Canon S3 or S5....?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Rohit, Jul 22, 2007.

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    I built a few of those too, as a kid. I enjoyed flying them, except for a)
    their extreme fragility and b) the amount of time spent winding the prop
    that it took to get a few seconds of flight. Only years later did I learn
    that modelers who knew what they were doing used hand-powered drills to wind
    the motors.
    I had quite a few unbuilt plastic kits too, though not in the hundreds. They
    had a lot of appeal as kits, but I never was much good at putting 'em
    together and usually ended up throwing them out.

    Neil Harrington, Aug 10, 2007
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    John Turco Guest

    Hello, Neil:

    Oh, yes, the drill. Plus, lubricating the rubber thread with castor oil,
    after stretching it out of the fuselage.

    I experienced some rather long (in terms of time), high-altitude
    flights, utilizing such methods.
    The same fate befell nearly all of my completed "masterpieces," too,

    John Turco <>
    John Turco, Aug 14, 2007
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    GMAN Guest

    Yes, they are great for that purpose but they are in no means a replacement
    for a full time camcorder if video if your primary intent. Its great for a
    quick video clip or two and a hell of a lot better than cell phone cams but i
    usually take both a camcorder and my S3 IS with me on trips.
    GMAN, Aug 16, 2007
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    John Turco Guest

    Hello, Allen:

    Update: A pair of Kodak "pre-charged" Ni-MH AA cells (2500 mAh) gave me
    about 15 days, in my A4 Tech "Office 8K" wireless optical mouse, before
    conking out.

    I spoke too soon, there. As I recently discovered (quite by chance), the
    Office 8K's icon, in Windows XP's "system tray," does allow one to check
    the battery level.

    John Turco <>
    John Turco, Aug 16, 2007
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    Allen Guest

    Thanks, John.
    Allen, Aug 16, 2007
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    measekite Guest

    While all of the above are true (battery life, burst rate etc) the
    differences are minimal and for me the LCD, extra MP and other features
    are welcome.
    measekite, Aug 26, 2007
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