Kyocera Finecam S3L review

Started Sep 5, 2004 | User reviews thread
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Kyocera Finecam S3L review
Sep 5, 2004

This is easily one of the best digital camera in its range. The CCD size being 1/1.8 is larger than the typical 1/2.7 you see in the 3~4 Mega range. Within it's metering range (digital cameras are usually poorer than film cameras) it does a very good job producing well exposed shots. Occasionally it struggles with the complex lighting conditions, but experienced photographers would know best to compensate in it's menu options. For the very low light or night situations, where the typical digital camera's AF cannot cope, you can use it's infinity mode (mountain icon) and underexpose by -0.7 or -1.0 fstop in the menu. Pics are very smooth from ISO120 to 200, and better than ALL others (in this price range) at ISO400. The other popular brands are typically bad in ISO400 for the consumer range. I bet their CMOS/CCD can at most handle only ISO150, but they stretched it for obvious purpose. Try out the pics from diff camera by bringing your own CF or SD cards to the shops. you can view the results from diff cameras on PC before deciding. The available of some maual controls should appeal to the experienced photographer. Amateurs get room to grow and experiment on!

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Nothing. You should see this baby before going for other brands.

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