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Old Dec 16, 2003, 1:31 AM   #1
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hi,

im looking to get a 4 megapixel camera for my girlfriend for xmas.

shes a graphics design major so shes will be using it a lot.

ok,,

heres the question.

what is a good 4 megapixel camera that is cheap? say in the 200-300 used.

im sure i could find one on ebay... but i just dont know what to look up.

thanks,
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Old Dec 16, 2003, 10:00 AM   #2
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That is a difficult question to answer. You won't find a new "good" camera in the 4 megapixel range in the "cheap" range you're looking for. As far as used go, the market dictates the price. My suggestion is to find several candidates that meet your requirements, then come back and ask for inputs on the specific models.
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Old Dec 16, 2003, 8:30 PM   #3
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I'm pretty new to digital cameras, but I had been looking at the Minolta S414, it's 4mp with a 4X optical zoom. Seems pretty good, and the reviews are mostly positive. I'm not sure the cost of a used model...but here in Canada, you can purchase it new for around $450. Usually cameras go for about 100 less in the US.

Just checked the review page (it shows places where to buy and the cost US prices range from 250-350).

Like I said, I'm pretty new to digital cameras myself, but from what I've read so far, it looks like a pretty good camera.
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Old Dec 18, 2003, 7:51 PM   #4
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thanks for the tip.
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