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  1. #1
    Will Hunt
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    Default Digital Camera, What to buy

    I need some reccomendations for digital camers at around

    $400 mark

    ??? what should i buy??

    I want optical zoom, beyond that not sure. Could people reccomend some specific models ?

  2. #2
    Jen C
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    Default Re: Digital Camera, What to buy

    For $400 you are looking at around a 2.0 megapixel camera.

    The Canon PowerShot A60 might suit you (I have the A70 model and it is great).

    You can get this camera from ETown for $409.00 (includ GST).

    There is a review of this camera by Steves-digicams.

    Check out what sort of warranty ETown offers on their cameras.


  3. #3
    Graham L
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    Default Re: Digital Camera, What to buy

    The Canon are nice. I have an A40. (2 MP).

    Any camera which takes alkaline AAs needs rechargables. (You can get NiMH for around $20/4 at trademe).

  4. #4
    robo
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    Default Re: Digital Camera, What to buy

    $400 won't get much of a zoom or much resolution.
    Would be better to get better resolution and flag the zoom, if the budget is fixed.
    robo.

  5. #5
    Graham L
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    Default Re: Digital Camera, What to buy

    It does depend on what you want. Most people want "pictures" rather than professional "photographs". Pictures to be put on web sites don't need much resolution. My 2MP A40 does 1280x1600 (and has 3x oprical zoom) which is plenty for anything I might want ... I think I would not swap the zoom for extra resolution. That A60 might be 3.2 MP, and again 3X optical zoom. These Canons do have "digital" zoom as well, but that is off by default while taking pictures which is a very good idea.

    Have a look at this book which might be helpful.

  6. #6
    metla
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    Default Re: Digital Camera, What to buy

    I too have a 2mp camera,Infact we got 5 of them.

    Takes big beautiful crisp photos.

    Has 3xoptical zoom,i wouln't trade that for more megapixels at all,that would mean 3 times as much walking before i could take my pic.

    I got this model

    CX6230 Digital Camera 2 Megapixel - 3.3x Digital Zoom , 3x Optical Zoom, 1.6" LCD,16MB Internal memory - SD/MMC expansion Slot - Video Capture with Audio

    Takes excellent 40 second video's as well.....




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    metla
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    Default Re: Digital Camera, What to buy

    And heres a beautiful Wanganui landscape to give an idea of the quality of a 2mp camera,well the quality of my one anyway.

    May need to save it and open it in order to view it at 100% depending on your browser settings.

    http://www.risingpower.com/Picture%20002.jpg

  8. #8
    Neil McC
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    Default Re: Digital Camera, What to buy

    Thanks for the book post Graham.Just wondering if you or Robo would know what a "hardened computer geek" is!!
    :-(

  9. #9
    csinclair83
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    Default Re: Digital Camera, What to buy

    thats nice to see they pulling down a old building..
    i used to go to wanganui quite often...can u tell me what building that was as i mite be able to recall it..
    and its a very big picture on IE....and really good quality too...

    and since we on digital cameras,
    i've readed that the mars images are strong in resolution that it can be stretched to fit a movie screen without losing any quality or sharpness....what are they using? a zillion mp camera or what?

  10. #10
    metla
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    Default Re: Digital Camera, What to buy

    That is the demolition of the DIC building in the main street of Wanganui,Used most recently by the warehouse stationary.

    Quite a bit of disruption by the small heads in town before that job got under way.


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