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Old 30 October 2002, 03:52   #11
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I use a Fuji 601 with the standard 16mb card i get 40+ pics at a standard level. The 64mb card was a great investment, and alows 5 mins+ of video depending on settings.
Video on the fuji is very good.

Overall easy to use, download etc.

I dont use a cover, I store it in my personal gear flare box in a cloth to reduce shock loads and try not to use it when it will get wet.

Friend has had one die due to water, but he was white water rafting, but the photos recorded onto the card were recovered!!!

I bought mine at on the internet as I knew what I wanted (internetcamearsdirect I think, use the search engine) and use you credit card to get protection in case the company you decide on goes bust (maybe insurance too).

I have lots of dingy sailing stuff that has come out really well, if only I knew how to make more use of the images on my PC!!!

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Old 30 October 2002, 04:38   #12
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Another little thoughette here is this.
Some of these cameras can also take 10-15 second movies. These can be downloaded to your PC and using a free product like Windows Movie Maker, you can add music and commentary, stitch bits of film together and make yourself a little movie.
We have a gallery on RIB.NET, does space permit the upload of movies, John?
Then, all those wilh broadband (or a lot of patience), can sit at home in winter and watch others' Cecil B. de Mille's productions
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Old 30 October 2002, 05:47   #13
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Re: Re: Digital Cameras

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... possibly with a Canon Powershot A40 - the 3x optical zoom and outstanding image quality being major reasons
Yep... got one of them, it's excelent.

I invested a further 100 in the waterproof case which allows ALL functions to work to depts of 30m.

With the 256 meg card i can take... well i've never taken that many... about 300 images at max quality. (2 mega pixel & 1280x1024 i think).

Camera cost about 200.

If anyone wants to know i could dig out the places i got both - just give me a shout!

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Old 30 October 2002, 10:47   #14
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A nice pic!

I have a Fuji 2600 Zoom. 6x optical zoom, 2 megapixel. Tend to use it on the 1 megapix setting to make the files a manageable size. Fairly pleased with it so far but do find it a bit slow on action shots. (i.e. I've got nice photo's of RIB wakes when I was aiming for a photo of a RIB!). I'm sure in the way of techie things its now completely out of date or at the very least available for half the price I paid for it last year!

As an example of what it can do I attach a rather nice photo. Bonus points for anyone who can make a reasonable guess as to where it is!
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It's either somewhere on the east coast........or..........not in the UK at all. Which?
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Warm! Its in the UK.
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Daniel,

I have looked at Jessops site who quote 230 for the Canon powershot A40.

They also have the underwater housing for 149?

Can you let me know where you purchased yours as it was a lot cheaper.

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Old 30 October 2002, 11:57   #18
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Hi Alan

Is it on the Isle Of Wight some where. Am i warm.

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Old 30 October 2002, 12:09   #19
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FOR THE BAT

Mihali looks like I'll be in Greece begining of next week for 1 day with THE CAMERA!!! You better come and see me otherwise will keep it. The cam looks GREAT!!!
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To Karl T

KArl I use a small cam have never heard of the make (have left it in Greece and when I get there I'll tell you how's is called), I take photos with it all the time and is very good.
PRICE 7 years ago 60.00
It depends what you wnat a camera for. I also have an Olympus Digital Video and a Sony analog video with the housing.
I dive a lot and have taken some good shots. However, don't get the chance to use them much. I think for the investment it wasn't worth it.
I like my little digi camera takes shots which are wonderfull.
I attache a photo I took from the RIB while in Lefkas (Ionian Sea) in Greece the past summer.
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