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Old Apr 25, 2003, 10:29 AM   #1
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Default Do all digicams have a tripod mount?

Greetings - my first post here.

I'm about to purchase my first digicam for both my wife and I to use, and the ability to mount on a tripod (she already has a good quality one) is mandatory.

Do all digicams have a socket for a tripod mount? Some of the reviews mention one, some don't, and it doesn't seem to be in the specifications section. I did a search here for this answer (including in the tripod section) but wasn't able to find the info.

I'd be able to save some research time if I could eliminate models without a tripod socket.

The camera also has to have the capacity to shoot off a timer. I'm assuming this is indicated in the specs section by the "self-timer" entry?

Thanks very much for assistance. My current front runners are the Minolta S414, Nikon Coolpix 3500 or 4500, maybe the Olympus C-4000.

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Old Apr 25, 2003, 12:01 PM   #2
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I think yes, but if you can find out about a particular model, just post a question here or in that particular brand forum, you gonna get a quick answer.
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I have used, not owned, Epson, Fuji, Olympus, Nikon, Canon, Sony, Kodak, and HP. All of these cameras had tripod mounting ability.
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Old Apr 25, 2003, 4:52 PM   #4
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My ultra teeny Sony U20 does not have a tripod socket.
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Old Apr 25, 2003, 10:29 PM   #5
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I have only one camera (Canon A200 - These digicams are very expensive to a trainee in Brazil...) and it have this ability. The only problem is that any Tripod is expensive too... :?

Then normaly I put the cam in a fix place to take the pics, and I'm having good pics. And I'm beggining to take them now. This is my first cam and I bouth it has about 3 months ago.
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When you've got the list of potential cameras down to 3-4, go to a store and look at then. At the same time you are checking for a tripod mount (which I think almost all have) you can also make sure they fit your hand well... that they have a good weight and the control layout works well for you. Specs are a good place to start, but if you don't like how it feels you aren't going to use it as much... and taking pictures is what it's about!
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