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Old Oct 1, 2003, 11:17 AM   #11
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Lin is the pro here. Digital Photography is only a hobby for me.

As Lin pointed out, subject matter can be very important too. Listen to her advise before anyone elses. She's got lots of experience.

A lot depends on viewing distance as well. Most larger prints are going to be viewed from further away, so interpolation can work well, so that the lack of detail is not as noticeable (depending on subject matter).
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hey there everybody.
thanks a million for all the replies.
it will really help with deciding on which camera to buy.

thanks a million again for all the replies.
cheers for now.
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Old Oct 1, 2003, 4:39 PM   #13
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Buy the Canon EOS-1Ds. 11.4 Million Pixels (slightly less recorded)

Forget the higher resolution Kodak DCS-14n (too much noise for me). Here's the Canon review:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos1ds/

If you decide you don't like it, I'll swap you my 5 Megapixel Konica Revio KD-510z for it (even though I'd be giving up the great "pocketability" of my Konica).

Think of it as letting me do you a favor, so you wouldn't have to lug around such a heavy camera

Of course, I'm kidding.

I hope you decide on a camera that meets your needs well.

Best Wishes!
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Old Oct 2, 2003, 6:37 AM   #14
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Buy the Canon EOS-1Ds. 11.4 Million Pixels (slightly less recorded)

Forget the higher resolution Kodak DCS-14n (too much noise for me). Here's the Canon review:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos1ds/

If you decide you don't like it, I'll swap you my 5 Megapixel Konica Revio KD-510z for it (even though I'd be giving up the great "pocketability" of my Konica).

Think of it as letting me do you a favor, so you wouldn't have to lug around such a heavy camera

Of course, I'm kidding.

I hope you decide on a camera that meets your needs well.

Best Wishes!
hey there Jim.
man o man would i love the 1Ds.
only prob is that here in South Africa it is about 90000 rand(which is our currency) which converts to about $9000 US. which is a tad bit more than what its selling for there in the US.

would love to have it but will have to look at the 300D or the D100.

thanks foer the reply though mate.
cheers for now.
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Maybe also look into the Fuji S2. The ccd itself has a interpolation trick which increases a 6 mP image to 12 mP. Ofcourse their 12 mP isn't same as a Canon 1Ds, but Fuji managed with their interpolated ccd's to get a bit more image detail than with 6mP...
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thanks.
i was just about to check the review of the S2 when i decided to first check for any replies.
thanks a million.
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Another new camera to look at (consumer versus dSLR) would be the new Sony DSC-828 (8 Megapixels).

The new Sony is the fastest consumer camera that Dave Etchells (owner/editor of imaging-resource has ever tested, according to his remarks).

But, he's holding off on the "official" test results until he reviews a
production camera (he's only worked with a pre-production model).

Note Dave's comments on performance here:

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/F828/F82A7.HTM

It's also got a great lens (F2.0/F2.8, 28-200mm Carl Zeiss design).

My biggest concern with the new 8MP CCD would be noise. But, we'll need to wait for full reviews to see if it's acceptable or not (packing so many pixels into a 2/3" CCD).

I suspect that it will be fine though (the size of the pixels will be much smaller, so any noisy pixels should blend in well at such high resolutions).

The extra detail shoud make up for any additional noise (hopefully).

See Dave's full review at this link (pre-production camera):

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/F828/F82A.HTM
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