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Posted: 9/19/2005 5:11:18 PM EDT
I am shopping for digital cameras.

I noticed that 9 of the top 10 sellers on Amazon.com are Canon's.

What does the hive mind think?
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:13:43 PM EDT
Tag for hivemind recomendations
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:15:03 PM EDT
They're superior to anyone else in terms of DSLRs. As for point & shoots, I'm not sure.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:15:37 PM EDT
I have a Canon.

It's a fine camera but, the software is a pain to load.

If I were shopping... Sony with a Zeiss lens.

Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:19:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:22:02 PM EDT
I've got a Canon A75, 3.1 megapixels and it's great.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:24:13 PM EDT
The Sonys with the Zeiss lenses are hardly pocket cameras. The small Sonys do NOT have the Zeiss lenses, for the most part. But the Sony V3 and F828 are very good cameras with great lenses.
Canon makes the best less-expensive digital cameras IMHO, eg the A85, A90, A95, etc...
As for DSLRs, you'll find plenty of argument on the subject, but I like Canons myself.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:26:42 PM EDT
Yes, see all that I have?

Canon A60
Canon A85
Canon 350D
Canon Elan 7
Canon Ti
Canon 75-300
Canon 50
Canon 28-90
Canon 28-90
Canon Scanner

Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:35:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/19/2005 5:36:55 PM EDT by HiramRanger]
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:43:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HiramRanger:

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
The Sonys with the Zeiss lenses are hardly pocket cameras. The small Sonys do NOT have the Zeiss lenses, for the most part. But the Sony V3 and F828 are very good cameras with great lenses.
Canon makes the best less-expensive digital cameras IMHO, eg the A85, A90, A95, etc...
As for DSLRs, you'll find plenty of argument on the subject, but I like Canons myself.



I think you're the shiz Rik, but you're respectfully wrong.

www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/USD/SY_DisplayProductInformation-Start?CategoryName=dcc_DIDigitalCameras_Cyber-shotDigitalCameras&ProductSKU=DSCT7&Dept=cameras&INT=sstyle-cameras-deptfeature-DSCT7|sstyle:sy_dept_content_b:cameras

Read the product specs, this has a zeiss lense and it most assuredly is a pocket camera.

www.sonystyle.com/intershoproot/eCS/Store/en/imagesProducts/650x650/DSCT7.jpg



That thing is insane! 5.1MPs and it doesn't look to be thicker than a package of 2 pop-tarts!
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:48:56 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:51:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HiramRanger:
Try one poptart and about the size of a credit card and it has a 2 inch lcd I think, maybe 2.5 inch. It is amazing.



Damn. 2-2.5" LCD to boot. That's nuts.

I wonder if the images looks halfway decent. 5.1MP with a Zeiss lens I'd guess yes, but you never know.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:53:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:54:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HiramRanger:
The images are crisp... exactly what you'd expect from a Sony with a Zeiss lense. I am repeatedly telling myself I don't NEED it... I have a Minolta Dimage XT that does the job of a pocket camera just fine, but it is only 3 megapixel, so in six months I might get this. I never buy cameras when they first come out.



By that time they'll have one the size of a Wheat Thin that does 10MP
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:54:26 PM EDT
I've got a Canon S400 and it works fine for me.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:55:05 PM EDT
Digital SLR - Canon Rebel XT, 10D or 20D, pick one. The Rebel XT mopst likely works fine for amateur needs, just upgrade the lens eventually.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:57:25 PM EDT
A good optical zoom, preferably with automatic image stabilization, is important.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:00:22 PM EDT
Here are some pics from my Canon A75, reduced in MS Paint 50%:

link
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:00:39 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:04:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/19/2005 6:06:55 PM EDT by Paul]
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:05:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gloftoe:
I just ordered myself a Canon SD400. Looks to be a pretty decent 5MP camera. Pocket sized, and has a REAL viewfinder (helps save a BUNCH on battery life).

Memory Sticks make the baby Jesus cry.



I use the SD400 as my pocket work camera (accident investigtions, insurance quick snaps, etc.) and am pretty happy with it. I bought a case so that I can wear it on my belt that way I can have it anytime I need it.

Picture quality is good for my purposes and using the viewfinder instead of the LCD saves battery power but I've found ther battery to last a decent amount of time. Another nice feature is that the battery recharges in under an hour.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:06:18 PM EDT
No they are not the best.

Sony Cybershots are the best.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:08:21 PM EDT
I love my Cannon.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:10:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gloftoe:
I just ordered myself a Canon SD400. Looks to be a pretty decent 5MP camera. Pocket sized, and has a REAL viewfinder (helps save a BUNCH on battery life).

Memory Sticks make the baby Jesus cry.


