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Subject: [OM] Re: Compact / Subcompact pocket digital
From: "John Hermanson" <omtech@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 08:14:12 -0400
I've read that the 7070 'boots up' and is ready to shoot in 1 second. 

John Hermanson
Camtech Photo Services, Inc.
21 South Lane, Huntington, NY, 11743-4714,  
631-424-2121, www.zuiko.com
Olympus OM Service since 1977
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Winsor Crosby" <wincros@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <olympus@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 8:51 PM
Subject: [OM] Re: Compact / Subcompact pocket digital

> If I could make a couple of suggestions, look for a camera with the 
> largest sensor you can get. It makes a big difference in the 
> flexibility of using it as well as the quality of the image. The 
> smaller sensors generate more noise even at lower ISO settings and the 
> the aggressive noise reduction that gets built in to deal with it 
> frequently smears fine detail resulting in a plastic look at greater 
> enlargments. 1 1/8" is the best size sensor being put into a small 
> camera currently. They range between about 4MP up to 7MP. The 7MP seems 
> to be a major breakthrough in handling noise, dynamic range and 
> resisting blowouts for small sensors, performing better than their 5MP 
> predecessors.
> Handling these cameras is paramount before buying one. Some have really 
> worked on the speed and shutter lag issue, but not always across the 
> whole line. The top of the line Olys like the C-8080 and C-7070 are 
> very good, but they are not small. Some of the small Sonys are very 
> good speedwise, and a couple of the small Coolpixes are not bad 
> especially if you turn off their little start up movie. The new Canon 
> SD500 is supposed to be very quick unlike the prior models. You have to 
> check to see what settings you may think are essential have been left 
> off to make it small and simple. I like to just see if I can use it 
> after picking it up without reading a manual.
> Winsor
> Long Beach, California, USA
> http://homepage.mac.com/wincros/PhotoAlbum3.html
> On Apr 26, 2005, at 5:07 PM, Lawrence Woods wrote:
>> While researching P&S cameras, I also looked into what was out
>> there that I might want for myself even though I'm not getting
>> anything yet.  Among "advanced digital" models, compared to
>> the Panasonic Lumix FZ models,  the Olympus UZ models don't
>> even look like they are in the same league.   One caveat is
>> that this comparison was made on-screen, without actually
>> handling any of these "advanced digital" models.  I'm not
>> making the digital plunge yet, but I hope that Olympus catches
>> up before I do. 

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