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New Digicam Options

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by AlMujtahid, Sep 10, 2003.

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  1. AlMujtahid

    AlMujtahid Thread Starter

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    My girlfriend wants to get a digicam. I have the Canon PowerShot G1. Have had it for a while and love it. I told her to buy me the G5 and she could have mine but that didnt fly.

    She loves the G1 as well but doesnt want o spend that much money. I think she is in the $200 to $300 price range.

    Some of the things, or the one single most thing, she likes about he G1 is the balck an white feature among other things. Can anyone recommend some cameras out there that may be suitable for her. She doesnt need anything professional, obviously, as suggested byt the price range. But a good camera, with good features and good photo quality.

    I am looking as you ponder but appreciate any help, suggestions and ideas. Thank you.
     
  2. slipe

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    You always have to buy a memory card with a new camera and many in that price range don’t come with battery chargers. With a top price total of $300 you are going to be a bit limited.

    I never shoot in B&W. You get the same results converting color to B&W and have the option according to the shot. Freeware viewers like Irfanview will batch convert to B&W.

    I think your best bet in that price range is to look at getting something with a decent memory card and charger from E-Bay. Look up the reviews if you see something interesting in your price range:
    www.stevesdigicams.com or www.dpreview.com (select “Cameras” from left menu).
     
  3. milomorai

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    if you can still find the olympus c720 it will be a good choice. <300, 3megapixel, 8x optical zoom and a comfortable feel.

    Gavi, Certified Photographic Counselor and Nikon Advanced System Specialist
     
  4. slipe

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    The C720 is a nice camera but I doubt you will find a new one for under $300: http://www.nextag.com/serv/main/buy...C9F33&kw=Olympus_c_720_Digital&page=1&click=n You still have to buy high capacity NiMH batteries and a charger plus an obsolete SM card. Figure at least $80 over the cost of the camera. So it will cost over $400 to buy a new C720 with the minimum equipment you need to run it.

    Since you already have CF I would stick with that as it is current and price effective. Of course if something on E-Bay already comes with a decent sized card the type isn’t that important unless you already have a CF card reader.
     
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