What Camera Should I Use?

Thu Jan 25, 2001 9:31 am

Does anyone know the best and least expensive camera for sale? I would like one that can zoom in really good and one that has super quality images. should i go Digital or Film? Thanks a bunch!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: What Camera Should I Use?

Thu Jan 25, 2001 11:05 am

Don't go digital, there are no good digital cameras for under $1000.

Go get a Pentax ZX-30. This is the best new entry-level SLR i've seen(and I've tried all the new ones - Pentax ZX-30, Minolta QTsi, STsi, Canon Rebel 2000, Nikon N60 and N65).

The light meter is accurate as is the AF sensor. It doesn't search like in some others of the same price(Minolta QTsi, STsi, Nikon N65, Canon Rebel 2000).

The AF motor in the ZX-30 is outstanding, and a bit faster than the Nikon N90s which is $800!(the ZX-30 is $200)

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RE: What Camera Should I Use?

Thu Jan 25, 2001 1:23 pm

--Don't go digital, there are no good digital cameras for under $1000.--

That is an absurd statement. Until you have tried some of the newer Nikons or Olympii, et al, I wouldn't make an uneducated comment like that.

I am not suggesting to buy a digital camera for aviation photography, but assuming that all digital cameras beneath a Nikon D1 or Fuji FinePix S1 Pro are unacceptable is totally inaccurate...

RE: What Camera Should I Use?

Thu Jan 25, 2001 1:38 pm

thanx for ur help guys
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RE: What Camera Should I Use?

Fri Jan 26, 2001 6:39 am

Digital cameras are improving significantly. However, film cameras are still in the lead when it comes to photo quality. The one MAIN problem with digital cameras, is they tend to create JPEG Compersion around the photos. You see this light fuzz around the object that you are shooting at. I'm sure there are some digital cameras out there who produce very little fuzz, but those cameras are quite expensive. I'd go film for now. And maybe in 10 years, buy a digital.

Hope that helps!
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Wrong About Digital Cameras

Fri Jan 26, 2001 12:40 pm

I have an HP PhotoSmart 215 that I purchased for $200 that has blown away everyone at work. The quality of the images is OUTSTANDING. It's not suited to aviation photography, but as a point and shoot camera for snapshots, it's awesome.

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