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depends on your choice of memory, floppy disk or memory card.
floppy is 1.44meg and the cards go as high as 90meg. cost is also relevant to the memory.

a sony with 1.44 you can pick up real cheap for around a $100-$200 second hand. As for the card not to sure, could be as high as $800-$900.

But my choice is sony hands down.
 

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This is the only digital camera I have seen but it also looks pretty good, it is the Kodak DC 280, I will get some pictures of my car and maybe some shots of the work that been going on at the mountain with it soon which should show it's quality, but it has quite a large range of support over PC's and can be connected over USB and COM ports.

I can only compare it to the Sony Mavica that the school used to have which was a fairly pricey, but low end camera that used disks and the quality wasn't all that great.

Maybe this rambling may help, maybe not, it's something I have never really looked into though..
 

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The cameras that I have used are as follows.

Sony Macvia- used the floppy and it was a POS I do not recomend this camera. Horible image quality.

Canon A20- good little camera. Very solid very well built. Goo pics all around

Canon EOS D-30: This is my daily shooter as far as digital is concerned. Very high quality...High resolution...print quality camera. Very pricey. I own a lot of standard canon SLR Cameras and the lenses are interchangible. That is one reason I got it. So far this is the best. May be out of your price range. I dont know. US$2600 for the body and then you have to get lenses.

Nikon D1X: Just got this one from a friend that is allowing me to test it out. Very bulky and heavy similar to the canon. Has the same quality pics etc...just that it costs US$5600

I recomend that you stay away from the Sony's
 
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The cameras that I have used are as follows.

Sony Macvia- used the floppy and it was a POS I do not recomend this camera. Horible image quality.

Canon A20- good little camera. Very solid very well built. Goo pics all around

Canon EOS D-30: This is my daily shooter as far as digital is concerned. Very high quality...High resolution...print quality camera. Very pricey. I own a lot of standard canon SLR Cameras and the lenses are interchangible. That is one reason I got it. So far this is the best. May be out of your price range. I dont know. US$2600 for the body and then you have to get lenses.

Nikon D1X: Just got this one from a friend that is allowing me to test it out. Very bulky and heavy similar to the canon. Has the same quality pics etc...just that it costs US$5600

I recomend that you stay away from the Sony's
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I disagree.


I bought a Sony Mavica nearly two years ago and love it.
I can fit approx 33 pictures on a 1.44 floppy and the quality is reasonably good (by my standards, anyway). By changing the resolution (quality) I can fit 8 top quality pics on one disk. But these pics are not really suitable for internet or website use. Too bloody slow to download, but good for printing.

I suggest that you do what I did and Hire the camera for the weekend and play around with it. It cost me $80 for this, and was deducted off the price of the camera when i bought one 3 months later!!;) ;) ;)
 
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there was nothing wrong with the Sony I had, good pictures and all, wasnt the mavica though, so cant comment on that model.

wait till I see mod2fly.....he he he...hows your monkey john.(lol)
 

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My sony's pretty good. I think that there is other models below mine, but hey, you get what you pay for :nuts: At the time i bought it , it was top of the range, and also can film 15 seconds of moving footage & sound as well! Good to film burnouts:rocking: :flame: :flame:

For example, this was taken at shepnats last year:
 

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I used a mates camera yesterday but he took it back cause it chewed through the batteries like nuthin else... it was a Fujifilm Finepix 4700.. about $1700 i think.
 

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Yeah had a fair bit of time with the Kodak DC2800, not a bad little unit. I've got my eye on the DC4800 though, 3 megapixel. Great quality and very good price ~$1100!!!
 

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Please understand I shoot professionally so my choice in cameras are a little higher. I need to have the higher quality.

My camera the D30 is 3.1 mp I can shoot 8 frames a second. I shoot autox and Dragracing and can get the cavities on the drivers molars :)

I also shoot fashon and models and I need the quality and interchangibility of the lenses.

As far as storage I have the ability of uncompressed images in the neighborhood of 960 pics compressed I can get close to 2000.

For a daily digital camera I would go with a Kodak DC4800.
 

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I was actually looking at the Kodak range but had doubts about the quality. Seems as though enough people have a good word for it:cool: Thanks guys:D
 

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I shoot film mainly with my Canon eos 1v and then my Canon eos 3. I like the 3 better because of the way that it follows my eye for the focus point. Helps with the focusing on the cars as the come around the track. And no not circle track. ;)

I have a couple of older bodies that I still use. I think I have more money tied up in camera equipment than in my car.
 

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I have also been looking for a digital camera for a while now. I haven't got a recommendation here, but if you require a compact APS camera I recommend the Minolta Vectis 300.



I've had it for two years now and taken a many rolls of film with it. Great for travelling as you can slip it in your pocket without fear of been targeted for mugging as an obvious tourist. Only negative is it can't do mid roll change like some other APS cameras. I believe they have released a second version of it called the 300L which comes with a few more features.

I've got a good scanner so If I need an electronic copy of the picture it is easy but time consuming. I still feel that you are saving money by buying a APS camera (or 35mm)+ Scanner + film + developing as aposed to buying a compact digital camera (at this point in time). Plus I still like flicking through a proper photo album. I guess each has its advantages and I would eventually like to get a digital camera in the near future.

The Minolta Dimage S304 looks good (http://www.dimage.minolta.com/.) anyone heard any reports on this one?

I heard at the end of the year a new storage medium will be coming out that looks like a small inexpensive CD. I remember reading about but I can't find the link. It is able to store something like 250mb, and a number of companies have invested in it and will add this feature to digital cameras. If that is true it will solve limitations with current storage mediums. It means you can actually take a camera like this on holidays and not have to worry about running out of memory.
 

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For good mid-range stuff, definitely check out the Caonon IXUS.. great shots , very portable and about $1K in price. My brither has one and loves it dearly. I made the recommendation to a work colleague and he has got one and is more than staisfied with his...
 
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LunaticSS said:
Please understand I shoot professionally so my choice in cameras are a little higher. I need to have the higher quality.

My camera the D30 is 3.1 mp I can shoot 8 frames a second. I shoot autox and Dragracing and can get the cavities on the drivers molars :)

I also shoot fashon and models and I need the quality and interchangibility of the lenses.

As far as storage I have the ability of uncompressed images in the neighborhood of 960 pics compressed I can get close to 2000.

For a daily digital camera I would go with a Kodak DC4800.
your forgiven....have you seen my other web site lately, your models would fit in well..:D
 

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HSE2, I've got a Kodak DC3400 that I got for 690 from JB Hifi. Other places have had this model up to 1000. The image quality is pretty good for a relatively cheap digital camera. I'm not a professional or anything but I know what looks good and what doesn't. But seriously, checkout some reviews on the net, there are a few good camera's out there that won't cost an arm and a leg.
 
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