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andras
09-03-2004, 07:04 AM
hello
i'll try to re-write my first letter dipared (bad manipulation). Sorry, my English is very poor.

I'd like to buy my first digitcam and I looked at A75, V1, W1, S45, but finally I felt love with th Kodak dx6440, then 7440 (his 4x zoom and the price).But I still have some questions:

-the batterie life (with the included 1050 battery). Can it take a whole day?
- the same with a new battery? Wich one?
- The time to load this batteries? with the included loader.
- taking photos without using the screen, is it possible? (i've glasses)
-the speed between the shoots?

May I have some photos to see ?

Thank you, you can answer me in english but don't use the complicate phrases, or in French, or in Hungarian.

yonco
09-03-2004, 08:11 AM
Answers to your questions about Kodak's EasyShare DX7440 Digital Camera:

Battery Life: The battery provided with the camera (this (http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=298&pq-locale=en_US&cameraEkNumber=EKN028435&Visible=false&navCategory=EKN028435) one) can last a whole day, in my opinion. I own the camera and have never actually tried to use it for a whole day, but I don't think you have a reason to worry about this.
Battery Life: I would absolutely recommend to buy an additional battery to always have in your pocket / camera case. It's very useful and helpful, and saves you from trouble. The battery you should buy is this (http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=1362&pq-locale=en_US&cameraEkNumber=EKN028435&Visible=false&navCategory=EKN028435) one. It's an excellent battery, long-lasting and has a high 1700 mAh capacity. It will cost you about 30 dollars. That's the price I paid for it.
Battery Charging: Recharging the two batteries with the rapid battery charger provided with the camera, will take you two to three hours. From what I've experienced, it does not take longer, and if you want I'll time the charging next time I need to recharge my battery.
Taking Photos Without the Screen: It is absolutely possible to take photographs with the camera not using the high-resolution 2-inch TFT display. You can use the Optical Viewfinder instead, and there is a special button designated for switching between the two options.
Picture to Picture Waiting Time: The camera works really fast! Though this depends on whether you choose quick preview option (shows you the image you've just taken for about 5 seconds and then lets you continue taking photos) or not. This should not be a problem to you. I've never had trouble with this issue. This camera operates very fast. :)

I hope I helped! You're also welcome to check the two reviews I've written about this camera in BizRate (http://www.bizrate.com/marketplace/product_info/review_detail__cat_id--402,prod_id--11660857,review_id--36001.html) and Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A1HC9J9IQ8MKYT/ref=cm_cr_auth/102-3316361-9238557). I will try to upload some pictures that I've taken with the camera to show you, but you might wanna ask a more experienced photographer. I'm a beginner, have owned this camera for less than two months, and I'm just 15 years old.

Good luck!

yonco
09-03-2004, 09:59 AM
Here are some sample photos I've taken with my DX7440. They were downsized so that I would be able to upload them to Photobucket (http://www.photobucket.com). I hope this helps. :)

Click here (http://photobucket.com/albums/v139/yonco/) to view the photos.

fgreenhut
09-03-2004, 02:21 PM
Yonco,

I am impressed with your maturity and clarity of your answers for your age. You answered very explicitly and I am sure it was helpful to Andras. I would add that since Andras wears glasses that there is a diopter knurl to adjust to his eyes should he wish to use the optical viewfinder.

Fred

yonco
09-04-2004, 01:17 AM
Yonco,

I am impressed with your maturity and clarity of your answers for your age. You answered very explicitly and I am sure it was helpful to Andras. I would add that since Andras wears glasses that there is a diopter knurl to adjust to his eyes should he wish to use the optical viewfinder.

Fred
Thank you very much for this positive response! It's very kind of you. :) I'm glad I was able to help.

By the way, more sample photos are available at Steve's Digicams (http://www.steves-digicams.com/), right here (http://www.steves-digicams.com/2004_reviews/dx7440_samples.html).

andras
09-06-2004, 03:23 AM
Yonco and Fred

I just woild like to thank you for your help. I was very tuched and you helped me a lot. god bless you.

pgoelz
09-15-2004, 06:22 PM
I am very new to the DX7440, having owned it for about three days. But I can say the battery life is pretty good. Using the supplied 1070 mAH battery, I played with it on and off for the better part of two hours... maybe a bit more... before I got the low battery icon. And that was 100% usage of the display. I suspect the 1700 mAH battery (which I just bought) will be a little less than double that life. So "all day" will depend on the usage. Certainly not 100% on time.

BTW, I like the camera but I have found a couple quirks that bother me.

First, the autofocus tends to fail under some circumstances, and there is no manual focus. If auto fails the shot will most likely be out of focus.

Second, the auto ISO selection does not seem to work (see my other post on this). At least I have never seen it select anything other than 80 when set to auto, even under low light conditions that result in an under exposed image.

Paul

andras
09-22-2004, 04:15 AM
hello everybody

how many pictures can i take with a card 32 mb (provided with the camera) and with a 128? if possible, for the 3 best resolutions.

another question: if i buy a second battery 1700 (KLIC 5001) may i use the charger (included into the box) which is provided with the 1050 ?

thank you for your help.
P.S. I've finally decided to buy this camera, thanks to for your formers helps, specially Yonco and Fred.

Atindra
09-22-2004, 05:21 AM
It is always difficult to predict the number of pics for the particular card. Best resolution (4MP) occupies about 1.2 MB place but the actual size of pic depend on the amount of details. my 128 MB card gives above 150 photos in bright light conditions (means more details and more contrast, more diversity in colors) I guess 32 MB card should give you more than 35 pics at best resolution.

yonco
09-22-2004, 08:44 AM
another question: if i buy a second battery 1700 (KLIC 5001) may i use the charger (included into the box) which is provided with the 1050 ?

thank you for your help.
P.S. I've finally decided to buy this camera, thanks to for your formers helps, specially Yonco and Fred.
Yes, absolutely. You can use the Kodak EasyShare Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (1700 mAh) with the charger that is provided with the camera. I use it.
Congratulations on buying the camera... I hope you enjoy it.