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Postby the lynx » Thu, 04 Oct 2012 9:36 am

durain wrote:"backside illumination CMOS".


I think you meant "backlight illumination", "back-lit illumination" and "back-illumination"...

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Postby v4jr4 » Thu, 04 Oct 2012 12:22 pm

durain wrote:i like my digital camera to take good photos without flash (discreet when using it in OT :D). look for camera with "backside illumination CMOS" (honest, it is not made up or being pervy!)

look for the sony RX100 ($$$ ouch!), canon S110 ($$ ouch) or a nikon S9300.


Or perhaps, something like this *ouch* :o
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Postby durain » Fri, 05 Oct 2012 6:00 pm

the lynx wrote:
durain wrote:"backside illumination CMOS".


I think you meant "backlight illumination", "back-lit illumination" and "back-illumination"...


aka BACKSIDE!

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Postby Steve1960 » Mon, 15 Oct 2012 11:27 am

So, we went out yesterday to buy a new kettle................................and I came back with a Samsung WB850F camera :o

I didn't get much chance to play with it yesterday but the first observation is that I am very happy with the fast shutter speed. I have already been able to get much better shots of my constantly moving 2 year old.

The look on the wife's face when I bought the camera said 'thats too complicated I am never going to use it and its not pink' so I also bought a cheap pink point and shoot for her.

In case anyone is interested I will post again with a review of the WB850 once I have had a chance to use it some more.

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 15 Oct 2012 11:43 am

Steve1960 wrote: I am never going to use it and its not pink' so I also bought a cheap pink point and shoot for her..


Seriously?! And I thought the pink thing was just some simple-minded product differentiation by suits who don't get women.

Funnily enough, in the early 1900's, pink was for boys. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/When-Did-Girls-Start-Wearing-Pink.html Feminists decided then to flip the convention.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 15 Oct 2012 11:44 am

Sounds like a welcome idea. Will look forward to it. My old Ixus 860IS is getting a bit long in the tooth.

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Postby Steve1960 » Mon, 15 Oct 2012 11:51 am

Seriously?! And I thought the pink thing was just some simple-minded product differentiation by suits who don't get women.

Funnily enough, in the early 1900's, pink was for boys. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/When-Did-Girls-Start-Wearing-Pink.html Feminists decided then to flip the convention.[/quote]

It is wierd actually. When I bought her a laptop earlier this year specification was way more important than what it looked like. Same with the Samsung Galaxy III phone she also got yesterday (it was an expensive day!). It didn't matter about the colour she just wanted that spec andriod phone.

Then we get to the camera and it has to be pink. Go figure :o

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 15 Oct 2012 12:25 pm

nakatago wrote:
Steve1960 wrote: I am never going to use it and its not pink' so I also bought a cheap pink point and shoot for her..


Seriously?! And I thought the pink thing was just some simple-minded product differentiation by suits who don't get women.

Funnily enough, in the early 1900's, pink was for boys. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/When-Did-Girls-Start-Wearing-Pink.html Feminists decided then to flip the convention.


Maybe that explains why the PM has such a penchant for wearing pink shirts! :o

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 15 Oct 2012 1:39 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
nakatago wrote:
Steve1960 wrote: I am never going to use it and its not pink' so I also bought a cheap pink point and shoot for her..


Seriously?! And I thought the pink thing was just some simple-minded product differentiation by suits who don't get women.

Funnily enough, in the early 1900's, pink was for boys. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/When-Did-Girls-Start-Wearing-Pink.html Feminists decided then to flip the convention.


Maybe that explains why the PM has such a penchant for wearing pink shirts! :o


I believe there are only two types of men who wear pink:

* Those who are very secure in their manhood.
* Those who are gay.

:P :cool:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 15 Oct 2012 1:42 pm

'twere my thoughts exactly........

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 15 Oct 2012 1:44 pm

nakatago wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:'twere my thoughts exactly.

Looking at his S/O could well be either.......


I believe there are only two types of men who wear pink:

* Those who are very secure in their manhood.
* Those who are gay.

:P :cool:


corollary: the inverse is not necessarily true :P

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 15 Oct 2012 2:40 pm

Yep, that also has an element of truth to it. [-(


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