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330DTM
01-07-2004, 11:42 PM
Over the Christmas break I picked up a Canon A70 digital camera. I wanted the A80 but decided to save my money and spend it on something else better. I'm still getting used to using the digital camera and have been playing around with it ever since.

Here are some shots I took before my family gathering for Christmas. I resized the pictures and slightly lowered the quality.

Can anyone tell me what's up with the image fuzzyness or pixelating you can see on the top left of the first picture?

330DTM
01-07-2004, 11:42 PM
Closer view of the plants...

330DTM
01-07-2004, 11:43 PM
the kitchen...

330DTM
01-07-2004, 11:44 PM
ice wine....yummy....

SpudBoy
01-08-2004, 01:11 AM
Nice pics Mike, I don't see anything wrong:D

///Milk
01-08-2004, 02:15 AM
oooooo*mw* *th-up*

ROBM3
01-08-2004, 02:18 AM
Mike those are soem nice shots there ! I cant really tell how clear that camera is though. Try some daytime shots too.

///m powered
01-08-2004, 02:58 AM
Originally posted by SpudBoy
Nice pics Mike, I don't see anything wrong:D

i tried to pic out stuff too but its so ,, perfect

WhadUpp
01-08-2004, 03:08 AM
Cool pics and cool crib:cool:

MP328
01-08-2004, 07:14 AM
how much did u pay for it and where??? long time ago i was looking at the A70 but then they were still 500 or so

Bob Loblaw
01-08-2004, 11:17 AM
Nice pics. Cool kitchen! :)

I also got an A70 for Christmas. I love it. It sucks up batteries, though. I suggest you get rechargeable ones soon. That's what I plan to do.

I also purchased a 256Mb CompactFlash card at Wal-Mart. A 16Mb card is almost useless. The card was less than $100 there. I've seen them for as much as $150 at other places.

330DTM
01-08-2004, 01:05 PM
I actually purchased a set of Kodak NiHM batteries and it lasts way longer than the Alkaline batteries that came with the camera. I've taken over 260 shots with the LCD screen on for all shots and have yet to recharge the batteries.

I bought my camera from Amazon.com for $278USD early December 2003. I didn't have to pay for shipping or tax (picked it up at a family member's house in the states) so I thought it was a savings compared to some other sites, where when you add tax and shipping charges, the bottom line price is just as much if not more than Amazon's price. I know there are probably online merchants with cheaper deals but you never know how reliable they can be.
Right now Henry's retails my camera for about $450 CAD.

I got my camera, a Viking 256MB CompactFlash card, 4 Kodak NiHM batteries, and a Kodak Nihm Charger w/4 NiHm batteries all for about $500 CAD.

Bob Loblaw
01-08-2004, 01:30 PM
$500 for all that? Great price!

Bliss
01-08-2004, 08:45 PM
Mike, those are some awsome shots! Pics turn out awsome on the A70...definitely worth the money.*th-up*

Keep it up!:)

mkgino
01-08-2004, 10:09 PM
Great choice!!!

The canon A70 is a pimpin' camera. I was stuck between the Canon A70 and the SD100. The A70 is better in many ways, except for size, which is the only reason I chose the SD100 over the A70. Enjoy it.

330DTM
01-08-2004, 11:18 PM
Originally posted by mkgino
Great choice!!!

The canon A70 is a pimpin' camera. I was stuck between the Canon A70 and the SD100. The A70 is better in many ways, except for size, which is the only reason I chose the SD100 over the A70. Enjoy it.

Thanks for the complements guys!

It's a great camera for the money and I didn't see the need for a 4megalpixel+ camera for my purpose.

I agree with you on the size factor. It's somewhat bulky but I like the ability to play around with the full manual fuctions.

mkgino
01-08-2004, 11:23 PM
I think canon makes some of the best digicams, but I dont really know what to compare them to.

In any case here is a quick pic I just snapped of the Boston University medical center, with my canon SD100

mkgino
01-09-2004, 01:52 AM
Here is a picture I just took --> PIMP!*th-up*

Bill Gates
01-09-2004, 02:40 AM
Originally posted by 328DTM
Over the Christmas break I picked up a Canon A70 digital camera. I wanted the A80 but decided to save my money and spend it on something else better. I'm still getting used to using the digital camera and have been playing around with it ever since.

Here are some shots I took before my family gathering for Christmas. I resized the pictures and slightly lowered the quality.

Can anyone tell me what's up with the image fuzzyness or pixelating you can see on the top left of the first picture?

:confused: i don't see any fuzzyness? i think your shots came out great.

if your using natural light in the dark, its best to use a tripod if you didn't already.

congrats on the sweet cam. *th-up*

Bill Gates
01-09-2004, 02:43 AM
mk, excellent pic!

are those your dentures?
or does it belong to an elderly chick who's staying the night? :D

mkgino
01-09-2004, 02:48 AM
Originally posted by Bill Gates
mk, excellent pic!

are those your dentures?
or does it belong to an elderly chick who's staying the night? :D I wish, old experienced chicks with no teeth give the best head! j/k

Its a model that we are using to learn the morphology of all the teeth in the mouth.

Bob Loblaw
01-09-2004, 02:48 AM
You find the A70 bulky?? Weird. I find it small. But then again, I'd been using my mom's Nikon 4500 for a while before getting the A70.

mkgino
01-09-2004, 02:52 AM
Originally posted by Bob Loblaw
You find the A70 bulky?? Weird. I find it small. But then again, I'd been using my mom's Nikon 4500 for a while before getting the A70. Well I compared it to the SD100, by putting them both in the front pocket of my tight ass Gino jeans, and the SD100 fit in easier.

A70 is by no means bulky, but it is larger than the SD100. A70 takes better pics, has a better zoom etc. but what Im using my cam for I kinda didnt need most of that stuff.

Bob Loblaw
01-09-2004, 01:13 PM
Well, a third of the A70's volume is taken up by the four AA batteries. If it used a smaller energy source, it would obviously be smaller. I wish they'd done that. What type of battery or batteries does the SD100 use?

And by the way, those tight ass Gino jeans are bad for fertility. That may be good for you now, but you may regret it later. :P

WASABI
01-09-2004, 02:24 PM
That first pic looks great ! I want to do something like that in my basement, nice sofas ! I was telling my bro to pick up the A70, but he got the SD10 instead, nice camera too, brushed aluminum. *th-up*

Bob Loblaw
01-13-2004, 11:40 AM
I've just looked at the videos I took with my camera. They all have publicity from www.jpg.com on them. I looked around the web and this seems to be a codec thigamajig issue, but I'm not too sure I understand. Anyways, it's ugly and it sucks. My question is simple: How do I get rid of this??

Thanks, guys.

Bob Loblaw
01-13-2004, 11:20 PM
Ok, solved the problem myself.

Bavaria
01-14-2004, 07:42 PM
uv got a riced out house :P jk