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Old Sep 12, 2010, 8:33 AM   #11
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Going to buy Z950 in another 12-14 hrs from now.

I would have been happier, if I could get 28mm wide angle lens along with all the features of Z950 ($235). I'm ready to spend another 50 bucks. So, waiting for any last minute suggestions.

(How's Olympus SP-600UZ?)

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Old Sep 12, 2010, 9:16 AM   #12
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(How's Olympus SP-600UZ?)
It should be compact, at least you are looking for a compact camera? This is 3x larger than K-Z950 and also heavier.

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Weight (inc. batteries) 455 g (16 oz)
Dimensions 110 x 90 x 91 mm (4.3 x 3.5 x 3.6 in)
It works with 4x AA bataries and also it doesn't support SDXC. Another point i see is it is recording HD movies as 720p with 24fps in constrast z950 and most of the compact cameras record at 720p with 30 fps.
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Old Sep 12, 2010, 9:47 AM   #13
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Thanks for your input, imut.

I'm actually looking for p+s camera, if compact camera means the same. I'm ok with little bulky and i'm not going to slip it in front pocket of my jeans - if that describes it better.

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To create that kind of image, you'll have to stitch many shots together anyway. So, having a camera with a wa lens is really not mandatory. In fact, I'd tend to say that a camera with a tighter lens (like the Kodak with its 35mm lens) will be better as there will be a lot less barrel distortion caused by the wider lens, which can make the stitching a bit tricky depending on the severity of the distortion.
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"To create that kind of image, you'll have to stitch many shots together anyway. So, having a camera with a wa lens is really not mandatory. In fact, I'd tend to say that a camera with a tighter lens (like the Kodak with its 35mm lens) will be better as there will be a lot less barrel distortion caused by the wider lens, which can make the stitching a bit tricky depending on the severity of the distortion."

Good point. Thank you!

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Ok guys...here it's.

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Nice shoots, at 5th picture, building details lost under white
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Nice shoots, at 5th picture, building details lost under white
That was a tough one as the camera metered the shaded area from where the woman was. Consequently, the bright background was overblown. Lowering the exposure by -0.3 would be a good compromise and help preserve the highlight a bit (but not much) without turning the main area too dark.

Pictures were good overall. I found the 10x shot to be on a soft side, lacking detail and resolution. I'd increase in-camera sharpness if it's an option.
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