Airways1 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 557 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4614 times:
I am planning on buying a digital camera.
As far as I am concerned, quality is more important than price, although less than $1000 would be nice.
Basically, I would like to be able to take large pictures at high resolution, and also have a good range of optical zoom.
These are the two most important features for me, but possibility of large capacity would also be an advantage, thus a microdrive may be better than memory sticks.
Any advice as to which make/model would give me the best balance between these requirements?
Sudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4541 times:
Jwenting is correct in a way, but I would also like to add that a camera is not better then the person who stands behind it, no matter what the damn thing costs.
Some of our friends here have the newest and "biggest" there is on the market, but that's also because there skill requires it. They have done this for a long time, and they need the built in tools that the S2, D-60, 10D, 1D etc. etc. have.
I sure would not say no to D-60, but I also know that I have no use for it. Simply because I'm not that good (yet).
I have no doubt that you will find a camera fits you requirements.
Mark2102 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4439 times:
I did not see anybody mention the Sony F717. I just got that one myself a month ago and I love it. It is also in your price range at $799.00. It has 5.24 megapixles and a 5X optical zoom. The lens is a Carl Zeiss too. It is a great camera.