Correct me if I'm wrong, but the included memory stick is 16 meg, good for less that 20 pics?
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:11:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bear3351:
I love my Cannon.


Yeah, but do you have a Canon?
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:11:52 PM EDT
I use a Powershot A95 at work, and used to have a Powershot G5. I've been familiar with the EOS line since college. Canon's controls are the most intuitive I've encountered, and their optics are pretty darned good. I've also had to use Kodaks at some of our other stores, and I have an Olympus at home. Comparing all of them, my next digital will be a Canon.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:14:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:15:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/19/2005 6:16:27 PM EDT by RikWriter]

Originally Posted By HiramRanger:

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
The Sonys with the Zeiss lenses are hardly pocket cameras. The small Sonys do NOT have the Zeiss lenses, for the most part. But the Sony V3 and F828 are very good cameras with great lenses.
Canon makes the best less-expensive digital cameras IMHO, eg the A85, A90, A95, etc...
As for DSLRs, you'll find plenty of argument on the subject, but I like Canons myself.



I think you're the shiz Rik, but you're respectfully wrong.

www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/USD/SY_DisplayProductInformation-Start?CategoryName=dcc_DIDigitalCameras_Cyber-shotDigitalCameras&ProductSKU=DSCT7&Dept=cameras&INT=sstyle-cameras-deptfeature-DSCT7|sstyle:sy_dept_content_b:cameras

Read the product specs, this has a zeiss lense and it most assuredly is a pocket camera.

www.sonystyle.com/intershoproot/eCS/Store/en/imagesProducts/650x650/DSCT7.jpg



Yeah, I did say "for the most part." The cheaper Sony pocket cameras don't have the Zeiss lenses, and neither does their new H1. The T1s do, of course, but they are on the high-end side.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:17:27 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:23:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sylvan:
On the subject, how about the Canon 20D? How does that compare to the Nikon D70?



20d is far superior. The d70 is on par with the 10d, and the 20d was huge improvement on the 10d
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:23:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/19/2005 6:26:17 PM EDT by Tromatic]

Originally Posted By Sylvan:
On the subject, how about the Canon 20D? How does that compare to the Nikon D70?



I have a 20D and have used the D70. I prefer the Canon, but not for any particular reason. I suspect that the Nikon comes with a better lens in the kit form. Both are great cameras, but they both really need good ($$) lenses. One complaint with the Canon is the RAW conversion software.
DCRAW fixes that, though.

The Canon is a way-better camera than I am a photographer. I like to think I'm a half-assed B&W film dude, but by my by-far favorite pic was taken with the Canon and it's freakin' sweet as an 18x24 B&W.

Digital Photo Review is a great source for info if you have not seen it.
matthew
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:24:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:

Originally Posted By Sylvan:
On the subject, how about the Canon 20D? How does that compare to the Nikon D70?



20d is far superior. The d70 is on par with the 10d, and the 20d was huge improvement on the 10d



I'm still drooling over the 20D. Would LOVE to own that piece of beauty. Might have to go for the XT because the budget is tight.....
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:25:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HiramRanger:
Who buys a cheap Sony Olympus... thats like buying a Hesse and saying you own an AR!



But yes, the cheaper lower end model Sonys (not Cybershots - mavicas and the like) suck donkey balls.

Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:34:25 PM EDT
Just bought a SD400 from Dell. It cost about $286 out the door with tax and shipping. Go here and scroll down the page for a bunch of camera deals.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:38:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:45:22 PM EDT
I've owned two Canons, I recently bought a Nikon when it was time to upgrade. Bad decision. I would stick with Canon.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:47:21 PM EDT
I think so.

Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:50:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HiramRanger:
Who buys a cheap Sony... thats like buying a Hesse and saying you own an AR!



Well, from what I have seen, many people buy the cheaper, smaller Sony Cyber-Shot cameras that do not have Zeiss lenses.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:52:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gloftoe:

Originally Posted By Sumo:
Just bought a SD400 from Dell. It cost about $286 out the door with tax and shipping. Go here and scroll down the page for a bunch of camera deals.


That's the exact same deal I just got. Not too shabby, is it! I can't wait to play with it when it comes in.



Its about the best deal I have been able to find on that camera. Mine supposedly shipped on Friday so it should be here tomorrow.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:54:43 PM EDT



you know how I feel about Canon stuff
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:54:44 PM EDT
If you read the digital camera review sites--Steve's, Imaging Resources, and Digital Photo Review--you will see that like many brands of cameras. I just bought a Canon but I really liked a couple of Fuji models (and have an old Fuji which does the job still) and I also like some of the Panasonic models.

GunLvr
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 9:01:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
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img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/twonami/100_0727.jpg
you know how I feel about Canon stuff



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