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Old Mar 21, 2004, 9:30 PM   #1
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Default First time buyer needs advice on three cameras

Hi,

I'm looking to buy one of three cameras:

1. Casio QV R-40
2. Canon Powershot A60
3. Nikon CoolPix 2100

They're all within my price range, and I really dont know enough about digital cameras to weigh their features with one another.

For what its worth, I'm a college student and will be using the camera for both casual photography and maybe a bit more serious stuff.

Advice is always welcome and appreciated.

Thanks
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Old Mar 21, 2004, 9:37 PM   #2
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elaborate a little more on your use and you'll find that you will get a much more detailed answer.

ie.
inside or outside
portrait, action or landscape
macro
is size and weight an issue (not yours - the camera :lol: )
full auto point and shoot or do you want to have the option to set controls manually
make your own prints or take to photo lab or view online

get the idea...
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Old Mar 21, 2004, 9:42 PM   #3
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elaborate a little more on your use and you'll find that you will get a much more detailed answer.

ie.
inside or outside
portrait, action or landscape
macro
is size and weight an issue (not yours - the camera :lol: )
full auto point and shoot or do you want to have the option to set controls manually
make your own prints or take to photo lab or view online

get the idea...
Sorry about that. Basically I'm looking for a camera that is the most versatile. I plan on taking alot of indoor and outdoor pictures, portrait, action, and landscapes, etc.

I'm not really looking into printing my photos, although that def would be something I would consider - again this is my first digi came and I have no presuppositions as to how I will really use it.

The only real area of concern I suppose would be size and weight, as I would like something that I can easily bring along with me.

Hope that information helps.
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Old Mar 21, 2004, 11:15 PM   #4
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Well, Louie,

I am much more of a "point-and-shooter" than a bona fide expert. Which means that my experience may be pertinent to you.

I've had a Canon A40 for quite a while now and am totally happy with it. IIRC, it is basically the same as the A60 but the A40 can't record sound. If I were to lose it tomorrow, I would most likely upscale to a Canon A70 or A80. They are similar to the A60 but have more pixels.

Good luck,
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