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Old Nov 5, 2004, 11:47 AM   #11
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I am extremely happy with my DX6490 that I bought about 6 weeks ago, but I dont know if your indoor zoom shots will be any better than the 7440's.

I think its primarily because when you start zooming you can quickly be out of the reach of the flash. I"ve taken some dark photo's in the house, and tend to stay away from the zoom indoors after dark. I dont know about hte 7440 but hte 6490 and 7590 both have the option of adding an external flash, that may be the answer for you in the long run. I also wouldnt worry to much about the extra megapixel, unless you plan on making some pretty big prints. I've done a couple of 16x20 and 18x24 from mine and they look good. Probably wouldnt stand up to the most critical of eyes but hanging on the wall they look great. 8x10's aregorgeous and thats all I was worried about


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Old Nov 5, 2004, 4:21 PM   #12
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TOM,,since the body is the same and the lense is the same,,,and the zoom is the same (38-380),,,then the sensor must be exactly the sme size or that would throw off the zoom range...

What i do know for sure is that there is significantly more purple fringing in the 7590,,,,,i know a person in Australia that has both,,and he`s not pleased at all.....

Still can be taken care of in PSP9 or another program though.....



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FOR: gruss


gruss wrote: "I think it's primarily because when you start zooming you can quickly be out of the reach of the flash".[/i]


I thought this same thing, but when I would take a picture indoors zoomed in at 4X, the picture turned out dark and muddy looking; and then I would take the same picture from the same standing place not zoomed in at all, and the picture turned out bright, clear, and very crisp. So it looked like the flash was doing its job when not zoomed in, but not as well when zoomed in. Maybe when the cameras lens is focused in on a smaller segment of the whole subject, its smaller diameter lens just doesn't grab enough light.


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TOM,,since the body is the same and the lense is the same,,,and the zoom is the same (38-380),,,then the sensor must be exactly the sme size or that would throw off the zoom range...
Hi Brian;

This is much as I suspected. The 6490 is a pretty good camera, so I'll stick with it for a while.

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Old Nov 5, 2004, 10:01 PM   #15
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Been to great debate over upgrading,,,told a fellow forumer i was going to too....he said it wasn`t worth it,,,,,still a lot of features on the 7590 i`d like to have,,,,but,,,,,,i think he`s right....

I`m going to wait a while and see what`s up next,,,may be a waste of time...but if it is the 7590 will be arround,,and cheaper too....And the 6490 takes great shots so i`m not out anything,,,i guess the easier to use features are not really going to help me in the 7590 since i have a fair bit of experience in this feild,,,so why not wait till they smarten up and pic the speed up on the focusing and download times ,,etc,,,after all that`s what we really need ,,not more megapixels.....

Sad part is since all the other companies are racing for the extra megapixels,,,kodak is likely to do the same,,,,shame really...

A DSLR is what i need,,,but i`ve been there carrying arround 50-75 pounds of luggage,,and am not really keen on doing it again......

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Hi Brian

totally agree with your thinking.,with 4mp there is no need to chase more unless they have another method of capturing data (your photos are a good example of what can be achieved with 4mp .) possibly redesign the compact cameras to accept DSLR type ccd.?

most certainly manufacturers will have to stop chasing mp until the whizz kids come up someting new , which i am sure they will. meantime i'll stick with the 6490

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Thanks brid653............

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Old Nov 10, 2004, 12:51 AM   #18
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Well, I decided to give the DX7440 another try. I have reevaluated my photo needs, and come to the determination that the DX7440 is more than enough camera for me. Thanks again everyone for the great advice.



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Been to great debate over upgrading,,,told a fellow forumer i was going to too....he said it wasn`t worth it,,,,,still a lot of features on the 7590 i`d like to have,,,,but,,,,,,i think he`s right....

I`m going to wait a while and see what`s up next,,,may be a waste of time...but if it is the 7590 will be arround,,and cheaper too....And the 6490 takes great shots so i`m not out anything,,,i guess the easier to use features are not really going to help me in the 7590 since i have a fair bit of experience in this feild,,,so why not wait till they smarten up and pic the speed up on the focusing and download times ,,etc,,,after all that`s what we really need ,,not more megapixels.....

Sad part is since all the other companies are racing for the extra megapixels,,,kodak is likely to do the same,,,,shame really...

A DSLR is what i need,,,but i`ve been there carrying arround 50-75 pounds of luggage,,and am not really keen on doing it again......

Brian
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