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Old Jul 20, 2006, 8:00 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm new to the forum but not to the website.* I have a Nikon Coolpix 5700 and sometimes feel it is way too advanced for me but it was a gift so....Now my 17 year old son wants his own digital camera.* He is very much into his car, ( a 2005 VW GTI) which he just took to Waterfest in Englishtown NJ.* This is a VW enthusiast event held every year.* Now he wants to take pics of his car, etc.* He is nagging for his own camera and I'm not sure which one would be a good choice for him.* Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.* He doesn't really know much about cameras but wants to learn.* Thanks
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Old Jul 20, 2006, 8:07 PM   #2
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Asolid choice is always the Canon A-400 series, I think they are up to the A-430 now and cameras like the Kodak C-330 or Z-760. You often see them priced very low on ebay.

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Old Jul 20, 2006, 8:39 PM   #3
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Thank you.....I'll check those out!
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For photographing cars a wide angle will be far more useful than a long telephoto, so I'd look for a camera witha 28mm at the wide end. If manual controls or an optical viewfinder are not important to him then a Panasonic FX50 looks good.

Scond hand is a good way to go too, the Canon S50 and S70 both had zooms which went down to 28mm
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Old Jul 22, 2006, 3:50 PM   #5
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Why don't you let the fella do his own research, raise his own money, and buy the camera he needs?

This site and a couple of others had the info I needed to make a decision within one day.

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wide-angle...kodak P880?
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Old Jul 22, 2006, 11:31 PM   #7
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mongrelchild wrote:
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Why don't you let the fella do his own research, raise his own money, and buy the camera he needs?
freals, and quit spoilin him
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