A&P Looking for some suggestions, have very specific features in mind.

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  1. V

    V Corrupt and Immoral

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    so my dad wants to get a new digi cam and is asking me for advice. i'm not too up on whats good and whats not so i thought id ask a few questions and see what you guys think.

    here's what he is looking for:
    7+ megapixels
    NON slr (may be slr-like)
    10x+ OPTICAL zoom
    good battery life
    short "next shot delay" (haven't seen this in any reviews or anything)

    price isnt really an issue as long as its not like $800 or something which i think would be hard to find for anything but an slr.

    so in my searches i came upon the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 and several variants as well as the Nikon Coolpix 8800. I know Nikon is a pretty respectable brand but i didn't know panasonic was really into the digi cam thing. anyone know how their cameras are?

    anyone have any other suggestions or good places to look up reviews? i've been to dpreview and cnet already.

    thanks :wavey:
     
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    V Corrupt and Immoral

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    in doing some more reading, it seems like the 8mp cameras have noise issues. my dad wants to be able to shoot high res photos so he can blow them up on a tv without the image quality going to crap. maybe 8 is overkill? would a 6 or 7 mp camera be able to achieve this?

    also, any thoughts on the canon powershot pro?
     

  3. :squint: hey quit talkign shit about my sony! :mamoru:
     
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    V Corrupt and Immoral

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    i dont think i even mentioned sony anywhere in either of my posts :confused:
     
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    Cobber Wanna touch my bunny hole?

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    I would have to say to stick with the big 3. Nikon, Canon or Sony.

    That being said your decision should be easy ... Nikon Coolpix 8800 VR ftw :bigthumb:
     
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    Anything you view on the tv is going to be extremely low resolution...like 1mp.
     
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    V Corrupt and Immoral

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    uh well he said he tried it before and the pics looked like ass. they were from his 2.4mp camera
     
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    They are going to look like ass anyway...the tv is not a good medium to view photographs on. Computer monitors and printed pictures are much better...:hs:
     
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    V Corrupt and Immoral

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    even if you just have an output running from your computer monitor to your tv? i mean, wont it be at the same resolution as the computer monitor?
     
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    No...Computer monitor = 1024x768 at the least

    TV = 640 x 480
    1mp = 1280 x 1024
     
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    It won't have the 10x optical you're looking for, but you may want to take a look at the Sony R1.
     
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    V Corrupt and Immoral

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    i guess i don't understand. if you have an image on your monitor, and use an s-video cable to connect to a tv, so that the tv acts as an output for your computer, how can it not have the same resolution?
     
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    resolution settings are monitor dependent, not computer dependent. even if you have a very high quality photo, a monitor that can only do 800x600 will only show the best quality an 800x600 can do.

    oh, and get a Sony R1
     

  14. get high def tv ftw! :bigthumb:
     
  15. it's all good i'm just joking, but....



    you did mention my sony 828 indirectly :mamoru:
     

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