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Old Jan 26, 2003, 2:25 PM   #1
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Default First Time Digital Camera

I find this website very useful for research...

To get back on topic... im 14 and this is my first digital camera but not my first camera

Price Range... anything to around 350
Resolution... at least 2mp
Use... Point and shoot for parents (sometimes) and I will use it to take pictures of people, nature shots, and macro... etc etc

Cameras I looked in already are .... Olympus D-550Z and Sony DSC-P71 (when looked up close the images look weird)

I dont care about the media storage since its my first camera...

I'll be happy to answer any more questions...
Thanks for helping
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Old Jan 27, 2003, 10:55 AM   #2
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350 what, dollars, pounds, euros etc.

Take a good look at the Fujis.
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Old Jan 27, 2003, 11:06 AM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE>The Fuji 2650 sounds like just what you’re looking for, 3 X optical zoom. The 2800 is also a good point and shoot camera with a 6X optical zoom. For a little more money check out the 3800. Check the reviews. </BLOCKQUOTE>
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Old Jan 27, 2003, 1:37 PM   #4
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Here you go.Check the price on the 3800.
http://www.jandr.com/JRSectionView.p...e,Product_Name

This should be in your ball park.Just checked.$339.95

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Old Jan 27, 2003, 2:20 PM   #5
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You might consider a refurbished or used C-2100. I purchased on last November for $360.
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Old Jan 29, 2003, 1:58 PM   #6
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Although I own a FinePix 2800, I do not necessarily recommend it for a starter (that includes the 3800 and any other EVF finder camera including the C2100). The reason: you cannot see how poorly the EVF and LCD perform in low light situations (indoors and at night) in a photo retailer. You have to take it home before you can see if you can be happy with an extremely dark viewfinder in those conditions.
Settle for a camera with an optical zoom (at least 3X): the Fuji 2600, 2650, Olympus 520 and 550 come to mind. None of these cameras however includes a focus assist for low light shooting, so some shots may not be sharp. I would otherwaise recommend a Canon A40 as it has many more advanced features than the above, but there have been two different focussing issues with this model so far (the one with the "fix" at the Canon Web site, and another there is no fix for). If you can get lucky with a good A40 unit, it is by far the most for the money.
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Old Jan 29, 2003, 3:57 PM   #7
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350 what, dollars, pounds, euros etc.
Give the kid a break. Since the poster is in California, it's probably safe to assume dollars.
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Old Jan 29, 2003, 8:20 PM   #8
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I can also suggest what i did, go for a HP Photosmart 720. It is within your price range and it is a 3.2 MP. Steve also provided a very good review, which was the reason i have chosen it in the first place.

However, keep in mind that you should also need to invest in rechargable batteries and a Secure Digital card, at least 64 MB. HP's Good and Best options offer very few photos with its 16 MB internal memory.

Hope you enjoy your new camera,

best wishes,

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