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Old 02-12-2007, 01:01 PM
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Yeah, that'* mine only up one model. It'* a great camera, I'd but it again.
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Old 02-12-2007, 02:05 PM
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I would suggest checking at a review site like www.dpreview.com for good reviews and forums. They also have info on the best prices. Nine times out of ten you will find a better price from an online retailer unless you get lucky like I did and find one on sale plus get a coupon for a percentage off.
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And www.fredmiranda.com is a highly reputable forum for buying and selling used equipment. You could prolly find a really nice camera for cheap.
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Well after looking on dpreview, I decided on the Canon Powershot A530 for 139.99 at Circuit City. Going to get one when my dad gets home. I had a Canon Powershot A75 before, and LOVED it.
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Go to Best Buy and they'll hook you up right! Remember, we're not on commission, so there'* a comfortable no-pressure atmosphere!!!!!

Oh wow, this job is getting the best of me.... Go with Sony or Canon


I don't care where you get it, lol
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Originally Posted by Mike1995
If you are a photographer, plan on spending about $800 on the camera itself. REAL SLR DIGITAL CAMERAS.
$800 will get you a base model dSLR that isn't too great - sure it'll beat any P&*, though. I don't have one because I am still dissatisfied with digital SLR image quality. I do a lot of low-light concert photography, and the noise from digital sensors at ISO 1600 and 3200 (if the camera even goes there) ain't pretty. I have no plans to make the switch anytime soon
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You can get the Nikon D70s for that money, and it sure ain't no slouch from the pics I've seen.

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Canon is great, but my Sony has been SO dependable for me, its a weak *** 2.1, but takes some excellent pictures. Lens have a lot to do with it (as mentioned) I'd take a lower megapixel camera for a good lens.

My sig pics and any pics I post come from a 2.1MP Sony DSCS50 (older then dirt) but damn I love it.
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Originally Posted by Mike1995
I need to get one.
I know the feeling. I put off buying a Canon Digital Rebel for several years. Even had my old AE-1'* overhauled to put it off even longer. (The old shutter squeal)

I finally bit the bullet three years ago and bought the Rebel. Funny thing is, I take more pics with it now than I ever did with the film SLR'*...it'* just so darn friggin easy. Both AE-1'* have been on the shelf since then..haven't even bothered to buy a roll of film in three years.

But I digress....back to the original poster'* question: as far as the small snapshot cameras go, you really can't go wrong with a Canon. They have always done good optics, even in the small cameras.
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I will also say I have liked our Canon, also just a 5 year old 2.1MP camera. But being it'* just a cheap P&* it'* limitations (bad close ups, washed out sunny pics, etc.) finally got to me, hence the upgrade to a "pro-sumer" camera.
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