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  1.    #1  
    i just wrote a long, too long maybe, review of the new sony z
    but it looks like it self-deleted when it asked me to log in again?

    anyone know why?
    I'd hate to lose that much text again

    tia
  2.    #2  
    Ok, i'll try again, but im a little skittesh about this site deleting posts now. i guess i'll ctrl-c to copy it while i go
    (as you can see above, the post didn't publish again, but I was lucky i copied it before i clicked. web master should see why this is happening)


    anyway, like i just wrote in another post;

    MM flash is on the new Sony Z90 (or is it ZX-90?)
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    it's pretty impressive.
    I guess the real question is how much memory
    but i noticed that when you tap the 'make videos w/your z90' box, and it zooms up to a stuffed dog, is it? you can't tap on that and it runs a movie, which i was disapointid

    something weird was a prompt the 90 gave that MM couldn't run due to lack of mem
    i deleted about 10 voice files (more below) to make room, and then it could run ok
    b4, tho, i thought all Palms/OS could 'run apps in place' but maybe now w/OS 5 or this new 90, it's more like PktPC


    i'm sorry, that MM stuff should have been at the end, i guess.
    i wanted to start off with;

    Now that i've touched the new sony z90, it's not such a brick
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    with my Prism, it's really not much heavier / bulckier
    just the back, where the camera is
    esp. compared to the em
    but em's pix aren't 2mb!

    camera
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    the pix look the same as with the old sonys (NR & NX series), but I saw some full size from a user who owns it on another site, and man the pix were beautiful(you could tell the guy wan't a pro, b/c he mistakenly took a bad b.g. in the pic)

    the flash in the store (circit city) wasn't too brite, since I took a self pic (and didn't see blue dots the next 1/2 hr.)
    but it was plenty brite in the pic on the site the user posted.
    Even at my arms lenghth it was like a perfect exposure, tho, i wasn't whited out or anything. so maybe sony made this automatic somehow

    i hear the flash sucks the batt so much you can only take about 20 flash pics or something
    maybe its good to get an extra swapabale batt

    batt life
    -----------------------------
    since the new sj33 is a bit thicker than the sj30 was, i think part of the reason for the nz90's bulk is batt life
    the base is like 80 or 90% of the unit, and the scree is like only 10 or 20% thin. made me a little nervous the screen should be more like 40 or 50% of the unit

    screen
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    i didn't compare it w/any NR or NX that C.C. might have had there, but the screen was very brite &beautiful.
    PC Mag this issue did a 1pg. review and said this screen was briter than the NR or NX.
    PC Mag gave it 5 out of 5 dots, or stars, etc.

    one thing that bothered me was how so many things are very tiny on the screen. i know w/hi-res+ this is like 'bragging rights' but i wish you could just re-size a lot of icons, menu itmes, etc.
    maybe there was a way, i ddidn't see


    voice files / midi / mp3
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    no mp3, sorry. the 90 asked for a MS right away
    it did that when i tried to shoot a movie, too
    saving that 11mb of RAM, or whatever
    (i bet they have a 32mb ver. of the 90 w/in 6mo. when people complain too much. and really, it's only b/c sony was so generous w/so many apps / capabilities, etc. but for $800, right?)
    midi is just like the T-series, very nice

    voice files (i didn't ck the format - wav?) sound ok, but not too loud. maybe low quality to save mem? maybe you can set it?
    (HUGE amt. of settings on ALL apps makes a quick survey a tough chalenge)
    default of sound files is about 10 sec? (i bet video too, to save mem, and i bet you can change both)

    but nothing seemed very loud, maybe b/c i was in C.C.?
    (this is from the speaker on the back, i didn't have headphones)

    bluetooth, IR, MS, etc.
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    i didn't get to try any of this out


    price
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    $800 is a lot, even w/a free 128mb MS, I think the ads (last Sun) said (not sure if C.C. was one of them)
    PC Mag said the same, basically; if you got the money, then ok

    peace out

    tw
  3. #3  
    Originally posted by tealwheel
    Ok, i'll try again, but im a little skittesh about this site deleting posts now. i guess i'll ctrl-c to copy it while i go
    (as you can see above, the post didn't publish again, but I was lucky i copied it before i clicked. web master should see why this is happening)
    Not sure what happened, but doubt it if anybody deleted it on purpose...
    Check with Marcus, he may know what happened...

    We had a HDD failure last week, but that didnt affect the forum AFAIKAFAIKAFAIK...
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  4.    #4  
    i think the pg timed-out?
    is that possible? (i'm not a web master or anything)
    b/c it mightve took me 20 min to write about the z90

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