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Old 09-11-2006, 09:12 AM   #1
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Any Dig Cam experts here ?

Came home this weekend to find my camera had a busted viewing screen (I haven't investigated it with the four kids that were home alone all weekend, but Im sure it'll get blamed on the dog)...Anyway...I was in the market for a new camera anyway. The old one was a $49.00 from Sams club that served us well for over 2 years, so I really cant bitch.

My questions are how much should I plan on spending for a decent one, any suggestions on style or manufacturer and what are you guys using and what do you like or dislike about it ? Ill be doing the web educator later this week, but Id rather hear first hand !
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Old 09-11-2006, 09:27 AM   #2
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John I'm no expert, but I'm on my 3rd Canon Digital Elph and couldn't be happier. You can get a real good one for less than $400.
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Old 09-11-2006, 09:29 AM   #3
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John I'm no expert, but I'm on my 3rd Canon Digital Elph and couldn't be happier. You can get a real good one for less than $400.
On your 3rd ?? Upgrades I hope ?
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John I'm no expert, but I'm on my 3rd Canon Digital Elph and couldn't be happier. You can get a real good one for less than $400.
On your 3rd ?? Upgrades I hope ?[/quote:skp0m4xl]

Operator errors!! Actually the first one I dropped while the zoom lens was out and hosed that. The second one I decided to give to my daughter and replaced it with the one I have now. Here's the one I have.
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Old 09-11-2006, 11:00 AM   #5
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I have a Nikon CoolPix 7600 7.1 MP...I paid 300 bucks for the camera, case, and card after abusing my Staples awards and coupons. My only complaint: the charging of, I think, the flash if there is low light around. It takes forever. I ended up getting another 1gig card for the camera and rechargeable batteries. Great all around camera though for my first digital. But..some didn't agree. Click link.

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I've got a Canon Elph also and like it a lot.
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I have an older cannon thats still going strong as well as a larger Fuji that I love. If youre not looking to spend a bunch here's one I got my mother in law and she loves it.

http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.proc...UJ+FINEPIXA350

or if youre not in a hurry, here's a good link thats updated daily on lotsa things.

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Re: Any Dig Cam experts here ?

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Came home this weekend to find my camera had a busted viewing screen (I haven't investigated it with the four kids that were home alone all weekend, but Im sure it'll get blamed on the dog)...Anyway...I was in the market for a new camera anyway. The old one was a $49.00 from Sams club that served us well for over 2 years, so I really cant bitch.

My questions are how much should I plan on spending for a decent one, any suggestions on style or manufacturer and what are you guys using and what do you like or dislike about it ? Ill be doing the web educator later this week, but Id rather hear first hand !
BTW nice police work...
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What's your budget, and what are your camera skills? i.e. You want a point and shoot or something for real photography?
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What's your budget, and what are your camera skills? i.e. You want a point and shoot or something for real photography?
I'd like to keep it around $300.50. I use it mostly for food pics, family events and to take with us when we travel. I want to be able to take pics fast (time between each other). On my old one, it took about 30 secs between...
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