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Old 12-07-2004, 11:59 AM   #1
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About Digital Cameras...

Okay...I know *so* many of you peeps here have them...judging by all the pics posted daily, etc...

I'm asking this for myself and Iris (MissVelvet) because I know she was interested, too, in getting one.

I don't have a digital camera, and the camera I have is pure fookin crap.

Hence, I need a digital camera...and do NOT know where to begin with them.

What I need here are suggestions or recommendations of the best digital cameras out there or the kind that you have, and approx. how much you paid for them.

Just getting an idea because this is what I'm telling ppl what I want for xmas. You should see their faces when I say that.

A few of my friends are going to go in on the camera together, they just want me to pick the one I want.

So yah. I don't know where to start when it comes to digital cameras.
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I have a Cannon Power Shot (can't remember the number of it now), and I love it. Only complaint is it's a bit bulky, and even though I got mine a year or so ago you'll find there are models that are smaller and a lot lighter to carry.
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Old 12-07-2004, 12:54 PM   #3
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thanks April ...you are too sweet...the 1st one to respond!

*takes notes*

i will check out the canon ones...any idea how much you paid for it? i just don't want to pick out one that is muchos $ for my friends.

anyone else with recommendations?

i *know* you peeps have cameras! help, please

thanks!
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It was a birthday gift, so I'm not sure of the exact amount, but I believe without memory cards, carrier case, and battery charger, etc. it was under $300? I wouldn't hold me to that figure, like I said, it was a birthday gift.
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For our recent Toronto trip, I bought BAW a Fuji Finepics E-550, 6.1 megapixels...with 4X optical zoom...cost $386 at Sam's Club...

One helluva camera! it gets my vote.
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ok, if you want REALLY great digital pics with the freedom of being able to attach lenses and all that fun stuff go for a digital SLR. I suggest the Nikon D70. It will set you back about a grand but it's well worth it because you can get different lenses for it and all the other cool stuff you can do with a "normal" camera. Plus, it's just one heck of a feature packed camera.
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Re: About Digital Cameras...

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Okay...I know *so* many of you peeps here have them...judging by all the pics posted daily, etc...

I'm asking this for myself and Iris (MissVelvet) because I know she was interested, too, in getting one.

are you reading my mind or did I mention this somewhere? freaky. and thanks for asking because yes I am in the market for one.

I do not want to spend more than $200 for one. So what is a good digital camera in the $150-$200 range?
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Any Canon will do. If you just need something basic, get a PowerShot A75. They're less than $200 and 3.2 megapixels (you can blow pics up to 8.5 x 11). A lot of places tried to fool me into thinking I needed a 4 or 5 megapixel camera, but you don't if you just want regular sized pics. Plus, 4-5MP pics take up WAY more space on the memory card and load slower so then you have to buy more memory with a faster, more expensive card. The A75 also shoots videos and has the PhotoStich software for making QuickTime panoramas. It's also a pretty small camera and will come with all the software you need, a memory card, and the USB cable to connect it to the computer (you'd want to also get rechargeable batteries and probably a larger memory card). I sold my computer to get a Canon PowerShot S1 IS. It was $399. It has image stabilizer and a 10x optical zoom. That's a bit excessive for basic use, but I'm going on a trip to Africa and when we're on safari I want to take some pics of animals that will be a bit farther away. As for zoom, optical = good, digital = bad. My camera also has 3x digital zoom, but I won't ever turn it on. Digital zoom basically takes a normal picture, focuses on a certain part, and blows up that section of the image. The result is a grainy picture. Optical zoom is more like the "zoom" you have with an SLR.
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I do not want to spend more than $200 for one. So what is a good digital camera in the $150-$200 range?
Canon PowerShot A75
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thanks!

It is on sale at Circuit City for $179. So I just bought it! Yay and I am going to pick it up tonight. woohoo.
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if u get a digital camera u shouldnt take naked pics
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This is the camera I have

http://www.digitalcamera-hq.com/koda...0-reviews.html
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thanks!

It is on sale at Circuit City for $179. So I just bought it! Yay and I am going to pick it up tonight. woohoo.
You're the third person I've convinced to get that one since I got my Canon a new months ago. I think I should get paid!

For those still in deliberation, I highly recommend ANY Canon. I like the Olympus models as well, but they use a different type of memory card that's more expensive. Kodak's are alright, but their picture quality is kinda shitty in comparison to the Canon. When I first heard this, I thought that was bull since when you think of Kodak, you think of pictures, but I did some research and asked a bunch of people and decided it was true, you could see without looking too hard that their pictures were not as vivid and sharp as the Canon's. Also, Nikon is great too. The camera I was going to get was a Nikon Coolpix 4800, but no store in town had one and I was impatient. Basically, you can't go wrong with any Nikon or Canon, IMO.
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thanks!

It is on sale at Circuit City for $179. So I just bought it! Yay and I am going to pick it up tonight. woohoo.
omfg!

Iris!

you got it already?

j/k



it's too bad we don't have Circuit City in Canada.

thanks for all the suggestions!!!

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you guys are awesome! THANK YOU! Any more recommendations are welcome!!

i'm thinking....max in Canadian dollars about maybe 400? So what is that? 10 bucks American?

Looks like it's gonna have to be a Canon...although that one for a grand sounds good but I don't think my friends will *do* that one. lol!

Mr. BAW's sounds awesome....and I *know* we have Sam's Club here....hmmm....although 386 US is about a grand Canadian.
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