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Get a digital camera, they friggin rule! 16 80.00%
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Old 03-22-2003, 11:44 AM   #1
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What should I get/ask for?


My mom said for my birthday she was looking around at digital cameras. I thought, "oh, cool", then realized that if I was getting one of those I would no longer be able to have actual pictures, and who wants their pics "just" online? (Unless there are some where you can get pics developed AND put them online; I have no friggin clue about these things.)


Or, should I ask her for a scanner instead? But then I'd have to keep buying crap ass disposables and etc...


My head is going to explode.
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Old 03-22-2003, 12:29 PM   #3
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i voted for camera. i want one.
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Get the camera, cuz then you dont need the scanner
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I voted for scanner.... because unless your mom can afford to get you a really good high quality one........ I wouldn't bother.

I am the same...... I don't want all my pictures online and you can get them developed into real pictures but I think quality isn't as good. Just my opinion. I guess I am old fashioned. I guess ideally, if one could have a good camera and a digital camera rock on, but if it were one or the other, I'd go for a reall camera and a scanner.
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definitely go for the camera...there are always places you can go like Kinko's to use scanners on the outside chance you need to use a scanner for something, but I absolutely my digital camera.

of course, I have both a scanner and digital camera
but I definitely use my digital camera much more than my scanner

and you save all that money on film and developing and you know right then you have the pic
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also, at places like Kinkos, Walgreens, Wolf Camera and Video, and a lot of other photo developing places, they have machines where you can get actual photos printed from the memory sticks that the cameras use or from a disk or cd and you can print just the photos you want for usually around 10 cents a print or so
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ok this will be my last reply, lol...you can get a good scanner for $80 or less, so if your mom is going to shell out the $$ go for you to get a good digital camera now, go for the camera, and save up to get a scanner later
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I have both a scanner and digital camera
but I definitely use my digital camera much more than my scanner
Same here.
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Get the camera, cuz then you dont need the scanner
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Camera. You can take as many pictures as you want of random things and don't have to worry about paying to get them developed, and you can always use a regular camera when you don't want to use the digital one.
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Yep, and you can SEE your pictures right after you take them and delete them if they turn out crappy
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The cost savings of a digital camera over film is significant. I still keep a 35mm camera, but all my pictures today are digital.
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I havent used my real camera in over a year
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I only use my real camera at concerts and things when I'm not sure if cameras are allowed so my digital doesn't get taken away.
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Go with the camera. I have a scanner but I haven't used it once.
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Yep, and you can SEE your pictures right after you take them and delete them if they turn out crappy

Ok, this just sealed it.


Thanks for all the advice, guys. And that's a good tip, ABEL, if I want to get physical pics from those memory stick things.


Now I can't wait.
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Try to get one over 2.0 pixals. The more pixals the better.
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Many digital camera web sites will tell you the minimum number of pixels you need based on the size of the photographs you want to create.

2.0 Megapixels may be good for up to a 5X7, for example.

If you want to make enlargements (8X10 and up), you will need more Megapixels.
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