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  End of Shutter Lag? The Contax SL300R T* Might Be the Sign of Good Things to Come
Subject:   contax sl300rt and hmmmn 5mg dsct1-sony
Date:   2004-04-14 20:21:22
From:   bwitchd
I am brand and user loyal big time to contax-re my real film slrs--ya the huge ones that took beautiful selectable any way you want pictures,, and oh man that lens--grin ya a foot long to get at what ?? 100mm something like that--lens attachment-- yiiiikes what we used before digital--and trust me I** had some muscles for this 100lb blonde luggin that photo equip all over the place--
anyway I have been all over exploring the tiniest cameras--looking for distance , photo quality, abilities-- so I can keep the camera always with me--
now I had kinda decided on the dsct1 by sony for the above reasons,, and I stopped into national camera exchange to look around-- (man screwed me up) so there was the little sony which I had researched and hunted for the best pricing etc,,
549.00 plus tax.. unless i get online--
k so I played with it a bit looked around to see what else might be there-- uh oh--
hey whats that-- I didnt know contax even made that tiny one--
damn-- I say-- I trust contax-- I like contax--
I like the feel of this better than sony--..but they are withing 50.00 of each other and the sony is a 5mg pix,, and the contax is 3.1 so which is really the better choice???
it isnt like they will let me take and try 'em each for a week to see which is the one I want--
the focal length is also the same--
help me help me figure this out!!!!
actually the only thing holding me back is pretty much the mg pix-- so far--
who is more user friendly--who is less expensive to use in the long run, and who takes the best pictures??
they both have the zeis lens's too---
help me people !!!!
btw loved your article too and I am definately
going to explore all your site and may even get your book!!! grin--
SO HELP ME OUT HERE!!! grin* thank ya!!
cougar z truly bwitchd.
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  • Derrick Story photo RE: contax sl300rt and hmmmn 5mg dsct1-sony
    2004-04-15 17:29:44  Derrick Story | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Whenever anyone asks me about megapixels, I respond with another question: How big of prints do you make?

    In this case, if you plan on making enlargements bigger than 8" x 10" with your pocket digicam, then I would say go with the Sony. 5 megapixels will get you up to 11x14.

    But if most of your work remains on the computer, or is 8 x 10 or smaller, I really like the Contax. They both have Zeiss zooms, true, but the electronics of the SL300RT* are actually tuned to the lens. When you shoot at ISO 100, this is apparent, at least to my eyes.

    Both the Sony and the Contax are very good cameras. One uses SD, the other Memory Stick. Figure out what you want out of the purchase, print wise, and I think that's your answer.