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Old Feb 3, 2003, 9:18 PM   #1
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Can someone please give me a suggestion on a digital camera? I will be going to Ireland for my honeymoon and expect to take plenty of pictures. Due to budget constraints I am looking to pay around $300-350. From what I have read it looks like I should go with 3mp 3x's optical. Other than that I do not know what to look for. I would like something with a usb cord to hook up to my t.v.

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Old Feb 3, 2003, 9:59 PM   #2
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My suggestion is to buy that camera well in advance of the wedding. You don't want to spend your honeymoon reading a manual. Or at least not a camera manual ;-}

Figure on spending at least $50 to 100 of your budget for memory.

I think just about any digicam other than the very small ones have an output for TV, but I don't know of any TVs that use a USB input.
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Old Feb 3, 2003, 10:11 PM   #3
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Try the Olympus D550, 3mp, 3X optical. Try this link:

http://www.buydig.com/shop.php?prod_...Z&adv=dealtime

I have purchased from this dealer and was happy.

Bill points that you will need extra media

go to www.newegg.com use the search to look for smart media
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Phil has suggested the camera I would buy if I wanted a pocketable 3MP camera that was easy to use. It has the 3x optical zoom, and it also includes the video cable you want to do a slideshow on your TV (the USB cable, also supplied, is used to transfer pics from camera to computer). I'd recommend getting a couple of 128MB Smartmedia cards and two or three sets of 1800 maH NimH AA batteries ( 8 or 12 total) with charger. In that way, you won't have to download pics to your computer because your memory is full.

If you don't remember anything else, and regardless of the camera you decide on, Bill Drew's advice is the best you have received so far-- become familiar with your camera before you need to use it!. Congratulations, and have a very happy honeymoon.
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Honeymoon, digital cameras - don't tell anyone :lol:
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Thank you for your insight.
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Might be best to get a cam you can both use! or buy a his and hers cam. Get off to a good start early with both enjoying digicams and PS it's the cam WE should buy! Good Luck on the big day.
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Hi mgw525,

What country are you currently in? You may need an electrical power outlet adaptor if the plugs on your equipment are different to those say in your hotel room. Also carry some kind of rainproof protection and a clean cloth to wipe away any raindrops off the camera when you are out shooting. What part of Ireland are you planning on visiting?

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I am in the United States and will be visiting the whole country of Ireland. Thank you for the reminder of protection for the camera. It will rain a lot when we are there.
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Congratulations.
Ireland is a wonderful place to start married life. There is very little traffic, no one stops at red lights, lorries pullover to let you pass and you go through every village, there are no by-passes.
Take a good map as the road signs are rather infrequent.
The Americans pinch them for souveniers.
Ideally you should use a wide angle camera as the scenery can be breathtaking.
What ever you do, take your time, savour every moment and you will have something beautiful to look back on, as I hope you both will for many, many happy years.
If you only knew how I envy you.

Tink. :lol:
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