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Digital cameras

.. i need your help again!

ok ok, what is concidered as a good dig. cam? I am looking for a good dig cam. nothing fancy, but the quality should be good. and i'd like to storage many pics... dunno how much storage limit is "normal" though. I've found some cameras for decent prices on the internet. So i need your help so i know that i'm getting a good enough camera!

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let's see...i (well...my uncle ....but i'm the one who uses it ). he has a sony dsc-p20 but i definitely don't recommend it cos it uses much battery ...i only have an advice (idk much about dig cameras) don't buy a dig camera that uses a lot of battery cos u'll only be able to have it turned on for a few mind

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I think...the optical zoom is more important than the digital zoom
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I think...the optical zoom is more important than the digital zoom
That's correct!

I'm not into digital too much but Olympus makes very good digital cameras. I've never seen a good digital less than $300. Everything cheaper than that usually sucks.

If I remember on Monday when I'm at work I'll look in consumer reports to see what they say and tell you what they say to look for.
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i have Olympus... 2.0 pixel... it's pretty good... it's the one i use to take pics, marri. i'll tell all about it when i see you on msn, k?

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I'm with Rocketta, .

I have an Olympus 510-Zoom 2.1 megapixel that I paid $399 for two years ago, actually I received it for a bday present but I picked it out. It is THE BOMB. It has 3x optical zoom, with a maximum resolution of 1600x1200. I just got back from Paris a month ago and my pictures are wonderful. I took more on my digital cam than on regular film.

Digital is just cheaper... if you're going to post them online anyway. I took around 627 pictures on two 128 MB smart media cards, at full 1600x1200 resolution. There is no way I could have taken so many pics using a traditional camera. I took around 4 rolls of film that cost me like $20 something to develop... vs. $30/smart card in which I can use over and over and over again. Plus it's easier to share them with family and friends because I can just burn them a cd myself without having to pay extra to get the film developed, then scanned in.

I hope I didn't ramble too much but go digital and invest in rechargeable batteries.

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post #7 of 47 (permalink) Old Apr 13th, 2003, 06:11 AM
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Hello, I'm looking for a digital camera too, i want to buy a Sony Mavica FD100, does anyone know if it's spent a lot of battery?
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4.0 or over megapixels are very good quality pictures


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Is NIKON---cool pix a reliable brand?

their commercial on Eurosport is really great and even the jingle that goes with it.

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I'm with Rocketta, .

I have an Olympus 510-Zoom 2.1 megapixel that I paid $399 for two years ago, actually I received it for a bday present but I picked it out. It is THE BOMB. It has 3x optical zoom, with a maximum resolution of 1600x1200. I just got back from Paris a month ago and my pictures are wonderful. I took more on my digital cam than on regular film.

Digital is just cheaper... if you're going to post them online anyway. I took around 627 pictures on two 128 MB smart media cards, at full 1600x1200 resolution. There is no way I could have taken so many pics using a traditional camera. I took around 4 rolls of film that cost me like $20 something to develop... vs. $30/smart card in which I can use over and over and over again. Plus it's easier to share them with family and friends because I can just burn them a cd myself without having to pay extra to get the film developed, then scanned in.

I hope I didn't ramble too much but go digital and invest in rechargeable batteries.

Why must burn CD actually cariosity?
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I've got a Canon Digital Ixus V. 2.11 Million pixels. It only came with 16meg memory card, but I bought a 64meg one.

Taking a lot of photos when I go to tennis, it's saved me so much money over the last year, as I'm not developing photos. Also it avoids the problem of my old normal camera, which had an automatic flash, which obviously I never wanted to come on during matches.

The vast majority of digital cameras (except the very cheap models) come with rechargeable battery now.
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post #12 of 47 (permalink) Old Apr 13th, 2003, 09:37 AM
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Well I told you earlier today (yeah it was very early) but I have a Fuji FinePix a 204 (2.0 Million pixels). I don't know much about digital cams but I like mine lol. It only came with a 16meg memory card though. I'm going to buy a 128meg one soon though which can store up to about 210 pics with the highest resolution.
I "only" bought it for 250€ (about the same in $) but at the end it'll cost less than a normal cam .
Oh and the person who works in the shop where I bought it (and I was in the same class as his son so I've known him for long) told me to avoid Kodak and to get one with rechargeable batteries.
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I just bought a digital camera (arrived on Thursday). I got a Canon Powershot S50. It's got 5 MP, so the quality's very good. Like Matthew said, if you want high quality pics (for printing), 4mp is the minimum. If you only plan on putting them online, aren't interested in printing too much, 2MP is more than enough. The price difference between 2MP and 4MP is quite high though

For storage, compact flash has 1GB cards now! If your camera is also compact flash type II compatible you can get a 1GB microdrive. This is an actual hard disk! The disadvantage is that this microdrive uses a lot of battery.

Right now I'm testing my camera (the disk in it is only 32mb), figuring out how much space a pictures takes and then I'll decide how much extra memory I need. With 1GB I should be able to store about 600 pictures, I don't know if I'll ever take that many.

Sony uses memory sticks, I noticed they're more expensive than compact flash, which is why I decided on a camera that uses CF.

A very good site where you can compare digital cameras, with a buyer's guide (fill in your requirements, they'll show you the cameras) is this one: http://www.dpreview.com

I bought my camera from a German online shop. I noticed the cameras are the cheapest in Germany.

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2MP to put the pic online? That's a lot. A resolution of 0.3MP is enough for pics you want to put on a site. Well that's what this person I bought my cam to told me... A 2MP pic is about 600Kb so that's a lot.
2MP is enough for 10x15 cms pic.
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i have the Kodak CX4300
don't know much about cams though

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