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Posted: 9/22/2004 4:04:36 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 4:39:14 AM EST
Depends how much you want to spend. A good, simple camera for the money is the Canon A80 4MP. You can get it for under $300.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 4:39:32 AM EST


I had a Sony DSC-P72 or so. It was about $200 and a great cheaper camera. Took some awesome outdoor shots (as thats what i had it setup for).

Check out www.shopping.com and enter what youre looking for. Many many options these days.

Link Posted: 9/22/2004 4:48:17 AM EST
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Link Posted: 9/22/2004 4:48:25 AM EST


Check out the Pentax line. I've got one and love it. They even have a 3.5 Optical zoom, 3 mega pixel camera that will fit in an Altoids box. I think it's call the Optio S, price wasn't bad either. I settled on the Optio 555. It has an increadible macro feature, 5x optical zoom, 5 megapixel. I paid about $350.00 for mine close to two years ago.

Link Posted: 9/22/2004 4:52:38 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 4:57:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/22/2004 4:58:49 AM EST by macman37]
+1 on the dpreview site. I bought my digital cams (Coolpix 950 and 5700) from examinations of their very in depth reviews and comparisons to other cameras. I wanted the best image quality for the money-- and you can download sample images taken from the actual cameras to compare.

From what I've learned:

Nikon I've never been steered wrong with my Nikons- film or either digital (CP 950 and CP 5700)
Canon Image quality is good.
Olympus Lot of bang for the buck.

Are all great brands and really, you can't go wrong with one of them. Do an image comparison and see for yourself. You might like the skin tones of one cam better than another.

You can get a 3MP cam for a VERY good price these days, and you don't need more than that if you're just shooting 4x6" pics. You will even have a little room to crop in if you need to.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 4:57:53 AM EST
My personal camera is a Fuji Finepix 3100
Its 4.0 megapixel and was $299 at Wolf/Ritz Camera.
6x zoom and not real complicated. Excellent camera simple to use and feels like an SLR.

We've got a few Olympus 400's and Mavica's at the office. The Olympus cameras are also pretty decent but tend to be a little more $$$$
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 4:58:25 AM EST
Fuji Finepix S-5000 ,22x zoom takes excellent pics. go to dPreview.com
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