Quality of pics using Burst Mode ?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Tech, Jun 27, 2004.

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    Tech Guest

    Hi All,
    I will be buying my first digital camera and am intereted in the Kodak
    DX7440 and the Sony DSC P-100. Both of these offer Burst Mode. The Sony
    allows for 16 small pics within one frame and the Kodak does 2fps (6pics
    max.). On the surface it would appear that the Sony is perfect for
    analyzing a golf swing. I would think the Kodak's 2fps would be too slow
    to provide no more than maybe two or three pictures in the average golf
    swing. Question. Has anyone used either the Sony or Kodak burst feature
    ? And what quality could I expect when using it for looking at a golf

    Tech, Jun 27, 2004
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    Renee Guest

    Hiya Tech,

    I'm new to working with what I consider a feature laden camera -- and I
    don't play golf. So I don't know if this will help . . .

    IMO you should look at other features to make your decision and make sure
    the camera offer video. You can take a small video then load it up into a
    video editor to look at it frame by frame. I believe a camera with 15 fps or
    30 fps video would be better than burst mode for analyzing something like a
    golf stroke. The video editor also allows you to save individual frames to
    their own picture files.

    Renee, Jun 27, 2004
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    Ron Baird Guest

    Hi Tech,

    Personally, if your need is to analyze a golf swing, I would consider a
    video camera. You can then run it in reduced motion so you can measure and
    review etc. Better than still shots from a still camera. If you are going
    to do anything else, then stick with the still camera. The newer models
    that Kodak offers, i.e. the DX7440 will do a great job for you and has a
    frame rate as noted. It will however, allow you to take up to 30 frames at
    2 fps, with last 6 frames saved. You are still only going to get 6 frames,
    but they will be the last taken out of 30. Nice feature. I would see if
    you can try the camera out, and take some action shots in the store etc.
    Check whether or not it will meet your need.

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

    Ron Baird
    Eastman Kodak Company
    Ron Baird, Jul 1, 2004
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    Ron Baird Guest

    Greetings Ric,

    I can appreciate your interest and am glad to share.

    Actually, all the information you might want is on the web pages that refer
    to these models. Please go to the following for details. Also, watch for
    new releases and compare them as they are brought out. The compare feature
    is an excellent resource.

    You are right that there are some great features in the DX7440 model
    including a lot of manual control.

    Try visiting:


    This should work for you.

    Ron Baird
    Eastman Kodak Company
    Ron Baird, Jul 28, 2004
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