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Thread: Xias 860

  1. #1
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    Mar 2008

    Xias 860

    I just bought the camera, and honestly, I don't know if I should keep it or not. It's something new out and I'm looking for advice to see if it is a good camera or not.

    It features:

    Number of Pixels: 8.0 Mega Pixels

    Image Resolutions: 3072x2304(8M), 3072x1728(16:9), 2560x1920(5M), 2048x1536(3M), 640x480 VGA

    File Formats: Still: EXIF 2.2 compatible format, (JPEG compression), DCF compatible, supports DPOF, Video: AVI, MPEG-4 w/audio, Audio: WAV

    Imaging Elements: 1/2.5 Type, 28-pin Plastic SOP

    Lens: Focal length: f=6.2 (W) - 18.6 (T)mm, (35mm film), equivalent: 37.5(W) -112.5(T) mm)

    LCD Display: 2.5 LTPS TFTcolor LCD

    Zoom: 3x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom

    Focus Range: Normal: (W) 80cm - Infinity (from the tip of barrier), Macro: (W) 15cm - 1m / (T) 40cm - 1cm

    Exposure Meter: Center-weighted, multi, spot

    Exposure Control: Default Auto, Exposure compensation: -2EV to +2EV in 1/3 step

    Shutter Speed: Mechanical Shutter, shutter speed:1/2000~ 8 sec. with CCD variable electronic shutter

    Aperture: F/2.8 (W), 5.1(T)

    White Balance: Manual( 6 modes in manual selection: daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent (H), fluorescent (L), custom )

    Scene Modes: 15 modes: Program, movie, voice REC, portrait, landscape, sunset, night scene, text, back light, kids, snow, food, fireworks, building, quickmode (English only)

    Sensitivity: Default Auto, Auto, ISO 50, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, Self-Timer I 10 sec, 2 sec, single shot and Double self-timer

    Built-In Flash: 5 modes: Red-eye reduction, Always on, Slow sync, Forced On, Forced Off

    Photo Effects: Off, Black & White, Sepia, Negative Art, Mosaic, RGB filter

    Burst: Continuous, Unlimited

    Recording Functions: Resolution: 640x480 / 320x240 / 160x120 (@30fps), Recording time: until media is full

    Voice Memo: Max 30 sec. along with an image file (still & movie)

    TV System: NTSC/PAL (selected by MENU)

    Storage: 16MB internal memory, SD/MMC card slot

    Langages: English, German, French, Japanese, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Dutch, Russian, Portuguese, Czech, Polish, Turkish, Hungarian

    Power Supply: Li-ion Battery

    Dimensions: (W) 3.9x(H) 2.3x(D) 0.9

    Unit Weight: .3 lbs.

    Here are some random pictures on many settings taken from it.

    So is this worth keeping? How are the pictures?

  2. #2
    Panarus biarmicus Moderator (Sports) SmartWombat's Avatar
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    Mar 2004

    Re: Xias 860

    Many out of focus, exposure looks a bit dark, noisy at ISO400.
    It looks OK for a pocket camera, nothing special.
    I would worry about the lack of focus though.

    Scroll down to the Sports Forum and post your sports pictures !

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