I'm wanting to purchase a digital camera, but don't know a great deal about them. What kind of camera would you guys recommend that is of good quality but not outrageously expensive?
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4/20/04 at 7:59pm
Originally Posted by dawnofsierra
Thank you, Bumpy for the pm help and those are some very informative sites, Spotz! I believe I'm more confused than ever! I'm not completely sure what my $ range should be, but I would really like to not go over $200 is that possible?
Originally Posted by bumpy
Personally, I prefer to save up and buy the camera I like, which often happens to be one of the most expensive. (Ditto for cellphone, computers, clothes, shoes, etc) But it is WORTH IT. But that is just me.
Anyway, here is a report on CNET on the best digital cameras below $200
Originally Posted by glentheman20
Another good review site is:
When I was looking for a digicam several months back, I was tempted by the megapixels and fancy features. I picked up the Canon S50, a solid, robust camera to be sure but the controls were just too complicated for me! It's loaded with features that a casual photographer like me just wasn't going to touch. So, instead I went with a Sony P-92, which is 5 MP and cost only about $300. The quality is good, and it's very simple to use, the trade off being almost every feature is automated, which is good for me but would probably frustrate someone who likes to play with different settings. Just my experience!
Originally Posted by grampngram
I saw a 3+ MP camera at Walmart the other day. It was an HP 3.2 MP Photosmart Digital Camera PS733v.
The rule of thumb is approximately 100 dollars per megapixel so this is a pretty good deal. It has a 3X optical zoom (a little low), but also comes with a 64 meg SD memory card. It takes AA batteries, and I'd highly suggest you get the rechargeables for it.
Here's the link
My wife says I collect digital cameras like other people collect coins (I have 10) so feel free to email me or PM me with any questions you might have.
1 other to look at that I liked is the Minolta Dimage Z1 3.3 MP. It's not in the price range you wanted, but it's a lot of camera for the money, and will be my next "toy" to play with.
Have fun looking. There's a lot of choices out there, and 1 of them is right for you.