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Old Jun 27, 2004, 10:56 AM   #1
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I own a HP Photosmart 812.
I am very unhappy with the quality of photos it takes.
I would like to upgrade.
I can spend $400.00, maybe a little more.

I have shopped in the past with this notion in mind:
The larger the megapixel, the better the camera.

I am now under the impression that the larger the megapixels are, the larger the printed photo can be, NOT the better the image will be.
A 4 megapixel camera does not neccessarily take better quality pictures than a 2 or 3 megapixel camera.

I do not need to print large photos.
The largest photo I will EVER print is 8 x 11.
And I will do that rarely.
Mostly I view the images on-screen.

I need a camera that takes crystal clear, crisp, sharp images of interior shot portraiture.
Color accuracy and focus is important to me.

I don't care about video clips.
I don't care about printing a photo that can be used as a billboard.

So, I've come to the conclusion that I'm way off base shopping for a camera with the size of the megapixel as my criteria.
I need to find a camera with a good LENS.
I haven't a clue on how to do that.

I'm considering the Sony CD500 with a Carl Zeiss lens.

Does anyone have a better suggestion?

thank you
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Old Jun 27, 2004, 8:38 PM   #2
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That looks like a really great camera if you can live with the CD burner. If Sony made a Memory Stick version, I would get one in a heartbeat. It has a fast, fairly wide angle lens and an adequate flash. It is big enough to hold without accidentally hitting buttons, too. Well, actually, I'm not sure what to hold on the left. Itseems to have the old style rocker button,and I find it very difficult to press the middle button on those...
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Old Jul 12, 2004, 4:03 AM   #3
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?? Why would anyone buy the Sony CD500 POS when the F828 is out I dunno... ?

I could live with 5mp, but 3x optical zoom? give me a break.. and I bet shes hell slow to write to cd.
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