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Old Sep 28, 2006, 6:30 PM   #1
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I have a DX 7590.

Would it be worth for me to upgrade to the Z612 for the Image Stabilization?

I do use the zoom a lot.
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Old Sep 28, 2006, 6:40 PM   #2
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Well I will share with you that I found myself in that very same situation. And, after having used the Z-612 for a month, I can honestly share with you that IS, IMHO does make a HUGE difference, especially when using zoom.

The day I took the attached photo it was overcast and windy. Even at ISO 200 my shutter spped was low, yet at near max 12X Optical Zoom even with low shutter speed and auuto ISO I was able to walk away with a well detailed photo, that just would not have been possible with my Z-7590
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Old Sep 28, 2006, 7:01 PM   #3
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If you're going to be shooting mostly hand-held shots, then definitely YES. If you use your tripod for most shots, then it's a toss up. I turn the IS off when using a tripod.
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Old Sep 28, 2006, 7:23 PM   #4
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A slow shutter speed??

Make = EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Model = KODAK Z612 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
Orientation = top/left
X Resolution = 175
Y Resolution = 175
Resolution Unit = inch
YCbCr Positioning = centered
Exif IFD Pointer = Offset: 179

[Camera]
Exposure Time = 1/1600"
F Number = F8
Exposure Program = Normal program
ISO Speed Ratings = 400
Exif Version = Version 2.21
Date Time Original = 2006-09-26 13:52:23
Date Time Digitized = 2006-09-26 13:52:23
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Shutter Speed Value = 10.67 TV
Aperture Value = 6 AV
Exposure Bias Value = ±0EV
Max Aperture Value = F8
Metering Mode = CenterWeightedAverage
Light Source = unknown
Flash = Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Focal Length = 70.2mm
Flashpix Version = Version 1.0
Color Space = sRGB
Exif Image Width = 600
Exif Image Height = 480
Interoperability IFD Pointer = Offset: 731
Exposure Index = 400
Sensing Method = One-chip color area sensor
File Source = DSC
Scene Type = A directly photographed image
Custom Rendered = Normal process
Exposure Mode = Auto exposure
White Balance = Auto white balance
Digital Zoom Ratio =
Focal Length In 35mm Film = 420mm
Scene Capture Type = Normal
Gain Control = High gain up
Contrast = Normal
Saturation = Normal
Sharpness = Hard
Subject Distance Range = unknown

[Interoperability]
Interoperability Index = ExifR98
Interoperability Version = Version 1.0

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Compression = JPEG Compressed (Thumbnail)
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Old Sep 28, 2006, 7:27 PM   #5
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If I was going to buy a new camera, IS would certainly be on my havetohave list, but I wouldn't replace my dx7590 just for that. Many of us use 6490/7590 at full zoom with a Tcon attached and pics are quite usable.

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Old Sep 28, 2006, 7:30 PM   #6
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Thanks.

I guess the pic answers my question.

I will upgrade.

Now what do I do wih my 7590?


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Old Sep 28, 2006, 7:54 PM   #7
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Why not try ebay. That is where I sold mine.

Thanks also to Dan and FC for your kind comments.

Sarah
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Old Sep 28, 2006, 8:01 PM   #8
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Thanks,

I may do that.

I really like the camera.

It does take great pics.

But I do use the zoom a lot for outdoor pics & I dont want to carry a tripod around.

I was even thinking about the new Nikon S10.

It is a lot more compact but I dont know about the quality of the pics.

Thanks again.


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Now what do I do wih my 7590?

My favorite answer to that question is DONATE it.... to your local high school, church, senior citizens center, whatever. I wouldn't put it on eBay as whatever I got for it wouldn't nearly compensate for my time wasted in fooling around with eBay, packing it, shipping it, etc.
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Old Oct 2, 2006, 6:06 AM   #10
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I bought the 612 yesterday.

So far I am really pleased.

The IS really makes a noticeable difference.
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