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Old May 18, 2005, 6:41 AM   #91
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I remade the comparison-picture:
http://www.rottensteiner.com/Ixus-70...im-EX-Z750.jpg

The Cons I thougt of the Z750 are the same of Jeff Keller from DCRP:
Images are waaayyyy oversaturated ("Disney Colors")
& a little too sharp as well (look for textures on walls etc)

It is so sad, because I really like the movie feats.
Now I have to decide if image quality or video features are more important to me.

http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/ca...m_z750-review/
http://www.steves-digicams.com/2005_...-z750_pg5.html
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Old May 18, 2005, 8:11 AM   #92
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Right this is what I was mentioning a few posts ago. To my (inexperienced) eye the Casio pics look slightly gaudy and not as sharp as the SD500 ones. It seem the colour problem can be rectified but presumably the definition difference can not.

In the dcresource review the guy actually recommends reducing the "sharpness" what effect would that have? It sounds like even less definition, or do I just not understand the terminology.
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Old May 18, 2005, 8:29 AM   #93
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There was a post on dpreview somewhere that showed you can get almost the same resolution of detail out of both the Canon and the Casio.

There are cases where a little more saturation can look good. It depends on the scene. If you notice the yellow stone building in the comparisons, the canon looks too washed out, and the casio too contrasty.

It might be worth trying -1 sharpness (which does NOT affect detail), -1 saturation and it may also be worth trying -1 contrast.

I can't be sure, but I would guess from what I have seen, that it is probably possible to get the same quality of image from both cameras, or very near to it.
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Old May 18, 2005, 8:44 AM   #94
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That's what I want to hear! (Especially if it's true).

I don't want to turn this into photography 101, but what does "sharpness" do as a setting and how might it affect detail?
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Old May 18, 2005, 9:23 AM   #95
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It might be worth trying -1 sharpness (which does NOT affect detail), -1 saturation and it may also be worth trying -1 contrast.

I can't be sure, but I would guess from what I have seen, that it is probably possible to get the same quality of image from both cameras, or very near to it.
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-1 saturation, -1 sharpness, -1 contrast
will produce pictures more in the "Canon style" which I like more. Sounds plausible and good.

Now I focus on the flash, macro and battery of the 2 cams. It would be nice to hear opinions about these features.
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Old May 18, 2005, 5:33 PM   #96
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Seems next time you need to either have less beers or take your tripod!!

Your moving the camera faster than the guys are spiking the ball!!




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Old May 21, 2005, 12:48 PM   #97
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flash
Canon: 0.5-5.0 m (W), 0.5-3.0 m (T)
Casio: ~ 2.9 m

macro
Canon: 5-50 cm (W)
Casio: 10-40 cm (W)

focus
Canon: 50 cm to infinity
Casio: 40 cm to infinity

battery
Canon: 160 images CIPA
Casio: 325 images CIPA

video
Canon: avi MJPG codec
Casio: avi M4S2 codec (Microsoft ISO MPEG-4 version 1.1)

Hmm, I like a good battery, but also a good flash.

I have 2 questions:
  • 1) Are the MPEG4 videos playable on various DivX capable DVD-Video-Players?
  • 2) Has someone experimented with the Saturation settings?
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Old May 23, 2005, 5:02 PM   #98
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"2) Has someone experimented with the Saturation settings?"



DCResource suggests setting the saturation to -1 on the Ex-Z750

http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/ca...ew/index.shtml
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Old May 23, 2005, 5:05 PM   #99
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One correction in an excellent review. When the Flash Assist (built in software) is enabled, the flash range is extended significantly.
How does that work, and how well does it work? Is it like Nikon's D-lighting digital flash, which brightens up underexposed parts of the picture during playback but adds comic book levels of noise?
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Old May 24, 2005, 9:58 AM   #100
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Div X - Before purchase I was advised by Casio that the .avi format that the Z750 outputs IS compatible with DivX DVD players - after purchase I found that is wasn't, however I love this camera so much that I can forgive the omission, I do find that I achievegreat overall results using editing software and outputting to DVD (note - not the bundled software as this only outputs to low res VCD)

Saturation settings set to -1 IMO make results more realistic.
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