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Old 09-03-2003, 05:20 PM   #1
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on friday my new digital cam arrived (hp photosmart 850), and i had a lot of fun with it

so i thought i share a pic i done with it. in this i tested the macro focus with flash. i am no longer sure why some people do complain about the "lousy" macro capabilities of digital cams. another myth (at least with the hp 850) is short battery life. i am very satisfied how long the batteries last in it. at least after i switched to a set of 2000 mAh nimh rechargables.

but back to the picture - the orignal pic right out of cam was 2272x1712 (992 kb). the only retouch i did to it - was reduce the size to 50 % for this 1136x856 (286 kb) picture.

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Old 09-03-2003, 05:48 PM   #2
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Looks nice BabyDuck!

How do you store the pics in your digital camera. What are your formats?
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Old 09-03-2003, 06:01 PM   #3
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oh - the hp photosmart 850 stores the pictures on a secure digital (sd) card or on mmc cards. the still shots are stored in jpeg with 2 resolution settings: 4MP - 2272x1712 or 1MP - 1136x848. and then each has 3 compression settings (good, better, best). the shot above was with 4MP and "better". video clips are stored in mpeg format. and i will replace the included 16 mb card soon with a 128 mb card. for more information have a look here: http://www.steves-digicams.com/2002_reviews/hp850.html

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how many pictures of the above quality (wich seems very nice in my opinion) can you store in 16 or 128 MB?
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how much did it cost you?

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Yea babyduck.. i also have a digital camera like yours made by sony, specifically for taking high high quality photos. Supposively batterlife and macro quality was "a problem" like you were saying.. but I LOVE IT...Macro is awesome .
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d24e: how many pictures of the above quality (wich seems very nice in my opinion) can you store in 16 or 128 MB?[/b]
the file above (only twice the size) was 992 kb, as i said in first post. the manual says that you are supposed to fit 13 of such in a 16 mb card. it usually compressed better than the manual says - i get about 16 in the 16 mb card. but then the manual says that you can fit 71 of the lowest quality and small size. that i cannot second. the "promised" average 200 kb per picture turned out not to apply. especially with a lot of trees (many branches, especially hard on jpeg) the 71 images were reduces to 31 . it was merely a compression thing? nope. the cam does a very bad job compressing the 1 megapixel shot. testing a bit after that to find out why, i figurered out that the same shot that turned the image bigger than the manual hints in 1 MP made a smaller than hinted image in 4 MP.
emo: how much did it cost you?
oh i guess too much - i paid EUR 580 for it. it is the bonus of living in germany. and another thing that made the price that high - i completely disapprove of buying stuff online. i want to WALK to the store incase of a warranty issue.
M: i also have a digital camera like yours made by sony
oh sony, that is nice. unfortunately they are not my price tag in the quality of pictures i do want :p
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:O.. you live in germany!! Aarrrg, i so wish i lived there . Im going to try to change over to a german resident when i grow up. Love the language, love the people, love everything about it . Cya.
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I'm not too crazy about Germany but I've been there once when I missed my plane..had to sleep over..it was nice..

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Default WoW nice Flower!

this is definitly a very nice flower... here on of mione made with Nikon coolPIX 9500:

made in garden by my parents

i have mutch more of it and i wil post it in high resolution if somebody want to get it
maybe someone can use it ..
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Old 28-05-2003, 12:50 PM   #12
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nice pictures otaku. i like that there is some background to it. i usually forget about the whole plant and only concentrate on the blooming thing.

i did not think someone digs this thread out again.
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Default i like more the organic staff i mean...

i like more the organic staff i mean...

thats why im posting here again ^^

i working currently on a exhibition video for an event its happen in 3 weeks and im choosing a nice flower for it.

but still i ont know how to start with flowers parts...

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