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Old May 6, 2005, 9:21 AM   #1
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Hi everyone. I don't know which camera is best:
Nikon Coolpix 4600 (4Megapixel) or Kodak CX-7530(5Megapixel). Which has better picture quality?
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Old May 6, 2005, 10:57 AM   #2
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hey godvampire.

I'd go for the 4600. its picture quality is amazing. I'm not sure about that particular kodak model, though, but I don't think their 5mp would beat nikon's 4mp. besides, the nikon has a few extra features, like 4 sec exposure (vs. 1/2) and closer macro shots. and it's a little cheaper.

the link below will offer you and insight on their features.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/comp...p4600&show=all

try and find some sample pics from each camera if picture quality is your main concern. you might wanna consider nikon 5600 as well, which is basically the 4600 with 5mp.

good luck.
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Old May 6, 2005, 12:42 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply kezs!
I've just found this site http://www.pbase.com/cameras
where I could find sample photos of both cameras. It seems that Nikon has better quality photos regarding details, has beter macro mode, it's smaller; on the other hand I think Kodak has a better colour reproduction and has some manual control. It's still a hard choice! But I think I'll take the Nikon.
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Old May 6, 2005, 12:46 PM   #4
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no problem!

remember to check the 5600 out though. it's an extra 20 bucks, I think.
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Old May 6, 2005, 2:47 PM   #5
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I don't like the height of compression used in Kodak digicams. Looking at Steve's sample pictures, the portrait photo at 5 MP is only 733 KB!
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Old May 6, 2005, 3:01 PM   #6
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good point. that's maybe why I always had this feel kodak does soft pictures.

as for me, I'm even thinking of buying a 1gb card so I can shoot uncompressed tiff most of the time.
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Old May 6, 2005, 4:14 PM   #7
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Does every camera have the option to shot uncompressed photos?
I'm reading the tecnical specification of both the cameras but I can't find out. Under file photo only JPEG/EXIF v2.2.1 are mentioned.:?:
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Both Nikon Coolpix 4600 and Kodak CX-7530 are entry-level cameras and consequently there's no uncompressed TIFF option available.

You get what you pay for ...

Storing TIFFs takes more time because the files are huge compared to JPEGs. So sports shots are out of the question when shooting in TIFF mode.

You may take a look at the Casio QV-R61 and QV-R62 as well.

Here's a good review done by Steve.

If 3 MP is good enough you may take a look at a superzoom in your price range: the Konica Minolta DiMage Z10 - look here.

I know, it's a ticklish task choosing a cam. I spent months before buying one. It's not easy ...
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I have had the kodak cx7530 for a couple of weeks andI am very happy with the quality of the pictures. As far as the compression it depends on the detail of your picture.I have my camera on the lowest setting which is called good and my pictures come out anywhere from 300 kb to 765 kb. And thats once again on the lowest setting.I use the pictures mostly for e mailing. So I really do not need to have my camera on the 5 mega pixel setting, would be over kill for a computer monitor.Hope this helps.
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Thanks for your help guys, It's really appriciated.
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