had the following:
1997 - 2002 used to have olympus -- [300dpi] had limits on special features unless you used their memory card [smart-card & xd]
-- yes you read that correctly - panoramic and some other features would only work on their memory card!
2002 --> Nikon
5.1M Pixel Point & Shoot -- [300dpi] lasted for a really long time, survived many drops & dings -- the battery door latch failed but duct tape worked just fine
8M Pixel Point & Shoot s630 -- [300dpi] nice camera, for p&s, took great protos until I scratched the lens but good. Still takes okay photos, but not like it used to.
Just bought & will be returning it!
Fuji XP50 14M Pixel -- [72dpi] Takes great photos, but you CAN'T ZOOM IN AFTERWARDS for post photo work. it stores the images at 4x LESS the dot per inch! -- I'd keep it for <$100 but not @ $150+
eta: Manual is useless and can't find anything online about improving the dpi -- tried the menu option and had no effect.
You can't take a group photo then zoom in closer later the pix info is not stored - period end of discussion.
Fuji XP50 - Blue
Bought it on the road hoping to replace a scratched Nikon S630. Had really high hopes.
- The panoramic mode is okay, but you get 12224 x 880 @ 72dpi
- Like the built-in 110 plug on the charger.
- Decent LCD viewing in SUN
-PUNY battery, so short life.
-The images are stored in 72dpi, so you CAN'T ZOOM in MUCH after the fact.
Just about every other camera is 300 dpi, meaning 4x deeper zoom resolution.
Even most el-cheapo no-name cameras do 300 dpi.
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