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    Still cameras that shoot 16:9 ???

    Hi Guys

    I was just wondering which DSLR's can shoot a widescreen format that will match most HD TV's now??? Most of the older cameras still shoot in much the same format as film ie: 1.5 :1 or even 1.333 :1 whilst a still image that suits a TV slideshow really needs to have an aspect of 1.777 : 1

    I can obviously shoot wide stills from my HD video camera which are 1920x1080 but that's a mere 2.1 megapixels resolution. If I want higher res pics where I can maybe zoom and pan in a slideshow I have to use my DSLR which is only 6 megapixels but has a nice resolution. By the time I've cropped the top and bottom to get a 16:9 still image it's quite tiring and you lose a big chunk of your carefully composed image.

    Any ideas???

    Chris

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    Hi Chris, my apologies for the long absence, have been traveling quite a good deal these last few months.

    As far as I remember, Canon's 5D Mk II can record stills while shooting HDvideo, but I am not too sure if you end up with a 2.3 shot.

    However I do know that many compact digicams have the option of shooting 16:9 jpegs, notably the Canon Powershots, the new digital IXUS 300 HS. Trust that helps.

    Cheers!
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    Loong . Singapore

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    Hi Chris,
    Believe the Sony A700 has a 16:9 stills shooting function:

    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonydslra700/

    Haven't tested it out though.....
    Let us know how you get on!

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    Hi Chris, I've had the opportunity to run a test video on a Nikon D90 with a Voigtländer 58mm.

    The result was fantastic! Will post a link soon...
    There's no bad camera, just a bad user
    Loong . Singapore

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    Hi Nagar

    Yes you have been away a long time!! Thanks for all the suggestions but the Pansonic Lumix range all shoot 16: 9 format as well as standard and they will match my HMC cameras also!! Just needed something for DVD Cover stills without having to crop the image!!

    Chris

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    Oh... the LX3 or perhaps its replacement?

    Oh btw, here's the video


    I shot it on all fours using a Nikon D90 with a Voiglander 58mm SLII lens opened wide at f1.4, ISO1600 (or more) as it was shot on a dark night after a drizzle. I was fiddling with the focusing.
    Last edited by nagar; 9th Jul 2010 at 09:05. Reason: add video
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