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Old Jul 29, 2008, 9:04 PM   #1
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Hello everyone , new to the commuinity. Hoping to get some opinions on what camera I should buy.

I need to get a new camera in afew days.

I have about $300 to spend.I am leaning towards a SLR-like camera bc I like the long optical zooms.

I was thinking about getting Canon PowerShot S5 IS , since it is on sale at Circuit City for $300 or maybe a Fujifilm s1000fd.

My usage is basic photography , landscapes . friends , maybe some night shots.

Can someone suggest a good camera , that's in my price range?

Oh and it needs to be at local places like bestbuy and circuitcity , so I can pick it up tommorrow.
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Old Jul 30, 2008, 1:24 AM   #2
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The Canon S-5, although somewhat outdated, is still an excellent digicam. The biggest feature that I really like about the Canon S-5 is its flash hot shoe. It allows you to use an excellent external Canon flash such as the EX-430 which greatly extends the Canon S-5's capabilitites.

That alone would make me select the Canon S-5, particularly when it was priced below $(US) 300.00. Take a look at my tutorial on using the EX-430 flash with the Canon S-5 camera. There is a whole lot of flash flexibility that can be done with the Canon S-5 that will give you some really great photos.

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Old Jul 30, 2008, 1:57 AM   #3
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The Panny DMC-FZ18 is about $20 more than the Canon S-5, shoots wider, has a longer telephoto lens and weighs substantially less because it uses a rechargable Lithium battery rather than AA's.

Since you are shopping instore, give the Panny a try.

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Old Jul 30, 2008, 4:38 AM   #4
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IMAX is the only camera that viewed the mount everest.

The camera weighs only 42 pounds (19 kg) and uses plastics and synthetics both to reduce weight and improve the cold-weather performance.The film reels hold only 90 seconds of film each.


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