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Kodak DX-6490 Or Canon S1 Is  
User currently offlineYULtoPEI From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 218 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4619 times:

HI !

I need your help please... I want to buy a new digital camera.
I don't have the budget to buy a SLR camera like the digital rebel, is why I want to buy point and shoot camera.

after many week of search I finally found 4 models but two of theses are out.
the Fuji S5000 (bad compression) and the Z1 or Z2 (ugly look)
I'm now hesitate between the easy use Kodak DX-6490 (4M pixel 10X zoom) or the new Canon S1 IS with the image stabilize but only 3.2M pixel.
I hesitate because the Kodak have 4M pixel and the Canon only 3M pixel?

after reading many forum and news, I can't really know witch is better for me and for the aviation picture I will make.

any user comment is welcome. I try to find something in the search menu but not fund any.

Please enlightened me !!!

Regards
YULtoPEI


PEI in Colombia!!!. [Canon T2i]
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User currently offlineNEXtime From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4556 times:

I spent time evaluating the S5000, Z1 & DX6490. I came to the same conclusion with regard to the S5000, and eventually, after careful thought chose the DX6490. I have a friend who has the Z1 and he is very happy with it (although he does not take aviation photos). I'm afraid I can't give you any pointers towards the Canon S1.
I have uploaded a small number of photos to the photo pages which have been taken with the DX6490. Here's my favourite at my home airport (Which was uploaded without any editing / enhancement).

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Kevin Greenwood


I will say that I have bought the camera as a "short-term" thing and (subject to budget) will be looking at an SLR. But I can honestly say I have been more than happy with it in all aspects.



Fantastic 4-Holers : Concorde, Boeing 747SP & Lockheed Jetstar - I'm lovin' it!
User currently offlineKLGAviation From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 243 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4520 times:

Ahh, now isn't that ironic! The only pointers I can give are towards the S1 IS, which I own right now.

Although it's only 3.2mp, the image stabilitation will make up for it. I haven't had a blurry shot yet! 10x optical, can't beat it. Some of the other things I particularly like are that the LCD can be put in nearly any position. It takes normal AA batteries, but I'd suggest rechargable NiMH's. You use compact flashcards. I have a 256mb card, which runs at around $50 USD. At the highest quality and resolution settings I can fit 153 photos. The main reason I started to look at the S1 was because it looks sturdy... not anything like those rectanglular cameras with 3x optical.

Being that I haven't uploaded any of my shots here yet, here are a few shots I took this week (link is to the original, the actual photo below is just 640*). I had to resave a few originals to get them under 1 MB.



Original: http://img4.imagetown.net/18332700.jpg



Original: http://img4.imagetown.net/62476416.jpg

Now for a plane:



Original: http://img4.imagetown.net/71937103.jpg <.....bad JPEG compression on my behalf.

The only problem that I have with the S1 is that sometimes when you shoot images in backlit conditions, you get purple/blue fringing around the edges as below. Yes, that is a raccoon. Long story...



This is my first digital camera, and I'm very happy with it. I'll try to start spotting more. If you have any more questions feel free to post them here or email me at pianoman110@aol.com . If I were to make the choice again, I would definately take the S1 IS.

Chris



There is a fine line between a picture and a photo. The latter seems to be disappearing.
User currently offlineYULtoPEI From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4508 times:

Thank you NEXtime and Christ

Nice picture Christ, but the only plane picture is not your best... The compression is so high... Did you use the digital zoom of the camera?
I would like to see more plane picture from the S1.
but all the others pictures are nice and clean. Thank to share with us.

maybe the next week I took the final decision and buy one of these.
I gave a last chance to my A70, I submitting 5 pictures I took last Friday.
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/show_photos_in_queue.main?email=william_vogt44@hotmail.com&date=2004-06-25

Regards
YULtoPEI





PEI in Colombia!!!. [Canon T2i]
User currently offlineKLGAviation From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 243 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4492 times:

YULtoPEI,

Glad you brought that up. That one plane photo was over 1 MB (servers maximum limit) so in order to keep the original resolution I had to save in Photoshop with much more JPEG compression than I had hoped.

If you want the actual original straight from the camera, just send me an email (email address is in my first post). And, one more thing... my name isn't Christ. Big grin

Chris






There is a fine line between a picture and a photo. The latter seems to be disappearing.
User currently offlineAviationfreak From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1166 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4449 times:

I bought the DX6490 a few weeks ago. I've been out shooting only once. It's my first digicam and I'm not a good photographer (yet) I really can't tell anything relevant about it, I'm still learning. Only that I love the big display and the looks of the cam more than the Canon S1. And it feels good in my hands (I only can speak for myself)

All I can do is show you some images of that one particular day I was out shooting.
All pictures are taken with the highest resolution.
Some darker pictures are taken with the sports setting as I thought an a/c is also a moving object. I tried different settings the whole day and I had troubles with centering the object at first but it was getting better later on.
I btw still have to process the pics.























Taken with max. optical zoom (10X):

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Taken with max. optical zoom (10X):
















Please take note that the host www.photobucket.nl resizes pics larger than 250k and can make look the result much worse than they really are.

Regards,
Sander




I love both Airbus and Boeing as much as I love aviation!
User currently offlineYULtoPEI From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4424 times:

Thanks Sander...

happy to see some aviation picture with the DX-6490, couple are really nice, but needing some post-processing.

I have couples more questions???
do you use a stand, tripod for shooting? With the 10X?
how far you are of the plane the most time?
what about the battery?

and to see my new rejected picture taken with A60 : http://www.pawmedia.ca/indexaviation.htm
thanks a lot guy's

regards,
YULtoPEI





PEI in Colombia!!!. [Canon T2i]
User currently offlineYULtoPEI From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4399 times:

I finally buy the canon S1 is...
I found a extreme deal in a small shop in the downtown of Montreal.
only paid 550$cdn for the camera...

I try it tomorrow... I have free day

regards
YULtoPEI



PEI in Colombia!!!. [Canon T2i]
User currently offlineAviationfreak From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1166 posts, RR: 40
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4359 times:

YULtoPEI,

Can you show us the results?

I'll remove the pics I posted from photobucket as this takes ages to load.

Regards,
Sander



I love both Airbus and Boeing as much as I love aviation!
User currently offlineYULtoPEI From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4341 times:

HI Sander and all others !!!

I have my canon S1 is for about a week now and took many many pictures.
but I only go spotting one time with my new Camera, and this day was bad weather. Not raining but very cloudy... I think I need more practice with the setting and spotting in a sunny day...  Smile

let's see the 4 bests shots :






(all 4 are rejected in A.net...  Sad , but i understand)
I would like to said that I took really good no-aviation picture, like flowers and landscape that look really nice.

any comments is welcome...
all original are there : http://www.pawmedia.ca/aviationspictures.htm

regards
YULtoPEI



[Edited 2004-07-15 07:31:57]


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