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Old Mar 24, 2003, 1:34 AM   #1
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Default best digital cam for europe and art school - canon g3?

hi all you digital camera gurus... i've got a Q for you.

i have looked at cameras for a while now, but am still rather at a loss as to the best bet. the canon g3 is looking pretty hot. would anyone steer me clear? or shall i proceed to checkout?

i have three basic needs that may not really make the best bedfellows:

1. i am going on a 3 month trip to europe and need a digital camera that will be perfect for this. (i will be purchasing an archos multimedia jukebox 20 to store the images on when the card gets filled up.) i will need something that can capture the inside of a cathedral, night time activities, a landscape, people... i guess that's he idea is just a good all around

2. i am also going to use it once i return, of course. i am majoring in art + design... so i need a quality camera to make records of art and will be doing some things with digital imaging in the future. nothing really really intense though. oh, i also do web design freelance style, so it might get some minor use in that arena.. nothing too intense though

3. price... trying hard to keep it around $500 (shipped!) or so for the camera (no choice, really... no more than $600.. and it'll have to be a good reason to go that high). i figure the canon g3 will be in reach (esp in another month or so) and i will be able to snag one before the summer arrives.

thank you all for your help... you've helped me hang on to a thread of sanity.

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Old Mar 24, 2003, 12:11 PM   #2
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From what I've heard the G3 is a good bet and will serve you well.

Personally I think big zooms are better for people shots. Saves you poking the lens in their face.

Don't disregard the Oly C4000 and 730 with that big zoom.
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