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What is the best digital camera out there for the price? Has the best features and options and such. My brother is looking for a nice one but I havent compared any in a while, just wanted to get some good opinions.
04-04-2005, 07:53 PM
You're not getting much help, are you? I won't be much help either but I'll tell you all I know. I've owned three of them, two H-Ps and my latest is a Pentax. All of them have been fine cameras with more capability than I can ever use. In my opinion, film cameras are obsolete because you can do so much more with the digital. I'm sure that's not true, and knowledgible people can do things with film that a digital can't match. But for the average person, it's a no brainer. I went to WalMart.com and searched their digital cameras to make my selection. You could probably get the same info at BestBuy or CircuitCity or...
04-04-2005, 07:56 PM
Yea might go over to wallmart and check some quality. I hate wallmart though.
04-04-2005, 09:36 PM
The Fuji Camera line has some backing here. I know that the folks that have them like them a lot and you can really zoom in to get some tight shots.
Whatever you do,get extra media cards.!;-)
04-04-2005, 09:49 PM
we have one called a camedia - D-100 - Olympus... it was bought quite a few years ago, and i knew nothing about them... and i know nothing now! but i will tell ya what i do know about ours... we are just learning how to zoom it :-0 ... i hate the fact that it takes a *special* battery and uses it FAST.. i mean really fast, and they are expensive lttile buggers.. the preachers wife uses regular AA for hers --- who knew? our camera ran about $350 ... alaska price! you can go view our auctions at auction arms to see what kind of pictures it takes (the link on the website does not work STILL!) but BS SR is Bullet Man Dan at auction arms.... the pictures on the website www.wildak.net/~bullshop are with the digital too... if i was to buy another one, i would look for one that could plug in while at home etc, and used standard batteries.. i think
Bull Shop Mom
04-05-2005, 08:01 AM
If you subscribe to "Consumer Reports," go there first. If not, look up their digital camera reivews in your local library. You can probably divide digital cameras up by megapixels, which are also a rough indicator of price and/or type: Compact/Point & Shoot; Rangefinder types (e.g., some Canon ,Fuji, Nikon & Olympus models), which are larger & heavier; and the interchangeable lens high megapixel (High $$ too!) SLR's available from all of the major camera manufacturers. Look for at least a 3x optical zoom, although this is now almost obsolete. What you're ultimately going to use the camera for should diictate price/megapixels & features. Btw, I purchased an Olympus 5050 2.5yrs ago (3x optical zoom) and am pleased with the pix I get, but I wish the zoom was 4x or 5x instead. Hope this helps, Maven
04-05-2005, 08:58 AM
My Pentax is 3.2 mega Pixel; it has a 3X or 4X optical zoom plus a 5X (?) digital zoom which gives it quite a bit of magnification; uses AA batteries and you can buy an adaptor to plug in at home to use instead of batteries. It downloads the photos to your computer with a USB cord. It has a pretty large capacity (number of photos) built in and I got a 256MB flash card (big magazine) that holds hundreds of photos. All for $169.
04-05-2005, 09:41 AM
169 is about right. I was looking at this really nice one on ebay, turned out to be about $950.00 bucks. But I think something with just some magnification that takes nice pictures.
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