Liamksa From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 308 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2373 times:
I'm in the market for a digital camera which will be used for a combination of aviation photography and social occasions. I believe you guys are the authorities so thought I might ask your opinions.
These are the main requirements...
1. Small and neat (ie: a consistent shape which won't get 'snagged' in pockets etc...)
2. Good quality photos
3. 3 x optical zoom minimum
4. Mid-range price
5. Good battery life
6. Flash must be able to be 'turned off'
My present camera is a C-740 which I thought produced reasonable quality photos but is too big for my current application. I have no particular alliance with Olympus so am open to any other brand. I believe something with an extendable lens is vital in order to keep the size down and let the light in.
IngemarE From Sweden, joined Mar 2005, 285 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2338 times:
I've got a Casio EX-V7 and I'm really happy with it.
It's got a pretty good (=short) start-up time and you can easily go for full manual control, if you'd like to.
7X optical zoom and 7Mpix. It's easy to handle and fits nicely in just about any pocket!
I don't think the EX-V7 is available any longer though. It has been replaced by the EX-V8, which basically is a 8Mpix with a little over-all improvement.
DeltaAVL From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2178 times:
Quoting Liamksa (Reply 4): Additionally, with reference to the Canon Powershot A720IS shutter speeds, does it mean from 15 seconds (ie: long exposure) to 1/2000 of a second, or 15/2000 second to 1/2000 second?
The former. 15 seconds to 1/2000th of a second.
Quoting Liamksa (Reply 4): Any experience out there with Sony Cybershot DSC-W200
My best friend owned a Sony Cybershot for a year and HATED it. I don't recommend going Sony for cameras.
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