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Old Aug 4, 2007, 11:25 PM   #1
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I took a trip today and took 3 different cameras with me, the Fuji Finepix Z1, the Aiptek IS-DV2, and the Sanyo Xacti CG6. I tried to take the same shots on the 3 different cameras so that you can compare the quality differences. These videos are in their native formats, so you may need codecs to play them. The Aiptek camera is in .ASF using an MPEG4 codec. The fuji camera uses Motion-JPEG, and the Sanyo is MPEG4 in the MP4 container. These are all hosted on my home server on a DSL line, so the transfer speed is somewhat slow. However, I don't think there are enough users on this forum to really bog it down. Just try to download them 1 at a time. I hope somebody finds these helpfull.

Videos taken at a park, on three different cameras in different quality modes:

Aiptek IS-DV2

http://galaxy22.dyndns.org/video-sam...rk_640x480.ASF (8.45MB)

http://galaxy22.dyndns.org/video-sam...rk_320x240.ASF (1.23 MB)

Fuji Finepix Z1

http://galaxy22.dyndns.org/video-sam...320x240x30.AVI(5.67 MB)

http://galaxy22.dyndns.org/video-sam...640x480x30.AVI (12.2 MB)

Sanyo Xacti Cg6

http://galaxy22.dyndns.org/video-sam...320x240x15.MP4 (1.54 MB)

http://galaxy22.dyndns.org/video-sam...320x240x30.MP4 (1.64 MB)

http://galaxy22.dyndns.org/video-sam...640x480x30.MP4 (6.25 MB)

Video taken of traffic on a side street from 3 different cameras in their different quality modes.

Aiptek IS-DV2

http://galaxy22.dyndns.org/video-sam...et_640x480.ASF (3.65 MB)

http://galaxy22.dyndns.org/video-sam...et_320x240.ASF (931 KB)

Fuji Finepix Z1

http://galaxy22.dyndns.org/video-sam...640x480x30.AVI (16.7 MB)

http://galaxy22.dyndns.org/video-sam...320x240x30.AVI (13.00 MB)

Sanyo Xacti Cg6

http://galaxy22.dyndns.org/video-sam...320x240x15.MP4 (960 KB)

http://galaxy22.dyndns.org/video-sam...320x240x30.MP4 (1.67 MB)

http://galaxy22.dyndns.org/video-sam...640x480x30.MP4 (6.03 MB)

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Old Aug 6, 2007, 10:25 AM   #2
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Wow thanks for sharing in native files! I have not seen any samples for the Fuji, so it was nice comparing it along side the other two. I have the CG6.

IMHO for what its worth, I rate them in this order,

Sanyo
Fuji
Aiptek

I was surprised on the quality of the fuji! Very bright, sharp, and clean. But the sanyo's 6MP reproduces the most accurate colors. Don't get me wrong I respect Aiptek a lot! Its a great bang for the buck! Which do you prefer?

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I was surprised on the quality of the fuji! Very bright, sharp, and clean. But the sanyo's 6MP reproduces the most accurate colors. Don't get me wrong I respect Aiptek a lot! Its a great bang for the buck! Which do you prefer?
I pretty much agree with your assesment. As far as the image quality of the videos, the Sanyo rules, followed closely by the Fuji, then with the Aiptek in last. However, their prices follow the same pattern of expensive to cheap. However, the Aiptek has two critical advantages over the fuji. First is its MPEG4 compression. You can fit a lot of video on a 1 GB card with the Aiptek, whereas the Fuji will only give you 15 minutes with its MJPEG compression. The other thing is that the Aiptek has a tripod mount. So for use as a video camera, the Aiptek has its advantages.

What surprised me, however, is the still image quality of the Sanyo CG6. I was amazed that it takes more highly detailed still images than my Fuji did. Granted, it has a true 6 MP sensor and the Fuji Z1 only has 5 MP, but I think the opticsand image compression play a more important role here. The Aiptek just about holds its own on still image quality too.

I'll be posting a youtube video in a few days reviewing the Sanyo and I may include some comparison shots with the Aiptek, I'm not sure yet, though. I may make a seperate version for Youtube and one for Viddler so I can show higher resolution.


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