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      09.01.2009 00:36
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      It's A Nice Camara For The Kind Of People Who Like Taking Small Amount's Of Picture's

      My dad recieved this camara as a gift from his boss'. He keeps going on about how it fits easily into a back pocket for a quick drink and talk to friends, as he only uses his camara's at parties and 'get togethers', how the picture's come out nice, clean and clear and very, very rarely people have 'red eyes'. He's not very good with technology but he reacons that this a pretty straight forward, easy to use camara. It's pretty much light weight so it feels like your not really carrying around. One disadvantage about this camara though is that it does not record video's and sound footage, my dad like's making little video's of people doing silly things, but apart from that he says it's a good little camara for those people who only like to take pictures of memorible moments and special days. Another is that it drain's batteries very quickly, such as you put the batteries in, take a few pictures, turn it off, go to use it again 20minute's later and they're dead, so it can work out a bit exspenive for one night out. We found that if you buy some rechargable batteries and taking the charger with you (obviously ask the person who's house your going to if it's ok if you can charge the batteries), you save yourself a lot of money.

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      16.03.2002 04:30
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      Basically, i wanted a new gadget to fulfill my needs. I had a bit of etra cash lying about so i thought i'd useit on something worthwhile. I was bored of the old scanner and had heard wicked stuff about these new digital camara's. I went on ebay.com and found a good deal on this little baby. So what is the new arrival like? Small, sleek and light but with a respectable 1.3 million-pixel resolution. This gives a display image of 1280 x 960 pixels. In effect this means photos viewed on PC are indistinguishable from scanned prints from an SLR. I printed one on photo paper and it was of genuine photo quality. In truth this is not a huge issue for me as I store and view my photos on PC, but it will allow me to send photos to the non-PC owners in the family. The rest will get compressed files with their e-mails. Having established the quality is good what else did I get for my money? The camera comes with Smart Media storage with a far from large 2MB card included. My first move was to obtain a 64MB card, allowing me to store up to a thousand images at a time. These can then be downloaded from the camera via included software or (the better and quicker optioned) downloaded via a SmartCard reader. Yep, I’ve got one of those as well. Battery power is often a restriction with digital cameras but the MX-1200 allows viewfinder picture framing as well as the LCD monitor, allowing hundreds of photos from a set of four AA batteries. Life is also made easy with auto focus and automatic exposure, activated when the shutter is half depressed. The automatic setting takes care of all details for you, and the brightness in the display can be increased/decreased to take account of weather conditions. Photos can be automatically stamped with day, date and time, which is useful when you view them later. They can of course be saved and/or printed without showing this information. There are also a fair number of advanced feat ures. There are five flash modes – automatic, red eye reduction, forced (goes off regardless of light conditions), slow synchrony (for slow shutter speeds) and suppressed. The last one is a bit of a cheat because it simply switches the flash off. The lens can be used at normal or at macro settings, allowing focus from ten centimetres to infinity. There is also a digital telephoto option. Unlike a true telephoto it works by software, and at the highest resolution it has the effect of halving the resolution. Real camera enthusiasts will be impressed with the manual mode setting. This allows you to set the white balance for fluorescent lighting etc; set the brightness to compensate for contrasting background/foreground differences, and manual flash settings. There is also a self-timer for the less bashful. There are a number of other features but they are not of great relevance. Who wants to see nine photos at a time on a one and a half-inch screen? Resizing images is more useful but this can be carried out more successfully on a PC. There is also a DPOF system, which allows digital print order format to take place. This lets you specify images on the card for printing, presumably by a lab. And the verdict? I’m in love again, great quality, no film to buy, no wait to see your photo, unlimited mucking around with images and lots of buttons and controls to fiddle with. This is one happy boy.

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      24.11.2001 00:09
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      I got given this camera as a gift, but if I now wanted to buy one I would get this one. It isn't big on features, but if you want a digital camera, just for taking pictures, and putting them on your computer then this is perfect. One disadvantage is that it doesn't do video or audio, but it is only a digital camera, and not a video camera. Another is that it does eat batteries. The answer to this is to use rechargeable ones, and not to use the on-screen display all the time. I was amazed by the picture quality. The easy-to-use setting meant that it is easy to choose options such as picture size or quality. It also has a useful 2x zoom. One reason that I might not buy this camera is that it doesn't take floppy disks, meaning that you have to connect up to your computer to get the pictures off. The floppy cameras are much more expensive for that feature, and it is very easy to download the images, and you can purchase much larger cards to go in the camera which can hold a lot more images than a floppy disk. Altogether, a simple and affordable camera, for someone who doesn't need loads of features.

