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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:32 pm 
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Here's how the camera works. Power and Shutter button on top. Movie button on back top right. You can take stills with just the shutter button as long as you are in digital still mode. If you choose movie mode(hd) then you turn the camera on with Power button and trigger record and stop record with the movie button on back top right. While the camera is taking the movie you can also trigger digital stills but depressing the shutter button at any time. It will continue taking the movie but it will take a digital still and save it to the memory card.

I was initially thinking simple . . . choose between digital stills and movie. Set the mode with the control board and use the servo that works for that mode. Digital stills would have a 4-wire servo with only 3 pins . . Power, Shutter, Ground. The Movie button pin is missing. In Movie mode you would select the servo with 3 pins(power, movie, ground). You would only get the movie if you select the 4 wire servo that matches to the Movie button. Both the shutter button pin and movie button pin would be connected to the Shutter connection on the board. But, used seperately and for a different mode.

But, if we could have the camera taking movie's during daytime and shuttering digitals stills also that would be cool.


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PaPaBob wrote:
Here's how the camera works. Power and Shutter button on top. Movie button on back top right. You can take stills with just the shutter button as long as you are in digital still mode. If you choose movie mode(hd) then you turn the camera on with Power button and trigger record and stop record with the movie button on back top right. While the camera is taking the movie you can also trigger digital stills but depressing the shutter button at any time. It will continue taking the movie but it will take a digital still and save it to the memory card.

I was initially thinking simple . . . choose between digital stills and movie. Set the mode with the control board and use the servo that works for that mode. Digital stills would have a 4-wire servo with only 3 pins . . Power, Shutter, Ground. The Movie button pin is missing. In Movie mode you would select the servo with 3 pins(power, movie, ground). You would only get the movie if you select the 4 wire servo that matches to the Movie button. Both the shutter button pin and movie button pin would be connected to the Shutter connection on the board. But, used seperately and for a different mode.

But, if we could have the camera taking movie's during daytime and shuttering digitals stills also that would be cool.


That does sound cool! pretty neat cam it seems like. My concern with the WX10 is that it might have the same issues as the WX1, where it had trouble focusing through glass and would kick into Macro mode automatically and focus on moisture droplets and dust particles...not trying to be a spoiler :hehehe just something to think about :tinkin

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After doing quite a bit of research, I think my still camera suggestion is going to be the

Panasonic FX75

It has a 7.4 m rated flash
Does good in low light
Fast F2.2 Leica Lens
Good battery life
AVCHD Light HD video

Pricey right now at just over $200 on ebay but should come down with the newer models coming out.

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So here's what we have so far:

Panasonic TS10
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http://www.digitalcamerareview.com/defa ... ewsID=4425
http://www.steves-digicams.com/camera-r ... iew.html#b
http://www.dpreview.com/news/1007/10072 ... mcts10.asp

Panasonic FP1
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http://www.dpreview.com/news/1001/10010 ... fp2fp3.asp
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/FP1/FP1A.HTM

Fuji XP Series
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http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/XP20/XP20A.HTM
http://www.letsgodigital.org/en/27906/f ... epix-xp20/

Sony T110
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http://www.dpreview.com/products/sony/c ... ny_dsct110
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/D ... CT110A.HTM

Sony WX10
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Panasonic FX75
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We're just selecting one from this group of still cameras, correct?

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Willy wrote:
We're just selecting one from this group of still cameras, correct?


Yeah just one still camera from this group...but still open to suggestions to add to the list.

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OK Jeremi, thanks for your work on this again.

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Hello guys,

If anyone has anymore camera suggestions, get them in as soon as you can. We'll try to get the voting poll going shortly.

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The x10 is a bust. Refresh is horrible and it is a power hog. The camera is very difficult to work with. I would stay away from this one. Here is a word of advice. Just because it says Sony doesn`t mean it is a hackable camera. There is a reason why we buy a camera and then test it before we hack it. You need to determine whether it is hackable or is a camera to use in a cam. You are wasting your time and money when you hack it without these steps first. Just because you can hack it doesn`t mean you should hack it.


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Very true, Charles, thanks for the heads up on the WX10. Sean and I were just talking about opening up the voting polls for the still cams today So we'll keep that in mind. I also have a Panasonic TS3 which is similar to the TS10. I can hand test that one.

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