Agfa ePhoto CL30 Driver
The Agfa ePhoto CL30 digital camera is an entry level megapixel digital camera that is available in two versions. The CL30 we reviewed here is the standard. Agfa ePhoto CL30 - digital camera overview and full product specs on CNET. Our analysis of the Agfa CL30 Clik!. See how it ranks among other digicams, and against the and other top on to learn more about its very.
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Agfa ePhoto CL30 Driver
On the top the only thing you'll find is the shutter button. And the only thing on the bottom is a plastic tripod socket.
On the top is the USB port. The card slot has no ejector mechanism so Agfa has included an extractor tool attached to the CL30's wrist strap to facilitate removing the Agfa ePhoto CL30 card. Jump to the CL30 specifications The user controls are very minimal. On the left of the LCD is the EasyPilot wheel that is used to Agfa ePhoto CL30 the menus by rolling it up or down and then selecting options by pressing it inward.
You also activate the menu system by pressing it inward.
On the right at the top is the mode switch to turn the Agfa ePhoto CL30 on in either the Record or Play mode. But don't think that this is really a megapixel-class camera. It's close - times ispixels - but it doesn't quite make it.
Agfa ePhoto CL30 Clik!
Plain high-res pictures from the Agfa ePhoto CL30 are about kilobytes in size. Agfa estimate that about of 'em will fit on one Clik! PhotoGenie pictures are about kilobytes, so Agfa's per-Clik!
There's also a by medium-quality mode, and a by "Low" mode; they give you about and pictures per disk, respectively. And there's an oddity, too - a black and white by mode, meant Agfa ePhoto CL30 document photographs but acceptable for anything where a monochrome image is OK.
Agfa ePhoto CL30 - digital camera Series Specs - CNET
It seems a bit more heavily compressed than the high quality colour modes, but it still looks fine, and weighs in at less than kilobytes per image. If there's not much detail in a picture - a person on a Agfa ePhoto CL30 background, a night shot with a lot of black Agfa ePhoto CL30 then your image sizes will be smaller. And you can mix and match different image types as you like on the one disk.
But I doubt you'd want to use the lower res modes, once you'd seen them.
Some digital cameras make obnoxious low-res pictures because they use tons Agfa ePhoto CL30 tons of compression, but compression is Agfa ePhoto CL30 the first thing you notice if you look closely at a Medium or Low mode picture from the CL This is because the Agfa does a lousy job of scaling its CCD data down for lower resolution images. Here's an example.
Agfa ePhoto CL30 - digital camera Series Specs
This is a clip out of a PhotoGenie-quality shot of the picturesque skyline to one side of my office. It's lost a teeny bit of quality from the re-JPG-ing I used to get the image size down, but you've got to compare it very closely with the original to pick the difference. The yellow colour cast is actually correct; Agfa ePhoto CL30 sun's setting behind me. Now, here's the same thing in Medium quality mode.
Review: Agfa ePhoto CL30 Clik! digital still camera
Look at the windows in the Agfa ePhoto CL30. Nasty, eh? And again, now from a Low quality image. Here's the black-and-white version. The windows are back to normal, because the camera's back in full resolution mode. This lower resolution quality loss problem is quite noticeable on all sorts of images.
Diagonal lines go jaggy, fine detail becomes uneven. It's awful.
And I know why it's happening. The CL30's doing dumb nearest-neighbour scaling of a full-resolution image, when it's set to Medium or Low mode.
Agfa ePhoto CL30 Clik! digital still camera
It just throws away one pixel out of every nine for Medium, and four pixels out of every nine for Low. There is no easier way to scale an image, and there is no Agfa ePhoto CL30 way, either. Every half-decent image resizing function these days uses at least bilinear interpolation - where a two-by-two neighbourhood area of the original image is examined to determine what colour each pixel in the scaled Agfa ePhoto CL30 should be.
Or, commonly, you get the superior bicubic interpolation algorithm, where a specially weighted four-by-four neighbourhood is used.