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Old June 17th, 2003, 01:03 AM   #1
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optura pi: need review.. or opinion

hi,

this msg is originated from the topic - optura pi vs trv22

people kindly replied, however i was hoping to get more info on the optura pi.

can someone please provide a brief review about this camera or how you liked about it?

thank you...
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Old June 17th, 2003, 02:40 AM   #2
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The Optura PI was one of the best, if not the best, 1 CCD cams ever made.
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Old June 17th, 2003, 03:04 AM   #3
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thanks frank,,

could you give me a few reasons explain that why it's one of the best?
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Old June 17th, 2003, 03:13 AM   #4
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Good low light, progressive scan, great lens, great ergonomics, well-built, good color saturation, OIS, good features, etc etc. 3 drawbacks are:
  • lower res in interlaced
  • no 1/30th manual shutter setting
  • manual focus is with a lever or a dial (can't recall)
There are 2 reviews at videomaker, 1 at CNET, one at PC Mag. There were others but I can't recall the mags.

If you can find one, grab it.
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Old June 17th, 2003, 03:42 AM   #5
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thank you very much!!!
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Old June 17th, 2003, 10:15 AM   #6
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Plus it has an RGB color filter (the best). Do a search here; should turn up a number of threads about the Pi. Hope this helps,
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