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Old Dec 14, 2004, 2:36 PM   #121
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I posted this on dpreview a couple days ago........

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The perfect (dare I say professional) pocket cam doesn't exist, and I find that disappointing, if not somewhat surprising, for it would surely find a market.

E.G.; Fast Leica or Zeiss lens, maybe 35-105 f2.8 zoom, 4/3 size sensor (at least), 60fps 640x480 unlimited movie mode, at least 3fps full size jpg or RAW, 2.5" swivel LCD, optical viewfinder, manual controls, all in a deck of cards size pocketable.......etc etc... but alas the beast does not exist, even though the technology surely does.

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This has been an enlightening thread. I love the Sony W1 for its size and build, but it is now old technology and still not to the standards I'm looking for. Close, but no cigar. The OLY C-7000 is also a beast, but limited mpeg doesn't cut it. I may pick up one on the list for my pocket cam anyway. I'll look into the 750z, but I'm really waiting for the perfect pocket video/camera!!

Thanks so much for your work Beverly. Merry Christmas all...............


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Old Dec 30, 2004, 5:41 PM   #122
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Just added the Sony DSC-T33 (5.1MP) for the asian market. VERY little information available on it so far. Rumored as just a repackaged T3 (rounding the edges).
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Old Jan 4, 2005, 11:44 AM   #123
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The Sanyo VPC-C4 just came out with a press release today. It is a 4MP still image (8MP interpolated) camera with 5.8x optical zoom and MPEG-4 640X480 30 FPS video. It also has image stabilization. It is listed by Sanyo as a Digital Camera / Camcorder and will be available in the U.S. It sounds interesting- but the MPEG-4 is a concern. No price was listed.

By the way, I returned the Z1 and got the Z2 for the same price. The clicking noise was just too annoying. The Z2 does a nice job.
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Old Jan 7, 2005, 2:50 PM   #124
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I just updated all the prices. Some significate price drops - especially on those with only a estimated price. In updating prices, I was unable to find stores offering the Samsung V70 or A5 in the states, so I converted from british pounds. Don't know if this just means that the British got the camera first or if it is not going to be offered here in the States.

Added Sony DSC-P200 (7.2MP, 38-114, 104x51.5x27.9mm, 180 grams, MPEG-VX, $400 est list). Not certain that it will be offered in the States.

I also moved the Sony DSC-T33 (5.1MP, 38-114mm, 99.4x60x20.7mm, 125 grams, MPEG VX, $450 est list) to the USA list. I had added it a few days ago to the NOT offered in USA list when the information on the camera was almost non-existant.
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Old Jan 7, 2005, 3:33 PM   #125
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I think you missed the Fugi S5100/S5500 4mp, it does 640X480 30fps for aslong as the card size,but the XD card is only 256mb, and as the ratings show the pic quality is better then the konica minolta Z10, plus I've heard some complaints about sound notin track with the video, on the Z series cams.
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Old Jan 7, 2005, 4:53 PM   #126
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MikDee wrote:
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I think you missed the Fugi S5100/S5500 ....*
They were on the list if you mean Fuji S5100/S5500. The S5100 is listed under large and the S5500 is listed under Not Available in USA.
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Old Jan 7, 2005, 4:58 PM   #127
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Just added the Kodak Easyshare-One (4.0MP, lens 36-108, 103x63x26mm, MPEG4, 225 grams without battery/card?, $599 list). Has 256MB internal memory and are trying to sell it as both camera and viewing devise. Has 3 inch screen, but no viewfinder. Also has an optional wireless connection card.
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Old Jan 8, 2005, 1:07 PM   #128
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Samsung has announced several cameras that will be added to the list once I have enough information on them (so I can place them in the right size class). They are the Digimax V700 (7.4MP, lens 38-114, MPEG4, $399.99 list) and Digimax A7 (7MP, similar to A6?).

Samsung also announced several other items worth noting (also with very little info). They have a DuoCam (camcorder/camera hybrid) SC-D6550 that will take 5MP still with a list of $799.99. In the "almost on our list" category they announced two cameras that record at 24fps instead of 30 fps, but some believe this is a better rate for the European market. Those camers are U-CA505 (5MP, $199.99 list) and A400.
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Old Jan 8, 2005, 8:24 PM   #129
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Just found some more information on the Kodak Easyshare-One. It has a 3x optical zoom in movie mode, something only a few of the cameras have. I like the large rotatable screen. The camera is not expected out until June, so everything is still subject to change. Here is a link to a short review of the camera at DigitalCameraInfo.

http://www.digitalcamerainfo.com/con...mpressions.htm
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Old Jan 9, 2005, 4:35 PM   #130
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what about the size?

AVI is about 15min with a 1gb card

MPEG4 60min?? with 1 gb card

what about MOV cameras like Z2 and MPEG VX cameras like sony W1

how long can a 1gb card can do

thanks
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