Digital Camera Advice

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  1. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    I'm currently using an HP Photosmart, cirica 2000, can't remember exaclty when I got it.

    It still works fine but picture quality is awful compared to what my friends can do.

    I want a new digital thats easy to use, takes decent pics, and is relatively affordable. What does OT reccomend for the amateur photographer?
     
  2. kungfuwoo

    kungfuwoo New Member

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    I have an SD400 from canon and really like it :dunno:
     
  3. TurboDerek

    TurboDerek My favorite meal is horsemeat and rice.

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    any of the super zooms out now are great. the top ones are the canon S2 IS and the panasonic DMC-FZ30
     
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    kungfuwoo New Member

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    I meant I have the SD300.
     
  5. somebodyelse

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    Something I'll say here, take it as a grain of salt if you will...

    CANON

    Main reason is they've been making lenses for like 60 years or so. It doesn't matter what kind of electronics are in that camera, or how good the flash is, etc. If the lense sucks, the pics come out bad. I personally own a Canon A85 4MP, and LOVE it. Point and shoot, VERY nice pictures. You can get a 5MP model of it now for the same price I paid last year for my 4MP.
     
  6. multiplexor

    multiplexor Intellectual

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    canon powershot series... you CANNOT go wrong!

    i'm being completely honest... A85 and up... you WILL NOT regret it
     
  7. bhunda

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    Canon SD400.
     
  8. Maffy29

    Maffy29 Active Member

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    I gotta go with the Canon PS too. I have an SD400 and its great! I wish I got the SD500 just to say I had 7 MP camera, but it would have been overkill.
     
  9. Bomber166

    Bomber166 New Member

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    I use the canon powershot A60. It provides decent pics for how much I payed.
     
  10. multiplexor

    multiplexor Intellectual

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    oh... and if your looking for the digital camera point and shoot with the most fucking awesomess lens...

    get this:

    http://www.photo.net/equipment/ricoh/gr_digital/

    it's hands down as good quality as an SLR... BUT BUT BUT... you put a GOOD lens on an slr and not the shitty KIT lens that comes with the canon 350D... and you'll beat this one...

    but just in general terms, the ricoh is ABOVE other point and shoot cameras...

    however, for the general user, the CANON powershot series is very good too :)
     
  11. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster New Member

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    Definitely Canon, I have the Powershot and LOVE it. I had one three years ago and then just got a new one, and it's amazing how far the technology has come in that short a time - with regards to size and quality of the pictures. I have not had a problem with it yet. :)
     

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