Digital Point and Shoot Cameras

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by rfdjr1, May 18, 2004.

  1. rfdjr1

    rfdjr1 Guest

    Hi. I know this is a tough question to ask, since everyone has their
    own favorite flavor, but I'm looking to buy a decent point and shoot
    type digital camera in around the $300 range.

    I have one, a six year old Olympus D320L, which, when I bought it,
    they didn't even talk in terms of megapixels. And it has no zoom.

    I also have a Nikon D100 digital.

    But I'm looking for something to carry around in the car to have a
    digital handy most of the time, without having to worry about the
    Nikon. I'm an average amateur photographer.

    All that being said, anyone care to recommend a make and or model? I
    was looking at Olympus again. I recently gave my son and his fiance an
    Olympus Stylus 300. Nice and small. 3.2 mp. 3x zoom. I was hoping for
    a little more zoom power though. I see an Olympus with 10x optical
    zoom, but there's nothing to cover the lens. Apparently not even an
    after market lens cover, so that put meoff that one.

    And how good is the current technology state of "digital" zoom, in
    case I only go for a 3x zoom, with say 3x or 4x digital zoom. Thanks
    much for any guidance.
    rfdjr1, May 18, 2004
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  2. rfdjr1

    rfdjr1 Guest

    Thanks, and I agree 100%. What I meant was someting easy to pocket and
    take with me in the car on short hops, instead of the Nikon, which I
    only take if I'm going someplace where I know I'll be taking pictures.
    I would never leave a camera, digital or film in a hot car during the
    rfdjr1, May 18, 2004
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  3. rfdjr1

    stan Guest

    This is really like trying to buy a comfortable pair of shoes.
    What's comfortable for you may feel terrible to the next person.
    All the major digital camera manufacturers make several models
    of digital & shoot cameras that would fit your needs and price
    range. Which digital P&S camera to buy depends on how the camera
    feels in YOUR hands. How easy the camera's controls are for
    YOU to understand and use, etc.

    Stop by a good camera store and try out some of their digital
    P&S cameras and see what you think. The web site at is a great resource for reviews and
    other information about digital cameras in all price ranges.
    stan, May 23, 2004
  4. rfdjr1

    stan Guest

    I agree. The last thing anyone should ever do with a camera (digital
    or film) is leave it in a car for a prolonged period of time in hot weather.
    stan, May 23, 2004
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