Hitachi HDC991 9MP Camera (Refurbished) 12 Month Warranty - £16.99 + £1.99 Postage @ eBay Argos Outlet - HotUKDeals
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#1
add p&p please
#2
plus £1.99 p+p, but £19 still great for a 9mp camera
banned 2 Likes #3
Awful camera even at this price
No optical zoom
Uses AAA batteries which won't last long
A 1mp camera with a decent lens will take higher quality pics
#4
No optical zoom.

Had me going for a minute.
banned#5
zaphodbb
No optical zoom.

Had me going for a minute.

You should of kept going if you think digital zoom is worth having or using

But i'll explain why with this quote from kodak
"What is digital zoom?
Digital zoom crops your image and magnifies the result of the cropping. This magnification process is called interpolation. To make the cropped area bigger, digital zoom makes up, or interpolates, pixels to add to the image, which may give less than satisfactory results."

http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=399&pqlocale=en_GB&_requestid=19496
[helper]#6
Postage of £1.99 added 8)
1 Like #7
Hideous - poor value at any price.
#8
Besford
Hideous - poor value at any price.


Agreed.


whatsThePoint
kodak
"What is digital zoom?
Digital zoom crops your image and magnifies the result of the cropping. This magnification process is called interpolation. To make the cropped area bigger, digital zoom makes up, or interpolates, pixels to add to the image, which may give less than satisfactory results."



Some cameras don't interpolate when using digital zoom - they simply use the receptors in the centre of the CCD to capture the image and save a lower resolution image.

Don't totally dismiss digital zoom; if you save an image as .jpg and then crop it to 'zoom' the detail you will (I think) lose detail (two lossy saves). Obviously that's not an issue saving in raw format. But on my Panasonic FZ38 a .jpg image of the moon at 72x (18x digital + 4x optical) gives better detail than 'cropping' or 'zooming' an 18x image; the advantage in this situation is that exposure metering etc. is on the 'zoomed' image so much better results are usually obtained.
1 Like #9
wombat6025
Besford
Hideous - poor value at any price.


Agreed.


whatsThePoint
kodak
"What is digital zoom?
Digital zoom crops your image and magnifies the result of the cropping. This magnification process is called interpolation. To make the cropped area bigger, digital zoom makes up, or interpolates, pixels to add to the image, which may give less than satisfactory results."



Some cameras don't interpolate when using digital zoom - they simply use the receptors in the centre of the CCD to capture the image and save a lower resolution image.

Don't totally dismiss digital zoom; if you save an image as .jpg and then crop it to 'zoom' the detail you will (I think) lose detail (two lossy saves). Obviously that's not an issue saving in raw format. But on my Panasonic FZ38 a .jpg image of the moon at 72x (18x digital + 4x optical) gives better detail than 'cropping' or 'zooming' an 18x image; the advantage in this situation is that exposure metering etc. is on the 'zoomed' image so much better results are usually obtained.


I can't imagine anyone seriously considering this camera has a clue what you're saying!
#10
Besford
I can't imagine anyone seriously considering this camera has a clue what you're saying!


I'm not sure I do myself!

Guess a deal thread isn't the place to discuss the dubious virtues of digital zoom ;)


Edited By: wombat6025 on May 06, 2011 16:41
#11
Great for my 7 year old - no optical zoom mech' to mash up. Hope it works with NiMH batteries OK. I know it's basic spec' - Argos listed at £35 - the 'basic' users there give it good feedback. Lighten up, don't think I'll even use the digi-zoom feature. Ordered & heat added, thanks op. 8)
banned#12
peterwizz
Great for my 7 year old - no optical zoom mech' to mash up. Hope it works with NiMH batteries OK. I know it's basic spec' - Argos listed at £35 - the 'basic' users there give it good feedback. Lighten up, don't think I'll even use the digi-zoom feature. Ordered & heat added, thanks op. 8)

Yes it will work fine with NiMH batteries and you will get as much as 8-10 shots from the reviews i have read
#13
whatsThePoint
peterwizz
Great for my 7 year old - no optical zoom mech' to mash up. Hope it works with NiMH batteries OK. I know it's basic spec' - Argos listed at £35 - the 'basic' users there give it good feedback. Lighten up, don't think I'll even use the digi-zoom feature. Ordered & heat added, thanks op. 8)


Yes it will work fine with NiMH batteries and you will get as much as 8-10 shots from the reviews i have read


You obviously didn't read this on then
This worked straight out of the box though the supplied batteries only lasted a few shots. Rechargeables seem to be lasting a while though.


I guess it depends on the quality of the batteries used.
banned#14
wombat6025
whatsThePoint
peterwizz
Great for my 7 year old - no optical zoom mech' to mash up. Hope it works with NiMH batteries OK. I know it's basic spec' - Argos listed at £35 - the 'basic' users there give it good feedback. Lighten up, don't think I'll even use the digi-zoom feature. Ordered & heat added, thanks op. 8)

Yes it will work fine with NiMH batteries and you will get as much as 8-10 shots from the reviews i have read

You obviously didn't read this on then
This worked straight out of the box though the supplied batteries only lasted a few shots. Rechargeables seem to be lasting a while though.

I guess it depends on the quality of the batteries used.

Maximum mAh you'll get out of AAA's is around 1200 which compares poorly with AA's at around 3000 mAh
So your only looking at 40% of the battery life of a camera that uses AA batteries and thats before the fact this camera is built by some unknown chinese company which probably hasn't mastered how to make batteries last as long as possible

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