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  1. K100 & Canon S2

    I have moved to Pentax K100 and sold 3 other P&S digitals. Kept the Canon S2 though.

    We each have our own photo goals so no precise answer can be given. Also I have not been fortunate to try out...
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    Questions Answered

    Ordered K100D from Beach Camera on June 19 and received it June 22 just one day after DL was shipped to Pentax.

    Question about time/date reset is that they remain set when AAs are replaced. K100...
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    DL Battery Change Resets Time/Date

    Time and date reset to default each time battery door is opened. Call to Pentax resulted in suggestion that the camera be returned for warranty service.

    Charged batteries are normally left in unit...
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    Fuji s700, Canon S3, Olympus 550 Smiles

    Visited local camera department again and took a few more in-store images. This time the department manager from whom I have purchased several cameras permitted a bit more testing with three long...
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    In-store photos

    Good morning bdod1880, camera department personnel at local Wal-Mart, Circuit City and Office Depot are usually quite receptive to taking photos as long as the camera retains its security tether,...
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    Fujifilm S700 Store Photos

    While waiting on family to shop at local Wal-Mart the S700 or S5700 camera was used to shoot a few photos while the camera was still tethered to the security device.

    The 3 photos here were taken...
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    Log-in Timing

    The log-in problem happens to me if I log-in to reply to a specific thread, but has not happened when I log-in immediately upon entering the Forums.

    Computer setup details for this user.
    - no...
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    Enjoying Canon S2 Extra Features

    From years of using film SLRs a mindset developed that a camera was for taking images. Right? Well yes, however many of today’s digital cameras offer more.

    The “more” is the reason for this...
  9. Dim Images Fix

    Images from a new digital slr camera were too dark and the camera was thought to be the cause since a couple of point and shoot models seemed to produce brighter images.

    Images "corrected" on the...
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    Charger Selection

    AA size NiMh cell brands commonly found in discount chains have been charged using different low to higher price chargers ($15 to $30 range).

    Reply here is based on experience with two different...
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    Super Macro detective work

    This photo is a crop of the 4mm wide wording which turned out to read Tiffany Foundry. The bottom insert is a how the letters appeared in normal non-focused lighting. Letters were difficult to read...
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    Super Macro LED lit detective work.

    The ability to get very close allowed a test to be made using an LED flashlight to see if a more focused light beam would reveal wording detail on a necklace.

    Necklace is 33mm by 23mm with dark...
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    Video Bit Rates

    Checked 3 video files taken with S2 set to 640x480 at 30 frames per second. Audio rate for all three was 1411 kbps at 16 bit sample size with PCM format.

    Video rate for 1st video reported at 2001...
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    S2 Video frame - Camcorder frame

    The alert to the AVI quality difference resulted in a change in the Pinnacle Studio Plus settings so uploads from camcorder to computer were in AVI format to match that of the S2.

    Composite...
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    Canon S2 video vs Canon ZR40 Camcorder

    Took S2 highest quality video of bee on flowers. An older model Canon ZR40 digital camcorder captured video of butterfly.

    Camcorder digital video was downloaded via firewire connection as MPEG2...
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    S2 Settings combination example

    Watch 4 image is with both the three custom settings above left at the plus option while moving back to the vivid menu selection to show both at once.

    Oviously there are many combinations for...
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    S2 Custom settings super macro

    Watch 3 image uses the Custom menu to set sharpness, saturation and contrast to the plus setting.
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    S2 Vivid mode super macro

    Watch 2 shows Vivid mode selection with no other changes to camera settings. Camera is on vertical copy stand mount with sunlight from an open door for illumination.
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    S2 super-macro function examples

    :) Still testing over this way. Seems like a good discussion.

    Suggestion about function button (FUNC) on the camera and some of the custom settings in the effects menu lead to a number of test...
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    S2 Super-Macro Dandelion&Ants

    ;) This is a common subject which reveals some more about S2 images.

    Ants about 1/8 inch in length were dining on the nectar in this dandelion. Section here is non-enhanced part of the original....
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    S2 tele-macro

    Wanted to take a brightly colored butterfly photo. This brown skipper was the only willing subject.

    S2 was hand held about 4 feet from subject in P-mode and zoomed to tightly frame the butterfly....
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    S2 as slide copier

    ;) Too early to tell for sure but the S2 shows potential for copying slide easily. Old mill slide was held up to light using a slide viewer in one hand while managing the camera with the other. That...
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    Red Lily Detail Crop

    This image is a section of the previous red lily image posted to show detail captured by S2. No photo enhancements were made beyond the croping and resaving in Adobe Elements.

    Perhaps user with...
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    Learning from S2 casual photos

    :) This noontime photo of a lily may be rather common as a subject yet it suggests that the S2 can do rather well in bright light with subjects which frequently reflect so much light as to obscure...
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    S2 & C2100 Macros

    Happy to oblige. Used the two megapixel C2100uz to take a staged macro image to see how a uzi macro compared to the S2 at its 2 and 5 megapixel macro image settings.

    So here are 3 more images in...
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