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05-02-2005 09:19 PM  13 years agoPost 1
Rappy da Raptor

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Hi guys,

Im thinking of buying a digital camera but dont know that much about them in the terms of spec.

Is there anyone here who could recommend any reconisable brands of digital camera with good specs and roughly how much they would cost?

Thanks guys,

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05-02-2005 10:00 PM  13 years agoPost 2
darrens

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I recently chose the Sony P150 which is compact, has a quality Carl Ziess lens and has 7.2 mega pixel. The Image quality is amazing and the camera is up to Sony's usual standards for ease of use and quality finish. In the Sony store these are about £350, but I used pricerunner.com and purchased over the net at £269 from AJ Electronics. Camera took 2 days to arrive!
I would recommend this highly.

Hope this helps

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05-02-2005 10:12 PM  13 years agoPost 3
Professor Fate

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I just bought the wife a Nikon Coolpix 5400 after rebate $219, from http://www.mpsuperstore.com/index.htm
Also check out
http://www.mysimon.com/

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05-02-2005 10:20 PM  13 years agoPost 4
blockatvalpo

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I have always been a big fan of the Canon and Sony camera. Take a look at all of them at like a Best Buy and then shop online. Remember to take the cost of the memory into the decision making. Some memory sticks are cheaper than others. Pricescan is another great website to get prices on cameras. Before you buy, check out epinions to see what people say about the camera. It is always nice hearing others reviews about the items you are about to buy. I have an HP digital camera, 2 megapixels and it does the job for me. I am not a picture guy, so I didn't want to spend much more. I ended up spending $180 on the camera (this was almost four years ago). You can always get carried away when it comes to buying a camera. Get what fits your needs. If you don't plan on printing the pictures, you can save money because you don't need the 10 megapixel. Since 4 and 5 megapixel cameras are cheap now, I woul get one of those. Minimum is 3 megapixels though.

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05-03-2005 12:05 AM  13 years agoPost 5
Mangusta

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There are many brands that make digital camera's. Besides the wellknown camera companies, there's Sony, HP, Panasonic etc. making digital camera's.
You gotta think first what you want to do with your camera. If you want to put pics on the pc/internet and/or make small prints then you dont need more than 3 megapixels (2048 x 1536) for resolution.
Many of the smaller digital camera's have a 3 x optical zoom. Optical zoom is real zooming as with non-digital camera's. Digital zoom is merely blowing up the picture, and makes the image quality worse because the resolution goes down. So dont get hung up on digital zoom.
If you want a camera that you can still stick in your pocket, then a 3-5 x optical zoom, 3-5 megapixel cam is pretty much what you'll get (or less).
If you want more zoom, the camera is going to be bigger.
I bought a Panasonic DMC-FZ20 with 12 x optical zoom and it is pretty big. Still beats having to buy an expensive digital SLR and buying them seperate lenses to get some decent zoom though

Here's some good places to check out reviews:
http://www.steves-digicams.com/
http://www.dcresource.com/
http://www.dpreview.com/

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05-03-2005 12:16 AM  13 years agoPost 6
Ted Toth

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I got this one for my son great value for under four hundred
Fuji Fine Pix S5100

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05-03-2005 04:01 AM  13 years agoPost 7
jerrythercpilot

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What's your budget? That would help.

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05-03-2005 05:25 AM  13 years agoPost 8
Isaiahsdad

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I went down and held my dream camera today. 5 grand for the body alone. Takes 8.5 frames per second and the new version is 16.7 mega pixel and cost 8 grand, body only. I actually went down to look at the D70, a real nice camera for $1100 lens included.

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05-03-2005 05:50 AM  13 years agoPost 9
Ted Toth

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16.7 mega pixel and cost 8 grand, body only
Don you have expensive taste..

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05-03-2005 09:03 AM  13 years agoPost 10
Ed Moore

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Was that the D2x? I had a play with one the other day. Bleedin' 'eck!!!! It was truly fantastic, a proper camera, and you're doing it a diservice if you have anything less than a 400mm f/2.8 stuck on the front :-)

Speaking from experience, the Nikon Coolpix cameras are great. They've just introduced several new models which all look to be good. Best advice I can give is to look at the (insanley thorough) reviews at dpreview.com

Ed

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