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Old Feb 26, 2005, 2:24 PM   #1
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Hi,

Here are the things i am looking for,

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What budget have you allocated for buying this camera? Please be as specific as possible.

Around 200-250$

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Are you looking for a small camera that fits in your shirt pocket or will a standard, compact one suffice? Or do you not care at all about the size and just want the "best" camera that fits your other parameters?

A standard *compact* one would suffice.

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How many megapixels will suffice for you?

3mp

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What optical zoom will you need? (None, Standard = 3-4x, Ultrazoom = 10x-12x)

Standard. If ultrazoom fits into my budget, then it would be even better.

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How important is "image quality" to you?

Very much

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Do you care for manual controls?

A few manual controls so that I can tinkle around with the camera.

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Do you care if the camera has a great movie-recording mode or not?

Nope

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What will you generally use the camera for? (General usage, portraits, landscapes, macro, nature, sports, etc.)

General usage, landscapes, Indoor and Nature mostly.

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Will you be making big prints of your photos or not?

Nope, I won't be taking printout's at all

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Will you be shooting a lot of indoor photos in less than ideal situations?

A few once in a while.

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Will you be shooting sports or action photos?

Nope

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Are there particular brands you like or hate?

I am completely new to digital photography, so I have no idea about the various brands. Though i would pefer one from Canon/Panasonic/Konica/Sony

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Are there particular models you already have in mind?

I was looking at the Canon A510, but the shutter lag and the E18 error simply put me off.

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Do you need a wide-zoom camera?

Not really

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Do you need image stabilization?

Heh, no idea what this means :-)

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Do you want a good-looking camera?

Yup

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Do you need a weatherproof camera?

Nope

TIA for all the feedback and suggestions.
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Old Feb 26, 2005, 4:30 PM   #2
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psynaps3 wrote:
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Hi,

Here are the things i am looking for,

Quote:
What budget have you allocated for buying this camera? Please be as specific as possible.

Around 200-250$

Quote:
Are you looking for a small camera that fits in your shirt pocket or will a standard, compact one suffice? Or do you not care at all about the size and just want the "best" camera that fits your other parameters?

A standard *compact* one would suffice.

Quote:
How many megapixels will suffice for you?

3mp

Quote:
What optical zoom will you need? (None, Standard = 3-4x, Ultrazoom = 10x-12x)

Standard. If ultrazoom fits into my budget, then it would be even better.

Quote:
How important is "image quality" to you?

Very much

Quote:
Do you care for manual controls?

A few manual controls so that I can tinkle around with the camera.

Quote:
Do you care if the camera has a great movie-recording mode or not?

Nope

Quote:
What will you generally use the camera for? (General usage, portraits, landscapes, macro, nature, sports, etc.)

General usage, landscapes, Indoor and Nature mostly.

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Will you be making big prints of your photos or not?

Nope, I won't be taking printout's at all

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Will you be shooting a lot of indoor photos in less than ideal situations?

A few once in a while.

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Will you be shooting sports or action photos?

Nope

Quote:
Are there particular brands you like or hate?

I am completely new to digital photography, so I have no idea about the various brands. Though i would pefer one from Canon/Panasonic/Konica/Sony

Quote:
Are there particular models you already have in mind?

I was looking at the Canon A510, but the shutter lag and the E18 error simply put me off.

Quote:
Do you need a wide-zoom camera?

Not really

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Do you need image stabilization?

Heh, no idea what this means :-)

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Do you want a good-looking camera?

Yup

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Do you need a weatherproof camera?

Nope

TIA for all the feedback and suggestions.
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Replying withquote. That is a great questionnaire,where did you get it from?

I'm not an expert. For a while I was considering the A510. I decided to wait until I had more money and get something a little more upmarket. The A510 is a good basic camera. Something you might give someone as a gift. But I just didn't feel that I could afford a starter camera, outgrow itand thenmove up to something more advanced.

I'm probably going for the Canon S70, once I have the money saved up. Hoping the price will drop in the meantime. Although, lately I've seen some really nice pics from Kodak cams.

Sorry I could not help. Hope someone else does. I'll be reading.

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