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Old 03 April 2009, 09:25   #11
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I wish people wouldn't keep going on about the number of megapixels. In most cases it means nothing - just another example of things being sold by numbers because that is all people understand.

I used to have a Fuji Finepix - sold it to a mate. He is in a photography club and the results from the fuji are amazing - it is only 2 mega pixels. It beats many 6 or 7mp cameras. It hase an amazing elns and a brilliant sensor. Wish I had.t sold it.

His girlfriend bought him a 7mp camera - not sure what but it was about 200 - the Fuji still beats it.

If you look in the Argos catalogure these days you will see that most of the binoculars they sell have silly numbers - they have one pair which are 18-100 x30. Things like this should not be allowed - with 30mm you shouldn't go over 6 or 7 - even on it's lowest power it's crap and you could never hold it.

So don't just buy on numbers please!!!

I have a Pentax Optio - don't like it much because there isn't much to do - just point and shoot - but it's certainly waterproof.
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I have a Pentax Optio - don't like it much because there isn't much to do - just point and shoot - but it's certainly waterproof.
Have the same camera for on board use and it is great bit of simple kit, waterproof and easy to download etc
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I wish people wouldn't keep going on about the number of megapixels. In most cases it means nothing - just another example of things being sold by numbers because that is all people understand.
It's nothing to do with the number of megapixels, more to do with the space around each pixel.
All compact including prosumer cameras suffer from small sensors with too many pixels crammed in. Each pixel effectively courses electrical interference with the pixel around it.
Olympus DSLR's wail good, suffer the same as they are on a four thirds sized sensor.
If you have a compact at 10mp it will be worse (in theory all though some manufacturers have started to over come this) than an four thirds DSLR which is then worse than an CMOS sensor in such as Canon's mid range DSLR's. You really begin to see the quality when you go to full frame sensors (same size as old 35mm film) in cameras Like the Canon 5D MKII, Nikon D700, Canon 1Ds MKIII, Nikon D3x.

It also comes down to the software in side. Noise reduction software in any camera should be turned off. Also some manufactures produce better filters in front of the sensor than others.

I've taken picture with a Canon 1Ds at 21.1 mega pixels that have less noise at ISO 1600 than a Canon 20D at 8 mega pixels. Fair enough the 1DS is newer tehcnology but it goes to show.

IMO the more quality pixels the better. Best for printing large, cropping and image alteration in photoshop.

Anyone in the market for cameras' should have a read through this site http://www.dpreview.com/ and find the camera your after in the camera data base.
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Olympus 850 sw is looking like a good option.

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Hi Jono,
If you are interested,I have a Vivitar 6.0mp waterproof digital camera for sale.I took it on holiday last year and thats the only time it has ever been used.It is very robust and is totaly encased in a yellow ruberised outer case,as I said used it once to go snorkeling.If you want it you can have it for 40.
I am located in north wales,not that far from you.

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Where to find good stores for cameras in the south uk. Around Southampton or on the internet....
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My latest camera cost me 120 and is 70mp - it's awesome!!!
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I have an Olympus 850, and it's great, underwater & in the dry. I bought it from a company outside Exeter called Cameras Underwater. Google them & you'll find their website I'm sure.
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Just illustrating a point. It's a Canon A1 - when I scan the slides in I get 70mp!!!
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