Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > What Camera Should I Buy?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Dec 6, 2004, 9:46 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 19
Default

Hello experts,

I just reviewed the consumer reports and would like any advise, recommendations, or experience on the followings cameras.

Olympus C-60

Kodak DX7630

Olympus C-765

Olympus 410

All of these cameras were suggested by consumer reports and I was wondering what you experts think. Any help would be appreicated.

Also, any suggestions on what memory card to buy forthis camera?

Thanks,

Pete
Peterob is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Dec 6, 2004, 9:58 AM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 28
Default

none of the ones you listed.........with the recent firmware upgrade to the Canon Pro1, and as it is listed for only 699 at Dell, this makes it the smartest choice.

overlooking this camera is a big mistake............it has been tested and found to be the most accurate at color reproduction.
MichaelL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 6, 2004, 10:01 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 28
Default

actually, here is the review...............



http://www.luminous-landscape.com/re...hot-pro1.shtml



and another good comparison



http://www.luminous-landscape.com/re...rnatives.shtml
MichaelL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 6, 2004, 10:47 AM   #4
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 8,529
Default

Well, here comes the 'stock' answer - it depends. No one camera is the absolute best. So, give people here an idea of what is important to you in a camera, what specifically you plan to use the camera for and what your price range is. That will help you get some very good advice from the people here. By the way, you are right to come to forums to learn about cameras. I have been a Consumer Reports subscriber for years, but when it comes to high end electronics of any kind (audio, video or cameras) consumer reports too often misses the mark. So, let us know answers to the above questions and we can suggest some models to look at.
JohnG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 6, 2004, 11:08 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 19
Default

Hi Guys,

You are correct in regards to stating the purpose for the camera. My wifes key qualities for a camera are:

1. Quality prints (from local photo developer) will not develop our own right now.

2. Easy to use: Turn it on, point and shoot the camera

3. Reliablity: Wants a camera that does not break down. Quality.

4. Price range: $250-$350.

Please keep the comments coming.
Peterob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 6, 2004, 11:13 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 28
Default

in that price range............one answer..........the Canon S1



http://www.dpreview.com/shop/merchan...?id=canon_s1is



review...........



http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canons1is/
MichaelL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 6, 2004, 11:52 AM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 19
Default

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the response. The other requirement she is looking for is small and compact. The camera you suggested looks very nice but seems to be on the large size of what she wants.

I am going to get a digital SLR next year. I am waiting for the D2X to come out and then look at my options for Nikon or Cannon. I really think my wife would be happiest with a point and shoot.

Any other comments please feel free to respond or email me.

THanks,

Pete
Peterob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 6, 2004, 11:54 AM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 28
Default

i think the web posted pics of the S1 are a bit decieving.......it's smaller than it looks.

for all that is packed into this camera, i think you will be hard pressed to find one that beats it...............especially the movie mode
MichaelL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 6, 2004, 11:57 AM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 19
Default

Hi Mike,

Thanks. I will see if Best Buy or some local place has it so I can take a look. I did not see it on the Consumer Reports list at all.

One question: The one you are suggesting is only a 3 megapixel and the Olympus is a 6? Any thoughts on difference with print quality?

Thanks for the insight.

Pete
Peterob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 6, 2004, 12:02 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 28
Default

what size prints are you looking for?

i have a minolta S414 that i use to use on occasion and although it was a 4MP cam, i didn't see any difference between prints from it or the Pro1 i have when printed at 8x10................even the worst 3mp cams currently available are capable of great 8x10's
MichaelL is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:43 PM.