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Old Sep 28, 2003, 10:50 PM   #31
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I'm an Athlon, but I still hope he adds the Hyper Threading support. It's really the only thing I've heard against neatimage. Slow on big files. I don't find it bad on my 6MB images, but 3-5 minutes is really annoying. I assume you batch them up and let it rip.

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Old Sep 28, 2003, 11:00 PM   #32
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no i'm talking individual 30-65MB images. i also have 2 athlon xp machines too.
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Old Sep 29, 2003, 1:19 AM   #33
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I did a little more research on Minoltas and it seems like their "de-mosaic" algorithm just isn't pleasing to me. The despeckling that I noticed in the DiMAGE A1 sample images isn't an abberation, it's just the way Minoltas are.

I looked at the 300D. Very nice. Very tempting but a DSLR will just have to come a little later in my life.

Now I'm starting to look at the Sony DSC-F717. It seems like it has the best resolution and the least noise in its class.
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Old Sep 29, 2003, 6:27 AM   #34
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If you don't like A1's processing (no one else seems to have the problem) there's always the native RAW capability you know, that the F717 is incapable of... and also the AdobeRGB colorspace available only on the Minolta in this price range!

The fact of the matter is several of us (including on dpreview) who have moved on to dSLRs, have missed the capabilities of our D7's, and are considering the A1 as a 2nd camera speaks highly of it... not the fact that it can take picture at 1/20s @ 200mm is another bonus, especially in low light with no flash as the above picture link with available light suggest... Even Phil with his Nikon bias is impressed!

Check out the newer F828 at least it has a comparable 28-200mm zoom and a more common CF slot!
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Old Sep 29, 2003, 11:32 AM   #35
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No, I realize you were talking about scanned images. I have a friend who still shots about 1/2 film/slide and I hear bemone the time neat image takes. It isn't to bad on my 10D jpgs, but I'm not suprised it's really slow on the much larger scanned stuff.

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ps. Of course, when I switch to 16-bit RAW pics, then it will get even slower for me. SSE and the Athlon's equivalent is required!
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for me too. ~3x the data
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