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Old Jul 5, 2003, 6:02 PM   #1
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Default Need camera for ebay-Help please

Hi, I need help choosing a camera for ebay, I know nothing about digital cameras and the more I read the more confused I get. I need something that's easy to understand and something that will take good close-ups of jewelry, labels, marks etc. I also need something that will be easy to send in email because ebay will handle the formatting for me and I have to send it to them in jpg format. I kind of liked the Nikon coolpix 3100, am I wrong or is there something better for this purpose, or another option? 350.00 is more than I wanted to spend since this is my first, but I hate to get too cheap and get something that doesn't take good pictures and is hard to follow. I would also like to stick to aa batteries and a smart card, no disks or sticks. Any suggestions? Thanks for your help.
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Old Jul 5, 2003, 7:30 PM   #2
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nikon digicams are superb for closeup. If you only want to post digital pictures on a computer they
need to be saved at 72dpi.

The camera I have the 4500 has a facility to shoot at high quality but allows for making a small file copy in camera for sending in emails

You could think about buying a camera like the excellent 990 second hand.Camera shops are beginning to sell "pre owned" at least here in the UK. That way you could get a good spec camera for a pretty low price.

Dont forget to read the reviews in Steves site they are excellent

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Old Jul 5, 2003, 7:36 PM   #3
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If you only want to post digital pictures on a computer they
need to be saved at 72dpi.

for ebay photos, my gf and I always would take the photo at full rez for our cam. Then we would crop and reduce the size of the photo. 72 dpi has _no_ bearing on pic size. That just happens to be the magic number that shows up when you view a pic on a monitor.
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Old Jul 5, 2003, 7:42 PM   #4
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If you only want to post digital pictures on a computer they
need to be saved at 72dpi.

for ebay photos, my gf and I always would take the photo at full rez for our cam. Then we would crop and reduce the size of the photo. 72 dpi has _no_ bearing on pic size. That just happens to be the magic number that shows up when you view a pic on a monitor.
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Old Jul 6, 2003, 11:39 PM   #5
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Default e-bay camera - been there, done that!

For e-bay use, buy the sub-$100 combo web-cam/digital camera from Wal Mart or whomever. AVOID flash, and ESPECIALLY AVOID an LCD screen that shows what the camera sees (both these features EAT batteries!). I bought a Kodak EZ-200 for $69 a year or more ago. I've literally taken THOUSANDS of photos with it, and I'm still on the ORIGINAL BATTERIES! There is no auto-focus. This camera is the equivalent of a disposable 35mm box camera. But for e-Bay use, it is FANTASTIC! If you MUST have close focus, the camera will close focus while hooked up to the computer via the USB cable. Without the cable attached, it is a "focus-free" camera from about 3' to infinity. Max resolution is 640x480 pixels (MORE than enough for e-Bay). and there is nothing to add. Other makers make similar cameras, but use price as a guide. Less than $100 is good!
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