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Old Jul 7, 2004, 9:48 AM   #1
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:? First time buying a digital camera and need some help to decide on which of the following cameras would be the best.

I have 4 cameras in mind: Canon A80, Olympus C-50, Nikon coolpix 4300 and Sony DSC-P93.

My main concern is picture quality(jpeg and regular prints)and battery life.

Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you all,
Phil

P.S. It will be a family camera.

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Old Jul 7, 2004, 10:13 AM   #2
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Sony W1 is the best choice... 8)
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Old Jul 8, 2004, 4:43 AM   #3
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I like my A80. I just went to Boston with my high school's marching band and took some pretty nice shots. I only needed one set of 4-2000 mAh batteries, but if you plan to shoot hundreds of pictures per day, you may need another set. Make sure to buy a larger flash card. I have a 256 and I can take about 250 pics on it with the largest setting and "fine" compression. I compared the "fine" and "superfine" compression and didn't see any difference, so I figured, whateva. Good luck.
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Old Jul 8, 2004, 7:13 PM   #4
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I like my Cybershot P73 .. which is pretty much the same as the P93..
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Old Jul 9, 2004, 2:05 PM   #5
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Thank you all for your information.

I have made a final decision on the Canon A80 ($248.95 base price at Buydig.com).

Thanks again to those who replied.

PNelson.
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Old Jul 16, 2004, 2:19 PM   #6
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i checked the buydig.com for the camera and it is listed at 299.99... where did you get it so cheap?
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Old Jul 18, 2004, 7:25 PM   #7
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I noticed you are from Rome - Italy, did you go to http://www.buydig.com(The US site)?

What I did was: I checked the online price first, then I called direct at 1-800-617-4686 and bargained with the sales person for his BEST PRICE.

Go to: http://www.bizrate.com/marketplace/p...-11196822.html

Great link for great prices.

Hope this helps.

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