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From: John McWilliams on 4 Feb 2010 11:05
Steve Carlson wrote:
> On Wed, 3 Feb 2010 22:52:34 -0800, C J Campbell
> <christophercampbellremovethis(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
>> I do have a few ideas on how I would improve it, such as making the
>> lens ring behave in a consistent manner in all different picture-taking
>> modes, but hey, how many of these pocket cameras even have a lens ring?
> It will be interesting to see how this one pans out in tests.
> Like one of my favorite super-zoom P&S cameras from the past, this one too
> has both manual zoom and focus rings in a closed lens system for protection
> from dust no matter how harsh the environment. My earlier Sony camera with
> a similar lens design has been through many years of prairie dust-storms
> and deserts, the sensor still clean as new.
> Past P&S cameras from this company had noise-free ISO1600 due to their
> previous sensor designs. Those particular models are even difficult to find
> being sold as used today because they are so worth having. Nobody wants to
> give them up.
No camera from any company has noise free ISO 1600. Not then, not now.