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#1 Richardson Leao

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 06:31 AM

i am just a bit curious about this camera, is there anyone using it? how are they sales? cheers
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#2 Stephen Williams

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 08:11 AM

i am just a bit curious about this camera, is there anyone using it? how are they sales? cheers


Hi,

It works, sales are fairly small which is usual for a specialist product like this. They is also a company that customises them to customers requirements, adding a viewfinder etc.

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#3 Richardson Leao

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 09:00 AM

Hi,

It works, sales are fairly small which is usual for a specialist product like this. They is also a company that customises them to customers requirements, adding a viewfinder etc.

Stephen


thanks Stephen! But if 3rd party companies do the reflex viewfinder, why it does not come from factory? that's what i don't get about this camera, why it's not reflex...
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#4 Stephen Williams

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 09:08 AM

thanks Stephen! But if 3rd party companies do the reflex viewfinder, why it does not come from factory? that's what i don't get about this camera, why it's not reflex...


Hi,

Reflex adds size & cost. Hardly worth upgrading a 'basic' camera when the minima exists.

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#5 Will Montgomery

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 09:29 AM

The A-CAM is often used in situations that reflex isn't quite as important. Anything from crash cams to skateboard cams where focus would be set and not changed. Also, I'm sure they were simply trying to keep costs down so more people would consider it as an alternative to lower-end pro HD cameras. Adding a reflex ability is a whole new level of complication, time and expense and it seems their research showed it wasn't required.

On their web site they also show some really interesting uses with multiple cameras in styles like some of the Matrix special effects. But it seems as though their site is down now for updates... hopefully that's good news and some new products might be on its way.

I applaud their effort, even if the A-CAM isn't for everyone it does have it's uses. It's incredibly small too.
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