Kodak DX 7630 - Two Questions

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by jmalone3, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. jmalone3

    jmalone3 Guest

    Recently purchased a Kodak DX7630 and have a couple of questions.
    1. Where can I find the settings Kodak uses for the various scene
    modes?
    2. Has anyone used the 2X telephoto attachment? What are your
    observations?

    Thanks.
    - Jim
     
    jmalone3, Dec 5, 2004
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    howard Guest

    I have had 2 Kodiaks, and can comment on the 2x extender for my DX4900!

    may not be applicable to yours.....
    The extender (you also may need the adapter) OBLITERATED about 35% of the
    image I saw through the view finder.
    It DID NOT EFFECT the final picture, BUT it took some getting used to (have
    had the camera for years) to "get" the whole scene.
    Overall, I would not get another one........
    I currently have a 10X ZOOM DX6490 and the OPTICAL ZOOM is GREAT!!!!!!!!!
    hope this helps

    Howard
     
    howard, Dec 5, 2004
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    jmalone3 Guest

    Thanks for the info Howard.
    Getting a new camera with greater zoom is not an option for me now. I
    think I can get used to the obscured area in the viewfinder. But...
    what do you think about the quality of the lens? Did you notice any
    additional distortion or other artifacts?

    Thanks again.
    - Jim
     
    jmalone3, Dec 5, 2004
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  4. Ya just have to watch those Kodiaks, they bite.
     
    Jack-of-the-Dust, Dec 6, 2004
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  5. Don:

    I will stay tuned waiting for your results.

    TIA,

    Hap

    [Kodak DX7740]
     
    Hap Shaughnessy, Dec 6, 2004
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    Ron Baird Guest

    Greetings Jim,

    Glad to hear about your purchase. Great camera and you are in for some
    great photography.

    Just so you know, we have a web site dedicated to just this camera. When
    you visit there is an html version of the manual as well as a downloadable
    PDF version. You may want to visit. Nice and easy to find content due to
    the hyperlinking.

    In your particular situation, go to the following URL to find what you are
    looking for. There are - auto, 16 scene modes, program auto, aperture
    priority, shutter priority, manual, custom setting mode. To review the
    specific modes you have noted, use Kodak's GO technology. Just type the
    Kodak URL then add /go/dx7630 (works for any camera model). Or for a review
    of all our support content use /go/dx7630support On that page in the left
    side column is a link to 'Product Manuals' Click on that link to get a list
    of all of them including yours. In the HTML option will be a hyperlinked
    index. Go to the second section and click on 'Camera Modes.' All will be
    reviewed there.

    The adapter is easy to use and not too expensive, so you can employ any 37mm
    filters or other lens accessories in the thread size. Of course if you like
    you can get one of the lenses offered in our store or that are available at
    most retailers. Check them out. I found the camera to be exceptional in my
    personal use and I am betting you will too.

    Talk to you soon, Jim, let me know if you have any questions.

    Ron Baird
    Eastman Kodak Company
     
    Ron Baird, Dec 9, 2004
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  7. jmalone3

    Ron Baird Guest

    Greetings Jim,

    I can appreciate the interest.

    What I believe Kodak has done here is create a set of 'modes' that relate to
    the most commonly used settings and provided them to you at the turn of a
    dial or click of a button. This means that there are preset aperture and
    shutter settings that testing has show to work best for those conditions.
    So, rather than require a review of the scene, decision of what settings
    might work best, and your manually setting the camera to them etc. we simply
    put them in place so you can activate them easily and quickly. It has been
    quite well received.

    What the specific settings are eludes me at the moment, but the seem similar
    but may vary depending on the amount of light so I do not have particular
    specific numbers as they can change. They both employ faster shutter speeds
    but the algorithm may have differing params based on light, i.e. fast
    shutter speed in bright light, while the other allows the use of a fast
    shutter speed as well but even in lower light it may retain that speed.

    If your interest is in sports or action, you may want to consider the DX6490
    or the DX7590 as both have the option of Flash. This would be prime for
    children and if in proximity, action or sports.

    Talk to you soon, Jim,

    Ron Baird
    Eastman Kodak Company



    Hi Ron,
     
    Ron Baird, Dec 14, 2004
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  8. jmalone3

    Ron Baird Guest

    Greetings Don,

    Sorry to hear about your disappointment. I would be glad to share with you
    on this if you can send along a sample image or share a site where I can
    review one. There are lots of reasons why an image may not be sharp. One of
    the tests I always suggest is to place the camera on a support (Tripod,
    Table, or anything of the like), and use the timer to trip the shutter.
    This way there are no direct movements that can be attributed to you. If
    the image is still blurry or unsharp, then there is something going on with
    the camera and or accessories. Be sure the lens is clean, the camera is set
    correctly, i.e. let is go back to the defaults and set it full zoom then
    other zoom settings. See if that changes anything.

    Talk to you soon, Don, good luck!

    Ron Baird
    Eastman Kodak Company
     
    Ron Baird, Dec 17, 2004
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    tellme Guest

    I narrowed my choice down after many hours of reading reviews and
    getting more and more confused to the Nikon Coolpix 8700, the Minolta
    Dimage A200. Reason being quiet turn on, fast turn on time, fast
    continuous shoot as I shoot parrots in flight and baseballa nd
    football games.

    I tried hte Kodak DX7630 out in a store and unless I had a tripod the
    zoom on it and my unsteady hand (I didn't think it moved) gave me
    blurred pictures. Since it didn't have the feature to eliminate this I
    deleted that one.

    Comments please. I am tired of looking for a camera and have come to
    the conclusion there is no perfect one out there. I made a mistake in
    getting the Olympus that I had and don't want to make another costly
    error at the tune of 599-700 dollars.

    Thank you
     
    tellme, Feb 7, 2005
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