I need advise to buy a digital camera

Discussion in 'Digital Point & Shoot Camera' started by Vantyghem G., May 30, 2005.

  1. Vantyghem G.

    Vantyghem G. Guest


    I'd like some advice on what camera to buy.

    It should have these features:

    - minimum 5 Mpixels

    - minimum 5 x optical zoom

    - solid end have a good grip to hold (I don't like those very little things)

    - fast shutterspeed (sports-pictures)

    - my budget is about 300 Euro

    Can anyone advise me on which brand, type,... I should focus???
    And on which sites (that is secure) I should look to buy it from.

    I live in Belgium.

    Thx already !!!

    Vantyghem G., May 30, 2005
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  2. I don't have a direct answer to your question as I didn't follow new
    product releases recently. However, you can get a good overview here:


    And if you can understand German at least a bit, then this one might help,
    too (there's a good search facility there)


    Kind regards


    F'UP to r.p.d
    Robert Klemme, May 30, 2005
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  3. Vantyghem G.

    james Guest

    Make certain you read reviews as to latency, which is distinct from
    shutter speed. A 1/4000 shutter speed is nice, but if there's a 1/4
    second lag between pressing the button and acquiring the image, it will
    cost you many shots, and plenty of cameras are WORSE than 1/4 sec.

    It's quite embarrassing in situations like this: You have the group of
    people posed for the snapshot. You press the shutter release. The
    flash fires. The group starts moving. Then the actual shutter release
    and flash go off. Enough time sometimes elapses that people are already
    out of the frame.
    I'm led to believe that's a lot of money in US dollars, so you should
    have some fantastic options.

    I really like the Canon Powershot "G" cameras, and some of the "A"
    cameras are pretty good too. But the shutter latency is the whip that
    drove me to buy my EOS 20D.

    If you're serious about sports, you probably need ten times your budget,
    because the Image Stabilizer Zoom Lens you're going to want, will not be

    Considering that, the P&S you'll buy now should be good enough to keep
    you going while you save up for the camera you really want.
    james, Jun 6, 2005
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