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Digital camera

Discussion in 'Through the Lens' started by galeogirl, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. atavuss

    atavuss Arachnoprince Old Timer

    the DSC-7xx line of Sony cameras have been replaced by the 828, which uses several different drives, including microdrives. I have a DSC717 and am very pleased with it (except for the large size of the camera).
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2005
  2. Malkavian

    Malkavian Arachnolord Old Timer

    Ah, that's good to know. If it takes microdrives it ought to take compact flash as well (same form factor isnt it?) I had the chance to use a 707 a few years ago to photograph a band competition, it was very nice but i'm with ya on the size issue.

    I suppose the thing that turned me off more than the memorysticks was the battery--I own a DSC P1 that i got in 2001, and both the batteries I have for it have basically completely lost their charge (and once upon a time cost 50 bucks to replace) Supposedly there's a repair service for P1s that have this issue but I haven't sent mine in yet. To me the moral of that experience is: proprietary batteries never again.
  3. Kugellager

    Kugellager ArachnoJester Arachnosupporter

    If you have unlimited buckets of money the Canon EOS-Ds Mark II SLR (16.6mp) is the best there is. It is unmatched in 35mm format digital cameras in color accurracy and sharpness. In the January 2005 issue of Popular Photography and Imaging they compared and image take with an film camera and the same image taken with the Canon using the same lense and settings...the Digital Cannon won in the amount of detail and far exceded film in color accurracy...of course the camera costs $8kUSD at the moment. But it is something we will all be able to afford in a few years as the price of that level of digital imaging comes down.

    Hell when I bought my DSC-F717 two years ago it was the first 5mp camera under $1USD...now you can get many 5mp camera for about $300. They might not hae as nice a lense as the Sony but that level of image detail is reaching the average comsumer.

    Last edited: Feb 5, 2005
  4. Lopez

    Lopez Arachnoking Old Timer

    As Canon make some of the best lenses you can get, I'd personally disagree with that.

    I'm looking at a Nikon next I think. But that can wait until Christmas :)
  5. Jakob

    Jakob Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I have both a Canon (Powershot A300, 3.2MP) and a Fuji (FinePix S7000, 6.3MP), and really like them both. Of course, the latter is better and I prefer it over the canon.
  6. Sheri

    Sheri Arachnoking

    The one who educated me on cameras I would trust to deliver my conjoined twins... and he insisted that I stay away from Canon.

    As such, I will take heed and pass along that info.
  7. Malkavian

    Malkavian Arachnolord Old Timer


    I'm not saying he's wrong, but i'm kindof curious to know what the reasoning is...most of the photogs I know carry at least one piece of canon glass in their kits.
  8. Bearskin10

    Bearskin10 Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Love my Nikon coolpix (maybe one day I will learn to use it) have also heard good things about Olympus and can't argue with the pics vayu took with the Sony, lots of good cameras out there. Greg
  9. atavuss

    atavuss Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Memory Card Format Memory Stick (including Pro); CompactFlash Type I and II.
    yes, it will use compact flash as well.
    I am on my 5th Sony digital camera, and have never had a problem with their batteries yet.
  10. PinkZebraBooty

    PinkZebraBooty Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Is that code for getting a boob job?

  11. Sheri

    Sheri Arachnoking

    Only if I had no cleavage. :D
  12. Malkavian

    Malkavian Arachnolord Old Timer


    I suppose it's possible ti was a one-off thing with that model, and Sony has inproved the battery tech since then.
  13. Nerri1029

    Nerri1029 Chief Cook n Bottlewasher Old Timer

    I also have a Finepix and absolutely love it..
    The memory is sooo small the package actually has a choking hazard on it !!

    these cameras ARE very reasonable and the color and crispness is TOP NOTCH..

    I would LOVE to own a Digital SLR but some day
  14. kosh

    kosh Arachnobaron Old Timer

    just found a possible deal on the Canon Powershot A-95......(depending on what you call a deal)
    Dell Home has it for $349 with a few discounts......once you get it to your shopping cart, add this coupon code 7Z2935S4C?H60V and you get it for $274.10 with free shipping and Dell Home does not charge tax in most states....
    coupon expires tomorrow....
  15. kosh

    kosh Arachnobaron Old Timer

    even better deal.......

    Dell Home has the Canon Powershot A95 5-MegaPixel 3x Zoom Digital Camera for $329 - automatic 15% off - $35 off $325 code 1902C2WWPZFRTN [Exp 3/12, 5:59am CST, 2000 uses] = $245 with free shipping.
  16. Bark

    Bark Arachnoknight Old Timer

    I just ordered a Sony Cybershot DSCP93 5MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom/3X digital zoom for $211USD. It should arrive tuesday.

    The reason its so cheap for a digital camera is that the Macro Mode is only 3.9 (10cm), but other than that I don't see any problem with it. Too be honest, I really don't know anything about macro photography.

    I also purchased a 1GB memory stick pro ($102) so that I can take advantage of the MPEG VX Fine with Audio (640 x 480 at 30fps) feature. Giggity giggity. ;)
  17. kosh

    kosh Arachnobaron Old Timer

    i havent ordered yet, but one of the reasons im thinking about the A95 is the macro is like 2 inches and the screen opens out and rotates so you can have a good view of it for those abnormal photo angles....like over your head in a crowd or below you for macro shots of your T's...
  18. Bark

    Bark Arachnoknight Old Timer

    So ideally you want a small macro distance??? 2 inches is better than 3.9?

    Just wondering. :?
  19. kosh

    kosh Arachnobaron Old Timer

    the macro number is the minimum distance at which your camera can focus when in macro mode.... 2 inches would allow you to take pics at a distance of 2 inches....3.9 would require a distance of 3.9 inches....so i guess with a 2 inch macro, you could take closer shots....

    many of the Nikon cameras have a macro of about 1.5 inches.....
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2005
  20. Bark

    Bark Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Ok cool. Thanks!
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