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master-p Jul 20, 2006 8:00 PM

Hi, I'm new to the forum but not to the website. I have a Nikon Coolpix 5700 and sometimes feel it is way too advanced for me but it was a gift so....Now my 17 year old son wants his own digital camera. He is very much into his car, ( a 2005 VW GTI) which he just took to Waterfest in Englishtown NJ. This is a VW enthusiast event held every year. Now he wants to take pics of his car, etc. He is nagging for his own camera and I'm not sure which one would be a good choice for him. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. He doesn't really know much about cameras but wants to learn. Thanks

mtclimber Jul 20, 2006 8:07 PM

master-p-

Asolid choice is always the Canon A-400 series, I think they are up to the A-430 now and cameras like the Kodak C-330 or Z-760. You often see them priced very low on ebay.

MT

master-p Jul 20, 2006 8:39 PM

Thank you.....I'll check those out!

VinnyP! Jul 22, 2006 3:26 PM

For photographing cars a wide angle will be far more useful than a long telephoto, so I'd look for a camera witha 28mm at the wide end. If manual controls or an optical viewfinder are not important to him then a Panasonic FX50 looks good.

Scond hand is a good way to go too, the Canon S50 and S70 both had zooms which went down to 28mm

mongrelchild Jul 22, 2006 3:50 PM

Why don't you let the fella do his own research, raise his own money, and buy the camera he needs?

This site and a couple of others had the info I needed to make a decision within one day.

...?

Boily Jul 22, 2006 4:40 PM

wide-angle...kodak P880?

omGARY Jul 22, 2006 11:31 PM

mongrelchild wrote:
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Why don't you let the fella do his own research, raise his own money, and buy the camera he needs?
freals, and quit spoilin him


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