Versatility is the key here, and the Maciva is HUGE to lug around.
I'm biased, I just don't like them. Floppies ARE 1980's technology as well, I remember getting my first HD floppy drive in '89, I thought I was in heaven. My 40 Mb hard drive came in '90 and when I upgraded to 1Mb of memory, I was stylin' with a smoking computer at 16 MHz. Oh how times change.
Oh yeah, my Toshiba can use external lenses as well, with the adapter.
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It basically comes down to price, what do you want to spend. What you spend directly affects what options you get.
If you can't narrow it down to one camera, do like I did and look at the functions for your money. I wanted certain items, like USB for quick downloads (like 4 sec a pic at 1Mb size), AA batteries (cheaper and some of the Lithium ones can cost $65 with a 90 day warranty), optical zoom (digital is OK, but you really need an optical to make a difference), multiple modes (like setting the camera manually), macro (for close up shots), internal flash, and a separate viewfinder so you don't waste all your battery power running the LCD. I also like the Smartmedia as it's a little cheaper than the Compact Flash, but CF is OK as well since you don't buy media every day.
I coulnd't decide on the Fuji Finepix 2400 or the Toshiba PDR-M60 until I tried them both out at a store, the Toshiba was SOOOOO much easier to use that I decided against the Fuji right away. When you think you have your choices narrowed down, go out and try the cameras at a store to make sure it's the one you like.
Another thought, sometimes you can get cameras that are display models, but you have to ask for them. They can usually be had at about 60%-75% of the full price though, and at places like Circuit City and Best Buy, you can still get the extended warranty with them.
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