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Old 03-05-2006, 03:21 PM   #1
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OT help picking camera
Need to buy digial camera and all of you seem to have one so I thought I'd ask my fellow knitters about pros and cons of their cameras
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Old 03-05-2006, 03:38 PM   #2
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I love my Olympus Camedia. It's the 2nd digital camera I've had. Had a Fuji 1st. It was o.k., but I couldn't get extra memory cards for it several months after the purchase...the notch on the newer memory cards were on the wrong side of the camera. So I would never buy another Fuji.

I've had my Olympus for a couple of years so I'm sure they've gotten even more sophisticated, but don't feel compelled to get a newer one. This does what I need it to and it's easy to use.
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Old 03-05-2006, 04:02 PM   #3
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I bought a Sony mavica when they first came out and I loved the convenience of it....it used floppy disk and you just popped them out of the camera and into the computer. I now own a newer model and it uses mini disk.....love it too. The convenience is great and the pictures are so clear....plus you can make mini movies with sound.....I have used it to capture moments in my grandchild (not really but I claim him anyway since I don't have any of my own yet) life.

There are so many out there you need to just check them all out.
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Old 03-05-2006, 04:21 PM   #4
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I'm on my 4th digital camera having moved up to a Canon DSLR now. You didn't say what type of camera you are looking for (size, $$, what you plan to use it for) because all that makes a difference.

Off the top of my head w/o knowing any of this I'd say stick to Canon, Nikon, and Olympus. I don't know much about Fuji and nothing really wrong with Sony, but I wouldn't have one with the floppy or the mini disk. The floppies don't hold enough information, meaning fewer pics at a time, fewer megapixels which means smaller prints, and the mini-disks take a long time to write to the disk meaning longer between shots. I also don't like the "memory sticks" as it's proprietary and no other camera can use it if you move on to a new camera at some point. I believe they are phasing out "Smart Media" memory cards.

Here's a few websites that offer reviews and you can compare cameras. These are the ones I go to when doing camera research.
http://www.imaging-resource.com/WB/WB.HTM
http://www.dpreview.com/
http://www.steves-digicams.com/default.htm

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Old 03-05-2006, 04:34 PM   #5
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I just bought a Kodak EasyShare and I love it. I had a Canon but didn't like the zoom on it. I have boys in sports and I couldn't zoom close enough. The Kodak as 10X Optical Zoom which is more like mySLR camera. The price was right also. Attached is some pictures of my pink tulips.
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If this is your first digital camera I recomend the Kodak easy share they are very user friendly and the quality of the photos is the same if not better than my much more expensive and much more complicated camera I have now (my husband went for a swim I think with my kodak in his pocket )
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Isn't technology wonderful?! Almost any brand digital camera gives great photos. Who EVER woulda thunk! :D
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I knew I'd find people who were dissatified with their cameras so I knew I could trust my knitting people for honest answers :D I also knew I'd find out what people love about their cameras :D Just knew I could trust these answers more then any other place I went :D I'd appreicate any more input you could give me.I was leaning toward the EasyShare before I asked the forum.
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Kelly recommended the Easy Share to me. I got it from Overstock.com for what I felt was a good price, and I'm very happy with it.
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I know that transfereing my pictures from my easy share to my computer was much easier than the camera I have now as well.
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