DX6490 Burst Mode Question

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Dave K., Jan 13, 2005.

  1. Dave K.

    Dave K. Guest

    Hey gang-

    I've had a Kodak DX6490 for about a year, and for the most part I really
    like it. But I've only recently tried the burst-mode, and what I'm
    seeing just doesn't seem right.

    When shooting begins, the viewfinder goes dark. Yes- I know- that's the
    way it works in single-shot mode too. But in Burst Mode, doesn't it
    seem like the viewfinder should stay active until you release the
    shutter? How are you supposed to pan with a moving subject with no

    Can anyone else with a DX6490 tell me if yours does this too?


    Dave K., Jan 13, 2005
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  2. Dave K.

    Ron Hunter Guest

    That is normal action for the 6490. I believe the 7590 cures this problem.
    Ron Hunter, Jan 13, 2005
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  3. Dave K.

    Ron Baird Guest

    Greetings Dave,

    Yes, that is how the camera works. In the later DX7590 this feature was
    improved to include viewing of the burst. Since the viewfinder is electronic
    and sees the same thing as the LCD, both will be dark during the burst
    sequence. If you are panning, continue to follow the action in the same
    plane as the first exposure. The camera will take up to 6 pictures at a max
    of 3 frames a second.

    Talk to you soon, Dave, let me know if you have any other questions or if
    you think I can help.

    Ron Baird
    Eastman Kodak Company
    Ron Baird, Jan 13, 2005
  4. Dave K.

    Ben Thomas Guest

    That news is truly disheartening. To know that they could have made the
    viewfinder continue to show what you were shooting but chose not to seems like a
    very low/underhanded thing to do.

    Ben Thomas - Software Engineer - Melbourne, Australia

    My Digital World:
    Kodak DX6490, Canon i9950, Pioneer A05;
    Hitachi 37" HD plasma display, DGTEC 2000A,
    Denon 2800, H/K AVR4500, Whatmough Encore;
    Sony Ericsson K700i, Palm Tungsten T.

    Opinions, conclusions, and other information in this message that do not
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    given nor endorsed by it.
    Ben Thomas, Jan 14, 2005
  5. Dave K.

    Ron Hunter Guest

    There are always limitations imposed on functions based on the power of
    the internal processor, and the various display components. I agree
    this is not a great feature, and it is only one reason I won't buy an
    EVF camera.
    Ron Hunter, Jan 14, 2005
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