Anyone using a Kodak EasyShare DX6490 answer me a quick question ?

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Steve, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. Steve

    Steve Guest

    Been looking round for a new camera for a while now and this seem to fit the
    bill of having a good optical zoom for me and been have a large screen for
    my wife (and also been in black...).

    I've just read a review on one of the US sites which seems to say that's
    there a long delay (1.5 to 2 sec's) between pressing the shutter release and
    the unit taking the shoot ?? This review is dated just after the camera came
    out last Sept.

    Anyone using one that can offer a view ?

    Many thanks

    Steve, Jul 13, 2004
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  2. Steve

    Phil R Guest


    I've been using mine for a few weeks now and the delay is nothing like that
    quoted. Sure, there's a shutter lag (as with most digital cameras), but
    nowhere near 1.5 - 2 seconds. All in all, it's a nice camera IMHO.

    Phil R, Jul 13, 2004
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  3. Steve

    TQ Guest

    I have had mine for a couple of months and am very pleased
    with it. there is a lag but it is variable and dependant

    a] The program mode in use
    b] Zoom applied
    c] Focus zone
    d] Power drain/requirement. That is if you disable the
    rear screen, the bty is good, disable the sound, the lag
    seems to be less.

    I think the apparent lag is often the result of program speed
    and focussing. [First pressure on shutter release]

    Or so it seems to me. I know the lag is there but to be honest
    I do not think it is enough to bother most people and certainly
    not me.

    No doubt someone will argue it's too much etc. However, I am very
    pleased with it. The good points - for me:

    1] Bty life is excellent as is charge rate to full.
    2] A 128mb SD card is about right for most of the time
    in addition to the 16 Mb on board.
    3] Low light performance is very good.
    4] Simple to hand to the wife to point and shoot or for me
    to play about with.
    5] Zoom is better than I thought it would be.
    6] Feels right in the hand.

    These are my first efforts with it [ok I know I aint brilliant]

    Downside - the kodak software on a 98 system is shite. Also
    the camera/USB cable could be prone to excessive wear and tear
    if you only want to download a few pics at a time and often. To
    get around this you can get a SD card reader [USB]- dedicated -
    for about £14 from PC world and that works very well and independant
    of the Kodak software [so you can either ditch it or disable]

    One niggle - the lens cap gets in the way a lot but I have developed
    a way of carrying it between fingers.

    It fits nice into a TAMRAC 5693 bag.

    All in all - for the money [Got it via Amazon] I am quite happy with it.

    TQ, Jul 14, 2004
  4. Steve

    Steve Guest

    Very many thanks for all the feedback guy, much appreated. I've just ordered

    Last question,
    Any difference between SD and MMC cards ? I can see it can use both and I
    don't think technically there much between them these days...

    Steve, Jul 15, 2004
  5. Steve

    Zebedee Guest

    MMC is cheaper but a LOT slower. It'll take forever to save an image in MMC.
    Stick with SD.



    (Claiming asylum in an attempt
    to escape paying his debts to
    Dougal and Florence)
    Zebedee, Jul 15, 2004
  6. Steve

    TQ Guest

    SD is faster I believe. though I have not bothered trying
    anything else. Just going bu the reports from others.
    TQ, Jul 16, 2004
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