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Old Jul 26, 2006, 11:32 PM   #1
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Looking to buy a new digital camera. I love taking a variety of pictures in a variety of situations. I hope to get more into photography and currently own a 35mm Canon Rebel and a digital Olympus D-565 Zoom (which eats batteries and takes horrible indoor shots)



Key features I want in a new camera:

Great battery life, great picture quality, the ability to zoom, a camera that takes great pictures indoors or with low light (or outdoors), has great resolution and takes crisp pictures. Basically a camara that takes great pictures reguardless where they are taken.



I'm not looking to break the bank just yet. Just want to get started with a modest camera that takes quality images.



Next question is any info/tips on software for my computer to keep/edit pictures on?
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Old Jul 27, 2006, 12:19 AM   #2
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Hi Sapro

Could you please define "reasonably priced"? To some people that's $150 and to others it's $400.

"Basically a camara (sic) that takes great pictures reguardless (sic) where they are taken." Is actually a pretty tall order for a "reasonably priced" p&s camera.
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Old Jul 27, 2006, 9:19 AM   #3
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Reasonably priced would be up to $400. OR is it worth it to spend the extra money and get a digital Canon Rebel or something similar? I love my 35 mm Rebel. If I went with the digital Rebel, could I use the same lenses?

Again, I'm no pro, but I enjoy taking pictures. Since I have a newborn, I envision taking a lot more picture and getting more into photography. I mostly would take pictures of family, but I also enjoy taking landscape/nature shots as well. I even enjoy taking "studio" type pictures of my newborn at home using backdrops and props. Just haven't figured out the best lighting for that yet.

As you can tell, I have no idea. I'm just starting my research.
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Old Jul 27, 2006, 11:42 AM   #4
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Sapro-

At the $400 price level, you are nearing the price of a consumer DSLR camera. Give some consideration to the fact that a DSLR might meet your camera needs better, and at the same time you will gain much more flexibility.

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