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*ahem* A Request....

Okay, I'm looking to get a brand-spankin'-new digital camera before we leave for Hawaii.

So, please tell me what kind of camera you have (make&model, plz), some of the features, and what you like best about it.



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Jul. 21st, 2005 04:51 am (UTC)
I have canon sd200 with a fast 512MB card. Battery is lithium or something and its for a long time, but charges quickly. I can store about 4.5 minutes of video on it or 500 pictures at the 2048x1536 resolution @ fine quality (files are ~800k) It's pretty tiny. In sunlight, it can take 3 pics a second. (When I take a picture, I actually take maybe 10 in succession and I pick out the leasy blurry). It boots up quickly. Has a neat level sensor in it that will detect orientation of the camera. It's about the same size as a wallet so it carries easily.

Cons: Red eye in many shots because of its...something. Small lens maybe. It can be hard to hold steady because of its tininess, which is why I take a bunch of shots. Usually the first is the best tho Because of its tiny lense, it can't gather as much light for night shots.

I don't use the flash, so my battery life is probably better than some.
Jul. 21st, 2005 06:46 am (UTC)
Sony... Old... it takes pretty pictures... and it can be used as a moose-deterent.
Jul. 21st, 2005 11:13 am (UTC)
Hm... I wouldn't think there's many moose in Hawaii.

Is there a story behind that though?
Jul. 21st, 2005 06:03 pm (UTC)
uhm... kind of, was camping in Canada a few years ago, my friend went to take a picture of a moose, ended up tripping and "flinging" the camera at the moose... so he ran away.
Jul. 21st, 2005 11:12 am (UTC)
8-O Evil, don't listen to Adam. 8-p

And we've discussed digi cameras before and our differences of what we want. You a computer that happens to take pictures, and moi a camera that happens to operatel ike a computer. So you probably don't want one like I have. It's awesome anyway and it's a Minolta Dimage... somethingorother. 10X op. zoom is it's best feature.
Jul. 21st, 2005 11:23 am (UTC)
I have a Canon PowerShot A510. It's 3.2 megapixels, and I got a 256 meg memory card, so I get about 220 pictures total before I have to remove some. The camera itself is small enough to fit in my(admittedly large) pockets, lightweight, and works *very* well outdoors during the day. It's pretty cheap(I got the camera and card for about $200 from NewEgg, including shipping), has a 4x optical zoom, and allows full manual adjustment. Aside from that, it has basically all the standard features you'd expect from a low-medium-end digital camera -- automatic(point and shoot) mode, crappy movie filming, you know the drill. It's only USB1.0, but that hasn't been a problem for me.

I love it. The only real problem I've noticed is that it takes about eight seconds to recharge the flash, so if you want to take a bunch of pictures quickly indoors, look somewhere else. It runs on two AA batteries, and you will *definitely* want rechargables. The Wegmans batteries lasted maybe six flashes before dying; the recharables last dozens at least. Rechargables come in sets of four, so put two in the camera and two in your pocket and you're good for the day.

If you're willing to spend maybe $100 more, you could probably do a lot better in terms of resolution and fancy features, but if you just want something to take nice pictures with, this is your camera. I'll post a couple of my best pics as examples in another post.
Jul. 21st, 2005 12:58 pm (UTC)
Olympus C-3000, 3.3 megapixels. It's more professional grade than a lot of cameras, so it's bulky and not really as suitable for vacationing with as a smaller camera. I still love it though, it takes some great pictures. I just wouldn't want to bring it to a volcano or anything.
Jul. 21st, 2005 06:14 pm (UTC)
I don't own one, but I've been checking out the Olympus C640 (if that even exists anymore). It's an upgraded version of what both Cindi and her Dad have. The problem that I've noticed with the images is that it can tend to be a bit... washed out. Too high on the brightness or something.

My other choice would be a Cannon, but that is only because they seem to be the only company who pays attention to color... at least, in their printers.
Jul. 22nd, 2005 12:14 am (UTC)
Olympus C720 or something like that. I like the 10x zoom. Anne Marie's camera is a cannon and it also has a great zoom and, in my opinion, it takes much better pictures than mine does. Better color and quality. Hers also has better macro focus and a view screen that folds out and, watching her take pictures with it, you can see why that's really useful.

I love my camcorder. I love moving images. Yay for movement and being able to capture how people move, talk, walk and all the things that make them them-like! :-)
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