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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-27-2006, 04:01 AM Thread Starter
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Been having trouble with my older HP camera and need to get a new one. For the money I would rather get another router but cannot post pics of my projects. What camera are you guys/gals using?
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All of the photos I have posted to date have been taken with one of the origonal Sony Mavica cameras. Only a 640 x 480 format which stored images directly onto a floppy disk. In the days of Windows 95/98 it was wonderful. The next cam added to my arsenal was a Mustek DV2000.(Yes, Mustek the scanner people) This 1 Megapixel wonder makes fair quality avi movies with sound for $119. It runs on 2 AA batteries, is the size of a pack of cig's and takes decent still frame photos. Both of these have been trouble free. Back in March I decided to make a serious upgrade in my abilities and purchased a Canon F2IS. This is a 5 Megapixel camera with 12X optical zoom.(24X with software) It will take good quality movies with sound. Still photos are sensational even when I print them out 13" x 19" on my Canon i9900 large format photo printer. This camera is similar in size and feel to a regular 35mm camera. There are 6 and even 8 Megapixel cameras available, some for less money than my Canon. I felt the ability to zoom and take macro's and play with settings manually was a better value for me. I am very pleased with this purchase.
Here are some helpful tips on ways to get the best results with any digital camera: First and foremost is to use the new SD high speed memory. I purchased the SanDisk 1 Gigabyte fast SD plus memory chip. The plus means you can fold the chip in half and plug it into any USB port to download your images. No cables to worry about! Next on my list is to use only Eveready lithium AA batteries. My Canon ate 2 fresh sets of 4 Duracell AA batteries taking photos at a party one evening. With the lithium batteries I have taken photos at 2 parties, a picnic, a family get together, random shots and the first set is still going strong. I do not believe in using rechargeables, at least not until they are available in lithium. It takes a lot less space to carry an extra set of the AA lithiums than it does to carry a charger and spare rechargeables. Plus no hunting for an outlet. Which ever camera you decide to go with print your photos on a Canon photo printer using premium printing supplies. You will see the difference. As an added bonus the ink is in seperate tanks for each color. No replaceing an expensive cartridge because you ran out of one color. You replace what is actually needed, and this adds up to real savings over time. Here is a sample photo taken with my Canon.
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I use a Kodak EasyShare Z730, It's a great camera but you don't need a highend one to take snapshots I also have HP Photosmart 433 that I use and keep in the truck just about all the time, most cameras can walk off or someone can just pick them up and it's gone.
The megapixel is the key to a sharp picture," 5 ", I have found out it works best for me.
And for 60.oo bucks you can have a good one that works great,the key to get them to work is Not use the software that comes with most of them,just use a card reader (for 10.oo bucks) and let Windows do the rest of the work.
Just plug in the card reader into the USB port drop the card in and open Explore and all your pictures are ready to go.(you can get free software to resize the pictures on the fly and it's best to resize them b/4 you upload them or send them via. e-mail)

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My dad uses a Nikon D70 and it's an awesome carmera, I really like the quality of the pictures it takes. Well worth the cost.

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I've got a Panasonic Lumix, 3.2 megapixels and a whole lot of toys that I will never use. And I've also got an old 35mmSLR, a Minolta X-370. Totally manual, no autofocus. Takes great pics, and if I can find a fence post to lean it on, the 200mm zoom works good too.

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We're on our second Digital, a Canon Powershot A520. Awesome camera, has some cool features, but VERY easy to use. I think it is almost "dummy" proof. For under $200 bucks, I don't think anything comes close.

Our old digital (still in use) is a Kodak easyshare 4330. My wife had good luck with it, but I have some trouble getting decent pictures.

At work we use the older powershot 510 (the reason I bought the 520), an Olympus, and the old Mavica workhorse. All 3 are surprisingly rugged with the amount of abuse they take, but the canon wins my vote as favorite.

Megapixels aren't everything, anything over 4 is really pointless unless you are printing posters. I'd be more concerned with the Optical zoom. A 3x optical zoom is pretty standard, and gives great pictures. Cameras from "camera" companies tend to have better optics in my opinion.

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Thanks for all the replies. I am still having problems with the camera. But I figured out that the usb port on the front of the computer was causing the transfer problem.

Odd side note- I have three children- Photo albums stuffed with pics of first two- Third one is all on CD

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We bought a Fuji Finepix during a stopover in Hong Kong last year. Beware overseas buyers! Although an excellent camera it was not intended for retail outside Japan and so is unwarranted. No problems otherwise. It is programmable in English and except for a tendency to revert to its native language when the batteries run down (easily reprogrammed) it performs well.
Have to agree with Mike ([email protected]) about the printer which is as / more important than the camera. We have a Canon iP4000 which produces great prints.
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I use a olympus digital camera. I also have a JVC video camera that takes still photos
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Well you may have noticed that my recent posts have included more and better pics. I finally got a new camera. I ended up with a Nikon L11. Not a high end camera but it takes great pics and has proven to be very easy to use. Funny thing was the batteries that came with it. The manual stated they had only a partial charge for checking camera function. But they took nearly 500 pics. Which is a big plus since the biggest complaint with my old one was how fast it ate batteries.

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