View Full Version : Need help to buy a digital camera.
07-09-2003, 03:56 PM
Hello fellow photographers.
I was llooking for cameras and since im a begginer i thought, What about his one?
I hope you guys can help me.
•Please tell me if its good in general.
•If the zoom is good too
•How quick is it to record a shot, i mean, if i want to take to pics of a plane landing, will I be able too?
:shakehea: Please help me out! Thanks a lot . Bye.
IF ANY ONE HAS IT, PLEASE SAY YOUR OPINIONS
07-09-2003, 05:06 PM
go to a real store and get it there.
And select a GOOD store, not K-Mart. A good store will give you good advise on what's the best camera for you.
Personally I'd not consider anything under 5MP, and not anything not built by Nikon or Minolta.
That effectively leaves the Coolpix 5400 and 5700 and the Dimage 7i and 7hi.
07-09-2003, 05:32 PM
Both are fine cameras. You can get excellent results with 2 mp cameras under the right conditions. Some of my shots on here and A.net were taken with the C-700, a 2.11mp camera. 8X10's are awesome, but really the limit for that camera. Check out the shots Clovis has been taking for an example of the quality.
There is a lag with all consumer grade cameras that prevents rapid succesion shots, but with planning you may be able to overcome some of the lag.
I do agree with purchasing from a "brick and mortar" vs. a Dot.com.
07-09-2003, 06:02 PM
As you might know i live In ECUADOR. It is a 3rd world country where not many people are aware what a camera is. Any how. They do have digital cameras here, but you know what, in the capital QUITO, there are 4 stores which sell them, and they all have same models, like SONY DP-7 i believe, and you know how much for it
700$ :nod: I believe that thats quite expensive, so, I want to see them in the internet and wanted to know what you think of it to advice me
So, do you suggest i go with this one? I dont know. 8X zoom is good, 4mp i believe is good but i dont know. Any other thaughts?
Do any of you know good cams at bout 250$$$?
07-09-2003, 07:29 PM
I would say, SAVE more money and get a C-740/750 Newest version of my camera (C730) with lots of good features.
Dont settle for less. I learned that the hard way.
Ditto Leftseat86's comments. You won't get a good camera new for $250US. I would say you need to spent at least $300-$400US for a decent new digital camera. Keep in mind if you look at buying online, make sure the store has a high customer rating. A good website I found is pricegrabber.com, which compares the prices of several different online stores to give you the lowest price you can get. I got my camera that way. Good luck in your purchase and take a look at the Olympus C-700 series as they are very good for their price.
07-10-2003, 07:05 AM
Stefano, first I didn't know you live in Quito (would want to visit there some time).
Second, I don't want you to get disappointed by a camera that doesn't get you the results you want (which are probably close to what you get from a filmbased camera now) therefore the recomendations.
Third, I know all about digicam prices. My Coolpix 5000 cost me €1200 (including the batterypack), which is a lot of money even here (about a month worth of salary for me after taxes).
07-10-2003, 03:09 PM
You should come down here.
They got some cheap fares with Iberia and with KLM. Lufthansa also! :clap: :clap: . Any how, im cheap at the moment and already owe money.
HOW ABOUT THE COOLPIX 4300?
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