Originally Posted by Boreas
Right now im in the market for something cheap. A few here and there for 60 or 90 dollars, but my friend pointed this one out and so far in my search I really like it and couldnt find anything to beat it:
Its 120 dollars, but im willing to plop it down for the video capability and the zoom. What do you guys think?
before I reply lets just say I have been thru quite a few digital cameras mostly cheaper ones or used high end ones.
but if you want a flash based
FVD-C1..it cost about 700 new but is right near 120 on ebay now. usually with a 512MB SD stick...that camera you listed has a mere 32mb of ram
if you can get away without video (i would say for sure please forget the video part)
get a sony p-100 or similar or an Olympus C4000 or C4040 something from a few years ago but were $600 a few years ago and are built with quality.
your best bet for image quality is going to be buy a used higher end camera that is a few years old.
I recently got a Olympus c4000
I was going to go with a Sony Pocket style but the color quality was a little oversaturated for my tastes. Keep in mind both of those sony p73, p100, etc and the c4000, c4040, c5000, etc can be had for under $150 on ebay in used working condition.....
I also own the sanyo pocket video camera. that one I mentioned earlier, it does decent video in the daylight and is ok for still pictures but not close to a regular standalone digital camera. These "crossover" type cameras sorta give you poor quality in every category, nothing is really stunning so I would decide which feature you want and go from there.