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Saw a CHEAP digi-cam at Walmart yesterday, <$30. It was focus-free, and resolution was 640x480. It also had picture editting software with it (top of the line no doubt!! :lmao:)

I'm guessing that it would have the same limitations as a 35MM focus free?

640X480, would that roughly equal a 100DPI scan of a 4X6 print?

I thought this might do for web pictures, I realize that I wouldn't be framing any 8X10 glossies from it!!!:D
 

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I know someone who got one a few years ago. Worked "OK" for the web. Dark, and grainy, but doable. if your just looking for something cheap to take web pictures with, can't beat the cost.
 

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That resolution would put the camera in a 1/2 megapixel range. It is well suited for sharing pictures via email or web. Printing on a 4 X 6 would be very grainy. 5 X 7 prints would (IMHO) be horrible. The main purpose of this camera is for putting pictures on the web or sharing via email. I also think it is a good entry point (toy) for a the kids.

Depending on what you what it for... might be fine, might not.
 

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Thanks for the input guys! I appreciate the experienced insight!:thumbsup:

I'm also guessing that since it's focus free, that it wouldn't work well for getting close-ups, like ser#s and stuff like that?
 

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THanks T, I was thinking of using it to email parts pictures, and for posting web pictures. Would the pictures be quite grainy if I resized them to 8X10 on the computer screen??
 

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Parts Man; just to give you an idea of picture quality vs price. My avatar and picture of my 4410 on the Compact Tractor Section was taken with an Argus Photo Phaser which cost $54. This inclued the CD with the photo software package.
 

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THanks Chief, checked out the picture of your tractor, looks good!!! Do you know what resolution that camera is??

The one I was looking at I think is a vivitar.
 

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A 1/2 meg printed on 8 X 10 paper would be similiar to the Black and White dot pictures you see in the news paper. I do not think you will be happy with the results. Zooming in on the screen would be that good. Reduced down... that would look even better, but would be... small of course.

I attached an image that has the following characteristics...

Width 640
Height 480

@ 300 DPI (dots per inch), the image if printed would be....
Width 2.13 inches
Height 1.60 inches

You would have to print the image @ 100 DPI in order to get to a 4 X 6 photo paper. 100 DPI is not near picture/photo quality, you could see it just fine and the print out would resemble the picture, but it would be grainy... IMHO.

On screen... looks pretty good. Would be a nice picture to email, put on the web or even as an avatar. Printing on a 4 X 6 would be grainy and a bad comparision to the monitor based view of it. Try it out.

Try messing with this image and see what you get... probably the best you can do at this point. If you are happy with the results, go with it. It's a great price and something that is usuable. Heck, I was taking pictures with my phone over the weekend LOL
 

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THanks Toba, I saved Chiefs tractor pic and checked it out with my HPphoto software, it said 640x480 @ 1DPI ( I suppose that is 1 DPP?) . It looks pretty good on the screen, which is what I figured this for, not for prints.

THanks for the info and input guys!! :friends:
 

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Just a follow up on the camera, I got it.:lmao: It's not a super camera, but at $30 I didn't figure it would be. It does take a decent picture for posting/emailing though, which is what I bought it for. This is an un-edited pic I took today.

<img src=http://www.hpphoto.com/servlet/LinkPhoto?GUID=3b92ad53-5b7a-1319-26e0-58d16b7e4e6a&size=>

THanks for the advice guys!:thumbsup:
 

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Ryan, I didn't, that is a load of tractors that showed up at our place today. To get the one on the back they put the ramps at the side of the trailer, or at least that's how we unloaded it. Just let it roll off. D#$% near ran into the garage!!:rolleyes:

THe 2 Ns stayed with us, the 35 deluxe kept traveling.
 

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Ryan, I didn't, that is a load of tractors that showed up at our place today. To get the one on the back they put the ramps at the side of the trailer, or at least that's how we unloaded it. Just let it roll off. D#$% near ran into the garage!!:rolleyes:

THe 2 Ns stayed with us, the 35 deluxe kept traveling.
lol didnt u have no one on it or all you guys scared? lol
Ryan
 

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Nice picture and great deal on the camera.

Thanks Toba, I really appreciate the advice and help on this!:friends: I figured I could risk the $30 on this one to have a digi-cam that I wouldn't mind carrying around in my pocket at work, and I'd say that the photo software I got in the package is WAY worth the $30.:D


Maniac, I SURE wasn't going to ride that sucker off!! No brakes, and the ramps weren't very stable, great way to wear a tractor!outta here It turned out really good! It was supposed to have a stuck engine, we got it running this afternoon! :D Seemed like a bound starter drive. The other one that was on the right way I did ride off. Also no brakes:rolleyes: , and the clutch was stuck, so I couldn't even leave it in gear and use the engine to slow it down. Rolled backward down the road about 50 yards before it stopped!:lmao: Started it up and drove it into the yard.;)
 
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