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Old Dec 31, 2003, 9:27 PM   #1
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Default What cameras feel best in hand/have best build quality?

Out of all the cameras you've handled which one feel the best in hand and feel like they're built very well? And I don't mean DSLR's, I'm talking point and shoots. I'm tired of handling cameras that feel a bit cheesy and unatural to hold. What do you guys think?
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Old Dec 31, 2003, 9:42 PM   #2
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Dylan, I have experience with Sony and Canon digitals, and by far, I prefer the Canon line.
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Old Dec 31, 2003, 11:17 PM   #3
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I liked my Olympus D510 zoom (discontinued) for feel....but it was so small that my old eyes had problems seeing anything on it
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Old Jan 1, 2004, 12:07 AM   #4
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My camera is very comfortable to use, particularly if you have used a SLR film camera before. The rubber grip feels very secure in my hands.
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Old Jan 1, 2004, 4:26 PM   #5
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For me it was the Minolta A1. But this is not really helpful for you. It's YOUR hand in which a camera must fit.
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Old Jan 2, 2004, 1:23 PM   #6
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I have held Canon's, HP's, Kodak's, and Sony's. Out of all, I like the Canon PowerShots the best. They feel great and take great picture.

The Kodak's were not bad either. But not many manual features on them.

That's just my two cents.
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Old Jan 2, 2004, 5:54 PM   #7
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I like the feel of the larger camera because I have large hands. I can palm a basketball and the larger cameras feel better.
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Old Jan 2, 2004, 6:26 PM   #8
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I'm with Phil on this one (though, i can't palm a basketball). i liked a lot of cameras but price and size made me pick the fuji s602z. it fits my hands fine because of it's size. all the most used buttons are right there at my fingertips and thumbs. the little pocket cameras and smaller cams like the cp5700 and othe fuji finepix were just too small.

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Old Jan 3, 2004, 2:58 PM   #9
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I like a bigger camera, but just got a chance to try my parents' Canon powershot 400. Was impressed with how solid and sturd it felt.
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Old Jan 3, 2004, 4:56 PM   #10
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I went to all the local stores and got my hands on all the popular cameras, I ended up with a Canon G5 cause it felt best in my hands and takes GREAT pictures.
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