Dazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5494 posts, RR: 51 Posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2096 times:
What would be the minimum megapixel digital camera you would use for aviation type photos? Mainly just flight deck, interiors, inflight, and maybe ramp (if things were to get better). I use the Kodak DC-290 at work, and 2.1 megapixels prints out great/sharp 8x10's. Now would it be good enough for this site, or do I need something higher? Does anybody have examples they can show me that are on this site? There are some good deals right now, and I am interested in getting one. Thanks.
A380-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1948 times:
When buying the camera of your choice bear in mind that at 4.3 mega-pixels, the Fuji you mention (a nice camera by the way) will only be able to store half as many shots as a 2.1 m-p camera at the same (approximate) quality.
My C-700 stores about 120 at the highest JPEG quality on a 128Mb SmartMedia card which is more than enough for my needs but if you anticipate using a very high resolution digital as your main camera you might want to think about how much media you will need for a days shooting...
The C-700 has just what I need...decent resolution and as a consequence modest file sizes...and a great zoom lens. Worth a look!
Dee-see-eit From Spain, joined Jan 2000, 435 posts, RR: 24
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1920 times:
Guys, this is the end.
With a digital camera everybody will be able to make nice quality shots. No more need of better cameras, films, experience in photography, good scanner and some scanner-software notions...
No more slide collections (except the one you already have) and everything will be on your hard disk or CD-Rom's. Slide shows will be done from the PC with digital projectors, etc.
In any case: I will save my money and not buy a better 35mm camera or better scanner and go for digital in spring 2002, and if possible with at least 3.2 or 4.3 Mpx. Hopefully the prices for digital SLR's will drop after X-mas.
Planedoctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 286 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1906 times:
Take a look at the Canon Pro90 IS. It has 2.6 megapixels, 10x Image Stabilized Zoom, flip-out/swivel LCD, and prices are falling fast. I bought mine for 1100 US dollars, but I have seen it online for about $650 on Yahoo!Shopping. Just another option-
JT8D From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 170 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1869 times:
I recently purchased a Sony DSC-S85 4.1 mega pixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lens. It captured some fantastic images last week when I flew on Virgin from MIA to Gatwick and back. I am still waiting for the screeners to do their thing but I hope if they are added I can post some examples.
Hey Granite- does that Olympus teleconverter work on other Sony's? the one thing mine lacks is good zoom capability (3X optical)
Tu154m From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 682 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1867 times:
Just got an Olympus C-2100UZ and love it! 2.1 mega pixels is great for good 8x10s. Don't think I'll ever go back to slides! Easier to view and label and you know if you have the shot right away! Just got back from Moscow and it did great. It is a little tricky shooting moving objects but with a little practice it is no problem. Most of my shots are around 1600x1200dpi and are mid 400kb size. E-mailing may be a little slow but everyone likes the results. Also does great around the house with the pets!