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Digital camera B/W shots

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by crazy craig, Dec 4, 2003.

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  1. crazy craig

    crazy craig Thread Starter

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    I need a 3.2 digital camera that takes black & white shots. Also the greater the opitcal zoom the better. I have looked and looked and Iam about ready to go crazy. Any suggestions. I would like to stay in the $350 or below. One more, or can you do it with software. I am new to this and it's alittle overwhelming.
    Thanks....
     
  2. Rhettman5.1

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    You can convert to greyscale which will do the job.

    Get Irfanview at http://www.irfanview.com/ it's freeware and about as good as it gets for what it does, after installing and opening a photo, click "image" then "convert to greyscale" poof B/W pict

    I do have a Sony Cybershot that has a b/w option in settings, must be tons out there , but don't know of any off hand...bet someone here does tho :)...Rhett
     
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    Most decent software will convert to greyscale or desaturate

    buck
     
  5. Rhettman5.1

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    Handy program kath100 :) kind of like DC enhance, fast and to the point, I grabbed it :)

    Edit : Good point Buck, whatever Camera he buys will probably include software to do just that . :)
     
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  7. crazy craig

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    Thanks everyone. you've answered my question now I can concentrate on a camera with a good Zoom.
    Thanks again ...................
     
  8. slipe

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    If $350 is you total budget you will have a hard time finding a long zoom camera. I think the Minolta Z1 might be your best bet. The best price I see from a reasonably reliable retailer would come to $314 delivered. http://www1.dealtime.com/xPC-Minolta_Dimage_Z1~S-6~PG-1
    Review: http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/Z1/Z1A.HTM

    But you have to add the cost of a SD card. 128Mb would be minimum for taking shots at best quality. 256Mb would be better. You should be able to pick up a 128Mb card for $45, but that would take you a little over budget.
     
  9. milomorai

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    olympus has two cameras available that have an 8x and 10x optical zoom - 8x=38-304mm equiv; 10x=38-380mm equiv. the 8x is a c720(discontinued but still available and under $300) the 10x is there new one and is under $400. i got the c720 for my wife and she loves it. they are the two with the best optical zooms out there.
     
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    Panasonic FZ1

    Good zooming also.
     
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