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    James
    James  13
    12 Jul 2002 - 2:09 PM

    Hi, im looking for a new digital camera, specific bits i want are: the camera to be under 300 and to have a very good movie mode .. i have been looking around for a week or too now, i have just come across the Olympus C-2 in the argos catalogue which looks interesting (i.e it has a good sounding movie mode) but i am just wondering if:
    A: is a good buy, can you suggest any better cameras?
    B: if i put a 128mb SM card in will the 15 seconds for the movie mode
    will grow to 30sec plus, as i want to take some long shots?
    C: whats the movie quality like (optional)?

    I currently have a VPC-X360, which can take good video .. at 320x240,
    but only has a 30sec max (total of about 90sec) and a photo size of
    1024x768 .. but i want BETTER!!!

    Please Help

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    Al_T
    Al_T  1230 forum posts
    12 Jul 2002 - 4:03 PM

    The Samsung Digimax 350SE lets you make videos as large as the memory will allow. On a 128Mb memory card, I Think it will be over 2 minutes long at 320x240.

    It's selling for about 330 online. As far as I know you won't find better video capabilities for around that price. Unless you buy a video camera of course Smile

    The samsung has a megapixel advantage over the olympus, and a 3x zoom and the movie mode is much better. Worth spending that extra for, I think!

    James
    James  13
    12 Jul 2002 - 5:07 PM

    I forgot to say the Olympus C-2 movie mode does not provide sound .. and i would like sound!

    James
    James  13
    12 Jul 2002 - 6:18 PM

    And i was thinking of something like a sony Cybershot P71 too

    Pete
    Pete Site Moderator 1318441 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
    12 Jul 2002 - 9:00 PM

    James, Al_T's right, the Samsung is worth a look, so is the Sony that you've already expressed an interest in. It uses MemoryStick and currently you can get up to 128Mb which allows a 320x240 movie recording time of nearly 6mins. Check out www.cameratag.co.uk to find the best price on the web.

    James
    James  13
    15 Jul 2002 - 2:48 PM

    I made my mind up .. I got a Sony CyberShot P71 and will be buying a 128mb memory stick later on.

    I have to say though .. it's a very good camera for the money, with loads of functions and the quality of the pictures at any zoom level (including digital) is very very good!

    saravana
    saravana  12
    19 Jul 2002 - 1:21 PM

    Hi, recently I bought Ricoh RR120 digital camera,
    with photosuite version 4 and drivers.
    The problem here is that,the pc can recognise the camera but photosuite can't.
    In the readme file it says photosuite can recognise only certain cameras and ricoh is not one of them.I wonder why Ricoh is giving a software that doesn't recognise its camera.Now I can't download the images from camera to PC.

    Can anyone help me on this?
    Thankyou.

    saravana
    srvana54@hotmail.com
    19/07/2002 20:29

    James
    James  13
    30 Aug 2002 - 4:17 PM

    > Can anyone help me on this?
    This question may already have been asked but if it hasnt:

    If you contact Johnsons Photopia, they should be able to help, details on the url below:
    http://www.johnsons-photopia.co.uk/contact.htm

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