Digital Camera Purchase Need Help

Discussion in 'Photography' started by anon, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. anon

    anon Guest

    Budget = 800 bucks +- 100

    looking for a 3 to 6 megapixel digital camera.... and I want a good zoom
    also
    an HP photo smart printer 249.99

    so far ive narrowed it down to the following,


    Fuji S5000 - 399.99 3.1 Megapixel 10x optical
    S3000 - 299.99 3.2 MP 6x optical

    Sony PSC V1 599.99 5.0 MP 4x Optical
    P92 379.99 5.0 MP 3x Optical
    P10 449.99 5.0 MP 3x optical

    Olympus C740 449.99 3.2 MP 10x Opt


    Any and all opinions appreciated as far as these brands are concerned
    and what level of Megapixels i need for nice 35mm looking type of photos
    at a 8x10 level of pictures. Zoom is important to me and i like the way
    cameras
    look with nice big lenses so im leaning towards the Fuji S5000 becuz of
    price
    looks and zoom... i just don't want to get stuck with a shitty brand or bad
    Quality.

    Thanks for feed back..

    Miles
     
    anon, Jan 2, 2004
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  2. anon

    Hogleg44/40 Guest

    Hello, anon!

    The Sony 717 is down to that price range now that the 828 is out. Check it
    out. 5MP, 5X zoom, and lots of features. A real good camera!



    a> looking for a 3 to 6 megapixel digital camera.... and I want a good zoom
    a> also
    a> an HP photo smart printer 249.99

    a> so far ive narrowed it down to the following,

    a> Fuji S5000 - 399.99 3.1 Megapixel 10x optical
    a> S3000 - 299.99 3.2 MP 6x optical

    a> Sony PSC V1 599.99 5.0 MP 4x Optical
    a> P92 379.99 5.0 MP 3x Optical
    a> P10 449.99 5.0 MP 3x optical

    a> Olympus C740 449.99 3.2 MP 10x Opt

    a> Any and all opinions appreciated as far as these brands are concerned
    a> and what level of Megapixels i need for nice 35mm looking type of photos
    a> at a 8x10 level of pictures. Zoom is important to me and i like the
    a> way cameras
    a> look with nice big lenses so im leaning towards the Fuji S5000 becuz
    a> of price
    a> looks and zoom... i just don't want to get stuck with a shitty brand or
    a> bad Quality.

    a> Thanks for feed back..

    a> Miles
     
    Hogleg44/40, Jan 2, 2004
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  3. anon

    Rabid Guest

    Hi, you could try the Minolta Dimage Z1.

    3.2 mp, 10x zoom, its been getting good reviews.

    P
     
    Rabid, Jan 2, 2004
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  4. anon

    MightyKitten Guest

    I agree with Hogleg44/40:
    If you can get a Sony 707 or 717 for a nice price, go for it.

    And concerning your photo printer... Also look for the canon range.
    The photosmart printer series are called that way because the printer has a
    build-in flashcard reader. IMHO not realy something to go for, unless you
    realy realy want to be able to print phot's right from your Camera. If you
    can live with printing through your PC, you realy should take a look at the
    canon range. Especialy if you are going to print a lot. 4 seperate int
    cardridges will be quite cost-effective if you print fulll-color. The Canon
    i560 is my personal favorite, but others will also do the same job. The
    Canon i560 is about 140 Euro's (So you could pend the extra cash to the
    camera, media or aditional battery)
     
    MightyKitten, Jan 2, 2004
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  5. anon

    Me Guest

    If you can go a little higher, get the Canon Digital Rebel ($999 w/lens,
    too new to get any discounts). It is far better than any of the ones you
    listed. I got mine about a month ago and am really pleased.
     
    Me, Jan 3, 2004
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  6. I am one of the last people to push Sears as a place to buy a camera but
    here is the deal. They have the 717 Sony model for $799.99. Bestbuy.com
    (Which I would not buy from because if you want to return anything they
    stores wont return it you have to go through the online store which is
    actually a seperate business from my understanding) has it for $720. Now
    keep in mind there is a $100 mail in rebate through Sony right now for this
    camera. So what I would do is print out the order page through Bestbuy.com
    and go to your local Sears store. They will price match plus 110% of the
    difference so they should end up charging you $720- 110% ($88) of the
    difference so you will pay $632 plus tax at Sears then you will get the $100
    back from Sony so you are looking at $532 for the 717 plus tax. How can you
    beat that?

    CaptainKrunch
     
    CaptainKrunch, Jan 3, 2004
    #6
  7. The camera would be $720-$8 at Sears so $712 - $100 Sony rebate. The
    camera would be $612 plus tax not the $532 I posted previous.

    CaptainKrunch
     
    CaptainKrunch, Jan 3, 2004
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