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I have read the posts on this subject but still don't have the answers that I need. I want a light weight digital camera that has abilitly to take take panorama shots, is incredibly easy to down load from shoddy internet cafes in SA and can be recharged at night off hotel room sockets. I really appreciate those that know more, helping me out.
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The right solution for a viking would no doubt be a miniature device mounted atop one of your helmet horns, with a bluetooth transmission hooked up to the rowboat...

Actually, although the Sony MVC-CD300 is not that small, it is rather lightweight ( 78 grams apparently ), and is the only hassle free means of uploading images within Internet cafe's I could identify. ( See my posting from the thread Digital camera dated 22.08 ) It saves jpegs, Giff's , MPEG's, and Tiff directly onto a 8 cm CD which can be read by a standard CD drive on any PC. The battery within is an infolithium, and can indeed be charged via wall socket...

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Regarding Panorama, I'd advise you to be aware of the cunning marketing plan invented by the major Photo companies. While you might perceive Panorama to be a wider and shorter picture than normal, the image comes from exactly the same negative as a non-panorama shot. All that happens within a normal camera, is that two 'blinds' above and below blank out the top and bottom of the negative being exposed, and hey presto - you think you've got a panorama. Yes it's true - all they do is cut off the top and bottom of the photo. On APS cameras all three image types ( classic, panorama, and HDTV )are actually printed from exactly the same negative - a coding on the film tells the Minilab how it should be printed.

The only real Panaorama cameras from Hassleblad etc are very expensive - and use very wide angle lenses. I would suggest that you keep in mind a camera that can take a wide adapter ( Like the Sony )

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Regarding panorama. There is software around that takes a series of digital pictures and stitch them together to make a real panorama picture. Haven't used it myself, and haven't got any specific to suggest, but if you want I can probably dig out a free program that does the job. A friend uses this and is happy with it.

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