FS 2megapixel camera $140

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by benmor, Dec 28, 2003.

  1. benmor

    benmor Guest

    FS dolphin Jass 2Megapixel digital 4x digital zoom 16meg built in
    flash memory sd mmc memory slot LCD display 2048x1536 max image
    usb still in box
    can be used usb memory card
    I am in Sydney
    Ben
     
    benmor, Dec 28, 2003
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  2. 2048x1536 = 3,145,728 pixels.
    Either the dimensions are wrong, or the megapixel's is wrong?
     
    Carsten Bauer, Dec 28, 2003
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  3. benmor

    geoff Guest

    FS dolphin Jass 2Megapixel digital 4x digital zoom 16meg built in
    no ... you can get cameras that will interpolate or "guess" the extra
    resolution....
    imagine i took a photo at 640X480 .... then on my computer i resized it to
    800X600 .... my camera is only capable of 640X480 but i now have an 800X600
    picture on my computer. (the picture is only really as good as the 640X480
    source though)

    Another example is playing a DVD on a high end projector. The projector
    scales the image up to 1280X720 whereas the dvd source is only 720X576
     
    geoff, Dec 28, 2003
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  4. benmor

    Ubiquitous Guest

    Sounds absolutely useless then :)

    Playing a DVD at a higher res is fine because it allows you to watch the
    video full screen.. But nobody has a monitor that displays 2048x1536, so
    there is no benefit in doing so when the resulting image is no good.
     
    Ubiquitous, Dec 29, 2003
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  5. benmor

    peterb666 Guest

    It's a feature designed by memory card manufacturers and advertising
    copy writers. Actually, if done well can result in worthwhile benefits
    when printing. It is not meant for online viewing. Problem is that is
    usually is not done well.

    Peter B
     
    peterb666, Dec 29, 2003
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  6. benmor

    Data Guest

    Well, the Fuji cameras with the hexagonal CCD cells isn't so bad at
    interpollation - because of the cell shape, it has something to work with
    when "guessing" and lets a 6MP camera give fairly good images closer to 9MP
    size. And as for "no point", well, that's true if you're only viewing on a
    computer but once you get to 10MP cameras, the image quality compares to the
    film grain on 35mm and it starts to come into its own for printing large
    images. But 2048x1538 is nice for larger pics (a 2MP camera is fine for your
    average happysnap, IMO, unless you're a perfectionist)
    Oh, and some people can display rather high resolutions on their monitors -
    depends on their card and monitor size. They may also use it for
    publications *shrugs*

    *drops 2c in the jar*
     
    Data, Dec 29, 2003
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  7. benmor

    Ubiquitous Guest

    Yeah but if you wanted to do interpolation for publications you'd do it
    properly with fractals or something... And really, we're talking about a 2
    megapixel camera here... All you're going to get out of it is softer photos
    with bigger file sizes. You wouldn't get any extra detail and you wouldn't
    really want to publish with a $140 2mp camera either..

    And as for high resolutions, I know - I run 1600x1200 on my 21" monitor, but
    any higher, even on a 21-22" monitor, and the definition (and often refresh
    rate) is crappy and relatively useless.
     
    Ubiquitous, Dec 29, 2003
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  8. benmor

    geoff Guest


    its basically a marketing gimmick on those cheap cameras....the
    interpolating is better off being done with your computer!!
     
    geoff, Dec 30, 2003
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  9. DS (dicksmith) sell them for this new, have posted this info before

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    http://mynokia6600.blogspot.com/, Dec 30, 2003
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  10. benmor

    PerthReader Guest

    For a limited time its $148 at Dick Smith yes your right
    you did your homework.... good boy....
     
    PerthReader, Dec 30, 2003
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  11. benmor

    Data Guest

    I forgot to make my main point - that the cameras using the square cells
    with circuit well surrounding each cell, as opposed to hexagonal with
    circuits *underneath*, have crappy interpolation, anyway. As you said,
    software in a computer can do better. The hex-cells just have an advantage
    because some of the cells are in the right spot to grab extra image to base
    the interpolation on, instead of nothing in a square-cell with gaps between
    cells
     
    Data, Jan 2, 2004
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