What do you think about the Pentax Optio Z10?

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  1. Pathfinder55 macrumors 6502

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    So the question pretty much states it. What do you think about that camera? I was at costco today and saw it there and thought it looked really nice. I have also been reading some reviews of it and it looks nice.

    Can anyone help me outhere I might buy the camera tomarrow and I don't want to buy a piece of crap.
     
  2. iBallz macrumors 6502

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    We've had a few of them. They suck! Cute and small, but too slow. I had my Canon, the wife had her Optio, and she missed almost every shot of the whales, and sharks, and the kids, cause its lag time was so long. Plus the 'My Colors' in the Canon and over all durability make it worth it. Get a SD800 or SD870.
     
  3. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What characteristic would I look at to make that better? Is that the shutter speed?
     
  4. cube macrumors G5

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    It's not the shutter speed. It's common for P&S to have shutter lag.
    You will have to scour detailed reviews like at dpreview for the timing page.
    If you don't find the review, forget about that model.
     
  5. iBallz macrumors 6502

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    get the SD750 for about the same price. Plus you can get a download for the Canons to caputre RAW images and select your shutter or aperture settings.
    Or step it up a few bucks and get the G9!
     
  6. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I looks like the SD750 only has 3x optical zoom and 4x digital... That isnt as good as the Z10. Neither are the MP.
     
  7. cube macrumors G5

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    Forget about digital zoom.
    More megapixels does not mean better. Lately, it normally means worse in P&S.
     
  8. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  9. cube macrumors G5

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    Large/SuperFine is the best. Widescreen just crops the image.
     
  10. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, Cool
     
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  12. cube macrumors G5

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    You also have to look at the sensor size. If a camera has more MP, but the sensor is also bigger than another with less MP, the photosites could actually be bigger (better) depending on the specific numbers.

    But there is also the sensor and processing technology that play into the image quality, so it's not possible to just compare numbers and tell which one is better.
     
  13. cube macrumors G5

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    Canon is not great for the storage efficiency of movies because they use M-JPEG.

    There are other cameras which use MPEG-4 (or AVC/H.264), which is much more efficient.
     
  14. cube macrumors G5

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    BTW, sensor sizes use a weird historic convention, you can't just use the numbers quoted directly, except just for telling which one is bigger.
     
  15. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for everything. You really answered alot of questions. :)
     
  16. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So overall what do you think is better the Pentax Z10 or the Canon SD750?
     
  17. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Does the Canon Powershot A950? It looks pretty good 8 MP and 4x optical zoom.
     
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  20. iBallz macrumors 6502

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    I'd rather have the 590 than any Pentax, I have a few Optios I'll give ya.

    (and I shoot Nikon dSLRs) Pentax makes a great dSLR.
     
  21. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  22. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Also, are cameras like this a good quality? Because they look a little cheap.
     
  23. cube macrumors G5

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    The A590 shoots at 20 fps in VGA, while the A570 can shoot at 30.
     

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