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Old Aug 17, 2004, 11:25 AM   #1
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im in the market to buy a new digital camera.. mainly i want a 3.2 MegaPixel, SD card preferably, Optical Zoom and cost about $300 CDN (w tax hopefully).
What would you recommend? I want something that will take amazing pics (quality is important), especially indoors, good flash range too.

I was looking at Pentax Optio 30 or the Kodak CX7330 .. the Pentax doesnt seem as user friendly but I hear is the better of the two.

What else? Any others im overlooking? Please help as I need this within the next couple days
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Old Aug 17, 2004, 12:16 PM   #2
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I don't think such a thing exists for $300 CDN taxes incl. Even if you could find one by some miracle, you'd still have to spend $100-150 extra on rechargeable batteries, extra memory cards, etc. If you're willing to compromise a bit on the $$, the Canon PS A70would bea good buy, except that it uses CF instead of SD.
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Old Aug 17, 2004, 12:22 PM   #3
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I dont need rechargable batteries, have 4 from NiHM from my digital camera now. ALso dont need the 256 SD memory, have one. So Im pretty sure $300 CDN for a 3.2 MP camera is doable.. suggestions? What about this Pentax Optio 30, $279 at Future Shop right now. Any good? Im afraid to go with them as I havent really heard the name before.. but have read good things about them.
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Old Aug 17, 2004, 4:10 PM   #4
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saw another one at Best Buy today .. Minolta E323, same price as Pentax $279. which is better to buy? please advise thanks.
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Old Aug 17, 2004, 6:21 PM   #5
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Hi!

The "KODAK CX7430" is a ideal for your description. Coz it uses2 AA batts, uses SD Card plus its a 4.2mp. The price is only $229 at Harmony computers. Check it out... http://www.shopharmony.com/product.asp?i=KODCX7430

Also the "Minolta Z-10", uses AA Batts, SD Cards, 3.2mp and a great8x optical & 4x digital zoom. its just a little bit pricey! $279 at Harmony Computers... http://www.shopharmony.com/product.asp?i=MINDIMZ10

Here are other digicams that are somewahat fit your description...

http://www.shopharmony.com/product.asp?i=NIKCP4100

http://www.shopharmony.com/product.asp?i=DMCLC050

http://www.shopharmony.com/product.asp?i=SAM530
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Old Aug 17, 2004, 8:15 PM   #6
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thanks for the reply, but all those cameras are out of my price range (they are in US funds).

looks like im leaning towards the Pentax .. as I compared it to the Minolta and it beats it out in many specs.
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Old Aug 18, 2004, 9:32 AM   #7
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Well its really up to you. Just make sure that you will be satisfied!

Good luck!!!
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