KWIK SAVE medion dig cam

  woody 17:05 04 Dec 2003

I see kwik save have the medion slimline dig cam 3.1 meg pix for sale £69.99.
While 3.1 meg pix sounds good does anyone know what it is like overall?

  Stuartli 17:20 04 Dec 2003

It will be very basic - the megapixel count will be achieved through software interpolotion, a method also often used by scanners.

  [DELETED] 17:21 04 Dec 2003

While prices ARE dropping, I doubt that this will be a true 3.1 MP. Sounds too good to be true.

  Sir Radfordin 17:30 04 Dec 2003

The problem with cheaper digi cams is the flash is normally too weak to be of any use. It may be fine for snapshots of the family in the middle of summer, but don't expect it to produce great photos on Christmas day with just a few candles buringin in the background.

  Inigo 23:01 07 Dec 2003

Maplin have a 3.3 Mega Pixel Trust camera for the same price - £69.99. It looks like a fairly decent camera, so am suprised it's being sold for that price...

"Sensor resolution 2.0 Mpix, enhanced camera resolution 3.3 Mpix (2112 x 1584), max picture resolution 4.0 Mpix (2288 x 1712)"

It has a TFT screen on the back, and digital zoom. They seem to be proving fairly popular - I sold two of them myself this weekend (I work at Maplin...)

click here

  Stuartli 09:10 08 Dec 2003

If you spend just a little more there are several top brand name cameras now available, including Kodak, that will probably be a far better bet.

  bentley 16:01 20 Dec 2003

I recently bought one of these cameras from kwik save,and returned it the next day.The batteries lasted for about 5 minutes.I then replaced the batteries with new ones.

The same thing happened again, on returning the
camera i was told they have had a lot of problems with the batteries .I would advise anyone think of getting one of these cameras to think twice about it

  Gaz 25 20:32 20 Dec 2003

All digital cameras drink the energy from batteries.

I found Duracell M3s the best for them.

Or Uniross recahrgeable 1700mAH batteries to do the job too.

  bentley 14:35 21 Dec 2003

I know -but 5 minutes energy no

  redelf 15:00 21 Dec 2003

Pixel count is not the only thing to consider; the basics for digital photography are the same as they are for film photography. No.1 priority for sharp pictures is a quality lens. After that come accurate light-metering and exposure systems, and focus systems. Without decent quality in any of these areas it does not matter how many pixels a camera has , the results will disappoint.

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