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Old 21st March, 2003, 08:55 PM
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A Toy for UB

I got a real nice bonus from my employer and I've had my mind on for some time. I'm what you'd call a real slooooooooooow shopper! Anyhow, it's a Nikon Coolpix 5000. I ordered it today (MJ got some new furniture ) so it should be here in a few days as it was in stock. I've never had a digital camera before and am looking forward to using my computing power for some different kind of fun.

And yes, I'll post some pics! LOL
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Old 21st March, 2003, 09:11 PM
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We expect to see some great pic's Uncle Bob!!
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Old 21st March, 2003, 11:02 PM
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i really never gave digital cameras a thought until just a little while ago ...now it looks like I'm going to have to buy another HD to store my pictures on hahaha a big one

thats a great looking camera UB
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Old 22nd March, 2003, 12:37 AM
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Now THATS a good looking camera. Whats the Mpixels on that beast?
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Old 22nd March, 2003, 01:10 AM
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Now THATS a good looking camera. Whats the Mpixels on that beast?
Some of the measurements get a little sketchy to me:
JCIA effective pixels 5.0 megapixels
CCD size 2/3" (5.24 megapixel total)

Here is a real thorough review It didn't come out on top here, but it has other places and for the price I paid it was a great deal. I t can focus at 2cm and 1/4000 sec (@ F2.8). I can take a good pic of a really small fast bug! LOL!!

Actually it will be great for reviews and such. It will take a hot shoe for extra lighting which is excellent. It will probably take me years to figure out all it can do but it's simple enough for Mary Jo to use and take great pictures with.
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Old 22nd March, 2003, 10:11 AM
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Thats a superb camera. Usual great Nikon lense and really easy to use. The only thing to look out for is battery life, the motorised zoom can chew batteries. Not a prob if you keep a spare handy

I looked at it too but eventually went for one of the Minolta's just because it gave a slightly longer telephoto and the manual zoom.
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dad has the 4500~ great camera!!!!
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Old 22nd March, 2003, 10:08 PM
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dad has the 4500~ great camera!!!!
Cool. It has some amazing features for such a small package!
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UB, let me recommend that you get a second camera. Something like a Minolta Dimage or a Canon S230. You're new toy sounds great, but it's kind of large and a pain to carry around. I'm sure your Nikon takes much better pics than the other two I mentioned, but sometimes, photo quality isn't everything. Take serious pics with your Nikon, like portraits or still lifes, but for simple pics, carry around a small camera. I got a Dimage last month and it's small enough for me to carry around with me everywhere. I take a lot more pics now than ever before.
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Old 1st April, 2003, 04:55 AM
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Yes, but I cannot afford one now! I know what you mean tho! This is a serious camera! I just got it tonight and am about to take it out of the box!
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WOW 5Mpixels !


What was the Damage on ur wallet ?
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I'm giving some SERIOUS thought to getting a GOOD cam. I'm

1) just to have one so I can take and upload pix

2)pix for when I do reviews.

3)cuz I won't let UB out do me!!!
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UB, that looks like a dandy! You'll have to bring it to the track sometime this season and take a few action shots with it
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Old 1st April, 2003, 07:26 AM
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It was a good deal, I got a wide angle/macro lense, adapter ring, 3 filters and leather bag ....oh yeah and a camera! It all was about $850 when it all shook out.
I hope I can keep up with you, Randy! It only can shoot at 1/4,000th of a second! LOL

I had to charge the batteries overnight before I can use it! I should have known.

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