Why do they always leave out one feature?!

Discussion in 'Digital Point & Shoot Camera' started by RPS, Aug 16, 2007.

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    RPS Guest

    I look at Panasonic LX2 (= Leica D-LUX 3). It is perfect in every way
    except one: the zoom range is too small.

    Then there is TZ3. Perfect in zoom range and most every way except
    one: lack of aperture/shutter priority.

    It is so frustrating that camera companies always leave out one feature
    I would really want! :)
     
    RPS, Aug 16, 2007
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    RonTheGuy Guest

    I ended up with a camera that has almost every conceivable feature but
    the camera itself gets less than a top grade and some of the features
    don't work all that well. It's the Olympus SP-510UZ.
    10x zoom range
    Auto/program/shutter priority/aperture priority/manual exposure
    Manual focus
    RAW support
    Time lapse
    Movie mode
    Panorama mode
    etc.

    I like it but...
    Menu structure is a little difficult and some functions are hard to get
    or change.
    I've had to reset the camera at least once in the field when it lost
    the ability to zoom.
    Manual focus is not implemented well.

    You get the idea. You might do well to give up on a feature or 2 to get
    a camera that has a good interface and gets good images.

    Ron
     
    RonTheGuy, Aug 16, 2007
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    ray Guest

    FWIW - my feature list is probably rather brief, but I've found nothing
    wanting on the Kodak P series.
     
    ray, Aug 16, 2007
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    RPS Guest

    : I look at Panasonic LX2 (= Leica D-LUX 3). It is perfect in every way
    : except one: the zoom range is too small.
    :
    : Then there is TZ3. Perfect in zoom range and most every way except
    : one: lack of aperture/shutter priority.
    :
    : It is so frustrating that camera companies always leave out one feature
    : I would really want! :)

    I forgot to include my last, cynical punch line. It occurred to me,
    and that's why I made the post, that maybe it is not coincidence.
    In these days of super-planned marketing schemes, this could be
    deliberate to always want us to upgrade or buy something else.
    After all, if you found just the right camera for you, why would you
    buy more?
     
    RPS, Aug 16, 2007
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    sw2U Guest

    I'll second that regarding my P880. The first time I used it, I was
    impressed by how everything about it seemed just right.
     
    sw2U, Aug 20, 2007
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    sw2U Guest

    Because for some of us it's an addiction. (Grin)
     
    sw2U, Aug 20, 2007
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    AAvK Guest


    Study the Fujifilm s9100.
    AAvK
     
    AAvK, Aug 22, 2007
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    Nushar Guest

    : >I look at Panasonic LX2 (= Leica D-LUX 3). It is perfect in every way
    : > except one: the zoom range is too small.
    : >
    : > Then there is TZ3. Perfect in zoom range and most every way except
    : > one: lack of aperture/shutter priority.
    : >
    : > It is so frustrating that camera companies always leave out one feature
    : > I would really want! :)
    :
    : Study the Fujifilm s9100.

    What's there to study? He is talking about compact all-in-ones and you
    are citing a DSLR!
     
    Nushar, Aug 22, 2007
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    Nushar Guest

    : : Study the Fujifilm s9100.
    :
    : What's there to study? He is talking about compact all-in-ones and you
    : are citing a DSLR!

    My apologies. It is late in the night and I was still irked at you
    because of the other thread. :)

    Anyway, s9100 is only SLR-like, but at 26.5 oz it is almost twice the
    weight of Lumix FZ-18 (14.4 oz). I would look at the latter for this
    reason, but of course other people's tastes and needs may vary.
     
    Nushar, Aug 22, 2007
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    AAvK Guest


    "Irked" at me... you can KISS MY ASS where it is rosy red!
    AAvK
     
    AAvK, Aug 22, 2007
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    Nushar Guest

    : "Irked" at me... you can KISS MY ASS where it is rosy red!

    No thanx but please feel free to use your ass however you see fit. :)
     
    Nushar, Aug 22, 2007
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