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Old Jan 24, 2006, 9:04 AM   #1
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Hello,

I'm looking for a compact camera that is capable of 16:9 ratio on both Pics and Movies.

The Sony T9 can do 16:9 setting on pics but not on the movies.



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I don't need the movies in full 1920x1080 pixels, just the ratio - as 640x480 seems to be cream of the crop with these compact cameras video abilities.

Thanks for your time & help,

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Old Jan 25, 2006, 7:24 PM   #2
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Panasonic LX1 does 16x9 stills and video its a great little camera
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Old Jan 26, 2006, 12:11 AM   #3
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i just received my lx1 as well..

i haven't had much time for a real test.. but initial impressions are that the build quality is among the highest i have seen for any digicam short of my 20d.. the lens is sharp corner to corner.. the ois works really well.. the zoom is smooth with a LOT of stops, almost seemless.. the controls are the best i have seen on a camera this small.. the jog stick is really handy..

as with any small sensor with 8mp of resolution.. noise is something that can be a problem.. BUT, the image stability lets you use a lower ISO at the same shooting conditions..

if you shoot .jpg, noiseninja,ISOx pro, etc do a real nice job of cleaning up images.. making iso 200 very good, and iso 400 good enough for medium sized prints.. if you shoot RAW, then i can make 200 look excellent and can squeeze a few more inches out of ISO 400..

leaving the technicals aside.. the camera is just a joy to use and is FUN!

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Sanyo's just announcedXacti HD1 does 16:9 720p MPEG-4 video, not sureif it does 16:9 stills? (could just crop?)Akihabara News has a blog entry about it with video.
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Old Jan 26, 2006, 12:24 AM   #5
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yea.. what is good about the lx-1 is the 16x9 is the full sensor, it is not crop.. thanks for reminding me..
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Congratulations on your new LX-1. It is a camera that I have also considered. I will be interested to read your ongoing comments as youbecome morecomfortable with the camera.

Thanks also for your many excellent posts on the forum. I always watch for them.

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Old Jan 26, 2006, 5:03 PM   #7
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i will be sure to keep a running commentary with picture examples as i have them available.. i am hoping to have a lot of travel pictures to show off after next week.. and i plan to shoot some RAW and some JPG for reference, as well as process the RAW in both rawshooter prem and cs2, should be a good "Real world test".. will post these examples in the Panasonic section.

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Old Jan 26, 2006, 11:34 PM   #8
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Hers another shot with the LX1
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One more LX1 shot
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Very impressive, thanks for posting them, Rudy!

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