Did he give a reason? In similar cameras, the difference will essentially be limited to two things: you can print the same picture larger, or you can crop a smaller portion and still enlarge to a reasonable size. Using the B&H resolution chart as a guide, and I think it's rather conservative and reflective of advanced amateur or professional standards rather than consumer acceptability, a 3 meg camera gives photo quality at 5x7 and excellent 8x10s, whereas the 5 meg camera is photo quality at 8x10 and excellent at 11x14 (4 meg is photo quality at 8x10 and very good at 11x14). So if you don't get over 8x10 prints or don't expect to do a lot of cropping and then enlarging, you may not find the difference necessarily worth the price difference. OTOH, if you are in a learning mode, the ability to experiment with cropping and framing may make the added resolution useful. The resolution difference I don't think will affect video at all as I think most video is recorded at a relatively low resolution. Length of recordable video depends on memory capacity of the cards used and with some cameras, the speed of the cards and perhaps card format.
Likewise, the video cameras don't do stills all that well either...
Ofoto offers free software that you can download that will transfer your pictures from your camera, provide you with some very limited editing capabilities, and will provide you with uploading capabilities to their website where you can order real photographic prints if you ever want to do that. I have had them do some work for me and their quality is pretty good. The software is available for download from their website, www.ofoto.com. It is available at no cost. I have a Fuji Finepix 2600 and a Pentax Optio 550. With either of these cameras Ofoto recognizes them.
If I use the card reader, however, I have to start Ofoto manually and then tell it which device to use...
I recently purchased an olympus d220-l from a private party. I didnt recieve any software or cords or anything with it. Now I am having a.
Heck of a time trying to connect it to my computer, so I can download.
The pictures I have taken. It does not have a spot for a regular usb.
Kellards offers free software that you can download that will transfer your pictures from your camera, provide you with some very limited editing capabilities, and will provide you with uploading capabilities to their Server where you can order real photographic prints if you ever want to do that. I have had them do some work for me and their quality is pretty good. The software is available for download from their website, www.kellards.com. It is available at no cost.
I just bought a new Canon A70 and sent the exact same 7 pictures to Bonusprint.com, Snapfish.com, dotphoto.com, and walmart.com. Kellards.com I did not modify the files in any way before I sent them in. I have to say that I drew the line at about $.40/print which ruled out ofoto and a couple of others right off the bat. Anyway, the prints I got back from Kellards Photo beat the other three by a mile! The skin tones were true to life and the whites were very clear and bright. Reds were much richer too. Kellards uses Noritsu Printers with Kodak Software that produces beautiful prints from digital and filmI submitted them online and got them delivered to a store near me for no shipping costs.
No...I don't work for Kellards or even own any stock,(don't think they offer) but I will tell you that I will be using them again for developing my digital pics. BTW...they are only $.29/print...
hve you tried the movie option on your a70??. I also recently purchased a A70 but find the camera utilises avi format which is very large, to large to email. Have you encountered this problem ?? If so have you tried to convert the file type. I am trying to find a simple convertor but as I am a complete novice and having no success. Any suggestions???.
I would suggest contacting the manufacturer for any cables you may want to purchase from them. However, you would be far better off using a card reader to download images to you PC. You simply connect it once and forget it. It shows up as an additional drive. From there you can drag/drop, imoprt, etc,. You also conserve your camera batteries and don't have to connect your camera every time.