Camera Models

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by John, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. John

    John Guest

    My daughter is looking at cameras and am trying to help (interfere).
    Whenever she spots one that seems interesting I take a look on the
    manufacturers' web site to check the spec and to see if it is current. I am
    amazed how often the model doesn't exist on the manufactures' web site. The
    models must be slightly renumbered to make them unique to a chain of
    stores - probably with a slightly reduced spec.

    Any views? Would you buy a camera that isn't listed on the makers (UK)
    web-site?
     
    John, Jun 6, 2008
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  2. John

    Paul Giverin Guest

    If we are talking about the reputable manufacturers then I don't think
    the spec would be reduced. Sometimes the model number may be suffixed
    with "B" for black or "S" for silver etc.

    What cameras were you looking at?

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    Paul Giverin

    British Jet Engine Website:- www.britjet.co.uk

    My photos:- www.pbase.com/vendee
     
    Paul Giverin, Jun 6, 2008
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  3. John

    John Guest



    Around £100. eg. Olympus X835
     
    John, Jun 7, 2008
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    Trev Guest

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    Looks to be only available from Dixons group. So presumably same as some
    other older Olympus that was discontinued and sold under a new name to
    Dixons.
     
    Trev, Jun 7, 2008
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  5. John

    Woody Guest


    Beware of Olympus (and Nikon to some degree) as they tend to have
    serious shutter lag.

    Best buy if you can find one is a Canon Ixus 70 or a Fuji
    F40fd/F45fd/F47fd (which are all the same camera but different
    retailers - retai/Argos/DSG.) Don't get caught by the pixel race - 6Mp
    is enough for anyone - it's the lens that matters.
     
    Woody, Jun 15, 2008
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  6. John

    Paul Giverin Guest

    Will 6mp print at a native A2 size?

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    Paul Giverin

    British Jet Engine Website:- www.britjet.co.uk

    My photos:- www.pbase.com/vendee
     
    Paul Giverin, Jun 15, 2008
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  7. John

    Woody Guest



    When you say 'native' I assume you mean full frame?

    A definite maybe - I've never tried going that big!

    Having said that I printed a 1.5Mp at full frame on A4 and it looked
    seriously good.
     
    Woody, Jun 16, 2008
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  8. John

    Paul Giverin Guest

    I've got a couple of my photos printed out A2 sized hanging on my lounge
    wall. They look really good that size. They were shot with my 10mp 400D.
    I'm not sure that you could get an A2 print from a 6mp shot without
    blowing it up.

    Anyway, what I was going to say was that although I'm not into megapixel
    snobbery, I wouldn't want to buy anything that I couldn't get an A2
    print from.

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    Paul Giverin

    British Jet Engine Website:- www.britjet.co.uk

    My photos:- www.pbase.com/vendee
     
    Paul Giverin, Jun 16, 2008
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    Trev Guest

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    Having accidentally printed A4 from the folder of images for the web page
    800 x 600 instead of the folder for prints using MS print wizard. I would
    not worry about it. Might not be good enough for the critics at a Photo
    Exhibition. But you would not be ashamed to show them
     
    Trev, Jun 16, 2008
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