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Old May 13, 2005, 12:51 PM   #1
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Hello guys.

I need advice on which camera I should by.

1) I need a camera with a good amount of megapixel , because I want print big images in good quality.

starting from 4 megapixel to 8 megapixel

The image quality for me is very important (Rate = 10)

2)I need a good zoom ( 8x -12x )

3) I need a camera with a wide open angle

4) I need a camera with a fast rate of frame per seconds

5) Image stabilization

6) range price ( 250 - 450 )

7) the size does NOT matter at all to me

8) I care for manual controls

9) Good quality for the price

10) I will make big prints of my photos

11) Will be shooting a lot of indoor photos or low light photos

12) I Will be shooting sports and/or action photos

13) I am also interested in Wide Angle, Image Stabilization, Weatherproof


Could u please suggest me which camera I should buy among the ones specified by me or others that u know

I read many reviews and sometimes there are cameras with lower prices that are better then others with higher prices

Can u help in chose a camera that doesn't have problems , bugs ??

tx


Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z10

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z20

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z1

Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200

Canon Power Shot G6

Kodak Z740

Canon Powershot A95

Canon Powershot S400

I read good things on these first 8 cameras, but I am not shure which is the best . I also read that someone hase small problems , as image noise , underexposed flash , ecc..
Which is better ??

About these others , I really don't know if there is some good or not :

Pentax Optio MX4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ15

Kodak EasyShare Z740 HP

PhotoSmart 945

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z20

Kyocera Finecam M410R

Olympus CAMEDIA C 765 Ultra Zoom

Minolta DiMAGE Z2

Fujifilm FinePix S5100

Pentax Optio MX

Kodak EasyShare DX 6490

Fujifilm FinePix E550

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3

Fujifilm FinePix F810
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Old May 13, 2005, 1:10 PM   #2
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looking at your list of desired specs and the list you are interested in.. i think you would more than thrilled with the price and performance of the konica minolta A200.. it has great zoom range, good image stab, great resolution and color accuracy and less noise than the panasonic super zooms..

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Old May 13, 2005, 1:27 PM   #3
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Hello,

thanks for the quick reply

I would like to use the camera to take pictures of soccer games , very fast actions , very fast sequences pictures . I would like to take many pictures without waiting long time beetwen one and another shot and without waiting a long time for the autofocus.

Reguarding

Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200

what about thespeed - time lag between button-press and actual photo.Is itdifficoult to get good action shots ??


I was thinking about a :

Kodak Z740

What do u think ??

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Old May 13, 2005, 2:53 PM   #4
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The A200 suggestion would be a good one, with the exception that it won't give you a "10" image, doesn't satisfy your zoom requirement, doesn't fit in your budget, and isn't weatherproof.

Now Dustin, please don't take this as a slam against your suggestion. AFAIK, there isno fixed-lenscamera that will satisfy all of the stated requirements, but the A200 comes the closest.

The only cameras that will fulfill most of your requirements, with the exception of budget and weatherproofining,are the dslr's. These are the only ones that will give you 10-rated images, and are the only ones that will give you the ISO needed to capture action shots in low light. I do believe that you can get a wide-angle 8x-12x zoom for this type of camera.

By the way, if you need to shoot sports action, then you don't need Image Stabilization. If your shutter speeds are high enough to successfully capture sports action, then it is high enough to cancel out handheld camera movement.

As for the Kodak 740 -- why would you post a list of requirements, and then consider a camera that would only fulfill about half of them?

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trust me,no offense taken, after all i do shoot dslrmyself (20d) and it was definately my first reaction to the requirements.. however, it did not seem as he was interested in one, nor does he have the budget for a dslr and two nice lenses.. he will need two different lenses to get "10" quality pictures as the superzoom lenses that you mention would give you wide-super-tele are not of the highest quality when it comes to images..

when it comes down to it, fitting all those requirements into his budget is just not feasible.. i saw the a200 for 540 from a fairly respectable place... so it seemed the best compromise of close to budget and fulfilling his requirements..

so maybe we need to go an entirely different route here..

marcolisi, maybe you should save up for a few months first.. then look into an entry level dslr such as the digital rebel, which can be found for 700ish these days, maybe less by the time you are ready.. you can pick up a nice sigma 70-300 APO for round 200 dollars and is really a nice lens for the price.. you will need a 1gb flash card, so add another 80bucks or so..

so you are looking at around 1000 bucks for the dslr plus a telephoto lens.. if you go ahead and get the 18-55 kit lens (not a bad starter) add another 100 bucks..

but with this package you can increase the ISO enough to get high enough shutter speeds for action, and the digireb is good enough in the noise reduction to enlarge these pics to a fairly respectable size..

i think you will be much happier with this setup if you can save up the money.. what do you think phil?

regards.. dustin
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Hello guys.

Tx for you suggestions . I was thinking for now to buy a not so expensive camera , since the market is always evolving . I am sure that a 1000 dollars camera , in 1 month will become absolete

I wan buy the best camera that is in the stores for a budget of 250 - 450 that has some or all of these options ( ifsomething is missing , it doesn't matter ):


1)starting from 4 megapixel to 8 megapixel

Important


2)I need a good zoom ( 6x -12x )


Important


3)I need a camera with a fast rate of frame per seconds

( very important , I don't want wait a lot of time bbetwen 1 shot and another)

4)the size does NOT matter at all to me

5)I care for manual controls

Not so important

6) Good quality for the price

7)I will make big prints of my photos

Important


8) Will be shooting a lot of indoor photos or low light photos

9) I Will be shooting sports and/or action photos

Important




Among these cameras that I postdown here ,what do u suggest ??

Could u pleaseratemy list of cameras starting with 1 , the better to buy with thepositives and negatives aspects for each, ecc..



Canon Power Shot G6

Kodak Z740

Konica Minolta Dimage A200

Konica Minolta Dimage Z20

Konica Minolta Dimage Z10

Konica Minolta Dimage Z1

Nikon 8800

Kodak DX 6490

Fuji Fine Pix S5100

Canon Powerstat A95

The thing is that I read a lot of reviews for these cameras and it seems to me that many have like bugs , problems ( focusing , dark pictures ecc )

These reviews make me more confuse to chose the best camera for that range of price.

Sometimes seems that a camera that costs less , is better than a more expensive camera.

Any help pls ??

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.. what do you think phil?

Sounds great to me - it's the most logical route to take for those needs.

Now you've gotme searching for the credit card -- dammit.....

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Now you've gotme searching for the credit card -- dammit.....

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that IS the problem with these forums isn't it.. :-)
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Hello guys.

I am thinking to buy one of these 2 cameras :



Minolta Dimage Z20

or

Kodak Z740

Could u please suggest me which one is better in your opinion and has less problem , bugs ??

tx

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If I had enough money , I would buy the

Canon Power Shot G6
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