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User currently offlineLevg79 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 995 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1915 times:

Hello everyone! I decided that this would be the best place to ask this question. I'm a beginner in digital photography and I was wondering if there is a good camera within a $500 range. As for right now, I'm struggling between Canon Powershot G3 and G5. Can anyone recommend something. Or am I shopping in a wrong brand? Every reply would be greatly appreciated.


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User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1895 times:

For some nice unbiased reviews of cameras take a look at this website...

http://steves-digicams.com/

Tony


User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1881 times:

OOOR... Take a look at this website...

http://www.dpreview.com

As for the price range... I bought my Sony DSC-F707 for 500 on Ebay Brand new and in case with some extra stuff and extra memory sticks.



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User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1869 times:

A question to ask of yourself is "what do I want to do with this camera?" Are you looking for something with lots of zoom for airliners? Mainly family stuff where you don't need the zoom but you want a good flash....

Use the sites listed and educate yourself with what you like and want in your price range.


User currently offlineLevg79 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 995 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1864 times:

I want to take some good airliner photos, especially since I'm 15 miles away from JFK I want to use the opportunity. Thank you for supplying those links.


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User currently offlineGmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2159 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1859 times:

I was new and i still am new...i have a sony F717 and its the easiest thing to use and the pics are good....not great but good.... search my name Grant Feggi and you will see my pics....oh this camera is good at night shots...again not great just good...

Grant



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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1850 times:

The G5 rocks !
My acceptance rate is becoming much, much better since I have it.
All that for 800 Euro w/256MB CF card, too  Big thumbs up
A little plugging, or it wouldn't be me Big grin

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Behold the power of the G5 !!!
Will



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User currently offlineAirhead711 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 249 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1785 times:

The G5 does look like a nice camera.But with only 4x zoom you'd better be able to get fairly close to the aircraft.I'm considering getting the Panasonic FZ10.It has 4 MegaPixels and 12x optical zoom.

Scott


User currently offlineMark2102 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

When I was looking for a camera in June 2003, I decided on the Sony F717. I could not have been happier with the camera. It takes great pictures during both the day and night. It is very easy to use. The pictures are sharp. The zoom is great. The only problem is the price is about $500. It costs $799, but it is worth it.

Mark


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