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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-10-03, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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cool recommend me a digital camera

ok guys i want to buy the miss's a digital camera for xmas

i need it to have the following

2 mega pix +
video +audio
compact flash mem card prefurably doesn't have to be
has to be around $300
LCD display
and all the other usual bits n pieces
i had in mind this ones
olympus c-150 $259
or maybe a kodax one

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Re: recommend me a digital camera

I bought my son a Olympus C-150 for Xmas but i have not tried it yet.I got it from Big W about 6 weeks ago for $198 on special so shop around for price. I bought my wife a Canon A40 Powershot for Xmas last year and what a fantastic camera that is for taking snapshots. It cost $680 and the only down-side is that it only takes 10 sec video's. I don't think the C-150 has sound with the video capture so just check before you buy. My sister has a Kodak (not sure what model ) with lithium batteries. The camera chews them really quickly so check what sort of batteries are used in any camera you buy.
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Re: recommend me a digital camera

I just bought a Canon IXUS 400 for $750 on the net. It is a wicked little camera but out of your price range i guess. Not sure about the lower end of the market, just have a look around on the net

My camera RRP in shops was $900 but buying over the net saved me $150!
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Never been disappointed with a Canon. Even a second hand one would do.

Anyways been researching in that price bracket of late and the C-150 Olympus does look like a good buy (I use a higher model Olympus and rather like them). The Kodaks are often winners against their peers on price and plain old user friendliness (consider the CX6230 which has 3x optical zoom under 300, C150 has no optical zoom). Olympus use the XD card format for their memory too, Kodak the much more common SD cards. A friend purchased a HP camera/printer package lately for only a bit more, might be another option.

Im not sure about the movie options on the above cams, I havent had the need/want/desire for it. Remember digital zoom is meaningless crap. If you want any zoom think optical.
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Always been happy with our Pentax cameras including the digital we now have but I'm not sure they fall into what your looking for.

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dunno about kodak but k mart has a model going on sale on saturday i,m sure it has most if not all of the above mentioned that your looking for, for $169

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Try for advice. They have a helluva a lot of reviews submitted by experienced testers and joe blow public. Find the cameras in your price range and read the reviews. If 5 people say the same thing is crap on the camera, then it probably is!

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Got me missus a CANON digital camera I've ever used to bang for buck!

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I have a g3, now superceeded by the g5, and they are quite a bit out of your price range. Its one phenominal camera though.
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Re: recommend me a digital camera

How about this one.
K-mart in NSW has it for $349 but the suggested retail in $398.99
Specs taken from the sony site
Memory Stick Digital Still Camera
Memory Stick Pro Compatible
3.3 Megapixel CCD
3.2 Effective Megapixels
Smart Zoom
MPEG Movie VX (With Audio)
"1.6"" Colour LCD"
5x Precision Digital Zoom and Crop (Playback Mode)
Interlace Scan Super HAD CCD
14bit DXP
Clear Colour NR/Luminance NR
NR Slow Shutter: Twilight Mode, Twilight Portrait Mode
Auto Bright Monitoring
Even Brightness Picture
Burst Mode: 2 Shots @ 0.5 Sec Interval
Built-in Microphone and Speaker
LCD Field of View 100%
Automatic Focus Method: Single Monitoring
Auto Focus Area: Multi Point, Center Weighted
Automatic Shutter Speed
Auto Daylight Synchro
White Balance: Auto Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent
Pre Flash Meterering
Flash Mode: Auto, Anti-Red Eye, Auto, Forced-Flash, No Flash, Slow Synchro
Flash Level Setting: High, Normal, Low
Super Resolution Converter
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400
Light Metering: Multi Pattern, Spot
Scene Selection: Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Landscape, Snow, Beach
Picture Effects: Solarisation, Black & White, Sepia, Negative Art
AF Illuminator
10 Second Self Timer
Optical View Finder
USB Connection
MPEG Movie Auto Cue and Divide Function
Image Playback: Rotate, Zoom, Trimming and Resize
Multi Language.

No idea what its like I don't have a digi cam yet but was thinking of getting this ones big brother after Christmas THE sony dscp8r $699

EDIT found a better price on the web the Dscp32 camera $339 @MINIDIGITAL its one of the shopping sites off the msn home page.

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