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Old Nov 4, 2002, 6:48 PM   #1
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Default Help, I need your recommendations

I'm planning on purchasing my first digital camera and need some recommendations. I want to get the best picture quality for a reasonable price. Please advise as to what's my best options.
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Old Nov 4, 2002, 9:14 PM   #2
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The answers to that general a question are:
1) My camera
2) The upgrade to my camera that is available now
3) A camera that has been anounced, but has not been released yet.

What do you mean by a reasonable price and how are you going to use it? For only about US$30,000 (a bit cheaper if you already own a good 4x5") you can get a scanning back camera that will produce very high quality pictures - but you cannot really carry it about and it is pretty much useless for action shots.

First, figure out how much you can/want to spend.

Second, figure out what you want to do with the camera. Action? Low light? Macro? Long zoom? Wide angle? Flash? Small? .... Think about which of those are contrdictory - as an example, it seems that a good macro camera tends not to be great in low light.

Third, read the reviews. Here and a couple of other sites - every reviewer has bias and/or blind spots so even the best review will miss something that another one might pick up.
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Old Nov 7, 2002, 11:16 PM   #3
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Olympus C-4000.

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Old Nov 8, 2002, 6:42 AM   #4
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Olympus C4040 look at the prices at www.dealtime.com. The C4000 would also be a good choice. If you looking for compact then look at the Olympus C50
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