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Old May 8, 2005, 8:08 PM   #1
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Hi! I'm looking to buy a digital camera that will turn out nice prints at 10x13 or 11x14. I will be taking portraits of my kids and others, and want them to look very nice. I would also like the option of a good zoom with macro function. Movie mode is great also. And one last thing - where is a good place that I can get these developed - high quality, professional quality even? Thank you!!
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Old May 8, 2005, 9:57 PM   #2
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Are you looking for a point & Shoot or a DSLR?
Any of the current crop of 5 or 6 megapixel cameras will easily make prints in those sizes.

Developed ?? How "retro" :blah::blah: To get output try a Costco, their digital output service is rather good.

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Old May 8, 2005, 10:27 PM   #3
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I was getting engagement photos and asked the photographer about his cameras, he printed some real nice pictures like 20" wide with a 3.2MP file(cropped also).

But now with the MP so high it should get even better.
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Old May 9, 2005, 6:36 PM   #4
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I would like one that does has settings, but I would also be able to switch to manual mode. Any specific suggestions?
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Old May 9, 2005, 11:25 PM   #5
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canon's G6 sounds like it just may fit your bill quite nicely.. the sony dsc-v3 and nikon's 8400 would also be likely choices..

if you could do without the movie mode, a good dslr will offer better image quality and future upgradeability.. in this genre the rebel xt will be hard to beat for the money, also check out the d70 from nikon..
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Old May 12, 2005, 11:56 AM   #6
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Also, scibelligirl...you may want to consider the following two digcams:

Panasonic FZ20.

CoolPix 8800.

Both have at least 10X optical zoom and image stabilization.

If eventually, you plan to go to a DSLR camera, you may want to go with a digcam that takes compact flash as most DSLRs use Compact Flash.

The Coolpix is Compact Flash.

The Panasonic is SD media. However, you can buy an adapter that can "convert" your SD media so it will work in a Compact Flash camera.

ofoto.com and shutterfly.com have been reported (by forum members on this forum) as good sites to have dig photos printed. I have not used them.

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