Anyone have any views on the camera?

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Neil, Jun 21, 2006.

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    Tony Polson Guest

    Ouch! A tad expensive ... but I saw one on eBay UK for much less.
    Tony Polson, Jul 2, 2006
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    ongar_route Guest

    In my experience, because so-called 'compact' camera manufacturers are
    so obsessed with reducing the camera's overall size*, they make it far
    too small. And another major problem is that you cannot see whether the
    autofocus has got a sharp image of your subject as the viewfinder focus
    is generally fixed.

    *I have a Canon IXUS 55 and I really can't get on with it at all. It's
    far too small to get a decent grip on, so images are plagued with
    camera shake. The optical viewfinder is too small and too dim, is often
    out of focus and if the LCD is on, the backlight shines in your eye as
    you try to look through it. It is a shame, because it is a thing of
    beauty to look at, but a real disappointment to use. I ended up buying
    a Dynax 5D to replace it less than 3 months after getting it.
    ongar_route, Jul 7, 2006
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    Clive Guest

    I have small hands and I find my A75 just about right. I seen friends of
    mine fumbling with the latest 'micro' camera - too small to even hold!

    Clive, Jul 7, 2006
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    J. Clarke Guest

    Someone once described the .25 ACP as the gun you carry when you don't want
    to be armed (this was a comment on the poor performance of the cartridge
    but that's another story). Look at the supercompacts as cameras you carry
    when you don't want to be armed. Yes, they have a lot of shortcomings.
    For their intended use bulk is a greater shortcoming.
    J. Clarke, Jul 7, 2006
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