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Posted: 3/21/2006 11:04:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/21/2006 12:49:23 PM EDT by danpass]
I currently have a Dimage XG LINK.

Pretty nice but looking to upgrade.

Must use SD cards

What do you guys recommend in the $150-250 range, same general size?

Of the ones that fit the above, do any have a manual focus option?

I really like this type of form factor and understand that it will limit me in certain respects, but thats OK given the portability



thanks,
Dan
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:07:40 AM EDT
dpreview.com
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:12:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jvic:
dpreview.com



wow, info overload

Who has experience with the Casio Exilims?
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:17:02 AM EDT
arfcom has a photography forum

www.ar15.com/forums/forum.html?b=1&f=121
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:17:15 AM EDT
After extensive research, I selected the Canon A520 for around $150 a few months back. The A620 is the higher resolution model.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:22:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ken_mays:
After extensive research, I selected the Canon A520 for around $150 a few months back. The A620 is the higher resolution model.



From what I have gathered, this series from Canon is hard to beat for the money. It's probably what I will go with even if I get a small camera, even though I am a Nikon guy in general...
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:24:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By danpass:

Originally Posted By jvic:
dpreview.com



wow, info overload

Who has experience with the Casio Exilims?



I LOVE mine. Bought the zx750 after checking out dpreview.com

Couldn't be happier
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 12:37:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PBIR:
arfcom has a photography forum

www.ar15.com/forums/forum.html?b=1&f=121



I know (good forum)



more traffic in GD
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 12:40:41 PM EDT
Myself and several others here have the Canon SD400. Its a great compact camera that takes really nice shots. I think you can find them for around $300 maybe less.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 12:45:15 PM EDT
I've got a Nikon Coolpix 3200, works pretty well....
I paid a tad over $200 after taxes.

--VT
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 12:46:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/21/2006 1:03:01 PM EDT by danpass]
My Dimage does Movie recording (with sound) at 15fps and 30fps.

Do these Exilims do 30fps? The specs I've found so far only say image size.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 12:57:26 PM EDT
Cannon
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 1:11:49 PM EDT
Canon S2is superzoom. A fistful of tools built in. Or wait until May for the S3is.

M4-AK
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 1:12:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By danpass:
My Dimage does Movie recording (with sound) at 15fps and 30fps.

Do these Exilims do 30fps? The specs I've found so far only say image size.



What Dimage do you have ?

I have the z3 , owned it for a few weeks not and love it.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 1:33:59 PM EDT
I scored a Kodak Easyshare DX7590 last October for a little less than $300. They're out of production now in favor of a new model, so prices may have gone down.

Some good stuff I like about it

SLR-like format
10x optical zoom (I think 2x digital on top of that)
5 Megapixel
SD card
LiIon battery (lasts long enough to take about 250-300 pictures)
Lots of preset modes that work generally pretty well
FULL manual mode, one setting that saves custom settings
Timer
Macro
Burst
Video

The only things I don't dig about it:

Takes a while to 'startup' when the memory card has more pictures on it. (Workaround: use several smaller cards and swap them out. Minor inconvenience)
Video is in MOV format (download and use the Quicktime Alternative if you don't want to use Quicktime)

Other bonuses

Extra batteries are cheap. SD memory is coming way down in price. Lenses, adapters and filters are available.

I dig it.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 1:44:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dv8xbox:

Originally Posted By danpass:
My Dimage does Movie recording (with sound) at 15fps and 30fps.

Do these Exilims do 30fps? The specs I've found so far only say image size.



What Dimage do you have ?

I have the z3 , owned it for a few weeks not and love it.



I've got the DiMage Z2, and I love it, but I haven't yet put in the time to learn how to use the functions. We leave it on Auto and take what we get.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 1:46:33 PM EDT
I have the Minolta Diimage Z1 and I HATE IT. Maybe its like other digital cameras but it doesn't auto focus in low light situations, I don't mean action shots either. I mean just still pics. I wouldn't buy it again.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 2:00:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/21/2006 2:03:56 PM EDT by danpass]

Originally Posted By GoGop:

Originally Posted By Dv8xbox:

Originally Posted By danpass:
My Dimage does Movie recording (with sound) at 15fps and 30fps.

Do these Exilims do 30fps? The specs I've found so far only say image size.



What Dimage do you have ?

I have the z3 , owned it for a few weeks not and love it.



I've got the DiMage Z2, and I love it, but I haven't yet put in the time to learn how to use the functions. We leave it on Auto and take what we get.





I still do that 80% of the time
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