@ Difference between Kodak DX3900 and DX6340 Digital cameras

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by nospa, May 30, 2004.

  1. nospa

    nospa Guest

    05-30-04



    Hello There:



    I have the option (at work) to replace my assigned camera

    (Kodak DX3900) for a Kodak DX6340. We take Real Estate

    photos and do lite re-touching w/ Photoshop, and the photos have to be wide,
    so I wouldn't want to downgrade instead of upgrading.

    I have make up my mind by Tuesday, unfortunately, I am not too technical
    about cameras.

    Below I show the specifications of the camera I have now and

    the new one. I would appreciate any help comparing these two.



    Thank you in advance.

    Lo



    I have posted here because I know you guys (& girls) that use

    Photoshop are very knowledgeable in Cameras.

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    DX3900 (My camera now)



    CCD RESOLUTION: 3.3 mp (----- X ---- pixels)

    IMAGE RESOLUTION: 3.1 megapixel (2160x1440 pixels)

    FOCUS DISTANCE: standard: 0.50 m - infinity, (1.6 ft. - infinity);
    macro-wide: 0.07m - 0.7m (0.2 - 2.3 ft.);

    macro-tele: 0.25m - 0.7m (0.8 - 2.3 ft.)

    IMAGE QUALITY: 3.1MP (default setting) up to 28 x 36 cm (11 x14 in.)
    3.1MP (high compression) up to 20 x 25 cm (8 x10 in.)
    2.2MP up to 20 x 25 cm (8 x10 in.), 1.6MP up to 15 x 20 cm (5 x 7 in.)
    0.8MP e-mail

    Zoom:

    6X
    2X optical
    3X

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    DX6340 (Upgrade)



    CCD RESOLUTION: 3.3 mp (2140x1560 pixels)

    IMAGE RESOLUTION: 3.1 megapixel (2032x1524 pixels)

    FOCUS DISTANCE: wide - 0.5m (1.6 ft.) to infinity; tele - .75m (2.5 ft.) to
    infinity

    MACRO/CLOSE-UP MODE: wide - 10cm (3.9 in.)

    IMAGE QUALITY: 3.1MP (default setting) up to 28 x 36 cm (11 x14 in.)
    3.1MP (high compression) up to 20 x 25 cm (8 x10 in.)
    2.2MP up to 20 x 25 cm (8 x10 in.), 1.6MP up to 15 x 20 cm (5 x 7 in.)
    0.8MP e-mail

    Zoom:

    14X

    4X optical (36-144 mm)

    3.5X Advanced Digital Zoom

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    nospa, May 30, 2004
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  2. nospa

    Voivod Guest

    I haven't found a better review site than:
    http://www.steves-digicams.com
    You'll use digital zoom once and then you'll never use it again. I don't
    know why (other than bragging rights) manufacturers even include this
    worthless feature these days.
     
    Voivod, May 30, 2004
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  3. nospa

    Stephan Guest

    www.Dpreview.com is also very good and allows you to download resolution and
    color targets taken with the cameras.
    Once opened side by side in photoshop these downloaded files will give you a
    clear idea of what to expect.
    As long as you'll find clients for products like Genuine Fractals you'll
    find digital zoom on cameras.

    Stephan
     
    Stephan, May 31, 2004
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  4. nospa

    Stan Guest

    This is also a good place to make comparisons between actual camera
    shots:
    http://www.imaging-resource.com/IMCOMP/CDISPLAY.HTM
     
    Stan, May 31, 2004
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  5. nospa

    JP White Guest

    The two cameras don't appear too different. The one standout feature of
    the alternative you've been offered is the 4x optical zoom versus the 2x
    optical you have now.

    In my mind that's reason enough to take the new camera (especially if
    someone else is paying). The wider zoom range will make it easier to
    fill the frame with the properties you photograph. In addition the new
    camera has (an equivalent) wide angle of 36mm when zoomed out which
    should capture larger properties.

    Being the same brand camera, memory cards and computer
    software/interface should be the same making the transition easy.

    Hope you make the right choice for you.

    JP
     
    JP White, May 31, 2004
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  6. nospa

    nospa Guest

    Thank you all for your replies.



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    nospa, Jun 1, 2004
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  7. nospa

    JP White Guest


    Let us know how it turns out for you.

    JP
     
    JP White, Jun 4, 2004
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