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Old May 05, 2005, 09:35 PM
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Good looking new camera from Casio:

The exz750 looks promising. Same CCD as the sony p150/200 and Nikon 7900.
5.8oz with batteries (EDIT qualcity's cam is showing 5.2oz loaded nice!)
full manual capable
video out (might only be available through a dock though!)
640X480video 30fps
1.1fps continuous drive
selectable iso 50-400

Anyone out there feel like buying me one?

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/spec...sio_exz750.asp
http://www.digitalcamerainfo.com/con...im-EX-Z750.htm

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Old May 05, 2005, 09:51 PM
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Hey Newberry,

Yea, I just got one yesterday (Costco $399.99). Pretty sweet. The video out is throught the dock ONLY though. I'm sure someone will hack a solution sometime soon though. You can turn the sleep function (standby) completely off but cannot disable the auto shutoff function (2 or 5 min). It does have a ton of features though, plus the small size and good weight for AP. I am going to stick with my G3 Mini on the SS for awhile till the newness of the camera wears off and I get a little better with the plane B4 I send it up. Did I mention it will shoot 640X480 30fps Video w/ sound. It also has a sporty mode that will let you take 3 picts at .5 sec intervals every time you push the button. Anyway, if you have any questions about it, let me know and I will try to answer.

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Old May 06, 2005, 01:46 AM
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Try this. New AV cable . Not sure whether already in the shop

http://www.casio.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=Products.Detail&product=EMC-2A#


Audio/Video Cable for the EX-Z750

Works with the following models:

EX-Z750 |
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Old May 06, 2005, 05:57 AM
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Great Qualcity, keep us informed on how it works out. I'm hoping for the ability to set the shutter to 1/350 of a second (shutter priority) and let the cam figure the aperture, -.03EV, infinity focus, and continuous drive. If it will do that, and still shoot some good detailed 7mp shots, I may just have to pony up some funds soon!
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Old May 06, 2005, 09:01 AM
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Try this. New AV cable . Not sure whether already in the shop

http://www.casio.com/index.cfm?fusea...roduct=EMC-2A#


Audio/Video Cable for the EX-Z750

Works with the following models:

EX-Z750 |
This is the cable that goes to the dock. It will not fit the camera. Someone needs to make an AV cable that goes in the connection the camera uses for the dock. I would, but I am not that bright.

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Old May 06, 2005, 09:06 AM
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Great Qualcity, keep us informed on how it works out. I'm hoping for the ability to set the shutter to 1/350 of a second (shutter priority) and let the cam figure the aperture, -.03EV, infinity focus, and continuous drive. If it will do that, and still shoot some good detailed 7mp shots, I may just have to pony up some funds soon!
Hey Newberry,
I am planning to set the focus manually to infinity, set it to sports mode (fast shutter) and let it go. I will let you all know how it goes, it will be awhile though. Have to fab a new mount and get use to the camera/ plane.

Qual
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Old May 06, 2005, 10:29 AM
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Have you got an actual ready to go weight on it Qualcity?
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Old May 06, 2005, 11:27 AM
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Have you got an actual ready to go weight on it Qualcity?
I don't have a mount for it yet, but the camera weighs 4.7oz w/o the battery, 5.2oz with the battery. I am hopeful that the mount will com in less than 2oz (I am thinking aluminum), but haven't made up my mind yet. I want to protect this baby as much as possible, which will add to the weight too. I will update as they become available.
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Old May 06, 2005, 12:08 PM
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I'll be using 4mm coroplast and FFF as "armor plating" on my cameral mount.

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Old May 06, 2005, 01:15 PM
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I'll be using 4mm coroplast and FFF as "armor plating" on my cameral mount.

Mike S.
Spring Hill, FL
Hey Mike,
Any details or specs on how you are going to do that with the choro? I am interested in your ideas.

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Old May 06, 2005, 03:05 PM
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It's going to be a while before I get a build thread up, but mine is a ZANP ship, a Zagnutz-based design. The camera mount is a forward-looking, rotating one, sitting in a center pod in the wing.

I've gotten my ideas for this model primarily from CenTexFlyer and the build threads by Talontsi96.

The actual rotating camera mount comes from SoarNeck's Boxer thread.

Although I did use some coroplast (and sturdyboard) on the mount, itself, there will be a layer of FFF in front of the camera, the center pod skin, and an additional layer of the 4 mil coroplast on the outside of the center pod. (The latter not show in the pics, below.)

I'll do a build thread later on, as well as posting a "how-to" section on a web site, when time permits. But for now, check out those above links, and I'll attach a pic of the mount, along with another pic of the mount just sitting in the center pod.

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Old May 08, 2005, 02:47 AM
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OK, my bad, upon actually reading the description, it appears that this cable WILL actually read directly from the camera. COOLIE!! It still has to feed from the bottom though.

Qual

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This is the cable that goes to the dock. It will not fit the camera. Someone needs to make an AV cable that goes in the connection the camera uses for the dock. I would, but I am not that bright.

Qual
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Old May 08, 2005, 02:50 AM
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Hey Mad mike,

Thanks for the picts!! Gives me inspiration!!

Qual

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It's going to be a while before I get a build thread up, but mine is a ZANP ship, a Zagnutz-based design. The camera mount is a forward-looking, rotating one, sitting in a center pod in the wing.

I've gotten my ideas for this model primarily from CenTexFlyer and the build threads by Talontsi96.

The actual rotating camera mount comes from SoarNeck's Boxer thread.

Although I did use some coroplast (and sturdyboard) on the mount, itself, there will be a layer of FFF in front of the camera, the center pod skin, and an additional layer of the 4 mil coroplast on the outside of the center pod. (The latter not show in the pics, below.)

I'll do a build thread later on, as well as posting a "how-to" section on a web site, when time permits. But for now, check out those above links, and I'll attach a pic of the mount, along with another pic of the mount just sitting in the center pod.

Mike S.
Spring Hill, FL
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Old May 08, 2005, 08:58 AM
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Good luck with your project! You'll find all kinds of help right here on the Forum, too. Just about every time I think I need to develop something "new," a forum search usually shows where someone else has already been there, done that.

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Old May 08, 2005, 04:27 PM
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Well if you're interested I've been doing an insane amount of research into this camera and I've found tons of useful info on it. Check out these links:

Discussion forums covering it:

http://www.dcresource.com/forums/sho...1175#post31175
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...hread=12968984
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...97&forum_id=14


Sample photo archive (these sample photos and videos have sold this camera to me):

http://ethots.com/gallery/index.php


Official sites:

http://www.exilim.co.uk/exilimzoom/exz750/
http://world.casio.com/exilim/en/ex_z750/ (includes a few great photos and movies)
http://www.casio-europe.com/euro/dc/exilim/exz750/


I've been researching pretty much all day and I think I'll definitely be going ahead with this camera - the photos are very good, the video is flippin'-well digital camcorder quality (!!), the price is acceptable, it weighs 147g all up including the battery, and its immense range of features will make it a great general-use as well as an AP camera. I look forward to seeing aerial photos from those of you who have this camera! I've yet to build my AP-platform for it, so it'll be a while before it's snapping things from the air ...


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Edit: Lol, I can't believe I didn't find that digitalcamerainfo.com OR dpreview.com site as first posted by Newberry in all my research!!
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