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Old 12-01-2005, 12:35 AM   #11
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It'* all about the sensor. Image quality is what matters. You can buy a 6 or 7 megapixel cam for cheap but the quality may absolutely suck on it. Most of those digi-cams can only give decent images at incredibly low ISO speeds, which require a slow shutter and renders it useless in lower light.

That'* another thing. Most non digital SLR cameras are rather ****-poor at high ISO - even my Canon PowerShot A75 is horrible at 400 ISO.
Yea, you start seeing significant noise at ISO 200 on most digi-cams. On digital SLRs it varies. On mine, I won't get a lot of noise until ISO 1600, and only a little at ISO 800. On the more expensive D-SLR'*, you can shoot at 1600 and get no noise, and shoot at 3200 and get minimal noise.
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On the more expensive D-SLR'*, you can shoot at 1600 and get no noise, and shoot at 3200 and get minimal noise.
That'* the stuff dreams are made of, right there.
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I'm using a Sony Cybershot 7.2 MP.....3X Zoom.....Takes great vid and pics.

Harofreak is also whoring with a Sony Cybershot, except he'* got the 5.1 MP model.

I've always used Sony'* and have loved them. So that'* where I stand.
Loving my 5.1 cybershot to death... And it taks good video along with great stills...

Worth every penny..

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Before you discount Panasonic as a "lesser brand" check out this review.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonicfz20/

No, it'* not an $800 - $4,000 (depending on model) Canon EOS, but it does everything that I need it too. 12x optical zoom, stabilization, good resolution and color rendering. I've been using it for about a year and I'm very happy with it.

If it is to be an "all or nothing" type thing, I'd go with the optics over the sensor, as others have said. The best chip available won't be able to do much if the lens sends it mediocre information.
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just got a sony dsc-w1. awesome camera, with 5.1 megapixels, and only paid 150 for it on ebay. love it to death. the only camera'* i have or will ever buy are sony. that carl zeiss lens is awesome.
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Let the Sony'* ring, boys. I'm on my 2nd Sony. First one lasted me 6 years, and now lilpooky has it.

I have the W5, Carl Zeiss optics, great zoom at 5mp. A good lens can make up for a poor CCD to some extent, but not really.

The W5 shoots AMAZING video, and has burst mode for stills in 1mp, 3mp, and 5mp modes. VERY fast, and the largest LCD on the market. Don just got his and is in love with it now.



Sony owns the CCD quality market, and the Zeiss optics back it up nicely. Let it be known that I work for HP, but wouldn't buy one. Those are point/shoot cameras for occasional users. If you want quality, go higher.
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Let the Sony'* ring, boys. I'm on my 2nd Sony. First one lasted me 6 years, and now lilpooky has it.

I have the W5, Carl Zeiss optics, great zoom at 5mp. A good lens can make up for a poor CCD to some extent, but not really.

The W5 shoots AMAZING video, and has burst mode for stills in 1mp, 3mp, and 5mp modes. VERY fast, and the largest LCD on the market. Don just got his and is in love with it now.



Sony owns the CCD quality market, and the Zeiss optics back it up nicely. Let it be known that I work for HP, but wouldn't buy one. Those are point/shoot cameras for occasional users. If you want quality, go higher.
Thats what the sony replaced was an HP camera.... If you have an HP Camera Burn it and get a Sony

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HP has it'* place in the world. It'* for the people that either don't want a complicated camera, or can't handle one.

BTW, the W5 can add lenses and filters.
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www.dpreview.com

I shoulda posted this earlier. One of the best sites out there for reviews and the message boards are quite informative.
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