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Old Feb 19, 2010, 1:01 AM   #161
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... with that lens hanging out there, I would love to not have to touch that release button while on a tripod and be able to fire at will...
You're absolutely right. - Remote capability will *also* allow for a trigger function -> something that opens
exciting possiblities (not only for wildlife shooting > all sorts of action come to mind !).

Equally valid is my point about external audio. - The H.264/AVC codec incorporates top-class audio, something that
opens exciting possibilities (not only for great atmosphere > music performances like singers, choires, all acoustical
instruments, parabolic/shotgun takes of birds, subtle sounds in those rare unique places that are QUIET, et.c, et.c. ).
You could even - at least theoretically - use it as a high-quality audio recording unit ! _ _


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Old Feb 19, 2010, 2:04 AM   #162
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...AA batteries drove me nuts as I had to carry 3 spare sets. Now I use 1 D-SLR battery pack and
for very very long and demanding days use a second one.

dave
Spot on.

My take on this is that:

the manufacturer that fails to achieve the desired efficiency in a certain model, simply
avoids the embarrassment by 'going AA' batteries, claiming it to be "convenient"
as if that was an advantage !

Also, my impression is that 'AA' batteries have much lower energy density than Li-Ion accus, which translates into:
more weight and bigger volume.

Combine those two : a camera model with mediocre efficiency + a power source
with low energy density , and you obviously end up where "Photo 5" did.

All my experiences with 'AA-driven' cams are absolutely dreadful, the most horrible example being a noname compact that
exhausted a pair of new AAs in three ( 3 ) shots ! ! ...with a minute or two of display-watching.
( I did get a refund .. )

. . . . . . .

The HS-10 has no motor zoom , and
maybe the EVF draws less current than the display.
And there are high-capacity NiMhd rechargeable 'AAs'.

Well well, we'll see.


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Old Feb 19, 2010, 2:58 AM   #163
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AND.... here is the first Discounted Price I've found !! $ 471.21
http://www.provantage.com/fuji-photo-film-16018645~7FJI90EC.htm
http://geizhals.at/eu/a504502.html
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Old Feb 20, 2010, 3:46 PM   #164
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I really do not understand all the technical info on Cameras.
I am am looking for is. Good Quality Pictures and also very important,
LOW noise at ISO's under 200.
I just returned a Panasonis FZ 35 because of the high noise at ISO 200.
Of couse the usefull bells and whistles are nice.
The Fuji HS10 is on my list of Cameras to try out.
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Old Feb 20, 2010, 5:36 PM   #165
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Photo 5 the below isn't my post. My original was intended as comedy which was shoot a bunch to get one or two good ones.

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''Let's see, if you are taking 300 pictures a day, that would be 109,500 pictures a year. You gonna look at them again?) How can anyone find 900 things to take pictures of in one day, or even in a week?''
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Old Feb 20, 2010, 9:09 PM   #166
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I really do not understand all the technical info on Cameras.
I am am looking for is. Good Quality Pictures and also very important,
LOW noise at ISO's under 200.
I just returned a Panasonis FZ 35 because of the high noise at ISO 200.
Of couse the usefull bells and whistles are nice.
The Fuji HS10 is on my list of Cameras to try out.

200? In my case, at least 800 and mines is okay but not good enough. I have a s200exr which im happy with at iso 200 and 400
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Old Feb 23, 2010, 11:52 AM   #167
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FredS, that FZ35 must be a faulty batch you recieved, there's no way my FZ35 gives me noise @ ISO 200, maybe start @ ISO 600. You missing an awesome camera.
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Old Feb 23, 2010, 12:05 PM   #168
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maybee his monitor is very good. I see lots of noise on iso 200 on fz35. iso 100 is vert good and in most cases, i find the camera to bee too sharp? did I just say that?

Maybee it's his taste buds? fz35 is really good.


The only complaint I have of that camera is fringing. that is all..ohh color too but its not bad. It's a really good camera. I would not recommend this to a super zoom freak at all. I would recommend it to a casual photographer.

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FredS, that FZ35 must be a faulty batch you recieved, there's no way my FZ35 gives me noise @ ISO 200, maybe start @ ISO 600. You missing an awesome camera.
You could be right on the defective camera . I have read good reviews on the FZ 35
The one I had, ISO 100 was ok, ISO 200 was only good for 4 X 5 prints.
I purchased the camera for 4 X 5 up to 8 X 10 prints

I should try aonther one. I can always take my 4 mb card and try it in the store. This will be a low light test ( ISO 200 to ISO 800 )
About 1/2 of my shooting is indoors.
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i have seen a few pics of the HS10 from PMA, and its more compact than i was expecting.
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