Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > Newbie Help

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Sep 7, 2002, 1:16 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 1
Default replace my 35mm epic stylus...

I've enjoyed my 35mm infinity epic stylus, but I'd like a reasonably priced digital compact to replace it as my "go everywhere" camera.

I don't need any particular design.
I don't need any particular storage.
I don't need movies, zoom or sound.
I do need quality 8x10 prints.
I do need plenty of battery life.

Anyone have recommendations?
TIA
richard is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Sep 7, 2002, 8:57 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 385
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by richard
I do need quality 8x10 prints.
2mp (1200x1600 cropped to 1200x1500) is usually considered bare minimum for inkjet 8x10s without seeing jaggies. Consider going to at least 3mp to provide a little flexibility in cropping. This is one area where zoom does matter because careful use of optical zoom means you may not have to crop as much.
Quote:
I do need plenty of battery life.
I prefer to use a cam that takes generic AA NiMH cells than a proprietary pack. A spare set will cost around $11 and I've gotten them as cheap as $5 where a proprietary Li-ion pack could be $35-50. Get a fast charger as well.

Sorry but not of the cameras I own would be the best choice for your requirements. Start looking at the reviews based on what you need.

[Edited on 9-8-2002 by padeye]
padeye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 10, 2002, 4:00 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 8
Default

I used to have a stylus epic and replaced it for a sony dsc p71, I'm quite glad with the results. It requires AA size NiMh rechargeble batteries and can run on regular AA alkaline in emergency
bacellar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 10, 2002, 4:27 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 3,585
Default Olympus C4000 or C4040

The Olympus C4000 is a 4.1 megapixel camera that cost under $400 on web. The C4040 is a 4 megapixel camera that cost under $500 on the web. The C4000 has lens Aperture Range F2.8 F11. The C4040 has F1.8 - F2.6, 10 lenses in 7 groups (Equivalent to 35 - 105mm lens in 35mm format) All glass zoom lens including aspherical lens elements. The C4000 does not have sound and the 4040 does. I do not think this is a feature you are looking for. Look a Steve's review on the C4040.
gibsonpd3620 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:56 AM.