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Old Mar 15, 2004, 1:50 AM   #1
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Hi to all

I am into buying my first digi cam. after reading tons of reveiws and checking my bank account(....) i was left with 2 kodak models: DX6440 and CX7430 (which is a brand new model...) just out of specs - can someone tell me which one is better? Pls kep in mind i am a real novice but looking for good quality photos (arn't we all....) Does anyone have a on hand oppinion on the 7430?

A quick responce will be highly appriciated.

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Old Mar 16, 2004, 6:03 AM   #2
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Hi There,

Dont think you will find much difference in picture quality, the CX7430 uses a similar lens to the CX6330 which most magazines report as having first class picture quality, I am very happy with my 6330.

The DX6440 has the advantage of being a 4x zoom instead of a 3x,
if you think the extra focal length is worth the extra $s go for the DX6440, if not I am sure you will be happy with the CX7430.

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Old Jun 8, 2004, 1:25 AM   #3
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I'm having the same dilemma.. I'm planning to buy the dx6440 but Steve has placed the cx7430 as one of the best cameras in the 4MP caterogy. Does the 7430 have better features? Which camera should i buy??
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If you're looking at under $300, the 6440 seems an excellent value. It was high on my list (now shopping), until I heard about the 7440 coming out any day now. The 4x zoom lens is a terrific range (33 to 132 equivalent), and the amount of controls and settings is excellent. I wasn't fond of the body shape, which I found "slippery" in my hands, at least. And, my biggest concern about the 6440 is the lack of compression choices. Kodak compresses at a level we might see with a 2mp camera, about 1mb per picture. This doesn't give much in the way of flexibility for cropping and still making a 5x7 pic, for example. Still, you're spending about $250 for each unit, and the new 7440 is $350, so price is a factor. So, in conclusion, if you can get the 6440 for around $250 (camera alone), I think you'd be pleased.

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Old Jun 10, 2004, 7:29 AM   #5
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but is the dx6440 better than a cx7430?
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Old Jun 13, 2004, 9:17 AM   #6
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Anybody can answer this? I have to decide between the cx7340 or dx6440 and I don't know what to do. I don't really know how to set all those fancy options up, just want to point and shoot. Which is the one for me?

By the way, how do these cameras compare with Canon Powershot A70?

Thanks for your answers in advance,

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Old Jun 13, 2004, 9:15 PM   #7
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Okay,,,,,,,yes,,the dx is better,,,why,,,it has a Schneider lense,,it`s 4X optical,,,,,,1.8 inch LCD screen is bigger...

But,,,,the CX has 8 scene modes,,,which are nice,,only 3X optical though,,but it has 80-400 iso,,,while the 6440 has only 100-400..



check Steves reviews,,and make a decision,,,we can`t,,,,won`t,,,make it for you...only you can decide what you really need,,,my advise,,,,buy the DX6490,,,it`s got 10X optical,,,,zooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmm..



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Is the dx6490 so good? Why is everybody in the forums talking about it?


If it was soooo good I maybe could spend a little more (little?) and go for it.

Thanks for your answer anyway,

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The DX 7440 has just hit the stores, and is the best of the bunch you've mentioned, I believe. It is 4mp, 4x zoom, has a host of button features (like exposure braketing), a 2.2" LCD, aperture and shutter modes, as well as manual and custom modesand, unlike the 6440, will let you do a "fine" as well as "standard" mode in compression. Practically speaking, this means it will be able to save the average picture at about 2mg, whereas the 6440 saves at only one setting, 1mg - which limits ability to crop, enlarge, etc.It retails for $349.99, will likely go on some kind of sale soon, and I can't wait to get my hands on one!

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I was thinking the same thing, the dx 7440 seems to be an amazing product, but I haven't found it anywhere yet ( I live in Spain)

I think I'll wait, though this camera will be by far more expensive than the dx6440.

Anyway thanks for the information. BTW, how would the dx7440 compare with the canon powershot a80? Is it even comparable?

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