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Old Oct 26, 2002, 1:56 PM   #11
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Thank you all.... I learn a lot too...
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Old Oct 28, 2002, 9:57 AM   #12
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Here's a link to some action pics taken with my C-2100. I posted them earlier in reply to how good the camera was for taking action pics at about 2 frames/sec. They also demonstrate the zoom capabilities of the camera. When I get home I'll link some other pics for you.
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Old Oct 28, 2002, 3:49 PM   #13
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Great shots lg. This is a close up of a
hummingbird. I am having fun with the
UZI.

http://www.pbase.com/image/4574288
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Old Oct 28, 2002, 10:13 PM   #14
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Thanks for the kind words, John. You must have the patience of Job to get such a clear shot of a hummingbird that close! Any tips on not scaring them off would be greatly appreciated.

Ok, Dorae, here are the sample pics I promised. I tried to show a variety of lighting and zoom ranges to give you a good idea of what to expect. I'll let you be the judge of the image quality. Others will have to comment on how they compare to the G2, S602z, 7hi and f717. I can only testify that they are much sharper, clearer, and more properly exposed than I can achieve with a 3MP Nikon Coolpix 995.
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Old Oct 28, 2002, 10:25 PM   #15
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improvements still needed in digital cameras in general R :
1. battery life .
2. focusing speed .
3. better prices .

oh BTW guys, since U R all linking into your own albums ..
(I have asked on a previous thread)
what's the best on-line album ?
preferably a free 1 ..
and any1 using a pay service ?
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Old Oct 28, 2002, 11:15 PM   #16
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lg I had to wait for that shot. We have a large
picture window in our living room. I was able to
brace the camera against the glass, and zoom in
to take the shot. I had to stand there a long time,
so the bird would get used to me. Hope this helps.
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Old Oct 29, 2002, 8:25 AM   #17
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If your only probelm with the S602 is the long time storing images, make sure you put only CF Type I *Ultra* memory in there. It's more than 4 times faster than the standard CF Type I memory, and the memory card is the bottleneck you're experiencing. It doesn't matter what camera you're using, you'll get the exact same speed into a given memory card.

The problem is, you're probably shooting with the regular CF card and you're probably shooting at 6MP High, which is a TIFF image. Unless you really require an absolutely perfect image for heavy cropping and zooming, you should at least be able to step down to 6MP Fine mode, which cuts image sizes from 18MB to roughly 2.5MB with virtually undetectable loss in quality.

So if you pick up the Ultra card, and step down to 6MP Fine, your storage time will fall to about 1/25th of what it was or better.

If you require higher resolutions, look at the Fujifilm S2 Pro. Bit more green, but if that's what you require...

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Old Oct 29, 2002, 10:59 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by Mango
improvements still needed in digital cameras in general R :
1. battery life .
2. focusing speed .
3. better prices .
and wide angle ... 95% of them start at 38mm which is just plain annoying to say the least.

Focusing speed is a joke really.
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Old Oct 29, 2002, 5:44 PM   #19
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Focusing speed is purely a function of the lens. Get an SLR digital like the S2 Pro, and you can slap any old lens you want on there and get whatever focusing speed you're willing to pay for.

As far as battery life goes, I get an acceptable amount of power out of my 1800 mAh cells in my S602--I think they've made remarkable strides in that regard. The cameras consume less and less energy. If you want much longer than you're getting, though, you can probably get a power pack for whatever camera you have.

Prices are a problem for everything, not just digital cameras.

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