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Kodak EasyShare LS633

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by HMHB, May 31, 2003.

  1. HMHB

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    I've just read a rave review of this camera in T3 magazine and would like the opinion of some of you experts.
    1) The new OLED display looks incredible - do you think other manufacturers will follow suit and will this mean cheaper cameras ?
    2) Has anyone seen a review of it in a pucka camera mag ?
    3) Does this look like an ideal spec for someone just getting into digital photography ?
    Your comments would be gratefully accepted
     
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    Looking at the spec, this camera is featureless. Its a point and shoot.

    The LCD is a key feature for convenience but has no impact on the quality of the image. Its there purely to help you compose or to review on the hoof.

    For someone just getting onto photography? Depends what they want out of it.

    Looks ok for a point and shoot. But I would shop around as zoom is average, ISO range limited, aperture range severely limited, shutter speed range average. full range of metering options and thats about it.

    If you want pics without fuss this is ok, if you want something thatll let you grow into it and allow you to be creative then this isnt ideal.

    T3 is a magazine full of ads rather than reviews!!!!
     
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    You're right about T3 - I won't buy it again.
    Do most digital cameras around this price range have the ability to shoot low res movie footage as well ?
    Ideally I'd like a point and shoot but with creative possibilties and a good zoom. Macro mode would be a bonus also.

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    I've just noticed the thread asking about advise for 1st camera so will read that :clown:
     
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    Oh and try www.dpreview.com for user reviews on it (they havent done a full review yet) theres only 2 but both +ve
     
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    Try Canon A70/A40/A30 has point and shoot + allows you to manually override to do your ownthing.

    Most cameras do 15 frames per second movies of reasonable res. Ok for emailing video but not to replace a camcorder.

    Im sure Olympus/Nikon/Fuji all have equivelents to the above canons.
     
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    Cheers I'll do some investigation.
    One thing that caught my attention was the kodak printer thingy that allow you to dock the camera and print on proper 6x4 paper. Is this a common facility ?
     
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    Kodak do have a docking system that makes it ideal for technophobes.

    But many cameras have many ways of doing printing. A lot use DPOF which enables you to specify printing requirements in camera. Some pprinters had smart card readers. But at the end of the day.

    What most people do is load them on to a PC then edit them the way they want them (cropping them) and then send them to an online photolab or take them to jessops on CD.

    Like The LCD anything it does with printing may be neat but doesnt make the pictures any better!!!
     
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    Thanks for that - I didn't realise you could take them in to be printed and was not looking forward to printing them on an inkjet printer. That would make much better sense as you say edit, crop and then print just the ones you want printing.
    In that case the Canon A70 is looking better by the minute
     
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    Last time i looked Jessops wre charging £6 for 40 (15p each) which was the same price as next day roll of film processing.

    Some online companies do freebies for the first few prints.

    Might be worth starting a seperate thread for best print deals
     
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    Full review here: http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/kodak/ls633-review/index.shtml


    Personally, I wouldn't get this camera as a first digital camera, the Oled display is novel, but is by no means essential and since this review rates the picture quailty of the camera 'average', makes me like it even less. No manual controls, it's mainly point and shoot. Great for holiday snaps, but I can think of other cameras equally suited to that which give you more creativity and look nicer.

    I'd have a look at some of canons range of cameras. I've just read a review of the canon A70, which I'd rather have over this, looks nicer too.

    The verdict=:thumbsdow
     

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