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Old Aug 27, 2003, 6:27 PM   #1
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Hello everyone...I am new to digital cameras & was wanting to ask for some advise please. I have had one digital (kodak CX4230) & after a year, have found it quite limiting for experimenting. I do a bit of pinhole photography so those that know it would see that im out there with the aliens in terms of trying different stuff with cameras.

My 2 questions are ...

Q1. Will an 'A' series canon have enough manual controls to satisfy a pinhole photographers mind for a while or do i need to look at a G3 ? I like the 'A' series as it takes shelf batterys (i often end up in remote places)...self closing lens cap...& is relitivly small & is half the price.

Q2. I really only want to use the digital for looking at photos on screen (not printing) so is there any need to buy an A80 over an A60/70. ...4 meg is way more than i need. From what i can see the only real diff is the photo size in these cameras.

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Old Aug 28, 2003, 12:23 AM   #2
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The A70 and A80 both provide flexible exposure control. The A80 also has a tiltable LCD, which can be a great advantage when taking pictures in arkward places.... I would wait for Steve's reviews on the A80 first, of course...
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The A70 and A80 both provide flexible exposure control. The A80 also has a tiltable LCD, which can be a great advantage when taking pictures in arkward places.... I would wait for Steve's reviews on the A80 first, of course...
Thanks solo....i am waiting for steves review. DP didnt really mention that it was different other than an extra meg over the A70.

So many of my friends think & are buying 4 & 5 meg cameras thinking that size (not that they know what it means) is the benchmark. None of them print off but the market seems to push them that way. If i try to talk to them about lens quality...battery avail...etc, the stuff that really matters to a family coat pocket camera ...they think im mad.
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Old Sep 4, 2003, 10:30 PM   #4
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The A Series has pretty much full manual control over everything from focus to, aperature to, shutter speed, you name it. As far as going up to an A80 though, I really wouldn't think you would need it if your pics were just going to stay on the computer. I would have a tendancy to lean towards the A60.

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