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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-28-2001, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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I am thinking of getting a digital camera, I see all the great photos you guys are posting and I would like to know what kinds of cameras are you using and what it the price range, thanks.

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I have a Toshiba PDR-M60 and love it. Paid $250 at Circuit City as it was a display model ($400 usually). I also got the 4 year warranty and a 64 MB card to go with it, it's a 2.3 Mp camera, optical zoom, USB, AA batteries, and it takes AWESOME pictures. I'd buy another in a minute.

Do a search also, you'll find a lot.

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here's what my $70 polaroid puts out. i'm not a camera expert but did some homework on them and decided to try a cheapie. granted it can not hold a candle to the more expensive units with more pixels but i'm having fun with it and not out alot of $- more money for jeep mods![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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I've got a HP 315 with 2.1mp that cost me $299 at Best Buy

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I signed up for a 3 month trial run of earthlink internet and recieved this camera for it. Its kinda like those throw away 35mm but reusable because its digtal.you will be amazed at all the different ones out there but my advice is get one with variable zoom so you wont be limited on your pics.

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I'm in the boat with you. But at this point I'm leaning toward a scanner and a 35mm camera. According to what I've read a digital camera would have to be 18 megapixal to equal 35mm quality.

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It sucks having to pay $10.00 to develop your pictures.My scanner is extremely slow too..I dont know how fast scanners are now adays..but mine is slow.I'm in Photography class at school and are Nikon FM10's we get checked out to us take some awesome pictures.Ive added one.Ofcourse you can't see the clarity cause I had to reduce the size of the picture..

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hi Steve, that is not bad for seventy bucks, i think i will give them a look see.

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Here's my $.02. Don't buy anything without a flash or it will be almost useless indoors. I also don't think that the digital zoom feature has much value. Get the best combination of optical zoom and resolution you can afford.

I just bought a Panasonic PV-SD4090. It records directly to floppy (or 120MB SuperDisk) and connects to a USB port, so it is easy to transfer pictures to any computer. It has 1.3 Mega Pixel resolution with 3x optical zoom. It records a 10 second video with audio and will also record a 5 second audio clip with a digital snapshot. There is no optical view finder, it uses LCD only. It also uses a special battery, kind of like a mini camcorder battery and includes a battery charger. The downside is it's a large camera, if the battery ever needs replaced it's about $85 and the floppy drive will be more prone to failure than memory card storage. It currently sells for $400 after rebate (I got a deal on a returned camera for $270).

My boss just bought an Olympus D-490 that has 3x optical zoom and 2.1 Mega Pixel resolution. It will record a 60 second video clip, but does not record audio. It will also save pictures in uncompressed TIFF format to avoid the loss of quality incurred from the typical JPEG compression. It is normal size, uses AA batteries and saves images to memory cards. It also connects to a USB port. Most places around here sell it for $450, but he got it from CompUSA on sale for $350.

If you find one you like, go to computershopper.com and check prices. I checked on the D-490 and found prices from $335 to $450.

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Just got a Kodak dc 3400 It is good. I had a dc 290 at work and is has better resolution but is more complicated to use and bulky.. The 3400 runs about 300 at best buy and has zoom and flash...

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