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Old Jan 15, 2003, 6:29 AM   #1
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For a first digital camera?

I have been doing extensive and often confusing research for a digital camera. I really like the G2 but I am afraid it is too much camera with too many options making it more confusing to use.

Is this camera really that hard to use?

Any thoughts, comments, suggestions are welcome!

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Old Jan 15, 2003, 11:01 AM   #2
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The G2 has a ton of options and features but can be used as a "point and shoot" camera while you expand your knowledge. I have used a Powershot Pro90 for just over a year and am still amazed at the flexibility and capability of the camera. If you're willing to learn, you won't be disappointed with the G2 or any other full featured camera. On the other hand, if you buy a camera with less flexibility, you might later be sorry about not being able to set custom white balance, f-stop or exposure (for example) or any of other parameters.

Don't be intimidated by the features. Learn to use them.
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Old Jan 15, 2003, 12:43 PM   #3
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Thanks for replying! It's good to know that the G2 could be used as a point and shoot.

You've helped with my decision.

Thank you,

Steve
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Old Jan 15, 2003, 3:51 PM   #4
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Well, how much conventional photography experience do you have? If you have some, the G2 won't be ovkerkill. But if your a brand new to photography, it may be overkill in that your a spending lots of money for features you won't ever use.

I don't know of any digital camera that can't be used as a simple point and shoot camera.
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Old Jan 15, 2003, 4:39 PM   #5
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Donīt worry about the complexity of the G2. I bought it because my wife wanted a point-and-shoot camera and i felt the need for a camera that wouldnīt restrict my possibilities. We are more than happy with it
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Old Jan 16, 2003, 8:08 AM   #6
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Thanks again for the replies!

I do not have any experience with the manual controls of a camera. I've always used point and shoot cameras.


Having said that.....I have decided on the G2!

I look forward to learning dig. photography.

Thanks again,

Steve
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