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Old 10-12-2002, 07:08 AM   #1
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Default Looking to buy a Digital Camera. Help?


I'm looking into buying a (half-way decent) digital camera. I need advice, and plenty of it.

Someone bored want to tell me all I need to know? And some suggestions as to where to look?

Don't feel like spending much more then 1,000 though. Dunno. Lemme know.
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Old 10-12-2002, 07:11 AM   #2
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Guildy bought one for right at 1000 and the pictures he has been posting.... man, I will ask for the model number.

The pictures are just amazing.
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Old 10-12-2002, 07:13 AM   #3
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Woo
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Old 10-12-2002, 08:55 AM   #4
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Best site you could ever ask for on digital photography: www.dpreview.com

I've got a Canon S40 which I picked up about a year ago and I love, but there's so many options out there. Read some reviews.
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Old 10-13-2002, 03:16 AM   #5
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If your budget is around $1,000, then you have some pretty nice cameras to choose from. For that end of the price range, you can easily get one with 4 or 5 megapixels and decent optical zoom of 6x or higher.
The Sony 707 is around $800 now, 5 megapixel, 5x optical zoom, 2x digital zoom, and other nice features.
But if you are not looking to take some serious pictures, then you can still get a nice 3 or 4 megapixel camera for around $500 and still have some money left over for some accessories, like a carrying case, extra memory, rechargeable batteries (if needed), even a stand alone printer that prints great 4x6's and does not even need to be connected to your computer to work.
Olympus, Kodak, and Nikon make some nice digital cameras.
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Old 10-13-2002, 11:46 AM   #6
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1000 dollars on a camera ??

i know what your doing...

your becoming a pornography photographer, i want pics !!
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Old 10-13-2002, 12:45 PM   #7
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Zarney, why would you wants pics of your own mom?

You know Daurs been running the "Yo Mommas Peep Show"
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Old 10-13-2002, 02:47 PM   #8
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Okay, this is the camera my guildy has that I mentioned. The pictures he has posted on our site are awesome.

He said its great but his next camera is going to be ... this one.
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Old 10-13-2002, 04:36 PM   #9
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You rock, thanks a bunch.
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Old 10-13-2002, 05:24 PM   #10
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hey, good question for me to field...there is a bargain camera at circuit city (im a sales manager there). it is a olympus 720...it has a 8x optical zoom and if your looking to print out 8x10 pics its good for that too. price is 499 about. its a 3 megapixel camera.

next camera if you really really want something nice, get a sony dscp707, alot of nice features and is fairly easy to use. can be used for poster sized images as well. 5 megapixel camera. runs about $929. they are coming out with a new model with similiar features that will be $999. if you can still get your hands on a 707 you could get an open item or clearance item discount.
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Old 10-13-2002, 07:42 PM   #11
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Just a generic bit of advice from someone who's spent too much money on cameras...

Unless you plan to take professional pictures (i.e. get paid for your photographs), a basic 3 megapixel camera from Sony is probably your best bet. Yes, the quality is not going to be like a high-end Nikon or Olympus digital, but you are not going to notice 99.9% of the time. The hardware division of Sony actually knows how to design for the average consumer - important if you plan to bring the camera along on holidays etc. Try explaing to a passerby how to take a simple snapshot of you and your girlfriend with a high-end Nikon digital and you'll know what I mean...

There shouldn't be a need to spend more than $600 or so for a camera that will do the job, and then some. Use any spare cash you have to buy spare batteries and smartmedia/CF/memory sticks - in fact, prepare to spend at least around $200 for these, otherwise you're going to have to lug your power adapter and notebook around with you all the time.

Just my $0.02.

Good luck,

Celsus
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Old 10-14-2002, 07:58 AM   #12
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My Nikon (I think 800 series) has been very good to me for the last 4 or so years. Nikon is a good company that isn't fly-by-night, plus their specialty is in mostly top of the line camera/lenses. My view may be skewed because I have used Nikon SLRs for years prior to getting their digital camera.

Their software package is all right...but most people have their own stuff installed anyway. I use PhotoShop 7 to make myself 200 lb skinnier and make my boobs go from an A to DD.

The 800 series is older so probably goes for $500 or less. Not sure what current cameras can do, but you can adjust the quality. I usually use medium quality which makes pics 500-800k each in size if I am not mistaken (it's been a few months since I have taken pics)...which gives me around 11 or so pics with what comes standard with the camera. There is also the option of using memory sticks so you can take as many pics as you have sticks. It has a zoom/telephoto function. Of course, it has a screen in back like they all do..so you can flip through file folders and photos, rotate pictures, etc.

Again, I am not sure what the standard options are for new cameras, but mine is sturdy and easy to use. It has a nice weight to it. I don't like HEAVY cameras, but I think very light cameras make for blurry pictures. Same goes for small cameras, unless you're trying to get "interesting" pictures.

Nikon has not failed me yet.


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