- Feb 14, 2004
what should I consider before buying a digital camera ?
firewalker69 said:I would not get one that used AA batteries because it will cost you more than film would. Get one that used a battery you can recharge.
kiwiguy said:Plainly firewalker69 has not read the posts.
AA rechargeables are not only cheap, they are now up to 2300 mAh capacity, so they last very well.
The point being that IF they go flat or you forget to charge them, then you can drop in a set of ordinary AA Alkalines which are available at any shop. You cannot do that with LiOn batteries.
I learnt by experience. Subsequently I bought with that experience in mind. I was caught too often with flat LiOn non-standard batteries before the photography was finished. I require lots of images for my work.
Rechargeables (all types, including LiOn) self discharge, so they will lose their charge just being stored. So keeping a spare set charged is fine, but I now take 1 spare set of charged and 1 set of Alkaline. The Alkaline could sit in the bag for a year or more, they are fine.
Depends how far you want to zoom. If you take a look at the url I posted for the review of the Canon A75 and follow it to the end you should see examples of pic's that were taken. I personally use the 3x optical to the max and wouldn't use the digital zoom feature as it distorts the pic somewhat. I have been considering buying the add-on telephoto lens as it is supposed to do an acceptable job. Someday when I have time I will drive into the big city to try it out.sponsor said:excellent advices, anything to add ?
what about zooming ?
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