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Old May 13, 2006, 1:23 PM   #1
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Looking for a camera to photograph trains, and I saw those 12 megapixel cams on Ebay for about $100. Are they good, because it feels too good to be true.
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Old May 13, 2006, 2:59 PM   #2
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Scam, fraud, deceit, lie, bullshit... continue word chain with more synonyms.
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Old May 13, 2006, 7:41 PM   #3
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If that's the kind of camera you are looking for (http://cgi.ebay.ca/12MP-DIGITAL-CAME...QQcmdZViewItem) its not a real 12mp...

The 12mp is obtained by interpolation.. Its maby a 5 or 6 mp camera with alot a interpolation!!

I personally wouln'd buy this type of camera, espacially on e-bay!


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Old May 14, 2006, 3:34 PM   #4
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I'm OK with 5 or 6 megapixels. Are they decent in the quality depaartment?
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I printed 8x10 pictures with a 4mp and they came out very well so with 5 or 6 megapixel you should be ok!!
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Old May 14, 2006, 4:00 PM   #6
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That camera has only digital fraud/zoom so I really wouldn't recommend that.
But if you're willing to use your feets as zoom...

And megapixels doesn't tell anything about quality, lens affects equally much to it.


Cheap models of known camera makers like Canon and Nikon would be propably much better and price of those shouldn't be much higher. Also there's always plentily discontinued models which might be inexpensive.
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as Mod of the hybrid section I could not just help but jump in



we all have opinions good and bad...........

here is a sample shot this is a shot in April and a freak snow cloud is passing over . this is 6 megapixals regulated for the site I have a 12 megpixals if need to show, you'll never tell the difference if it is 600k or 12 megs discuss later







12 megapixal shot\



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Old May 15, 2006, 7:52 AM   #8
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Sorry bout my short reply , my shows were on ........

the 2 pics you se above are from a interpolated camera all software minipulation.

one is a 3 meg cmos sensor, the other a 5 meg ccd sensor, not lenes.

they will do the trick, over these Slr 2000.00 cameras, but will not outproform in the long run.

if you are serious enough to throw 100.00 away I recommend you looking at a few models, the IS-DV by Aiptek, the Mustek 3500, and mustek 9300, they run off abattery the is-dv and 9300 are li-on batteries, while the 3500 a aa system.

besides just pictures you are able to record live Video feed. and save to a Pc. so if you ae taking pics of a train, why not have some memories below is a pic from a 2 megapixal you may decide of the three pics enjoy


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