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      23.07.2001 15:28
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      This is a great camera, and can easily be picked up second hand for about £100. It does, like most things, have its downsides. One is that it has a serial conection, which can be very slow, (The new MX - 1300 comes with USB cable, which I would recommend if someone whats to buy a brand new camera). The camera guzzles batteries! It takes 4 AA batteries, and if you are using the TFT screen they are gone sometimes as little as 15 mins. If you are buying it make sure you go out and buy lots of AA rechargables (NI-MH). One good thing is it can take some pretty decent pictures. Best in the day, pictures look excellent in 1024*960 mode, but you can only get about 5 on the tiny 2mb smartmedia supplied with it. Again you'll have to go out and buy a 8mb one for about £10 if you want to take a few high quality photos. In 640*480 mode you can take more like 20 photos. This camera is great for pics of scenery or pics of people outside, but it is terrible at taking pics of objects in even the slightest amount of darkness. The flash leaves a massive spot in the middle of the picture, and if you turn it off you can barely see the thing you are taking a picture of. The camera has a nice 1.6" TFT screen, with easy to use functions, and nice menus for setting up. If you want to buy a new camera, go for the MX 1300, but if you want to pic up a decent second hand camera, this one is excellent.

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      09.07.2001 05:04

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      I bought this camera from QVC with just the information given by the host. It was a GREAT buy and a good camera with a lot of features and a 2 X's Zoom lens witch was what I wanted. I have a new granddaughter, which I was invited to attend her birth and needed a new camera. I've used it since 1999 and am VERY satisfied with it! I've taken 10's of pictures, maybe thousands and each one seems to turn out GREAT. Of course, the preview shot is a safe bet and then with a program like Picture-It the shots come out Fantastic. I've done small weddings for friends and baby showers too.

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      02.06.2001 21:43
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      This camera is cheaper than most digital cameras on the market, but the results you get are outstanding. The 2.1 million pixel sensor gives you photographic results on a par with any top Camera using standard film. You have the ability too adjust photos once downloaded too your computer using the excellent photo software provided, be it too get rid of red eye, adjust the lighting levels or simply put your best mates head on a dogs body the software provided lets you do all these things and more. Also as it is digital you can then send your photos via email to anyone in the world. Also If you want too print the photos out providing you have a photo quality printer with a high dpi the print out will look as good as any normal photograph you would get developed,especially when using photo quality paper.

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        21.05.2001 17:32
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        I must say that the this fuji digicam is a very sweet piece of machinery. Remarkably small and lightweight, the thing can take unlimited amounts of photos depending on the size of your memory card gizmo. Very cool. You can find lots of these in shops like Comet and internet compaines. Try dabs.com - available now or in 1-2 days. The 100x zoom is amazing and can still provide excellent picture quality on full zoom. Have fun! -alexb.

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          21.05.2001 09:04

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          look nice and perfect - Advantages: 25 - Disadvantages: 35

