c-310 and the c-350 (which seems to have the same processor: " Olympus Camedia C-360 direkt efterföljare till C-350. Skillnaden är en ny processor som gör kameran snabbare vid uppstart,")

c-310z, [email protected]:
http://www.cyberphoto.se/bildexempel/c310/P1010027.JPG
c-360z, [email protected]:
http://www.cyberphoto.se/bildexempel/c360/P1010006.JPG

" Olympus µ[mju:] 410 Digital direkt efterföljare till µ[mju:] 400 som blev årets kamera 2003-2004. Skillnaden är en ny processor som gör kameran snabbare vid uppstart, vid avtryck och mellan bilder."
3500sek:
http://www.cyberphoto.se/bildexempel/m410/P1010047.JPG
http://www.cyberphoto.se/bildexempel/m410/P1010043.JPG

Dunno, but noise levels seem ok don't you think?
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Old Apr 18, 2004, 2:58 PM   #23
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Are you sure? No 640x480 30fps???
Why does it say so on every damn page then?

Too bad, since I really want a good movie-function. Now I really dont know what to do

Anyway, I would really like a high zoom camera so those other Olympus are not for me I think, and that last picture with the blue sky looked really bad...look at the sky, I dont know what the camera did to that poor blue sky lol
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Old Apr 18, 2004, 3:04 PM   #24
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Are you sure? No 640x480 30fps???
Why does it say so on every darn page then?
Too bad, since I really want a good movie-function. Now I really dont know what to do
Anyway, I would really like a high zoom camera so those other Olympus are not for me I think, and that last picture with the blue sky looked really bad...look at the sky, I dont know what the camera did to that poor blue sky lol
Yes, i saw on some pages it said 640x480 in 15fps, also 2.1fps sequence picture takeing for 2 pictures, not 2.7 fps for 7. Told cyberphoto and they mailed me back and said european website was wrong and what they have had it confirmed.
If you want good movie you don't want to use xd-cards, or you want the c-770 anyway since it got mpeg4 support instead, and it does 640x480 in 30fps.
The cameras was only noise examples, and yes mju 410 sky looks weird.
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Old Apr 18, 2004, 3:11 PM   #25
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Found this, much better than the european website:
http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_se...=2&product=959
"Our TruePic TURBOTM image processor decreases the camera's start-up and shutter lag time, improves recording and playback time and continues to deliver clear, smooth image results."
"1.5 frames per second burst up to 8 frames in HQ mode"
Yet another value, maybe it's 2 images at 2.1 fps, and 8 images at 1.5 fps.
SHQ movie mode is "640 X 480 15 fps movie"
But even with the S1 IS movie mode you get around 8min of movie on a 1GB microdrive, if you only have 256MB of ram you'll get 2 minutes, so is it really useful? Isn't it better to just get a mini-dv for movie usage?
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Old Apr 18, 2004, 3:49 PM   #26
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I cant afford that, and since there are small digital cameras that can capture movies with real video-quality I think it would be a really really fun feature to have.

The C-770 is extremely expensive though, and also you cant use the zoom or the auto-focus if you want to record with sound....S1 IS can do both.

I think I'll have another look at the S1, maybe try to find a store where I can borrow it or maybe just try it in place.....if I dont like it at all I might go for the cheap solution of a A70/A75 and a tele-objective for it or something, but I wont be 100% satisfied
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Old Apr 18, 2004, 4:43 PM   #27
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yeah, image stabiliser and movie mode might be worth it, i dunno. Allthought image stabilizer shouldn't matter that much in regular zoom and lightning conditions, and in that case i will hate the somewhat blurry undetailed pictures. I have no idea what to do actually.

Anyway, the a80 is 3200 and the c-765 is 3500 so it can't be that bad.
I would consider the a80 over the a70/75 but then you are almost at c-765 price anyway.

Time will tell if i did the right thing, if not i'll show the great zoom and macro for my not-real-father which is a garden nerd and he'll be amazed about the flower shots and get it ;D...
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