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Digital Cameras - update post #23 with questions

goldygoldy Posts: 5,455Registered Users
We have a pocket sized point and shoot Casio Exilim digital camera but I want something that takes better pictures (and probably a faster shutter speed).

What do you have?

I've noticed a few of you post wonderful pictures (medussa and iris I'm talking to you two, though there are plenty others I can't think of this moment)
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  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    I have an older DSLR, a Nikon D70. It's only 6.1 MP but still takes phenomenal pictures. Nikon's newest prosumer DSLR is the Nikon D90.

    I think this is the perfect time to upgrade your camera. :)
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,571Registered Users
    Are you looking for another pocket size or larger?

    I have a smallish Nikon Coolpix 5700 that I love, but I also have a pocket-sized Canon SD800IS digital elph when I need to throw it in my purse or something. The Canon takes great photos despite it's small size. :) However, I can still get the Nikon into a fanny pack for travel/hiking as well.
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  • cymprenicympreni Posts: 9,609Registered Users
    I have a canon powershot A540. I'm not sure how it compares to other cameras but I really like it. It was only a little over a hundred bucks a few years ago and still going strong. It's pretty durable and easy to use too judging by the pictures I sometimes find on my memory card that my 3 year old has obviously taken.
  • goldygoldy Posts: 5,455Registered Users
    Sorry I thought I had mentioned that we're most likely looking at either an advanced digital point and shoot or a digital SLR.

    We have the Casio which is a great point and shoot pocket sized digital and a Panasonic Lumix, which is a standard sized digital.

    We'll keep the two other cameras (though the Casio is our primary camera). But we're okay getting a bulkier camera -- for the purpose of great pics :)
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  • mrspoppersmrspoppers Posts: 7,223Registered Users
    I have a Canon SD600 Elph. It takes great pictures and has a really fast shutter speed. When I bought it, it had the fastest of the point and shoots available at that time. It's also small and fairly durable.

    My friend is a professional photographer and she just bought this Panasonic Lumix at Costco to use as her everyday, keep in her purse camera. It's not as small as my Elph because of the zoom, but it's plenty small.
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  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    Goldy, I'm trying to send you a PM. But your Inbox is full.

    It's long and I don't want to delete, so go do some spring cleaning! :lol:
  • gekko422gekko422 Posts: 4,869Registered Users
    Also, since MrsPoppers has been entertaining my endless camera shopping, I will share with you what I shared with her yesterday. Don't buy into the hype that more megapixels is better, google the myth of megapixels. There are some really enlightening articles that could save you some big bucks on your purchase.
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  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users
    gekko422 wrote: »
    Also, since MrsPoppers has been entertaining my endless camera shopping, I will share with you what I shared with her yesterday. Don't by into the hype that more megapixels is better, google the myth of megapixels. There are some really enlightening articles that could save you some big bucks on your purchase.
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  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    gekko422 wrote: »
    Also, since MrsPoppers has been entertaining my endless camera shopping, I will share with you what I shared with her yesterday. Don't buy into the hype that more megapixels is better, google the myth of megapixels. There are some really enlightening articles that could save you some big bucks on your purchase.

    ITA. Ken Rockwell has a great website where he discusses this. Check it out!
  • gekko422gekko422 Posts: 4,869Registered Users
    You people quoted my typo and now I can't fix it. :(
    Democracy is not a spectator sport.

    You know why pandas are endangered? Cause pandas ain't got no game.

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  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    I like the use of "you people."

    I fixed the quote. :tongue:
  • gekko422gekko422 Posts: 4,869Registered Users
    You're the bestest EVAH!!! (No matter what Wile says about you :p)
    Democracy is not a spectator sport.

    You know why pandas are endangered? Cause pandas ain't got no game.

    Jesus loves you, but I'm his favorite.
  • goldygoldy Posts: 5,455Registered Users
    medussa.. pm box is clear
    Poodlehead wrote:
    Ah, it all makes sense now. Goldy is the puppet master! :lol:
  • LisaF1163LisaF1163 Posts: 1,079Registered Users
    My camera's at home, but I think this is what I have:
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    It's silver, it's an Olympus, and it's somewhere in the neighborhood of 6.0 megapixels - I'll have to check later if this is mine.

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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    i have a pentax 6mp, if ur interested. otherwise the canon (sureshot?) seems really good
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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,571Registered Users
    Hubby has a Canon digital Rebel that he loves. Great pictures!
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  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users
    gekko422 wrote: »
    You're the bestest EVAH!!! (No matter what Wile says about you :p)
    :D
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  • LisaF1163LisaF1163 Posts: 1,079Registered Users
    LisaF1163 wrote: »
    My camera's at home, but I think this is what I have:
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.screenwall.com%2Fitem.asp%3FPID%3D791%26amp%3BCID%3D43" class="Popup

    It's silver, it's an Olympus, and it's somewhere in the neighborhood of 6.0 megapixels - I'll have to check later if this is mine.

    <---- And, it took that lovely shot of this cute little guy to your left!
    Quoting myself to clarify which camera now that I'm home. I was close - it's an Olympus FE-230, 7.1 megapixels.
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  • Yes, Still PaulaYes, Still Paula Posts: 485Registered Users
    I like my Kodak EasyShare V803 (w/ 8mp). It's user friendly and ideal if you have kids or just love taking good pictures in general, I suppose. But, if I didn't have a child, I would settle for my camera phone since I don't like getting my own picture taken.
  • leenieleenie Posts: 194Registered Users
    I'm looking for a new digital camera too. So, I'm bumping this thread!
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  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    I *love* my Canon S5 IS!

    If you're *really* willing to handle the bulk, I recommend a dSLR. But I love my camera if you're going to go the point and shoot direction. I just graduated to fully manual when using it, but just in auto it works well, too. It's a really awesome camera.
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  • goldygoldy Posts: 5,455Registered Users
    So hubby and I are going to go check out some cameras at Ritz Camera in the next day or two.

    We're going to look at DSLR and Advanced digital P&S.

    If you have a DSLR - which one? Do you like it - what do you like and what don't you like? Do you find it easy to use... and was it easy to learn to use?

    If you have an Advanced digital point-and-shoot - which one? Do you like it - what do you like and what don't you like? Are you happy with the quality of pictures?
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  • brown_eyedgal20brown_eyedgal20 Posts: 412Registered Users
    I am also in the market for a new camera (DH doesn't like that I want ANOTHER one though). I would like a DSLR, been looking at the Nikon D40 or D40X (looks like it is for beginners to the whole SLR thing).
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  • CurlyCurliesCurlyCurlies Posts: 1,641Registered Users
    I have a DSLR (Canon Rebel XTi) that I bought a couple of years ago and I am really happy with it. Canon has since come out with a few upgraded Rebel models--XS, XSi, & T1i--so you can probably find my version at a discount.

    The latest model (T1i) is on pre-order right now & also has an HD movie capture mode. <insert drool smilie right here>

    There are auto modes on DSLR cameras, so, really, you should be able to just take it out of the box, charge it up and start shooting. Reading the instructions probably won't hurt, either. :)

    If you want to take advantage of the manual modes, I'd suggest you buy a supplemental book or take a class. There are plenty of good websites out there, too, but it was all pretty foreign to me until I had someone right there in front of me to explain it all.
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