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deejais Basic MemberMon 29-Oct-01 09:28 PM
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"Coolpix 775 zoom issue..."



          

I'm really fond of my new CP 775, but am new to digital photography...particulary this camera that has such physically small optics. Is that why the image quality goes into the sewer when I zoom even a LITTLE BIT? When the camera is zoomed all the way out, or on the macro setting, the images are clear, crisp, and amazingly sharp. But if I zoom in at all, BAM...the image is fuzzed out and unusable. I've only had the thing for three weeks. Anybody think it's defective, or just a quirk of this model? Thanks.

  

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BJNicholls Gold Member Awarded for his contributions to the community and the Resources Charter MemberMon 29-Oct-01 11:24 PM
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LAST EDITED ON Oct-30-01 AT 01:56 AM (GMT)

The 775 didn't fare well in dpreview comparative tests:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikoncp775/page14.asp

Lens quality is probably the main cause of the soft images. Other cameras with similar chip resolution produce considerably sharper images.

If you want to see the full review of the 775, here's the start of the review:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikoncp775/default.asp

BJ


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jnscbl Basic MemberTue 30-Oct-01 03:44 AM
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Before you throw it in the trash, try one thing--on a bright day, extend the zoom to the telephoto end, and rest the camera on a table or something (a tripod would be nice) while you release the shutter, very gently. Better yet, use the timer if it has one. If the image is still "fuzzed out and unusable", it may be defective. I don't think this little exercise will cost you anything.---scott

http://www.photo.net/photodb/folder?folder_id=149771

--scott

"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it."
Pablo Picasso

  

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michael1597 Sat 03-Nov-01 08:45 AM

  
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Hi,there may be some softness with the 775 but it would not be very visible if at all on a 8x10 print. However I would check on the AF, as it can cause some defocussing, while zooming, unless you let the image settle. I did check it against the IXUS range of cameras, which are popular, but they looked a lot worse. From the picture I took with it, it seems quite normal. All the other reviews I have seen do not seem to mention much about any softness. It's an excellent cam and is already something of a
classic, check out Moose Petersens review at

http://www.nikondigital.org/reviews/cp775/cp775.htm

Check Image Resources at:

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/C775/C775A12.HTM

Good luck

Michael

  

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