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Old Dec 28, 2003, 12:23 PM   #1
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Default which Minolta

can anyone recommend a good minolta digital
I have a maxim 650 SLR and love it - making the switch to digital
need help
want 4 or 5 mp
fast shooting
good zoome
mainly will use to shoot my 2 yrold grandaughters
there are just way to many choices
budget - 500-600
someone please help
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Old Dec 28, 2003, 12:40 PM   #2
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Old Dec 28, 2003, 6:24 PM   #3
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Agreed, Minolta A1
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Old Dec 28, 2003, 7:56 PM   #4
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Default Take a look at other brands

The A1 will go quite a bit over your budget. I have a 7HI and have had a 7i and to be honest, with what you can get on some other brands, I would look for a different make. The other less expensive Minoltas may disappoint you if you are use to a SLR.

I haven't actually used the Fuji 7000 but its a 5MP in your price range and it has some good reviews. Also a lot of manual features if you want to use them.

The Olympus 750UZ also looks interesting with its 10X zoom and you might want to look at it.

Take a look at some other sections in the forums and see what others comment about their cameras. I was fixed on Minolta when I bought my camera because of the name but the Digital Market is quite different than the SLR market. I wish I had been more objective when I was looking instead of spending 800.00 buying the Minolta name brand and not doing my research.
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