Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > What Camera Should I Buy?

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Feb 6, 2006, 5:43 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1

Hi! This forum is the BEST! Thanks!

I don't know much about cameras so I would appreciate your valuable help.

Ineed to buyquiteaffordable (< $350) digital camera for my kids, which should be as small as possible. The "quality" of pics, options, video, etc should match (approx) to Sony DSC-L1 which I have (and like it very much).

Which one do you folks recommend? Any experiences?

Thanks in advance!

- Maache -
maache is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Feb 6, 2006, 12:55 PM   #2
Super Moderator
Hards80's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 9,046

why not stick with sony, that way you can share memory and be a little more familiar with the menu system.

a few you may check out:

p200 ~300USD
s600 ~200USD

or just get another L1?

Hards80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6, 2006, 7:22 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 101

A520 is a great camera, and is inexpensive ($199.99). It's 4 mp's, and has a 4x optical zoom (35- 140mm).The A520 isnot an ultacompact, but its size shouldn't make it a problem to carry around. It's movie mode is 640x480 for 30 sec, and 320x240 or 160x120 for 3 mintues

If you are willing to go a little larger, though, the A610 is one of the best sub $300 dollar cameras you can get, with pictures that will blow you away, and unlimited 640x480,320x240,or 160x120(you can go up to 60fs on 320x240,and 30fps on the rest).I also do not see its size as a problem, and think it is still very portable. Battery life is great too.
Homer J. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 11, 2006, 8:33 PM   #4
Senior Member
lgbalfa's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 125

i wouls go with the pentax optio s6
lgbalfa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 14, 2006, 1:21 PM   #5
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 32

I think I'd go with the Pentax Optio WPi, which is 6Megapixil but much more importantly, is WATERPROOF & therefore probably dustproof - I currently have dust inside the optics of my Konica/Minolta Xi which is otherwise perfect: like the WPi, no protruding lens & prints very good for wall display at least up to 12"x18" even from the Xi's 3MP - just be sure to "Resample" in PS Elements Image>Resize>change pixil count to 300.
Ohlsonmh is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 6:37 AM.