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Re: [OT] Digital camara

Martin Marques wrote:
> Hi all, sorry for the OT, but as many people here have more knowledge
> then me on this topic I'll just ask.
> I'm about to by a digital camara and I was looking at a Panasonic Lumix
> with 5MP and 6x optical zoom.
> I tend to see the 6x zoom more interesting then having 7 or more MP, but
> I'd like to know if I should go for more MP or stay with the good zoom.
> Once againg, sorry for the OT.

It pretty much is a personal choice.  However, it has been demonstrated that
more MP can't be discerned by the average viewer.  I'd read the various
reviews on that camera and similar ones just to make sure you are getting
the features and performance you want.  It probably doesn't make as much
difference these days...but one thing to check is the startup time.  Meaning
the time between you hit "on" and the time the camera is ready to take its
first picture.  Also of importance is the "shutter delay".  The time between
pressing the button and when the camera takes the picture.  In both cases,
the shorter the better.

IMHO, I'd go for the optical zoom over MPs and 3X optical 6X digital.

If course, you should have also asked what software is best used with your
digital camera.  Just to make it a little less OT.  :-)

   "Until you stalk and overrun, you can't devour anyone."
              --- Hobbes

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