OM Camera - a new angle
bryanlarsen at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 24 07:22:55 CEST 2007
> Then comes the part which really pisses me off: Panasonic has crippled
> the camera so that you can't use zoom or focus functions while recording
> video. Now, I know this is not a camcorder. I don't expect it to record
> good quality video - just something casual once in a while. However,
> maybe I'm gullible, but I do not fucking expect Panasonic to maliciously
> lock me out of basic camera controls when recording.
They lock you out because the results would look terrible if they
didn't. So I guess it's a marketing reason, but it's a good one.
The optics on cheap zoom digicams move in a jerky and noisy fashion.
Optics that aren't are significantly larger and/or more expensive.
It's a significant marketing bullet point when they do allow you to zoom
during video on a digicam. Of the current Canon digicam's, only the
S5 IS has smooth optics to provide that capability.
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