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    Digital Camera Suggestions

    I am looking to buy a new digital camera in the next month or so.

    I'm not a professional by any stretch and so I don't need anything super fancy. Basically looking to take pictures of my adorable 9 month old nephew and pics at Disneyland.

    Looking for somethign around 5 or 6 MP range.

    I have a Fuji now and have really been happy with it.

    But would welcome comments from anyone who has had experience with their cameras

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    Re: Digital Camera Suggestions

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    Buy and read:

    Digital Photography The Missing Manual.

    BEFORE you decide on a camera. It is the most layman friendly technical manual I think I've ever read. When you finish the first two chapters you will know what kind of camera you want.
    "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect."

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    Re: Digital Camera Suggestions

    Another suggestion is the Take Control of Buying a Digital Camera ebook.

    I have read several ebooks by the "Take Control" team and they were prteey good.

    You can download a sample chapter, or just buy the book for $7.00 and download to your computer. Or you can buy the print book.


    http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/buyi...9.ex27bu5xx1w@

    What kind of camera you want all depends on use. If it is mainly for snapshots you may want just a nice point-and-shoot (like one of the Canon Powershot series) or if you want a more advanced camera look at a Digital SLR or the like.

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    Re: Digital Camera Suggestions

    Canon, any of the Powershot digital elphs are EXCELLANT!!! User friendly, great shutter, greeat compontants

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    Re: Digital Camera Suggestions

    We have a Canon 20D Digital SLR, you can get a Canon Digital Rebel for a (relative) good price. Not a big fan of the 'Point and Shoot' style camera's. The Rebel offers the flexability to be more creative, but the simplicity of aa point and shoot

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    Re: Digital Camera Suggestions

    I had a Casio Exilim ( i think thats what it was called) and its so easy to use. Its small and takes great pictures!
    "I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. "Groucho Marx

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    Re: Digital Camera Suggestions

    Thanks for the feedback so far. I am leaning to one of the Fujifilms, either the 20 or 30

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    Re: Digital Camera Suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by frecky View Post
    I had a Casio Exilim ( i think thats what it was called) and its so easy to use. Its small and takes great pictures!
    That's the same camera I have! I love it. It's small enough I can take it with me all the time. I just bought a new memory card for it so now I can take 400-and some pictures. The battery gives out before I fill up that much space but charging it is easy.
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    Re: Digital Camera Suggestions

    We went from a 5 mp to a 7.2 mp and the picture quality is like night and day. We have a Sony cybershot, and I love it!

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    Re: Digital Camera Suggestions

    I'm hoping Santa brings me the Kodak V603 6.1MP camera I've had on my eye on for the last several months. And I want the red one 'cos it's different.

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    Re: Digital Camera Suggestions

    Just checking in again to see if any other suggestions are pending.

    so far I've expanding my search slightly. Looking at Fujifilm and Canon, both of which seem to be superb.

    Of course as always happens with me, I keep inching up my budget LOL

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    Re: Digital Camera Suggestions

    I've had bad experiences with Canon and Olympus digital cameras. I currently use a Kodak EasyShare Z740. It's 5 mp and takes excellent pictures. My only gripe is it goes through batteries like crazy.

    Solution: keep plenty of rechargeable batteries on hand.

    Other than that, excellent camera.

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    Re: Digital Camera Suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by tiggerfan View Post
    Just checking in again to see if any other suggestions are pending.

    so far I've expanding my search slightly. Looking at Fujifilm and Canon, both of which seem to be superb.

    Of course as always happens with me, I keep inching up my budget LOL

    I don't think you can go wrong with either.

    Something you may want to do, is to go to a store like Best Buy or Circuit City or something and actually handle the camera to see which feels the best to you for controls, control positon and camera size. Ease of use for you, in your hands can make quite a difference.

    IHTH

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    Re: Digital Camera Suggestions

    Indeed I am planning a visit to Best Buy but figured that can wait till the 27th or later, after the holiday nuts <G>

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    Re: Digital Camera Suggestions

    Hmm, would you care to expand on that, what kind of bad experiences ?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneytim View Post
    I've had bad experiences with Canon and Olympus digital cameras. I currently use a Kodak EasyShare Z740. It's 5 mp and takes excellent pictures. My only gripe is it goes through batteries like crazy.

    Solution: keep plenty of rechargeable batteries on hand.

    Other than that, excellent camera.

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