No more FLASH? EVER? Come on Kodak, really?

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  1. RMThompson

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    Check this blogpost out. Sounds interesting, but I sort of think of the flash as a good thing to create more dramatic lighting in some cases:

    http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/devlin/11619

    Here is the text of the article:

     
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    this will only help up to a point, you still can only hold a camera in your hand still for so long, without IS prob 1/10 sec is the max, and with IS i dont know.

    You will never be able to do long exposures without some sort of tripod thing.

    this is just for shooting people at parties I think. But still itll be very nice.
     
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    Wonder how it works for fill flash if they take the flash off the camera theoretically there would be no hotshot and no flash of any kind. I'm thinking shine a penlight in the face in shadow at high noon that should work.
     
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    Wonder how it works for fill flash if they take the flash off the camera theoretically there would be no hotshot and no flash of any kind. I'm thinking shine a penlight in the face in shadow at high noon that should work.
     
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    Looks like it's for point and shoot cameras. Keep mummy and daddy from using direct flash and destroying some picture which should have been taken by bouncing light off the side wall.
     
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    This is an ad campaign directed towards point-n-shooters who have lots of problems with tiny flashes in tiny cameras. While this would help eliminate black backgrounds and red-eye for indoor snapshots, people will still need fill flash outdoors in high contrast situations unless they are also increasing the dynamic range dramatically. Kodak is not suggesting that enthusiasts and pros will give up flash photography. Everybody is working on increasing workable ISOs, and they have been since the beginning. Not too long ago ISO 100 was considered fast film. Canon was talking about noiseless ISO 25600 last year in press releases describing the future of digital cameras.
     
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    I never doubted that future technology would make light sensors more sensitive without introducing lots of noise. No surprise here for me.
     
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    Exactly......
     
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    Oh yeah no doubt this is for Point and Shoots, but the technology is there to let in more light, which can be a benefit for ANY camera. If we are accepting of more light per picture, the camera would have to compensate for less flash, but the pictures would undoubtably be better overall. Church shots would be better, and it might open up a whole new world of f 3.5+ lenses
     
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    Why do I hear a distant voice calling "620... 620... 620..."?
     
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    The technology doesn't let in more light. The amount of light coming in is determined by the aperture. That's not changing. The sensitivity to the same amount of light is changing.
     

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