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Old 02-26-06, 06:42 PM   #1
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Flowers along the Trail

[IMG][/IMG] Nice to see flowers after the long winter in Denver.
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Old 02-26-06, 06:51 PM   #2
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Wow, great shot.

What camera are you using?
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Old 02-26-06, 07:00 PM   #3
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Wow, great shot.

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Cannon Powershot A520 $179.00
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Old 02-26-06, 07:36 PM   #4
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Cannon Powershot A520 $179.00
I just looked up the stats and it's "only" a 4MP camera. I had a 7MP setup previously, and frankly I don't see much of a difference between the shots I took with that and the pic you just posted. Hrm...
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Old 02-26-06, 08:27 PM   #5
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I just looked up the stats and it's "only" a 4MP camera. I had a 7MP setup previously, and frankly I don't see much of a difference between the shots I took with that and the pic you just posted. Hrm...
Perhaps because he posted it at only 700,000 pixels...

Most people agree that there is almost no discernable difference in quality of pictures printed up to 8x10 in size once you get above 3 megapixels. In fact, the lens really becomes the limiting factor. In the point-and-shoot market, the megapixel war ended in a stalemate once 3 MP became common. It should no longer be a selling a point. Hard drive space is also a consideration. My 2 MP camera saves JPG's in 500 to 1000 kB at the highest settings. A 7 MP camera probably takes 1.5 to 3 megabytes, and if the pictures were saved RAW, I think they'd end up somewhere around 20 megabytes each. If I shot like that, the 2200 pictures on my hard drive would take up 45 gigabytes instead of a little over 1.

Of course, professional photographers may be printing out larger or may subject their images to very close scrutiny, so CCD's up to 11 megapixels are common (actually, I think someone has a 15 MP SLR on the market now)
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Old 02-26-06, 08:42 PM   #6
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I dont know all the science but This guy does. This camera was #4 on his top ten list for all around use.
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/A520/A52A.HTM
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Old 02-26-06, 09:02 PM   #7
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That looks like a flowering Kale on the left.
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I would agree with that review, based on my experience with my powershot A60. The lenses are pretty sharp (better than the Nikon Coolpix series, IMO), and it's got a lot of manual options that are easy to access to get good pictures. My only complaint about mine is that it takes 4 batteries, which makes it a little bit bigger than I like to stick in my pocket. I seriously looked at getting an A520 to replace it, but now I think I'll save up a little more and get an ultra compact for biking and social events, and a DSLR for nice shots. Canon definitely got things right with their Powershot series.
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Stopped to take a whiz in them, and snapped a quick pic first, eh?
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Old 02-27-06, 06:47 AM   #10
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Old 02-27-06, 10:59 AM   #13
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I'll have to wait until I get home to see the picture. But I did notice a greening of the landscape this weekend, and it was very exciting!
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Yes, I can't wait for Spring. I rode 48 miles this Saturday and wow it felt ever so GREAT.
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