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          19.05.2001 05:35
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          Dooyoo is a consumer website. So, before a major purchase like a digital camera I checked out the ops on it, right? Wrong1 Despite spending far too much time on consumer sites I made yet another spur of the moment impulse buy of a gadget. Boys and their toys! Luckily I landed on my feet. The circumstances were as follows. I was idly browsing when I noticed this camera on Morgan Auctions. Deadline looming and current bid of £95. Scottish teachers have just had their first decent pay rise for years and the childrens tax thingummy had also kicked in. As a result my pay was about two hundred pounds up on the month before and that money was yelling “Spend me, spend me”. I try to be an obliging type of a person where possible, so I clicked up a £100 bid seconds before closing and became the proud owner of a new camera. (Half the cost was recouped by selling the old camera on Yahoo, but that’s another op.) So what is the new arrival like? Small, sleek and light but with a respectable 1.3 million pixel resolution. This gives a display image of 1280 x 960 pixels. In effect this means photos viewed on PC are indistinguishable from scanned prints from an SLR. I printed one on photo paper and it was of genuine photo quality. In truth this is not a huge issue for me as I store and view my photos on PC, but it will allow me to send photos to the non PC owners in the family. The rest will get compressed files with their e-mails. Having established the quality is good what else did I get for my money? The camera comes with Smart Media storage with a far from large 2MB card included. My first move was to obtain a 64MB card, allowing me to store up to a thousand images at a time. These can then be downloaded from the camera via included software or (the better and quicker optioned) downloaded via a SmartCard reader. Yep, I’ve got one of those as well. Battery power is often a restriction with digital cameras but the MX-1200 allows viewfinder picture framing as well as the LCD monitor, allowing hundreds of photos from a set of four AA batteries. Life is also made easy with auto focus and automatic exposure, activated when the shutter is half depressed. The automatic setting takes care of all details for you, and the brightness in the display can be increased/decreased to take account of weather conditions. Photos can be automatically stamped with day, date and time, which is useful when you view them later. They can of course be saved and/or printed without showing this information. There are also a fair number of advanced features. There are five flash modes – automatic, red eye reduction, forced (goes off regardless of light conditions), slow synchro (for slow shutter speeds) and suppressed. The last one is a bit of a cheat because it simply switches the flash off. The lens can be used at normal or at macro settings, allowing focus from ten centimetres to infinity. There is also a digital telephoto option. Unlike a true telephoto it works by software, and at the highest resolution it has the effect of halving the resolution. Real camera enthusiasts will be impressed with the manual mode setting. This allows you to set the white balance for fluorescent lighting etc, set the brightness to compensate for contrasting background/foreground differences, and manual flash settings. There is also a self-timer for the less bashful. There are a number of other features but they are not of great relevance. Who wants to see nine photos at a time on a one and a half-inch screen? Resizing images is more useful but this can be carried out more successfully on a PC. There is also a DPOF system, which allows digital print order format to take place. This lets you specify images on the card for printing, presumably by a lab. And the verdict? I’m in love again: great quality, no film to buy, no wait to see your photo, unlimited mucking around with images and lots of buttons and controls to fiddle with. This is one happy boy.

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            05.05.2001 23:42
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            We got this camera as a present for Christmas from my future mother in law. We opened the box and our first impression was ‘What a beauty’. It is a really nice looking silver camera with a 1.6 inch colour LCD monitor which allows you to view the object before taking a photo of it and then view your pictures after. I will least down some of the features, Records images at resolutions of up to 1280 x 960 pixels. (Very good quality) Built in automatic flash Manual photography Digital 2X zoom photography function 4X playback zoom PC mode for downloading images Self-timer These are only some of the features. Although we have had the camera for four months now we still don’t know everything about it. Supplied with the camera was a 2MB Smartmedia card. If you are a keen photographer and take picture after picture away from a computer you will definitely need to purchase a larger memory Smartmedia card. We have just purchased a 64MB card that cost us £80. This enables you to take over 100 of the best quality shot where as before we were limited to just 2. Once you have taken the photos you can download them onto your computer. This only takes a few seconds but with a 64MB card it takes a lot longer. If you print them out on good quality photo paper you will get better results than at a photo shop. One problem with this camera is the battery power. It takes 4 AA batteries and they do not last long at all. Recently I have started to use rechargeable batteries as we were paying a fortune in batteries. If you can afford it I recommend you purchase an AC Power Adaptor. Also if you wish to save time and even more battery power I recommend buying a floppy disc adapter which enables you to place you smart media card straight into you floppy drive. We have not being disappointed with this camera and have being taking excellent pictures for four months now we have no complaints. If you are looking for a digital camera for the first time this is the one I would recommend.

