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DP Review
4 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Rumoured "in-the-pipeline" are future CCD upgrades which would allow you to upgrade your camera to 2, 2.5 or 4 megapixels when the technology becomes available at a fraction of the cost. One of the other very popular features of this camera is the use of the Digita scripting operating system, this gives owners the ability to write/upload customised scripts to the camera for performing various tasks.
  • Pros: Great image quality, good resolution, colour and balance, Digita: All cameras should be this flexible and easy to upgrade, Nice ability to categorise images, Automatic JPEG image rotation (vertically taken images come out in portrait rotation), Expandable: the ability to upgrade Lens / CCD assembly at a later date should be attractive to alot of people, Speed: Great response times because of the large internal memory buffer, Easy to use, good control layout, intuitive...
  • Cons: Image detail can be affected occasionally by noise, What no tiliting LCD?, Fiddly to use manual focus in Macro mode (may look in focus on the LCD but when you get the image onto your PC you realise you were way out...), Noisy / cheap zoom mechanism, Badly positioned CF card slot (inside the battery compartment), Flash is can be difficult to "get right", only use in normal mode if more than 1.5m from subject, otherwise use Macro mode, Buttons may be a little small for ...
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