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Had a go with this camera with darkness (my friend) two days ago, and I'd like to recommend this baby. The AF is impressively fast, comparable to a SLR with a non-USM lens. Focus was locked before I even realised. With its wealth of functions and good specs it is a serious contender to cameras like G5 and CP5400. The body is more compact than the other two as well.

Retail at $1199, selling at $1040 at AP. A good price for a high-performance camera.

oh ya, things I didn't like. Zooming is relatively slow. And LCD screen is over-cluttered with information.
 

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Originally posted by Tweek
And LCD screen is over-cluttered with information.

Can't you just switch off the info on the LCD? I believe many digicams allow you to do that.
 

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Too bad is using the stupid Sony proprietary memory stick which is expensive. Will consider if it uses CF.
 

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Can't you just switch off the info on the LCD? I believe many digicams allow you to do that.
yes you can. But what i meant was "over-clutter". I'd prefer only some critical info to be displayed instead. What the camera does is either all on or all off only.
 

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yes you can. But what i meant was "over-clutter". I'd prefer only some critical info to be displayed instead. What the camera does is either all on or all off only.

I see. I can set my Canon cam to show certain info. on the LCD.
 

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oh that can be done? Maybe the V1 can too. My ignorance tells me that with most cameras, the on-screen info is either all-on or all-off. That's what I experienced with my past cameras too.
 

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Yes. Agreed that this is a fantastic carry-around digicam with all the useful manual features. Only downside is the proprietary memory stick and the Sony flash connection.
 

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Originally posted by HOCL
Yes. Agreed that this is a fantastic carry-around digicam with all the useful manual features. Only downside is the proprietary memory stick and the Sony flash connection.
U can still use 3rd party flashes with standard hotshoe. Memory stick wise, $80 for 128MB still isn't too bad. You don't buy memory sticks everyday do you?
 

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i plan to buy this previously, but the low batt performance and cost of memory stick put me off :(
 

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Originally posted by f55user
U can still use 3rd party flashes with standard hotshoe.
Yes, but no TTL. So no improvement for me since my S602 also has standard hotshoe, right?

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Memory stick wise, $80 for 128MB still isn't too bad. You don't buy memory sticks everyday do you?
Yes, but how many shots can I get in a 128 MB MS? Moreover, I can't use my existing CF cards. BTW, $100 can get a 256MB CF, ok?

BTW, I am just expressing my views based on my presonal requirements. I am keen to have a compact prosumer digicam but these are the two points about V1 that I can't convince myself to buy it.
 

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