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Alisande Oct 16, 2005 7:22 PM

I want to get my granddaughter (age 14) a digital camera for Christmas. My own experience has been with Olympus (C-730 and C-5500), and I'm happy with the quality. But I know there are other good ones out there. I'm looking for something with 3.2 or 4.1 megapixels, some optical zoom, a viewfinder, and above all, good picture quality.

I'm sure most of you reading this are way past the entry-level stage. But have you heard good things about any model in this price range?

Thanks!

Alisande

pichataker Oct 16, 2005 8:53 PM

Look at this thread:

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=71013&forum_id=87

I selected the fuji for the features, positive reviews, 4.1 MP and 3X optical zoom.

Alisande Oct 16, 2005 10:13 PM

Thanks! That's funny--I saw the Fuji A345 at Target, too. Yesterday, as a matter of fact. Iliked it for the same reasons as you, and also because it uses AA batteries. I know Fuji has a good name, but the one review I read, while not bad, wasn't all that enthusiastic. Have you triedit outyet? Do you like the results?

Alisande

lucky2505 Oct 16, 2005 10:17 PM

The Olympus D-540 is a great value at just a little over $100.

ultrazoom22 Oct 16, 2005 10:48 PM

The Fuji A-345 is also a great digital camera. Take a look!

Ultra

pichataker Oct 17, 2005 9:40 PM

AlisandeIt hasn't arrived yet. I only ordered it yesterday.

Alisande Oct 17, 2005 10:21 PM

The main negative comment was that the indoor shots were blurry. The examples they showed were dreadful. I wonder if that was a fluke, or if that's what we can expect them to look like.




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