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Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by cribeiro, Feb 25, 2003.

  1. cribeiro

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    Hi!

    I had a Canon Powershot A40 for 6 months, unfortunately it was stolen... at my work place! Now I started saving money again, and I am looking again in internet, there are some new models, etc... I was really satisfied with that camera, I was a beginner, and I learnt a lot about fotography thanks to that little toy... But I still had a lot to learn :-( AFter a lot of investigations in internet and shops, I concluded that the A40 is the best in its price range, and I think I would buy it again...
    My question now is, do you think I should stick to it, or go for a bigger think? I very liked the G2 and G3, but maybe I am still a beginner as to go for that...
    I do not really think I would print in a bigger size than the standard one, only in very rare cases...
    Also, do you think there is something new in the market competing with the A40 that I should take into account?
    Thank you for your help.
     
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    Thank you! It looks nice, and I like a couple of features: up to 3 min of video, and extra resolution (3.2 Mpix instead of 2.0). I will take it into account.
    By the way, I add this question: do you know why the time I could record a video with the a40 was varying all the time? Sometimes I could record 30 sec, and sometimes only 10... And this without changing settings... Could it be a buffer problem?
     
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    I believe so. I am not an expert on how cameras write to the CF card but I have been told that the buffering is always the biggest issue when doing video.

    If your video clip was of a still object, the amount of data needed is a lot more than of a fast moving object.
     
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    I see... Then I was not doing anything wrong. But I would rather say that a still object takes less memory than a moving one, isn't it?
    Ah! And I have heard that there are some cameras that write the CF directly, without intermediate buffer and then the limit is the available memory. Is that right?
     
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    If you like the canon A range its worth looking at the S range too (30, 40, 45 & 50).

    they are a cut down G2 and G3
     

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