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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:13 am    Post subject: from 3 Point and Shoots Reply with quote

First set from the 4MP Canon Powershot G2. I have two of the all-black
model of this camera. Every time I think about selling them, they surprise
me:






5MP Sony DSC-V1, have two of these as well:




and finally the 6MP Fuji Finepix F10:



If I were to keep just one of these, which one should it be? Curious to hear your thoughts.

Bill


PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow nice pictures shot by cameras, most people would say was outdated.

I would just keep them, or give them to kids in the family (if any).

I dont know the value in the US, but here it would be impossible to sell them for more than "almost nothing".


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Henrik wrote:
give them to kids in the family

even kids doesn't want them, they look for phone integrated model


PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm really impressed! Super results, I guess the only issue is 4MP is a bit small for blowing up. But then how often do you print your results?


PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the first two and was also impressed by their image quality.

The Canon G2 is easy to modify to infrared use and thus sought after more than common P&S. Having a raw mode is also a plus.


PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Canon G-series has a tradition of being excellent cameras.
Keep 'em! Don't sell 'em!


PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LucisPictor wrote:
The Canon G-series has a tradition of being excellent cameras.
Keep 'em! Don't sell 'em!


Agreed - I have a G3 still going strong.


PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep it! Superb!


PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree, about the G-series Powershots, trying to arrive at an upgrade in my
point and shoots. I had three Canon G1s that I gave away to relatives and
a friend as Henrik is right, they don't go for much on the 'bay.

Bibble does a decent job processing the RAW files from the G2, here's a
fave cat pic, using the lens adapter and #4 diopter:


Thanks for your comments, fellas.

Hummm, Canon G10, Panasonic LX3, Ricoh GX-100 or 200, choices choices.


PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dang ! this is GOOD!


PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice shots indeed.


PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the Canon G's are really good, I gave my G5 to my parents and they are very happy with it.


PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking at these excellent shots reminds me that I need to use my point & shoot digi's I had given the old 4mp Nikon Coolpix 4300 to my youngest boy but I still have an 8mp Coolpix 8700 prosumer & an Olympus 8mp 8400 that rarely get used. Not that they don't take good photos, I just like the feel of the bigger DSLR's in my hand....I was going to sell the 8700, but decided against it in case the DSLR failed, just to have a backup...


PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great shots, Bill


PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila, Koji, Carlsson, Scott, and Orio, thanks for your comments. I'm not
using these cams much anymore except for taking pics of film cameras. lol

Scott, I've seen pics from the 8700 that you would be hard-pressed to tell
from a good quality DLSR! Excellent bridge camera...

Thanks again, gents.


PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My daughter uses my G3 constantly. Remarkable concert photos with the thing, given how slow the lag time is. However, image quality is excellent, and I like the raw ability.
Like Bill, I am surprised by the image quality.


PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob, why don't you post some of your daughter's work, would love to see
it.


PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's one today using the Sony DSC-V1, black angus catching a few
rays:



PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can see chromatic noise in shots from the first two cams even at this size and there's also clearly noise in the cat's eyes.

They are obviously very good for snapshots but have fairly severe limitations. It all depends what you want them for, most cameras that are marketed today are serious overkill for what people actually intend to do with them.


PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Paul, yes, it comes as no surprise to most of us that these aging
point and shoots can't keep up with the performance of recent entries,
never mind DSLRs.


PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This has inspired me to get my Olympus out and test it with its massive 2 megapixle sensor. Twisted Evil


PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

martinsmith99 wrote:
This has inspired me to get my Olympus out and test it with its massive 2 megapixle sensor. Twisted Evil


Bring on the blue channel noise! Laughing