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User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2459 times:

Can anyone recommend a good digital camera in the 300-500$ range. It's for a friend of mine and not for aviation photography, so it doesn't need to have a long zoom lens.

Thanks

Staffan

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User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4334 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2401 times:

Sorry, but I never worked at Best Buy or any other electronic store.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Kevin


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5486 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2384 times:

Canon A40. About $249 at Best Buy. 2.0mp, only about a 3x optical zoom. I did some research for a friend who wanted something small, and not expensive. It seemed to be a good camera for family stuff, and photos at parties or everyday things. Turns out my company just bought 6 of them, I like them.

Justin


User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1443 posts, RR: 40
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2378 times:

Hey, Staffan!

Check this out: http://www.exilim.de/euro/

-Joge Big grin



Bula!
User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2360 times:

Staffan,

Check out the Canon S40... a tad more expensive then the A40, but it is 4MP and very very sharp...

Wietse



Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2305 times:

Is 3.2 megapixels good? I'm getting a Cannon Digital Camera for Christmas and I'm wondering if it will be good enough to make photos for a.net.

B4e-Forever New Frontiers


User currently offlinePortcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1614 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2274 times:

For $499 (Unless the price has changed) you can get the Olympus C720UZ with 8x optical zoom and 3MP. But it has painfully slow autofocus and performs poorly in low-light conditions on the whole.

User currently offlineSkyguy11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2228 times:

Try: Canon G2 Powershot
Canon S30
Olympus C-700UZ or C-720UZ

Your best bet in my opinion is to go with the S30.

And yes, Boeing4ever, 3.2 is plenty.... The C-700UZ only has 2.something and many excellent photos taken from that camera are on here.


User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2203 times:

That's great news Skyguy. I hope to get down to ORD soon to collect some images. I'll start off slow and gain some experience. I hear to takes trial and a lot of error.

B4e-Forever New Frontiers


User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2166 times:

Thanks and sorry for the late reply! Advice much appreciated!

Happy new year to all of you!

Staffan


User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3175 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2151 times:
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I have a C700UZ with a whole crapload of accessories (lets just say you wont need to buy anything to go with it)

Im willing to sell for about $375.00

If your interested, let me know!

JBLU

jetBlueAirbusA320@yahoo.com


User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

Go for the Fujifilm S304 - 3.2 Mega Pixels, 6 Optical zoom.
£329.99 - http://www.amazon.co.uk

DC-10


User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5499 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2148 times:

Cheaper Price, Cheaper Price! Go to www.ccicameracity.com to get a better deal on the C700.

Continental


User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3175 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2143 times:
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Continental- are you doing that to spite me??  Big grin Big grin Big grin

And for the record ,that webpage of yours doesnt have the C700  Big grin

If you buy from El Store of JBLU, you get the following:
_________________________________
C700UZ Digital Camera (and everything that came in the box)
64MB Card
128MB Card
Case
Card/Battery Holder
Battery Recharger w/ 4 rechargible batteries
Lens cleaning kit
_________________________________
All that together would easily cost over 500USD, but not at El Sotre of JBLU!

$375.00 USD plus shipping

And I am dead serious- The camera is not the worlds easiest to use and I dont have the patients to figure it out. Ive had it since August, and it is factory refurbished (but you would never know it).

Anyway- hope this is what your friend is looking for!

JBLU
CEO- El Store of JBLU
Currently selling: 1 Item

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(By the way, I am a completely honest seller- no scams. You can check my ratings at EBAY... my user name is the same!)


User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3175 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2137 times:
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By the way, I did a currency conversion, and with shipping, I would estimate the total cost being:

$415.00 USD (<-- American dollars)

257.00 GBP (<-- British Pounds)

3,599.00 SEK (<-- Swedish Kronor)

JBLU


User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1543 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2139 times:

I got a Canon A40 for Christmas for snapshots and I have to say I'm mightily impressed by it considering its only a 2.0 Megapixel camera. Excellent image quality for the price range, strong flash (IMO), black and white and sepia image functions aswell as a reasonably good movie mode. Best thing is it comes with a cable to connect it to your TV so its great for showing friends and family huge images without any delay. Plus at about €350 its a bargain!

Cheers,
Martin


User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5499 posts, RR: 19
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2105 times:

JBLUA320, I'll be damned, it doesn't!! But wow, $419 for a new C730UZ, wow, I'd recommend that one!! Look, seriously, this is one hell of a deal:

OneCall.com: $599.00
1-877camcorder.com: $538.77
ccccamerahouse.com: $1150.00 (possibly they're smoking?)
digitallydiscovered.com: $445.00
CCICAMERACITY.COM $419.99

Look for Kevin Wacther's photos, and look at the quality! CCIcameracity.com is reliable, I ordered from them, and got a good deal. This camera is great! Their products are also brand spankin' new! This should seriously be your only option with such a good price!

Continental


User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5499 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2102 times:

BTW, Steffan email me at muzicmanmd11@hotmail.com



User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3175 posts, RR: 19
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2053 times:
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You can email me at jetBlueAirbusA320@yahoo.com if you are interested in the C700...



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