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trikster2
04-02-2005, 04:01 PM
Looking at the initial shots with the Casio exilim P505 I see horrible hatching (right term?) when I zoom in one level on this sample picture:

http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/casio/exilim_p505-review/CIMG0008.JPG

Here's what I see when I zoom in one level on my computer (one level is whatever the "zoom in" tab does on firefox):

http://tinypic.com/2jzivq

However I don't see similar hatching on sample photos from casio:

http://www.world.casio.com/exilim/en/ex_p505/images/gallery/CIMG0002.JPG

http://tinypic.com/2jzllh

Is casio touching up the sample photos or is there a chance the P505 DCRESOURCE is using is defective?

gary_hendricks
04-02-2005, 06:29 PM
Gosh, that's quite bad. Any idea what settings you used on the camera?

Jeff Keller
04-02-2005, 07:21 PM
Looking at the initial shots with the Casio exilim P505 I see horrible hatching (right term?) when I zoom in one level on this sample picture:

Is casio touching up the sample photos or is there a chance the P505 DCRESOURCE is using is defective?

I could have a bad camera. I took a quick glance at the photo gallery on Steve's site and didn't see anything like this. If I keep having problems I'll just swap this camera for another.

trikster2
04-07-2005, 01:35 PM
I could have a bad camera. I took a quick glance at the photo gallery on Steve's site and didn't see anything like this. If I keep having problems I'll just swap this camera for another.

Jeff

I don't see any of the hatching/screen door effect on the new P505 shots.

I guess it was just one of those things? Maybe the sensor/software just choked on that complex scene?

I'm really interested in the past movie mode on this camera and the 750. If it works "as advertised" it's a movie mode that starts recording 5 seconds Before you clicked the shutter. Should be great for trying to catch laughs and sneezes and burps and other facial expressions on our newborn. Any chance you could comment on how well that works in your review?

Also you are a appleonian?

Derick Story in this review

http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/digitalmedia/2005/03/09/casio_p505.html

Had some hints on how mac users can work with the windows codec used by the movie mode on the 505

Thanks for the great reviews!

trikster2
04-23-2005, 03:20 PM
Dang

Just saw you pushed the 505 review out to may.

:(

Jeff Keller
04-24-2005, 01:45 AM
Dang

Just saw you pushed the 505 review out to may.

:(

Sorry, there's way more demand for the SD400 review so I moved that up. It won't be long, as the SD400 review will be easy. So it'll be the first week of May for the P505. Sorry for the delay!

trikster2
04-26-2005, 01:16 PM
Sorry, there's way more demand for the SD400 review so I moved that up. It won't be long, as the SD400 review will be easy. So it'll be the first week of May for the P505. Sorry for the delay!

No wories Jeff. You gotta please your public and I can see the SD400 is your #2 or #3 cameral under the "most popular" selection.

I would hate to delay the review even longer but might I suggest that you review the Z750 at the same time? Looking at the DPREVIEW forums it has 10 times the popularity lf the P505 and is competing with the SD500 for image quaility:

http://www.audiomaxusa.com/Casioz750vsCanonsd500/index.htm

Well if you are a cannonite of course there is no competition! (S50 owner here)

The Z750 and P505 have just about the same scene modes/controls (including the same tasty MPEG4 movie modes) so there may be an economy of effort doing both reviews at once.

Jeff Keller
04-26-2005, 02:19 PM
I would hate to delay the review even longer but might I suggest that you review the Z750 at the same time? Looking at the DPREVIEW forums it has 10 times the popularity lf the P505 and is competing with the SD500 for image quaility:

This one's definitely on my list but Casio doesn't have one for me yet.