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Clyde in CO
12-02-2004, 23:45

Kyocera Finecam SL300R Digital Camera

I've read lots of reviews, just wanted to hear some first hand opinions.

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12-06-2004, 18:37
Just received my new Kodak DX 7630 today. It was $301 including shipping. 6.1 megapixals. Seems like a better buy than the one you posted. I've read a few reviews on the Kodak and they were good. That's why I decided to buy it. Looking forward to learning how to use it. Only other camera I have is an old Canon AT-1 . I'm new and green when it comes to the digitals. Its going to be fun learning though !!;c

Clyde in CO
12-07-2004, 23:01
the main selling point of the kyocera is the RTUNE technology that gives it a really fast frame rate.

I'm gonna have to try it side by side with a cannon or fuji to be sure.

12-08-2004, 20:02
My wife got me one of these for Christmas last year so I have used it quite a bit.
It has good points and not so good points.

Good points:
Compact easy to carry and use
Starts up quick and is ready to go
Unique design makes it fun and attractive
Has optical zoom
Image quality is very good
In movie mode, you record as long as your memory holds out
Has multiple frame advance feature
Has exposure compensation
Seems durable, I've dropped it a couple of times. No effect

Not so good points:
Battery runs down fairly quickly. Small camera, small battery
Flash is tiny and underpowered. Again small camera, small flash
Best used outside in relatively bright light
May cause those with big hands to fumble a bit

I like mine quite a bit. On a 1 to 5 scale with 5 being the best I'd rate it a solid 4.
But then again it's not my only digital camera. If I was going to Europe on a two week vacation, I might not make this my go-to camera.
For my purposes, it's a fun, stick in a pocket camera, that you can always have with you. Not a heavy duty workhorse.

Hope this helps.

Clyde in CO
12-08-2004, 23:39
about how long does the battery last usually?

12-09-2004, 11:44
Well I'm not so sure in terms of time. I've found that it's more like use. It seems to last (or sometimes not last) through one event.
Let's say you are at a party or outdoor cookout and you want to take pics and movies throughout. The battery will often crap out on you sooner then you would like.

12-09-2004, 15:06
Here's a pic of a local house that I took with the Kyocera.

12-09-2004, 17:46
Originally posted by Dragline
Here's a pic of a local house that I took with the Kyocera. Nice picture ! Hope my camera will do that good. ;c

12-10-2004, 11:15
For anyone interested in picking up one of these, it's on sale TODAY 12/10 at Amazon in their Friday special deals.

$229 which is a great price. I believe my wife paid $349 for it.