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Wing Zero Nov 12, 2002 12:04 PM

Looking for good Digicam around $650-$700 CAD
So far I have been looking at the Canon S40 (normally around $800 but I can get it cheaper through work. Nikon 4300 and the Minolta S404, we don't carry these where I work but they still can be found on ebay, brand new, for around what I want to spend. I would prefer to get a Nikon 995 or 4500 but they are too much, although I can find factory refurbished ones on EBAY for around what I want to spend, but I don't like that they only have a 90day warranty.

This will be my first digicam. Any suggestions or opinions would be greatly appreciated.

gibsonpd3620 Nov 12, 2002 12:08 PM

Recommend looking at the Olympus c50z. It is a 5mp camera from Olympus and will fit in the palm of your hand. Price is $600 through local retailers. Check for web prices.

Sanpete Nov 12, 2002 3:06 PM

Looks like you prefer the smaller ones, but if you don't mind the moderate size, the Olympus C-4000 is the best all around camera for the price.

rikster Nov 12, 2002 11:34 PM

YOu could get a dimage 7i for less than 800.00 and it is prosumer camera . Look at it. I hve the 7Hi and love it.

Sanpete Nov 13, 2002 11:41 AM

I believe he's talking Canadian dollars ...

Wing Zero Nov 13, 2002 6:10 PM

I am talking about Canadian Dollars.

Alfisti Nov 13, 2002 6:58 PM

Fuji 3800.

The Minolta is as big a sa truck .... and yes ... $800 US.

Wing Zero Nov 13, 2002 11:52 PM

I found a brand new Nikon 995 at Black's website. Asking $750 CAD. Is this good or should I just save my money and get a Canon S40 from work for about $650 CAD. I saw some sample photos from a Minolta S404 and they weren't that impressive. The exact same picture taken with a Canon S30 was better, so the S404 is out.
I held the Nikon 4300 and didn't like the look or feel. Looks like its pretty much down to the Canon S40 or Nikon 995.

Alfisti Nov 14, 2002 12:24 PM

You have to allow for tax, batteries ($60 for 8), charger ($40), 128Mb card ($120) and a case ($20).

Welcome to digicams.

Why the S40???? A) why do you need 4MP??? B) It's ionly a 38-110mm lens .... essentially useless.

Go the Nikon 885 .. you can add lenses on ... or like i said ... the Fuji.

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