A&P digital cameras (opinions)

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  1. ZoRphic

    ZoRphic BoBo

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    My mother borrowed a SONY MAVICA (saves on CDRs) from work. It holds a lot of pictures but doesnt take the best pictures. What do you guys feel would be a nice replacement for a camera that takes beautiful pictures for around $300 and allows you to adjust the shutter, apperture and has the BULB setting?
     
  2. WiLL

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    im not familiar with the bulb setting.

    i paid $300 for my olympus c-4000, used. you can get them new for under $400, which is a bit over your budget.

    i recall my canon a70 to have all those features that you needed. i paid $350 when it first came out, and i see deals on them for under $300 now.
     
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    As far as i know, only the A70 has the manual features in that price range.

    I could be wrong
     
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    The Mavica is too consumer-ish.

    I second the Canon A70 ($299.95, 3.2 MP). It has all the manual features you're looking for.

    The next manual point-and-shoot is the Canon G2 for $499. Nikon has a manual one (Coolpix 4500) for $699. After $800, most of the cameras have options for manual shutter and aperture.

    The 'cheap' point-and-shoot Nikons take really nice shots.
     
  5. ZoRphic

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    I wouldnt mind a point and shoot camera but i like to be able to control my shutter speed and aperture for control of my depth of field and paining and such. If i wasnt into such effects i would get a point and shoot
     
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    lick wid nit wit Official OT Oracle

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    I'm picking up a c-4000 this weekend :) are you happy with it?
     
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    I got a Sony Cyber Shot DSC-P72 yesterday, and so far it has been perfect. High res photos and very nice mpegs.
     
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    VERY! within a 2-3 week period i bought and tried out the sony p72, nikon 3100, canon a70, then the olympus c4000.

    everything about the camera is great...but:

    -i dont like the lens cap, its a hassle putting it on and taking it off. when its on, its feels a bit flimsy. but no big problem in any way.

    -i wish this camera has a longer zoom. 3x is great, but the day i brought the camera to a zoo, i knew having a longer zoom is so much better. 8x and 10x would be very :cool: but having 4mp and anything more than 3x zoom is out of my price range.

    -only other small thing is that the camera losses the manual settings if you leave the camera without batteries for more than a couple hours. but i just buy a set of alkalines to keep its memory while my rechargables are charging.

    you will enjoy it. and i love the super macro mode.
     
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    I just got the Olympus C720 yesterday. Has an 8x zoom, but only 3.0MP

    Paid $399 for it at Office Max. They had the one you got, but it was $449
     
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    lick wid nit wit Official OT Oracle

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    :cool:

    I've done a lot of research and decided that this is the camera I want :big grin: My bf has a nikon coolpix 950 (it's a few years old now) and his major complaint is that it eats batteries like no tomorrow. Plus, lately for some reason, it's not taking as sharp a picture as it should.

    Hmmmm.
     

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