new digital cameras =) EXCited!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by the_music_man, Feb 12, 2004.

  1. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    im about to get an orgasim from all these new digital cameras. here are the two I got most excited from. But you should check the others out @ www.dcresource.com. It's weird how Canon, Sony, and Nikon just all told the public this week about their new line up! IM SO EXC ITED AHH

    Coolpix 5200 [press release + pics for both models / specs]

    5.1 effective Megapixel CCD produces images with 2592 x 1944 pixels
    F2.8-4.9, 3X optical zoom lens, equivalent to 38 - 114 mm
    VGA, 30 frame/sec movie mode, with sound, until memory is full
    Get as close to your subject as 4 cm in macro mode
    Automatic redeye reduction (and not just from the pre-flash)
    AF-assist lamp
    Point-and-shoot
    15 scene modes plus panorama assist
    Take up to five shots in a row at 2.5 fps
    1.5" LCD display
    12MB of on-board memory, plus SD card slot
    Can use rechargeable li-ion battery (included) or Duracell CP1 lithium prismatic battery
    PictBridge-enabled
    Optional waterproof case
    Ships this spring for $499


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    Cyber-Shot DSC-W1 [press release + pics / specs]
    The "lite" version of the DSC-V1

    5.1 effective Megapixel CCD produces images with 2592 x 1944 pixels
    F2.8-5.2, 3X optical zoom Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar lens, equivalent to 38 - 114 mm
    Uses Real Imaging Processor (from DSC-F828) which boosts performance, improves battery life
    Manual control over shutter speed (30 - 1/1000 sec) plus limited aperture options
    Live histogram in record mode
    MPEGMovie VX Fine mode takes movies at 640 x 480, 30 frames/sec (with sound) until memory card is full; requires Memory Stick Pro card
    AF-assist lamp (versus Hologram AF on the V1)
    Supports conversion lenses; loses the hot shoe that the V1 had
    Compact metal body, available in silver or black
    2.5" LCD display
    USB 2.0
    PictBridge-enabled
    Uses AA batteries
    Ships in May for $400

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  2. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    I'm so glad almost every camera now has VGA movie mode @ 30fps :)
     
  3. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Get one with a Fovean chip...
     
  4. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    the fovean chip barely makes a diff. and its currently on only a few cameras which don't interest me
     
  5. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    It's not what it can do in teh cam (even though that is impressive), it's what you can do in software afterwards.
     
  6. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    I'm not too sure what they've stated is true.
    They haven't stated in the specs the number of pixels for the cameras.
    From what I've seen in all cameras at work, if a camera has 4 megapixels, the effective pixels is around 2.5m, and for a 6 megpixel camera the effective pixels is around 4m.

    (Note: this is not the exact figure, but approximate to what I've seen on the boxes of the products.)
     
  7. firehawk

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    Have you considered a Gateway DC-T50, 5.25 MP for $299.99? This camera has won alot of awards and I love mine.
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    What's that then? :)
     
  9. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    yeah what is the fovean chip and what does it do
     
  10. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    it "enhances" colors and saves file space i think. and gateway cameras stink. lol