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              06.02.2001 07:30
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              Cheep, easy to use, decent pictures. So it might not be the best digicam on the market but for its price it does exactily what it says on the box. The pictures it produces are good quality although they could sometimes do with a bit of gamma correction if you are indoors. Rather heavy and bulkey compared to some of the APX cameras on the market, but not too cumbersome. Only down side to this camera is that it eats batteries when you transfer the pictures. I recommend you get an external SmartMedia reader that uses the computers own power and will transfer the pics faster than using the supplied serial link. The camera only came with 2Mb of SmartMedia memory which is a bit stingy, most people will want to upgrade to an 8Mb or 16Mb card as soon as possible. Overall a good buy

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              07.01.2001 01:37
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              I bought the Fuji MX-1200 a few months ago and ime glad I did. It was very good value for money at £250,although they are now comming down in price. Its size makes it easy to have in your pocket any time and its also light weight so you dont notice its there. The only thing if anything that I would moan about is the price of the addons.The external power supply for downloading is about £35 here in Middlesbrough and the smart media reader usb version is about £49 in the big stores but can be had for £35. Overall I would give this camera 10 out of 10 as a starter for anyone wanting to get in to digital imaging.

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              20.10.2000 19:45
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              If you're the kind of person who likes reams of technical information in an opinion then I'd advise you to read one of the other excellent reviews on Dooyoo about this camera. I can't, I'm afraid, give a marvellous opinion on the technical merits of this camera as opposed to all of the others on the market. Unfortunately I'm a complete technology moron (sort of like a technophobe, except I'm not really frightened of technology, I'm just far too stupid to understand it!) What I can do, however, is give you an extremely graphic idiot's view of using this camera. I've had one of these for three or four months now, I bought it in Dixons at the 'sale price' of £199, reduced from £299, however, it appears from reading other peoples opinions on this site that it's been on sale at this 'bargain' price for over a year. I could have sworn that retailers weren't allowed to do that?!! But never mind all of that, I'm straying from the point. This camera has been an absolute godsend to me. I previously had an ordinary Fujifilm camera which was supposed to do all of the focusing, etc, for you. Didn't do me a lot of good though when 90% of my photo's turned out with half of the subject chopped off (usually my husbands head actually, perhaps my subconscious was trying to tell me something.... Only joking, honest!) This camera is so simple to use that even an imbecile (like me) can take wonderful pictures with it. It has a reasonably sized view screen on the back so that you can see exactly what you've snapped, and it's incredibly easy to delete if you don't like what you're looking at. It is also childs play to change the settings for time, date, quality and size of photo taken, etc. I managed it just by fiddling with the camera, I didn't even need to glance at the instruction book. The camera is sold with a set of batteries, a wrist strap and a memory card. However, the memory card can't store very many photo's, so I would recommend upgrading to a larger card if you can afford it. I enquired in Dixons when I bought the camera and the best memory cards they offered for this camera at the time were around £80. I'd also recommend getting hold of a set or two of rechargeable batteries as this camera gets through batteries very, very quickly, they really don't last for very long at all. To make them last as long as possible it's best to turn the viewer off when you're not actually using it. I think the best recommendation I can give for this camera is the fact that I've gone from an extremely keen but largely incompetent photographer to a prize winner. Yes, a photo of my dogs which I took with my trusty digital camera on the first day that I bought it won third prize in Octobers Cats and Canines photo competition!

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                19.10.2000 00:31
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                This camera is at the bottom end of the market but it is a little gem. It's so easy to use and gives fantastic results. The software package which comes with it (Adobe Photodelux) is simple to use and is quite magical. 9 - 12 passport-size photographs can be printed on a 4" x 6" sheet of glossy paper (a lucrative by-product). The main drawbacks are the high consumption of batteries and the cost of the photo paper. It is cheaper to have a roll of film printed at a processors but the camera allows for so much more versatility. Batteries have to be good quality Duracell-type batteries and even so they are exhausted pretty quickly. A battery charger is available for this model but I have not yet been able to find one. You can't really take it on holiday unless you have a massive SmartMedia card. On the whole I love it.

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                30.09.2000 05:49

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                I didn't do acres of research before getting hold of mine because it came free with a PC package (PC WORLD - HEWLETT PACKARD Pavilion deal a couple of months ago). To be honest, I thought being free it might have been a bit of a dud. Well now i've tried it out I am extremely pleased. The quality and ease of use are both top notch. In fact part of the enjoymeny is just experimenting with it!! Of course, this is all much to the annoyance of my partner as I keep popping up to take another photo!! (I don't think she is as impressed with the camera as me!!. Anyway, i give this camera the big thumbs up, even better if you get it thrown in for free.

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