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Old 04-01-2006, 10:13 AM
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Looking for a Digital Camera

This isn't exactly computer related but hey the camera plugs into the computer doesn't it?

Anyways, I've been searching for a nice inexpensive starter camera. It doesn't have to have 5.0 megapixels or hold a ton of pictures. Could I find something like this in the $100 range?
 
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Old 04-01-2006, 10:17 AM
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You're probably looking at something in the 2-3 MegaPixel range then.
 
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Old 04-01-2006, 01:45 PM
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Thanks for posting that. I was on the Best Buy site but I didn't find that section. Maybe because I was on the Canadian one.
 
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Old 04-01-2006, 01:59 PM
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Dos... you can probably get a great 5 mega pixel one on eBay for around that much and look around for a SDram card I found some 1 gig cards for $40 - work great.... Here's the camera I use Samsung Digimax U-CA 5 it's a great camera, I swear by it... and the great thing is the price has dropped considerably I just saw one online for 150$ for a 5 mega pixel ~ not bad

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Old 04-01-2006, 03:03 PM
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Nice camera you got there. For some reason I didn't think of eBay. Gonna go check it out now thanks.
 
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Old 04-04-2006, 10:32 AM
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If you want to print at a decent size, you kinda have to worry about megapixels. I wouldn't get less than 5 really. Canon is my favorite now, but my first good digital camera was the Kodak Easy Share - I still use it sometimes because it's small and easy to put in a bag; rather than tote around the large camera I have now.

I see it on Best Buy for 139, although it's saying it's sold out right now.

I see the same here at Staples for 179. And a 4.0 Megapixel for 149.

You don't need the dock or printer; it comes with a cable you can plug into your computer, so that's an extra expense you don't really need. Again, I love this little guy; I just got a bigger one because I wanted to be able to use different lenses, etc.

Keep me posted on what you get!

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Old 04-04-2006, 11:09 AM
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For cheap digital cameras with a superb lens I swear by Sony, they have a range of relatively cheap cameras with Carl Zeiss lenses.
 
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Old 04-04-2006, 11:38 AM
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Don't worry as much about Megapixels as Lens size and quality.

Canon and Nikon have a great lineup of consumer stuff IMO
Absolutely. Very good point Brad!

I have a Sony and I really like the lens quality on it. When I go shopping for any video camera or digital still camera, lens quality is the over riding factor for me.
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I bought a Panasonic camcorder specifically because most of the other brands had terrible quality video. Even when viewing on the screen in the store, the Panasonic stood out above all the rest. The picture is very sharp and clear. I have a friend who has a camcorder that she is proud of, always bragging about the video quality. I haven't the heart to tell her that it sucks. She needs her eyes checked.
 
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Haven't gotten anything yet, but I'm leaning toward just buying one at a tech store. I don't really plan on printing much, mostly putting the pics in the computer.
 
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Take your time to decide. Nowadays the prices of camera have drop. Since your expectation is low, chances of getting a reasonable good camera is possible. Shop and choose wisely
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i think canon and kodak have got some very cheap starter cameras and all of them do the job pretty well
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you're right.. canon is the best deal
 
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lens quality is not the most important. CCD quality is the most improtant, doesn't matter how good your lens is, you need to have a good qulaity CCD or you will just get rubbish photos.
Fujifilm is good, i have the s9500 amazing camera, but out of your price range.
 
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