Nikon Coolpix with swiveling lense?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Gladiator, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. Gladiator

    SMS Guest

    Well with digital SLRs you could always buy a Zigview S2, but they're
    $469.95 at B&H. The only thing I miss on the D-SLR is the swivel LCD
    when I want to be part of the picture.
     
    SMS, Jul 17, 2007
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  2. Gladiator

    Gladiator Guest

    Which digital camera(s) do you recommend I look into then?
     
    Gladiator, Jul 17, 2007
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  3. Gladiator

    Gladiator Guest

    I've seen those too and they are just a hood. I made my own with a
    small slide viewer but it has a gap at the bottom so it lets in too
    much light. I can modify it though to fix that issue.
     
    Gladiator, Jul 17, 2007
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  4. Gladiator

    SMS Guest

    A630.

    The A640 is too high resolution. The A710is has no rotating LCD.

    S5
    The only Canon with both a swivel LCD and image stabilization and a hot
    shoe.

    Personally I'd go for the S3, and use the software programs for DIGIC
    II, but you want >6 MP.
     
    SMS, Jul 17, 2007
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  5. Gladiator

    Gladiator Guest

    What do you mean by "too high resolution"?
     
    Gladiator, Jul 17, 2007
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  6. Gladiator

    Gladiator Guest

    Why are you using brackets for the second sentence? Looks to me like
    you didn't get a very good education. I expect you were schooled at
    home by your inbreeding parents.
     
    Gladiator, Jul 18, 2007
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  7. Gladiator

    Gladiator Guest

    You spend far too much time in this forum discussing the technical
    aspects of photography. Just like most geek hack photographers do, you
    know more about your camera than most want to know but couldn't create
    a good photo to save your life even.
     
    Gladiator, Jul 18, 2007
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  8. Gladiator

    SMS Guest

    Too many pixels crammed into too small a sensor. This is the problem
    with most modern point and shoot cameras. However since you stated you
    wanted 8 megapixels, the A630 is about the best option for a camera with
    an articulated LCD (other than perhaps the S5). The A640 will be noisier.
     
    SMS, Jul 18, 2007
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  9. Gladiator

    Gladiator Guest

    I understand that but you made the bracketed part a seperate sentence.
    That is the incorrect way to use brackets. Once again you are wrong.
    Bracket is an accepted variation of parenthesis. Just as lense is an
    accpted variation of lens. Give it up, dude.



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    Gladiator, Jul 18, 2007
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  10. Gladiator

    Gladiator Guest

    And one day you will be saying the same to someone who is asking for a
    DC with 50mp. You will say, "why do you need 50mp when you can't tell
    the difference from a camera with 40mp?". I have a very good Olympus
    DC here and it's only failing is that it is a bit short in the MP
    department. Considering DC's are now up to 12mp I have to set the
    limit somewhere for a new DC and I chose 8mp. Saying I won't be able
    to tell the difference is about as stupid as saying I won't be able to
    tell the difference between a 35mm and a medium format camera when it
    is printed in a magazine. I've been doing photography since you were
    in diapers so either answer my question or shut the **** up.
     
    Gladiator, Jul 18, 2007
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  11. Gladiator

    Gladiator Guest

    Well, if you are going to put it that way then I may as well stick
    with my current Olympus 2020Z at 2.1mp and just take a series of shots
    and stitch them together. On second thought, maybe I won't even bother
    with a DC seeing as you are saying they are basically a rip off. I'll
    just spring for a medium format camera and get a decent scanner if I
    want to digitize the prints. Sounds to me like DC's are for amateurs
    and naffy mag photographers.
     
    Gladiator, Jul 18, 2007
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  12. Gladiator

    ASAAR Guest

    ***** Bogus Argument Alert *****

    Nobody said that you wouldn't be able to tell the difference
    between the resolution of your current camera (2.1mp) and either 8mp
    or 12mp. What was said is that you'd have a hard time telling the
    difference between the resolution of a 6mp camera that otherwise has
    all of the features you were looking for, and the 8mp resolution
    that you chose for your minimum requirement. You can easily find
    sample photos taken with Nikon's 6mp CP S10, and decide for yourself
    if its resolution is or isn't sufficient. In addition to the
    swiveling lens it also has Nikon's VR, which should make it a far
    better camera than your 2.1mp Olympus 2020Z. Read the review that
    starts at http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikons10/ or go directly
    to http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/NikonS10/page12.asp to choose
    sample photos to download. As you'll see from the conclusions on
    that page, it's not the best camera available, but a decent one that
    is the only one having the features that you're looking for.
     
    ASAAR, Jul 18, 2007
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  13. That's quite possible and just as sensible as it is to ask the same question
    about 8 versus 6 MP.
    That is certainly your choice. Of course you have to realize that you are
    severly limiting your options that way.
    Unfortunately you are missing the fact that the difference between 6MP and
    8MP is a meager 33% while the difference between small format 36x24 and a
    typical medium format of e.g. 6x4.5cm is a whopping 212.5%. That difference
    would correspond to 6MP versus an 18MP camera, not an 8MP.
    And no, unless there are very special circumstances you won't be able to
    tell the difference in photos between 6 and 8 MP.
    You seem to be unfamiliar with Kathinka's law.

    jue
     
    Jürgen Exner, Jul 18, 2007
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  14. MP is pretty well meaningless these days. Increase pixel count in small
    sensor P&S you will increase noise.
     
    Not Disclosed, Jul 19, 2007
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  15. Gladiator

    Guest Guest

    Ask RichA, he knows everything.
     
    Guest, Jul 19, 2007
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  16. Gladiator

    Guest Guest

    So post a link to your great photographs, you are all puffery like RichA
    with nothing to show for yourself.
     
    Guest, Jul 19, 2007
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