levg79
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A Good Camera Recomendation

Fri Jan 09, 2004 12:07 pm

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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2912n
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RE: A Good Camera Recomendation

Fri Jan 09, 2004 12:27 pm

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

http://steves-digicams.com/

Tony
 
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RE: A Good Camera Recomendation

Fri Jan 09, 2004 1:41 pm

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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2912n
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RE: A Good Camera Recomendation

Fri Jan 09, 2004 2:18 pm

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.
 
levg79
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RE: A Good Camera Recomendation

Fri Jan 09, 2004 2:59 pm

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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gmonney
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RE: A Good Camera Recomendation

Fri Jan 09, 2004 4:38 pm

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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RE: A Good Camera Recomendation

Fri Jan 09, 2004 4:53 pm

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
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airhead711
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RE: A Good Camera Recomendation

Sun Jan 11, 2004 1:43 am

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
 
Mark2102
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RE: A Good Camera Recomendation

Sun Jan 11, 2004 2:13 am

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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