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Old Apr 15, 2004, 11:28 PM   #1
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Default How's the S1 movie mode ?

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Right now I have the Canon S1 at the top of my "Buy" list. I'm more than impressed with the 10x zoom and "IS" feature and have heard some positive things about the "movie mode". I know that this is considerd a "add-on" feature but for us somewhat important.

To make a long story short we just recently lost our dog ( a shepard) of 11yrs last week. She would howl and "talk" to the other dogs all the time. We never got to capture her in movies or sound. Only on film. We have three of dogs dear to us and I promised my wife we'll have recorded memories of them.

We can't get both a camera and minicam now. The camera is better now since we're going to NY in June. I've seen plenty of stills but not much on the movie mode. So I'm asking - please how is it and the overall impression of the S1 ?


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Old Apr 16, 2004, 2:57 PM   #2
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I think it's very good, http://www.steves-digicams.com/2004_...s/mvi_1871.avi
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Old Apr 16, 2004, 10:20 PM   #3
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The movie mode works great. However, the playback quality can vary from pc-to-pc. On my home box (built for gaming/multimedia) the quality appears much higher than on my work machine. Also, Canon placed the mic on the back of the cam - so if you are shooting video and using the viewfinder, the mic can pick up the sound of your breathing. This problem is corrected if you hold the cam away from your body and use the lcd instead of the viewfinder. I recommend purchasing the Hitachi 2gig microdrive if you plan on shooting 640x480 fine video. You will also want the optional AC adapter (which is difficult to find), since downloading a gigs+ worth of video will suck a fresh set of NiMh batteries dry in just a few minutes.
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Is it true that if I get a 4gb micro drive that I can only record 1gb of movie???
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Old Apr 17, 2004, 5:16 AM   #5
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You will also want the optional AC adapter (which is difficult to find), since downloading a gigs+ worth of video will **** a fresh set of NiMh batteries dry in just a few minutes.
Uhm, no, you want a usb 2.0 card reader and it wont use any batteries at all

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Is it true that if I get a 4gb micro drive that I can only record 1gb of movie???
I don't think anyone would make up such a thing. But how often do you film more than 7-8 minutes of action in a row anyway?
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Old Apr 17, 2004, 7:06 AM   #6
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Aliquis wrote:

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Uhm, no, you want a usb 2.0 card reader and it wont use any batteries at all
You're right. I think Ritz camera even bundled the reader with the cam at no extra charge. I just get a little worried about extra wear-and-tear on the m-drive by handling it, but that's probably a non-issue. Thanks for the tip! ops:
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