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Old Feb 28, 2006, 6:21 AM   #1
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1. I own a Canon Powershot A80. Nasty thing about it is the fact that while recording video, the exposure is fixed and does not adjust when turning the camera to a lighter or darker spot.
Q.: is this problem solved on the A620?

2. The Powershot A 80 also suffers from quite a lot of spheric abberation: no vertical object near the edges is straight - always curved!
Q. How does the A 620 behave in this subject?

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Old Mar 3, 2006, 12:29 AM   #2
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I have an A610, which as far as your questions are concerned, should behave exactly the same as the A620. The answers are NO and not much better at a fullwide angle. I really don't think you'll find a still camera that has the video capability you expect it to have. I think the S2 does much better than the A610with that respect. If nothing else, it allows you to zoom in and out while recordirng video.Since I haven't received mine yet,I can't tell you whether it also adjusts the exposure as the subjectmoves from bright to dark or not. IMO, the video capabilities of still cameras have a much different purpose, which is to capture a quick snapshot of a special moment,with motion. If you really want great quality videos, I suggest you buy a digital video camera as well. I personally like the fact that Ionlyhave to carry one camera with me, and that's the still one.As for the barrel distortion, the great majority of cameras present some at wide angle. It's just the nature of the lense, the way they are built. Check out the Panasonics. They incorporate LEICA lenses, which are amongst the best you can find.
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Thank you, Tullio, for a reply. As far as the vidio capabilities: both my "cheap" sony CybershotP 43 -two of them as a stereo pair- as the sony dscW15 have a video function with exposure adjustment while filming.
I assume from your comment, that you also hear a "different" sound when the lens extrudes/retract, and that this is normal (?).

The e18-fault remains somewhat mystical, as some users claim its a software problem, solved by connecting the AV-cable, as a mechanical error caused by dust, sand, etc.

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I haven't received my S2 yet, so I don't know whether using the zoom while filming will cause the camera to capture the lens movement sound or not. Canon states that the lens is quiet enough, reason why they implemented this feature (not found on most other cameras).As for the E18, so far I haven't had any problems with my A610 but I must say I do take very good care of it, always keeping it inside the bagwhen not being used.
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I haven't received my S2 yet, so I don't know whether using the zoom while filming will cause the camera to capture the lens movement sound or not. Canon states that the lens is quiet enough, reason why they implemented this feature (not found on most other cameras).As for the E18, so far I haven't had any problems with my A610 but I must say I do take very good care of it, always keeping it inside the bagwhen not being used.
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I haven't received my S2 yet, so I don't know whether using the zoom while filming will cause the camera to capture the lens movement sound or not. Canon states that the lens is quiet enough, reason why they implemented this feature (not found on most other cameras).As for the E18, so far I haven't had any problems with my A610 but I must say I do take very good care of it, always keeping it inside the bagwhen not being used.
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