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Old 06-25-2003, 01:44 PM   #1
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does anyone have this camera? i was wondering how is was?
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We use something similar at work.

generally this is the quality

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is that clear and is it a good camera
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Ya, but that camera is newer, the one we use at work doesn't have as many megapixels, so that one you show is nice then the one we use
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I read some really good reviews of that camera actually. I was going to get that one or another one.
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Just remember, there is no perfect camera for all people; everyone has a different opinion. It all depends what you want it for really; my husband sells cameras as his second job and he is also a semi-professional photographer (weddings, senior photos, etc) and he has about 5 cameras that he considers "the best" for certain criteria.

A few questions for you:

How much do you have to spend?
How large do you plan on blowing up the shots?
How many shots do you take (on average) in a day?
Place these in order of importance...having a super small camera that you can take anywhere, getting proffesional (museum) quality results, easy transfer to computers, flexibility (as in different range lenses, smart flashes, many settings), and simplicity (and ease of use).
How long do you plan on keeping it before getting a new camera?
Do you prefer tangeable prints or digital display (ie. are you more likely to have a shot framed on the wall or as a backdrop on your desktop)?
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well we just want a some what nice digital camera so we can take pic together and of our cats(our kids) and of our cars and stupids car that i see on the road. just a some what of a nice camera i guess. my uncle has one simular i think and its nice but i think he doesnt know how to use it to its full potental.and if we wanted to print some pics out my girlfriends aunt owns a print shop so we do it their. i would like a high pixel camera but i dont want to pay the price. do u have any camera ideas that are around the same price?
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Well, I asked all those questions to determine if digital is really the way to go for you...it may be, but many people buy digital cameras and don't understand the drawbacks (and then go back to the camera shop to yell at my husband for selling them a "defective" camera ). First off, there isn't a digital camera out there right now (with the possible exception of the several thousand dollar digital SLRs) that takes a clear enough picture to blow up to even 8X10 without quality issues (it just depends on how picky you are). Second, there are often battery issues (it runs out too quickly) so people who want a digital camera for it'* small size are often dissappointed when, in addition to the camera, they have to carry memory and spare batteries everywhere they go. And lastly, people often expect the digital camera they buy today to last them years, but much like computers were 10 years ago, the market is changing so quickly that what you buy today will be worthless in a year, and technology will have improved so much you'll want a new one.

I just wanted you to be aware of these things because so many people aren't. When I was faced with the question of what camera to buy, I went film, because it is getting cheap (because of the digital craze) and will provide the quality I expected. I shoot weddings and art photographs (the kind I intend to display in a museum if I ever get good enough) so I bought a Nikon F100 (SLR) body for $500.00. Just to give you an idea how much cheaper film is these days, my hisband owns the same camera and he bought it several years before for $900.00 body only! I wouldn't trade it for the world; it does eveything I want it to, offers me a wide range of lenses to choose from, and is very durable; however, it'* not for everyone because it wieghs several pounds, is quite large, and you have to buy lenses (which can be very expensive if you go for quality). So this wouldn't be right for you of course, but for many people, a good 35 mm camera (like many high end Olympus cameras) and a good photo scanner is the better choice...just conside whether you could be one of those people before you buy. I am not opposed to digital (in fact, I'll be getting my own soon if I can spare the cash), but it is only suited for certain purposes, and many people will be dissapointed because they expect too much at this point in time (though the industry is progressing so quickly that many of the problems may be overcome soon).

As for specific digital recommendations, my husband will have to answer that one because I am only familiar with a few but he plays with them all day.

Good luck with your camera hunting.
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