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Old May 17th, 2004, 01:45 PM   #1
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The PD-150 advertisizes capturing stills in VGA 640X480. What does this mean in terms of mega-pixels, the standard of most still, digital cameras?

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Old May 17th, 2004, 03:32 PM   #2
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Multipy 640 by 480 and you get about 0.3 megapixels
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Old May 17th, 2004, 04:44 PM   #3
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Since most good consumer digital still camera are 6.3 megapixels right now, .3 seems like pretty low quality, right? How is this feature beneficial then?
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Old May 17th, 2004, 04:59 PM   #4
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Michael, video cams are for shooting video, still cams are for shooting stills. The PD150 is a professional video cam. With frame grabs for the web, this low resolution is all you need.
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Old May 17th, 2004, 05:06 PM   #5
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I see your point. It will be better than the still frames that I use for the web now, but I'll just have to carry around my still cam as well for better stills. Thanks for the clarification, Frank.
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Old May 17th, 2004, 05:21 PM   #6
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Dude, my cell phone takes 640x480 pictures, not great, but for web pages that's probably all you need.
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