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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:11 pm 
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I agree, looking better.

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 12:25 pm 
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I thought I posted these last week, but I guess not. Here's a few more day shots.


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 12:33 pm 
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I took my little girl to the zoo on the weekend and figured it would be a good chance to take a few more day shots with the S95. I'm still working on the night shots...hopefully be able to get some more this week, as well as testing all the other aspects.


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Looking good there Pred...should do as a home-brew trail cam...how about the hack...looked into that yet...?

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You need to throw that dog a bone for helping out. :-)

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 12:16 pm 
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co_bowhunter wrote:
You need to throw that dog a bone for helping out. :-)


I know...he will likely get flashed a bunch more times before this is through.

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 12:25 pm 
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Looking good there Pred...should do as a home-brew trail cam...how about the hack...looked into that yet...?

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No not yet...I will probably pass it off to someone else for that. So far I like this cam. Not a speed demon, but solidly built and seems to produce some nice images. I like the menu options and controls. It has a pop-up flash, that will pop up on it's own when set to Auto, but I figured out a way to pop it up and keep it up all the time.

Night pics haven't overly impressed me yet, but I think I will be able to get them pretty decent through settings, and also plan to test it with a slave. The S120 which is the newest model of this series, is supposed to be the best of the lot from what I've read but still quite expensive. I think if we are happy enough with the S95 that a couple years down the road the S120 will be even that much better.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:52 am 
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Sorry for the lack of updates on testing this cam...I still have to try some more night shots, but I did some other performance testing the last couple days and here are the results:

Trigger Speed (No flash) - I used the stop watch on my phone, pressed the shutter then hit start on the stop watch and the power button on the camera at the same time. I do this 5 times and take the average to account for human error in syncing. This is a full cycle start-up, lens extended and shutter a pic.

The 5 shot average ended up at 2.63 Seconds

Trigger Speed (Force Flash) - I do the same as above but force the flash.

The 5 shot average using the flash ended up at 3.02 seconds

Cycle Time (No Flash) - With the cam already powered up and lens extended I hit start on the stop watch and the shutter at the same time. I let the stop watch run and take 10 consecutive photos. at the end of the tenth photo I hit stop on the stop watch. I also do this 5 times and take the average.

This cam averages 10 shots in 21.40 seconds = 1 pic every 2.1 seconds

Cycle Time (Force Flash)

I do the same as above except force the flash for every pic.

This cam averages 10 flash shots in 40.19 seconds = 1 pic every 4.02 seconds

I'm working on the refresh testing right now, and in doing all this will also be testing how many pics this cam will get on the internal battery. More info to follow soon.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:24 pm 
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Refresh/Timing

With the flash forced I timed the trigger speed from full start-up at various timed intervals. The following results are below:

15 min - 3.95 seconds
30 min - 4.13 seconds
45 min - 4.05 seconds
1 hour - 4.23 seconds
2 hour - 4.71 seconds
3 hour - 4.88 seconds
4 hour - 4.85 seconds
7 hour - 5.38 seconds
41 hour - 6.59 seconds

Not a speed demon by any means, but please take these times with a grain of salt because there is likely some human error trying to push the power button of the camera and the start button on my stop watch at the same time. For the most part I believe that I was pressing the start button on the stop watch just a fraction sooner than the camera, so I think the speeds should be just slightly faster than posted.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:40 pm 
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I did a little research on-line about what would be the best settings for night shots outdoors with the flash for this camera. One post I read the user suggested setting the camera to Scene mode and selecting the "People/Pets" option. So I gave that a try last night and here's the pics. My back yard is not the best for testing flash pics...and my dogs get quite annoyed...

I found that some of the pics were too bright so I adjusted the exposure compensation which helped. Unfortunately in this mode the camera won't remember the adjusted compensation value and will revert to default when powered off/on.


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