View Full Version : Looking to buy a Digital Camera
05-07-2002, 12:21 PM
Well I have been wanting to get a digital camera for a while now, but finally decided to actually spend some cash and do it. I want something with good resolution so I can print out some nice photos. So far the camera that I have been looking at the most is the Canon PowerShot G2... but it is $800 which is a bit pricy for me.
Just wanted to know what you all thought of cameras or what suggestions you have.
05-07-2002, 01:01 PM
I just bought a Minolta Dimage X. It's only a 2 Meg Pix so it might not be what you're looking for but I love it cuz its so small. I take it out with me whenever I go out now and most of the time I don't even realize that it's in my pocket.
05-07-2002, 05:07 PM
First off, whats your price range? Secondly how big of prints are we talking about? You can 8x10's are 1536x1024 pixels, traditional 5x7s are 1152x768. If you are going to be making prints under 8x10, a 3.34 megapixel camera will get the job done very nicely at raw mode or in tiff format. If you aren't going to be making anything larger than 6x8, a 2 megapixel will be good enough.
05-09-2002, 12:26 PM
I love my Sony F707. It's pricey but you can't tell the difference between its pics and those of moderately priced SLRs. It's worth it for the Nightshot feature alone.
05-13-2002, 08:48 AM
Hey, sorry I never responded, just haven't been online in a while lately.
But in regards to the cameras I am really not sure what I want. I don't have a camera right now but have used some before, so I guess basically I am looking for a nice camera that I can use now, but I will also be able to use down the line when I figure out all the advanced features of it.
I am looking to spend around $700 or less, +- a little bit. If anyone has any recomendations let me know, thanks.
05-13-2002, 10:30 AM
I have the Canon Powershot G2, and it is a GREAT camera!
I think it can be found cheaper than $800 though online... Just be sure to check www.resellerratings.com before you buy it from just anywhere...
Also, good luck finding this camera. It has been reviewed so well, by so many, that it is very hard to find... But worth the price IMHO.
05-13-2002, 11:26 AM
Have a look at http://www.steves-digicams.com
They review just about everything out there.
My personal recommendation - Kodak for low to mid range (up to $500); Olympus or Nikon for higher end. I have the Olympus C-2500L, which is an amazing camera, but only 2.5 megapixels. It's a true SLR, so if you want to play with some advanced features, this is a good one. If you want to print your pictures, esp. larger than 4x6, you should look at the 4 Mpixel ones that are out - the Olympus 4040 is a good choice...
I see the Leica is coming out with a 4MP as well http://www.leica-camera.com/digitalekameras/digilux1/index_e.html
Their 35mm cameras are among the best in the industry, but their last digicam didn't do so well. I'd be interested in seeing one of these up close...
05-13-2002, 03:22 PM
Dude in the got deals forum there is a way to get the brand new canon s200 from dell for under $300. This baby has 2.1 mega pixels, 2x optic zoom, 2x digital zoom, movie capability, and other stuff which I don't remember. Plus, this camera is compact and made out of metal. Looks very sleek. I got mine. Do you?
05-13-2002, 04:05 PM
I don't know how much I can recommend a coolpix 995. Excellent camera. Does point-n-shooting very well but has tons and tons of extra manual controls if you ever need. Plus the ability to add some nikon speedlights is a great plus.
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