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Old 07-04-04, 07:59 PM
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Digital Camera

Hi, I want to get a nice digital camera, what kind of digital cam you guys have and what would you recommend? I am thinking to get Sony Cyber Shot U Digital Camera. It's rugged, water-proof, and up to 5 five under water, so any good? Does anyone have experience on this camera?


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Old 07-04-04, 08:03 PM
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I have a Canon G2 camera.
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Old 07-04-04, 08:04 PM
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Get a Digital Rebel if you got the money.
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I use a Minolta DiMage X. They no longer make that model but there are newer ones with better features. I like that it has a non-protruding optical zoom (internally mounted lens), is fairly small and compact (size of a deck of cards) meaning I can quickdraw it out of my pocket, turn it on and shoot with one hand even while moving (replacing it back in my pocket is just as easy) and stands up to the elements fairly well. It's also pretty rugged. I once dropped it while on a road ride doing 25MPH (misjudged my number place attached to the back of my jersey for the pocket opening) and aside from a few scratches it was fine.
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Although 2MP is all you need for posting photos on the net, I think it is quite overpriced for a 2MP, no optical zoom camera. Are you looking for a water resistant camera?
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Old 07-04-04, 08:27 PM
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Kunon, Minolta Dimage X is cool, I just research a little and found this if anyone interested to read. http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/DX/DXA.HTM

wonder & Jpp, thanks, those are somewhat nice cameras, but I don't like to have the lens to stick out, I don't want to break the lens, cause I make a LOT of fallsss.
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Old 07-04-04, 08:34 PM
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Oh, I use this camera for biking mostly, and some general family pictures.

Fixer, I am not looking for water-resistant camera, but isn't it nice to have this feature. I am not a professional, so I want a "brain-less" camera that does it all by itself.

Is Sony Cyber Shot Digital T1 good? http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTE...DigitalCameras


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Is Sony Cyber Shot Digital T1 good?
The T1 is an excellent camera. My wife has a Sony DSC-P9 and it has a lot of really neat features. The T1 has even better ones, a bigger screen, non-protruding lens and is smaller and more compact. I've been contemplating replacing my DiMage X with a T1 but one thing has stopped me. I would never really take advantage of the 5MP. Also, the DSC-T1 is quite expensive and I'm not sure I would want to pay for and risk that much money on a camera with features I wouldn't always use. My DiMage is just for cycling. I use other cameras for those times when I want higher quality pictures. The T1 does have a nicer interface than the DiMages though. If they only made a less expensive version (3MP or less) or if/when it comes down in price, I'd be all over it.
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I can recommend the Canon digital Elph series of cameras. I've had the S230 (3.2 MP version) for about two years now. This camera's main strengths are: the build quality (all metal parts, even the memory card hatch), small size (about 3.5" wide x 2" tall x 1" deep, truly pocket sized), and ease of use. This is really a snapshot camera, with a very short shutter lag. It's great for having in your pocket, and busting it out whenever the mood strikes. I'm just now getting to the point where I would like more manual controls, but the ease of use is great for outdoor activities and taking family pics.

Also, very good photo quality; never any jaggies or purple fringing, both of which are common on lower-end cameras. This one cost me US$300, and the price has not come down much in the last couple of years, which is generally a sign of a quality product that a manufacturer (Canon) is willing to stand behind.

My only complaints are wimpy 2x zoom and lack of shutter/aperture priority. But, the zoom I covet (5x - 10x) would mean significantly larger package. The portability of this camera is it's real attraction to me.
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I'm using a Canon A60 (A75 is the current version). A teeny bit large for some pockets (fits in my jeans and shorts though), it's been good to me. I think probably the best part about the Canon A series cameras is that they have some of the extra features like shooting modes and video, but are really easy to use. All of the settings are menu based, so it's ridiculously intuitive. Definitely a camera to keep in mind. Should be the same price as that Sony for 3 MP and a 3x optical zoom.
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I've taken many pics with mine & love sharing them w/ family & friends....
 

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