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i'm looking into getting a decent (and portable) digital camera for the big move.

recommendations?

(man i wish i had some lomos...)

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gygaxis
Apr. 10th, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC)
Gimme a price range and what features are priorities for you (small, optical zoom, low light shooting, memory card format preference, manufactur preference, anything like that that you are concerned with) and I can give you a reccomendation later tonight. I'm looking at a $400ish camera coming out next month with a 10x optical, great low light, and is fairly compact called the panasonic lumix tz1 personally.
shakewell
Apr. 10th, 2006 08:45 pm (UTC)
i'm a novice
i'd say most if ot all of my shooting will be outdoors so light shouldn't be an issue.

most important is size; i don't need pocket-size by any means, but i don't want to have to haul arounda big wonky camera bag at all. (if i were more experienced, i'm sure i could make use of a big camera and all its features, but right now i just don't think it's the best investment for me (unless you know of something fairly decent with a great low price)).

i like the idea of manual controls, although i'm not too terribly experienced with them. (i want to learn!)

i prefer optical zoom over digital.

i don't have a manufacturer preference at all.

i dunno about the memory card format. i suppose compactflash or microdrive, but i don't know enough for it to really matter to me. obviously, however, i'm not particularly keen on on getting a camera with a card format that's already being phased out.

i don't have a strict budget right now, so that's not a concern.
gygaxis
Apr. 11th, 2006 01:38 am (UTC)
Re: i'm a novice
the panasonic is supposed to be light on the manual controls.

this might interest you, Nikon Coolpix S4: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Nikon/nikon_cps4.asp


It's lacking in the Image Stabalization that some of the new guys coming out are in possession of now (some of which are already out, poke around dpreview.com, I recomend sony, panasonic, olympus, nikon, and canon, and to a lesser extent fuji products) the S4 has a high zoom, and some other things that are particularlly nice. I can't remember what (think it was somewhat poor lowlight performance) that made me decide to wait on getting a new camera (been in the market for about 9 months, and now this panasonic looks like what I'm going to get) but this is a pretty nice camera and sounds like it matches your needs. I believe. The memory format is SD, which is very much viable format, and is actually my favorite format. The zoom is 10x optical, it shoots decent movie, and has a nice 2.5" lcd.
c0al67
Apr. 11th, 2006 05:31 am (UTC)
Re: i'm a novice
Canon S50 line.
Thats what i've used on all my photography that you've probably seen
full manual settings available, compact flash memory - _amazing_ color

for a camera that isn't and SLR this is pretty much the tits in my mind for this price range.
Canon S80>
c0al67
Apr. 11th, 2006 05:33 am (UTC)
Re: i'm a novice
also - you can get a cheap attachment (around 15 bucks) so that you can hook up any external lens.
shakewell
Apr. 10th, 2006 08:49 pm (UTC)
oh i like that panasonic! i just wish i could have it before i go out there. dang...
quarantine
Apr. 10th, 2006 09:32 pm (UTC)
I'd get one of those canon powershots if I were you. They run around 300-400 I think and they're pretty tiny and reasonably good. Like smaller than a pack of cards.
tararee
Apr. 11th, 2006 03:52 am (UTC)
Yeah, one of the Elph Powershots, definitely.
eras3r
Apr. 11th, 2006 12:47 am (UTC)
I have this one. It's not pocketsize, but it's not all that clunky, at least compared to my last camera.
auzzy
Apr. 11th, 2006 03:44 am (UTC)
I've had the best experience with all HP digi-cams! They rock! Especially since I'm a clutz. I drop it all the time on hard surfaces & it hasn't broken yet! YEY!

Even my "out-dated" ('03) HP 635 photosmart rocks my socks!

Give 'em a shot.. you won't regret it!
roguebadass
Apr. 14th, 2006 09:10 pm (UTC)
Cheap Digital Camera
I just bought a Vivitek 5.1MP camera from Tiger Direct plus a 1GB mem card for it. My grand total for such a purchase was less than 200 dollars and that's much cheaper than you'll find in retail. Vivitek is mainly known for their digital projector systems but they've branched into DLP and LCD Televisions as well as, obviously, digital cameras.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?Sku=V33-521Z3

Also, how would a kid from IN get in touch with you whilst you are living it up in what can only be described as Paradise?
shakewell
Apr. 14th, 2006 09:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Cheap Digital Camera
thanks for the advice, but i already bought something.

as for contacting me, i should still have my cell (though i should probably look into coverage), i'll have access to email and i *think* i can get mail at the farm or general delivery to honokaa (will get details on this upon arrival).

or you can just come see me.
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