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Old Mar 5, 2011, 6:56 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,
I was wondering if someone can give me opinion on this camera (Fujifilm S4000A). I seen it today on hsn and it looked pretty cool. here are the specs http://electronics.hsn.com/fujifilm-...&ccm=EC|ec0108

and its $260.

I own several sony cybershots, mavica, and olympus sylus. I am looking to upgrade to better camera which is slr. If someone can point me in right direction I would really appreciate it.
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Old Mar 6, 2011, 10:09 AM   #2
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It depends entirely on how much you print and your computer. My understanding is that it has to use photo quality grade paper, and it connects better to a PC than a MAC. The $260 price seems a bit high to me.

In my opinion, your money would be better invested in a camera upgrade, as commercial printing is now much less expensive and widely available.

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Old Mar 6, 2011, 6:20 PM   #3
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Thank you for replying sarah.
So what would you recommend around the same
Price range? I don't do much of printing and I don't take pictures daily. Most of my pictures include landscape/nature
And some portraits but that's all.
I want a slr camera but don't want to keep changing lenses or anything since this would be my first camera. Thanks
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It's simple, get a good camera, not a printer!

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any good cameras you would recommend?
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Sure, the Canon T-3. Go for it!

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Vick, It looks very good, I have one ordered and should receive by March 15. I currently have a Nikon F3 and D60. By Nikon and Canon price standards and features it appears to be an excellent value for the price, plus all the software that HSN includes. If it falls short of expectations, I will return it for full refund.
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Thanks Fred, Please let me know how it is once it arrives...also I was looking at Nikon Coolpix L110..what do u you think about this?
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The Panasonic FZ35 currently at $220 is a much better camera.

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Vick, I don't know anything about the Nikon Coolpix L110. I think it is probably a point and shoot type of camera. I prefer the control I can have with the more complex cameras. I use the auto mode most of the time and that is comparable to point and shoot types but there are occasions where I want full control of the results. If you think you may want to get serious about creative photography then spend a few extra dollars for more control features than you will find on most point and shoot types. If you want to become a pro, you will likely end up with high end Canons and Nikons with a suitcase full of lenses and other gadgets.

What is the primary purpose of your camera purchase?
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