Search results

  1. Patrick Sun

    Canon S1 IS Digital Camera

    Why not take sample photos from each camera in Auto mode under the same conditions and compare, and make sure it's the S2 that's the problem. Neither the S1 or S2 is a "simple" P&S, it does require a little bit of experimenting to find the right balance or rhythm. Are you using the green...
  2. Patrick Sun

    Canon S1 IS Digital Camera

    You should list your S1 for sale in the Hardware for sale area.
  3. Patrick Sun

    Canon S1 IS Digital Camera

    I assume you've read through this thread, but the AF on Auto in low lighting is a constant complaint with this camera.
  4. Patrick Sun

    Canon S1 IS Digital Camera

    *whistles*
  5. Patrick Sun

    Canon S1 IS Digital Camera

    For MPEG-1 encoding, TMPGEnc 2.5x is free (via the trial edition), but if you want MPEG-2, then you'll have to pony up for the licensed version of TMPGEnc 2.5x. Click here for its website for that product and other associated products. Their newer TMPGEnc XPress 3.x requires periodic online...
  6. Patrick Sun

    Canon S1 IS Digital Camera

    I think the size of your CF card will impact the enjoyment you will derive from the camera-mode of the S1. Plus, I still haven't figured out how to get the AVI it creates to play on my PC (none of the codecs I have loaded are sympatico with whatever Canon is using, and I haven't quite loaded all...
  7. Patrick Sun

    Canon S1 IS Digital Camera

    It's at buy.com the final price takes account of using the 6% off coupon on a Simpletech CF 1GB card. At the price, I wouldn't expect a speed demon, so it's all about storage capacity for this particular purchase decision.
  8. Patrick Sun

    Canon S1 IS Digital Camera

    That's good news. I ended up getting a cheap $41 (after rebate) 1GB CF type I card (I am more concerned about storage capacity than writing speed, so I'm going cheap for now).
  9. Patrick Sun

    Canon S1 IS Digital Camera

    Any anyone tried using Compact Flash Type II cards in the S1? I read the manual, and it only stated that it has a Type I card slot, so is that the end of the story? I know that the Type II cards are slightly thicker, so I have no idea if a Type II card would fit in the S1's CF slot.
  10. Patrick Sun

    Canon S1 IS Digital Camera

    FYI: buy.com clearance price $314.99 for the Canon S1 IS. Only 200 are available at this price.
  11. Patrick Sun

    Canon S1 IS Digital Camera

    Ah, that makes sense, it probably is the red-eye reduction light (flickering the light makes the pupils get smaller, reducing red-eye).
  12. Patrick Sun

    Canon S1 IS Digital Camera

    Don't have my camera manual with me, but I'll bet the answer is in the manual.
  13. Patrick Sun

    Canon S1 IS Digital Camera

    Anybody want to see photos shot through a glass window at the Gt-Miami games from yesterday? I was in a box seat suite, way up high (3rd floor) on the south endzone. The photos aren't that great, but the zoom does allow for photos you'd not get otherwise.
  14. Patrick Sun

    Canon S1 IS Digital Camera

    Any thoughts, comments? I did notice some fringing, and it seemed to be a little worse on the edges of the framed shots, while the center had less distortion for fringing to creep into the shot.
  15. Patrick Sun

    Canon S1 IS Digital Camera

    Okay, taken by my Canon S1 IS, here are some medium to big photos of my afternoon at Turner Field watching the Atlanta Braves beat up on the Phillies (I was lazy and just shot with the camera in the AUTO setting since plenty of sunshine was available): Small Bud (278 kb) Big Bud (321 kb)...
  16. Patrick Sun

    Canon S1 IS Digital Camera

    Let's just say I was in a target-rich environment...
  17. Patrick Sun

    Canon S1 IS Digital Camera

    At least my photo-taking got a bit better on Saturday and Sunday. Hopefully I'll recover from Dragon Con and tackle the tasks of getting all my photos sorted out. I managed to snap over 4700 photos in 3 days, with 2 cameras, the S1 (over 3300 photos) and the A70 (over 1400 photos). My right...
  18. Patrick Sun

    Canon S1 IS Digital Camera

    OMG, the AUTO Flash mode is so strong, I got plenty of over-exposed shots today at Dragon Con. Even if I go to Manual mode to set the Flash strength, 1/3 is too weak, but 2/3 is too strong, no matter what I use for the film speed (even down to 50). But I think I went with 1/3 Flash strength for...
  19. Patrick Sun

    Canon S1 IS Digital Camera

    Thanks for the link, I just wish the solution wasn't so pricey (relatively speaking, since I want a $5 solution, not a $25 solution, just my pocketbook talking). Grr...
  20. Patrick Sun

    Canon S1 IS Digital Camera

    Does anyone know of a better lens cap replacement (which would have a spring-lock to hold the lens cap in place better than the one provided by Canon) for the S1? The Canon lens cap provided is a joke.
  21. Patrick Sun

    Canon S1 IS Digital Camera

    Here are 230+ photos I took in Boston over the weekend while testing out the S1's 10X optical zoom, and AUTO mode in plenty of sunshine outside. It's just a page with a lot of thumbnails, so don't feel obligated to look at each photo (yawn), but it should be sort of evident as to which 2-3...
  22. Patrick Sun

    Canon S1 IS Digital Camera

    The app I used was pretty easy, just point to the drive letter of the card reader, set up a directory for the recovered files to be copied to, and the name for recovered files (it defaults to "convar" and has numbers that increment as the files recovered goes up), and hit the "start" button and...
  23. Patrick Sun

    Canon S1 IS Digital Camera

    Hey folks, I managed to scrape off my concert photos off my wayward CF card, and put together my photo album for "The Corrs in Boston" concert I went this past Saturday night. I think I've included the details for getting the results I did in both Auto and Manual mode for low lit concert...
  24. Patrick Sun

    Canon S1 IS Digital Camera

    Hooray, PC Inspector-smart Recovery did the job! I went with the freeware options first. I have recovered over 300 of my photos from Boston yesterday. Whew! Thanks for all the links, folks!
  25. Patrick Sun

    Canon S1 IS Digital Camera

    I have no idea how it happened, but I took over 250 photos yesterday, and they all mysteriously got deleted from the CF card. Is this possible if I put the camera in my bag and some buttons get accidentally pushed? I am seething right now. Is there any way to recovered deleted files from a...
  26. Patrick Sun

    Canon S1 IS Digital Camera

    I tried the video capturing feature, but my PC wouldn't play the AVI clip it produced. Will I need to load up the Canon software to watch the AVI clip? I haven't loaded any of the Canon software yet. I was able to watch the clip on the camera, though. Maybe I need some new codecs.
  27. Patrick Sun

    Canon S1 IS Digital Camera

    If it's pre-focused, the shutterlag isn't bad at all. The AF can take about a second to lock in (it's better in good light, and not so good in low light situations).
  28. Patrick Sun

    Canon S1 IS Digital Camera

    Well, if you care about Optical Zoom, then the S1's 10X optical zoom with IS beats the S410's 3X optical zoom, but if it's megapixels you care about, the S410 offers 4MP, while the S1 offers 3.2MP. If you want a compact camera, again, the S410 is a better choice (but at the trade-off in Optical...
  29. Patrick Sun

    Canon S1 IS Digital Camera

    I haven't even tried the movie mode, maybe I'll give that a shot soon.
  30. Patrick Sun

    Canon S1 IS Digital Camera

    Luckily for me, my S1 has the black mark dot on the inside of the CF card panel, so I guess I don't need the firmware yet (until another revision surfaces).
Top