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Old November 11th, 2007, 06:18 PM   #31
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Gabriel,

I have to highly recommend that you purchase a SanDisk SD Plus USB card. You can get a 2GB for around $40. Yes, it costs a little more than a standard 2GB card. HOWEVER. Imagine this...you have your camera out with you and you snap a picture of you and your friends. You are at your friend's house and he wants a copy of the picture. With the SanDisk, you just pop the memory card out, transform it to USB and stick it in his computer - no adapters necessary. No cables needed. No extra software. It's just great.
While agree with the convenience of passing on the card reader, it's difficult to touch the card without touching the gold contacts as you now have to avoid touching the contacts of both the SD interface as well as the USB interface. I have one, and it does make the transfer easier for my wife . And, as often as not, you forget to recap it before sticking it back into the camera.
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Old December 1st, 2007, 03:45 PM   #32
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Hi Gabriel,

How is going?

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Old December 4th, 2007, 11:59 AM   #33
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While agree with the convenience of passing on the card reader, it's difficult to touch the card without touching the gold contacts as you now have to avoid touching the contacts of both the SD interface as well as the USB interface. I have one, and it does make the transfer easier for my wife . And, as often as not, you forget to recap it before sticking it back into the camera.

I haven't noticed any huge issue. I keep one in my phone and one in my camera. It has come in very handy when I'm at school or work and didn't bring my USB flash, I just grab my SD/USB from my phone and use that. When it is in SD mode, the USB contacts are covered. When it is in USB mode, the SD contacts are covered. I am not sure what you mean by recap - it just folds, I've never forgotten to unfold it before putting it back in my camera.

The one and only issue I have with it is that it will go into a USB port upside down, though it doesn't seem to cause any problems - i just pull it out and reinsert it.

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Old January 2nd, 2008, 07:50 PM   #34
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I use the Canon S3 quite extensively, mostly for creating short videos for work and the house. Great point and shoot, but not as small as you might like for putting in your pocket and forgetting about it. The video mode is really quite impressive, and allows both zooming and focusing while shooting, although the focus is not as good as a dedicated camcorder. This camera has good IS which works well for freehand work. I can't hardly think of a better camera for quick work and web posting. Uses AA batteries, which is really nice. Has a 6MP picture on a 1/1.7" sensor, so it's pretty efficient compared to some of the newer fare.

I also use the Canon A620 quite extensively for video and picture work. It has the old, larger 1/1.7" sensor with only 7.1MP, so it is quite light efficient and takes great vids. It does not focus or optically zoom during video. For fixed tripod work, this one is equal to the S3, or perhaps even a little better for lower light levels. It loses points for action footage where zoom and focus come into play. Still images are also good, but lack of IS is a problem. Once Canon went to the A630 and higher, the movie images suffered as they have gotten caught in the megapixel wars the image has gotten noiser IMO. Uses AA batteries, which is really nice.

I've tried and returned several of the newer Canon products, but the S3 and A620 are tops in my book for sub $500 cameras. The A620 is getting hard to find as it was discontinued probably about a year ago. The S3 is still readily available, but the new S5 is taking its place with many feeling the S3 is slightly superior in many aspects for real life situations.
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 07:21 AM   #35
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The Fujifilm F50?

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Old January 11th, 2008, 11:53 AM   #36
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Hey, thanks everyone!

I've been meaning to get on here to say that I've received my camera. :)
I got the Samsung L73. I'm so happy with it. So far, I have not noticed any noise issues. Its really nice...

Still learning how to operate it and all, but I'm very happy with it.

Thanks for all your help and suggestions.
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Old January 11th, 2008, 04:47 PM   #37
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Hi Gabriel,

Congratulations ;-)

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Old January 27th, 2008, 03:41 PM   #38
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Gabriel, is there any chance you could shoot and post some raw video clips at 640x480 30fps, and some at the 800x592 20fps mode? I'm very interested in seeing the quality and the motion of the high-res mode to see if 20fps is actually usable in practical applications.
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