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Old 19th April, 2002, 11:24 PM
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Digital Cameras

I am looking for a digital camera. Does anyone know where I can get a good 1-3MP for under $200 (Better yet, closer to $150)? And what brand would you reccomend? I use Sony for most of my stuff (Vid cams) but the still quality is just not all that with the vid.

Please advise.
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Old 20th April, 2002, 12:12 AM
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saying that quilty for sony isn't there is kinda general. They hive high 8,digital 8, minidv, micro dv etc all of which have different quality standards. but that's beside the point. are you looking for one with an lcd?
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Old 20th April, 2002, 03:17 AM
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Ah, I think I should be clearer. I love the video quality, but the still image's that it can put on to MemoryStick are not very clear. I am more then pleased with the Sony DCR-PC100. It uses MinyDV and has some of the best quality that I have seen from miny-cameras.

I am just looking for a more powerful still image camera for reviews and such.

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Old 20th April, 2002, 03:25 AM
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I have an olympus 3030Z

Brilliant camera, unfortunately out of your price range

I dont have any recomendations, i just posted to show off :P
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Old 20th April, 2002, 03:34 AM
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I would suggest buying a camera at a place where you can return it back for a full refund in like 15 days or so. I bought my Sony camera and I love it, but it eats batteries like crazy. It was too late to return it...
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Old 20th April, 2002, 04:42 AM
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If only my new PC didn't drain the funds I think it's time to get a job :-\

What model Sony do you have?
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Old 20th April, 2002, 08:00 AM
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I was looking on eBay and talking to my friend, and he said that HP is making some quite good 2.1MP cams. I rather like the price also! About $190USD new, and $100-160 on eBay! I am consitering ordering one today.

Does anyone know anything about the 2.3MP HP Photosmart 318?
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Old 21st April, 2002, 07:33 AM
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Save ur pennies and set ur sights a bit higher than $200. But no matter, buy Olympus!

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Save ur pennies and set ur sights a bit higher than $200. But no matter, buy Olympus!

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I have decided to do just this. I found that my Sony DV video cam can take decent enough images that it will work until I have say $300-400 to spend. Then, I can get a better camera. And anyways, Fathers Day is just around the corrner. If I want something, I have my mom buy it for my dad, and I use it for them (Thats how I got my Sony DV cam)
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Smart move...and hopefully you'll be well taken care of on Daddies Day!

Seriously though I meant what I said...buy Olympus! They are so darn solid and take great pics, for the $$$ you can't do any better.
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Old 30th April, 2002, 08:19 PM
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Question

We purchased a Kodak DC280 a few years ago.
This has been a super good camera. Came with a 32mb compact flash memory chip. Will take over 210 photo's if not at a high resolution.
We use it a lot every time we go anywhere on camping trips etc.

The new replacement for this camera is now called the 3400 I believe and it is quite a lot less money than we paid for ours.

I will recommend this line of cameras.
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I use a pair of sony's myself. DTR-17(?) mini-DV, and mavica for stills. Both use memory sticks so there is a convenience factor for me.

Some of the newer sony cybershots seem to be coming down in price, and come with a carl zeiss lens (like I know what that means. ). I think you can pick up a lowend version, ~2mpixels for under 200.

Might be worthwhile just to have compatibility with the memory sticks.

BTW, the way pricing on these cameras work, anything you buy today will drop 40% within 6 months. So only get one when you're ready to make use of it. If you wait, you'll always find something better, cheaper.
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i agree with bongwater- olympus cameras are the best
i have a D-490Z (2.1MP 3xZoom and in your pricerange) its a nice camera and can take abuse- ive dropped my 3 times from 4ft.... (you could actually hear me cringe.....:nervous: )

look at zdnet or somewhere similar they usually have fairly good picks *shrug*

also does anyone know anything about the replacement for CDD chips that use 3color layers to achieve true color like "real" film?
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ETronics.com was where we bought the DV cam a year ago. It was OVER $2000 MSRP, but I got it there for $1,250 Thats prob the site I will order what ever cam I decite on.

Can some people please post images that their cams have taken so that I can see the quality of them? Thx.

And where in h311 can I get MemoryStick reader drivers for my PC? I lost the CD a long time ago, and I can't seem to find the drivers online... For the Mac, it was built in to the OS...
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heres a pic taken with my olympus d-490Z (2mp)
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