Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.dcameras,aus.photo,rec.photo.digital (More info?
On Fri, 06 Aug 2004 11:46:51 -0400, Impmon <email@example.com> found these
unused words floating about:
>On Fri, 06 Aug 2004 02:23:30 GMT, "Fred"
>>The only requirements I have are that I need one with at least 10X optical
>>and 3X 'assisted' (30X total) and the ability to manually override the
>>automatic shutter speed and aperture settings.
>That would be a challenge. The only decent older camera I know of
>with 10x optical are one of the Sony Mavicia camera and I don't think
>it has digital zoom at all. It also has floppy drive and requires you
>to carry around blank disks or a disk adapter and some memory sticks.
>They are very slow in between picture though due to wiritng the files.
>The other decent camera are Kodak 6490 (4mp, 10x optical) but it's
>fairly recent and not quite old. Also not cheap.
Dimage 7 and 5 are now 3 years old - findable in shops and 'net, thoug not
10x. 10x in good lenses is $$$. Dimage is 28-200 equivalent.
Really only 'bad' point is slow and sometimes inaccurate auto-focus. Has
both eyepiece and panel.
Forget the 'digital' zoom - you can do much better with the algorithms in
most graphics programs!