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
     
    Steve, Jul 13, 2004
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    Phil R Guest


    Steve,

    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.
     
    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
    upon:

    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]

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    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.

    HTH
     
    TQ, Jul 14, 2004
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  4. Steve

    Steve Guest

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

    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
     
    Steve, Jul 15, 2004
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    Zebedee Guest

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

    --
    Yours

    Zebedee

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