Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 7th Mar 2009 05:43 UTC
Multimedia, AV Geeks.com, known for their cheap digital cameras, sent us in the Kodak EasyShare Z1485 IS, a 14 megapixel digital camera with a 720p HD video recording capability. Geeks also threw in a Peak 8 GB Class 6 SDHC card to properly test the camera's HD capability. We are taking the camera for a spin, and we have a small HD video shot for your own evaluation.
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So what?
by fonebone on Sat 7th Mar 2009 09:23 UTC
fonebone
Member since:
2005-10-05

This is nothing special really. If you want a compact camera with HD movie capabilities, rather go for the Panasonic DMC TZ5. It's been out for ages, it has a 10x optical zoom, a quality lens from Leica and IS.

The megapixels don't mean a thing when you have a tiny sensor anyway.

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RE: So what?
by Eugenia on Sat 7th Mar 2009 09:28 in reply to "So what?"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Oh, I agree. But the TZ5 is also an extra $100. It's all about the right product for the right price, not what's best in general. Cause then, the Canon 5D MarkII is even better than the TZ5 anyway. ;-)

Edited 2009-03-07 09:29 UTC

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RE[2]: So what?
by fonebone on Sat 7th Mar 2009 09:31 in reply to "RE: So what?"
fonebone Member since:
2005-10-05

Sure, but that's not really a fair comparison. The Canon costs thousands of dollars more, while the Kodak and the Panasonic are aimed at the same market.

Edited 2009-03-07 09:39 UTC

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RE[2]: So what?
by pandronic on Sat 7th Mar 2009 10:22 in reply to "RE: So what?"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

Do you happen to know if the TZ5 has any other options than continuous auto-focus when filming? That would be a big plus for the extra 100$

Edited 2009-03-07 10:24 UTC

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