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Old 01-19-2007, 04:47 PM   #1
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What kind of Digital Camera do you guys recommend that is affordable? Right now I have a Kodak EasyShare C300 and obviously by looking at my pictures, it isn't that great of a camera. Any input would be appreciated.
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Not an easy question to answer. What are your priorities, budget, etc???
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No more than $200.00 and I don't want that grainy look to my pictures anymore.
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all mine are done with a $40 one i got from a pawn shop
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I highly recommend the Canon Powershot A630 8 Megapixel Camera. I bought one for my wife for Christmas and it'* sweet! It'* the best value for the # of megapixels. I paid $251 shipped to my house.

Canon makes some very good equipment. Do yourself a favor in the future, stay away from Kodaks.
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Go with either Canon, Olympus, or Fuji. Those are my top 3 brands I like. My first digital camera was a 1.5 MP Kodak, and it sucked *** for it'* time, not a big fan of Kodak.
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mineis only 2.1 MP but i have done 8X10'* with no prob or distortion
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that and it is a tough little bugger it gets droped and what not with no prob the 1 prob is the card is not a standard any more it is the big XD card so geting a reader is kinda hit or miss

but just hit up ebay and see what you like and go with new in your price range
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NOT eBay!! To make sure you get what you want, within your budget, head to you local electronics or camera store and play with the display models. Only after that should you consider eBay or other online sources. It ain't worth supposedly saving money if you end up getting something you don't like

Unless you plan on printing 8x10'* or bigger, you don't need more than 5 MP. You can spend the rest of your budget on Optical Zoom.
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Not an easy question to answer. What are your priorities, budget, etc???
MOS is right. There'* an awful lot to consider. Do you want something that will fit in your pocket? Do you want a lot of optical zoom (digital zoom is no substitute for optical zoom)? Image stabilization (lots of zoom is worthless without it)? Going to take action shots? Manual controls?

More pixels is not necessarily the answer either. Do some research on the many sites that review cameras and find one that fits your needs and buget.
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dpreview.com and imaging-resource.com are EXCELLENT resources when doing comparisons.

My recommendation is to determine what fits your needs best by visiting those websites AND going to the big box stores. At the stores, check the look and feel, size, finish, etc.

Then, come back to the internet to do the shopping. You'll typically find the prices from an online reseller 10-15% less, including shipping. The A630 I bought was nearly $400 from the big box stores. Buying from buy.com saved me a significant amount of money.
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