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Old Nov 14, 2004, 10:38 AM   #1
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My dad is going to america on business, and since everything there is so much cheaper than here in the UK, i thought it might be nice to get him to buy something. The current POS we have for a digital camera has 1.3 MP, 16mb of memory (no extra memory can be put in), and no LCD. Well, the time for POS photos is over!

Now, we arn't going to take masses of photos, so I (my dad) dosn't want to spend masses of money. $550 is the max, $500 preferable, unless there $550 is a lot better. Don't forget that i also have to buy memory. These are the choices of camera that i have chosen, if you know of any better sites/cameras please say! All help is appreciated

CAMERA AND MEMORY no1.

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...111-143&depa=0

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...196-103&depa=1

*over budget, but supposedly really good. I've emailed dad who is in the US already about whether he will streach to $580. he hasn't replied yet, but i dont think he ws expecting to spend over $500 so...*

I can't be bothered to write any more!!! just check out this thread - http://discuss.futuremark.com/forum/...=5&o=0&fpart=1




Anyway - simply suggest a camera and memory combo from www.newegg.com or www.bestbuy.com or a better website,

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Old Nov 14, 2004, 10:43 AM   #2
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A word of caution... Chances are, if you buy a camera in the U.S. for use in the U.K., Olympus is not going tofix your product in the U.K. This is done by camera manufacturers to discourage grey market imports (where users buy a model not intended for use in their own country to get a better price, bypassing their country's distribution network).

So, you may want to take this into consideration.Cameras do break from time to time.

I'd contact Olympus and ask them what their policies areon repair of products purchased in another country.
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Old Nov 14, 2004, 11:05 AM   #3
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Do you know how much more exensive it is in the UK :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O :O

It's a risk i'm willing to take. I mean: take me and my dads record on moblie phones. He lost his on the train and got another one through insurance. And mine is being repaired under warranty for the second time. This is in a 6 month period...

OK!!! so i'm clumsy! Cheap prices is worth it!
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Old Nov 14, 2004, 11:44 AM   #4
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* BUMP *

So the camera is OK?
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Old Nov 14, 2004, 11:51 AM   #5
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Wait.... What are your needs for a camera, I feel as if you are about to spend way much more money than u should for a camera which may be good but not quite exactly what u need...

What kind of photography do u wanna do, in what environnement do u wanna take pictures ? in bright light, dim light, at night... action shot...

What size do you want to print ?

Also, do you need a big zoom capability ? If so, what sort of zoom would interest u ?

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No camera is going to be perfect for all users in all conditions. There are many camera models on the market (just as there are many vehicles - catering to specific needs).

You'll need to decide what is important in a camera. I'd look at things like Ergonomics, Viewfinder Usability, Flash Range, Ability to use an external flash, Lens Quality, Lens Focal Range, Macro Ability, Autofocus Speed and Reliability, Cycle times between photos, user control of features you'll use more often,etc., to help narrow down your choices.

Each users requirements will be different.

Make sure to read the reviews here for models you consider, paying particular attention to the review conclusion sections. It's also advisable to test drive the cameras in a store.

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BTW, compared to your "Trustwebcam/digital camera", even a low end model from a major manufacturer should produce much better photos.





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Old Nov 14, 2004, 12:57 PM   #7
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I have decided to get the casio and 1Gig of memory.

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...155-264&depa=1

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...124-111&depa=7

That should give me enough quality, and it has some nice features to.
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Old Nov 14, 2004, 1:23 PM   #8
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Here is a highly opinionated, although very good, article about cameras:

http://digitalcameraguide.blogspot.com/

Steve also has a list of his pics, which you should consider (depending on the type of camera you are after):

http://www.steves-digicams.com/best_cameras.html

BTW, your Casio makes Steve's list...

The Casio looks like an affordable compact camera that wont' break the bank like the Sonys and Canons...
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