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Old Apr 10, 2003, 6:16 PM   #1
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i am thinking of purchasing a digital camera and the s602 seems to be my choice for a few reasons. mainly for the telephoto and video asspects. what i think i might want to do is use the high resolution video for astrovideo photography instead of buying a dedicated
asrovideo camera. i think with some effort this will be a happy median to use for both astro pics and video and also normal pics and video. anyway, here's the few or more questions.

1. what shutter speeds can be used in 640x480 video mode?

2. can b&w settings be used in video modes?

3. is the resolution in b&w greater than color due to color needing
3 pixels or does b&w mode record a difeerent shade of gray for
each pixel due to the color balance of the pixels?

4. can video be directly ported to a pc and stored on a hard drive
while recording?

5. i've heard that the s602 isn't that great for low light focusing.
is this true?

6. does anyone know the pixel size and the equivalent lux rating of
the ccd?

7. for a 3 megapixel ccd, how does the camera produce 6 megpixel
images?

i guess that's it for now. thanx in advance!!!

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Old Apr 11, 2003, 7:18 PM   #2
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I will answer what I know (or at least think I know).

1. what shutter speeds can be used in 640x480 video mode?
A: You do not have any control of shutter speed during video mode.

2. can b&w settings be used in video modes?
A: No.

3. is the resolution in b&w greater than color due to color needing
3 pixels or does b&w mode record a difeerent shade of gray for
each pixel due to the color balance of the pixels?
A: The resolution is the same for B&W mode as it is for color. Many manual control options are disabled when using B&W mode. Download the Fuji 602 manual for more information (http://home.fujifilm.com/products/di.../fx_s602_c.pdf).

4. can video be directly ported to a pc and stored on a hard drive
while recording?
A: No.

5. i've heard that the s602 isn't that great for low light focusing.
is this true?
A: The 602 can certainly have problems focusing in low light. With practice, you can work around many of these situations.
See: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...essage=4744119
and
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...essage=4676151

6. does anyone know the pixel size and the equivalent lux rating of
the ccd?
A: I do not know. Perhaps someone else can answer this.

7. for a 3 megapixel ccd, how does the camera produce 6 megpixel
images?
A: Here is a link to a Fuji PDF file that has their explanation of the super CCD. http://www.fujifilm.com/JSP/fuji/epa...SuperCCD_2.pdf
Also see: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...essage=3434351

Also if you haven't visited the Fuji 602 FAQ yet, here is the link:
http://www.marius.org/fuji602faq.php

Also see: http://www.dcviews.com/page.htm?_Fuji/s602.htm

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Old Apr 12, 2003, 12:22 AM   #3
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Steve, thanx for sll the answers. unfortunately some weren't what i wanted to hear. thanx for the links i will check them out.

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