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Forum topic by SPalm posted 10-20-2011 01:45 AM 1317 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-20-2011 01:45 AM

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The always in focus camera that we talked about before is now for sale.
$400 for 8Gbyte (350 pictures), $500 for 16 Gbyte (750 pictures).

That is still a lot of money, but wow, I thought it would be more than that. 8X optical zoom and touch screen controls. Wild form factor.

“Includes a free desktop application for importing, processing and interacting with living pictures from the camera. It is built for Mac OS and requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher. A Windows application is in development.” (Bummer)

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#1 posted 10-20-2011 01:49 AM

Steve; Thanks for the heads up, I am always intriqued by new technology. A bit pricey for me, but I will be looking for it to come down in price.

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#2 posted 10-20-2011 02:17 AM

Looks interesting Steve, I have been thinking about a new camera. Now to find some place locally to look at one. After looking at the features and pictures, I am not at all shocked at the price.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 10-20-2011 03:21 AM

Steve… That’s pretty steep for me… are you trying to sell yours… or is this a Heads-Up on a Sale?

That’s quite a camera! Amazing!

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#4 posted 10-20-2011 06:17 AM

It’s funny I was just going through the headlines and there was an article on that.

$399 is far cheaper than what I thought.

Please let us know what you think of it if you get your hands on one.

Seeing the “bummer” in your post, my feeling is you are a windows user (like many of us).

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#5 posted 10-20-2011 05:39 PM

I was a little shocked that the price was as low as it is. I saw the Rebels in a rag over the weekend for around $800 I think with 20MP or something absurd like that. It might be an interesting unit to play with. We use uberfancy SLRs at work, so I’m worried that any camera I buy for myself will be a letdown for under several grand.

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#6 posted 10-20-2011 11:44 PM

Very nice, I like the way you can play with the focus on the prints…

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#7 posted 10-23-2011 05:09 PM

Did anybody else read and understand about “light field” technology? I couldn’t help the feeling that either it’s a really complicated subject and they were glossing over it, or they’re being secretive about proprietary tech.

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