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    hey guys! been wanting to get a digital camera for a long long time now. and im getting real close to getting one. the thing is im not sure what to get. i definetly want something that can take easy point and shoot, but also want manual control for more artistic images! now as for price i could possibly afford something in the 500 n lower area..

    any suggestions on what to get? o and if you all can tell what digtal cams you have that would be cool.

    thank you!
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    my best suggestion for this is to write out a list of what you actually need. for example, my list (6 months ago when i got mine) was;

    small
    digital
    usb or similar data tansfer
    high level of expandable memory
    prescision lens
    decent zoom
    some sort of carry case.

    now i would also reccomend going with a well trusted brand (for example olympus), this way you know that you will be buynig a quality camera, and not just some mass produced chinese sweatshop camera. Decide wether you want to get something that has a changeable lens or not. When it comes down to it, you can basically buy two sorts of digital camera. the yuppi small pocket sized camera (there is nothing wrong with these) but you cannot normally change the lens on these. The other sort is the several thousand dollar digital camera with changeable lenses (a friend of mine has a several thousand dollar one that is 12 mega pixel or something (FUCK)). <<-EDIT: BAAAHAHAHA, that seemed so outrageous back then!

    My biggest reccomendation is to write a list of what you want and need and then go and talk to a sales assistant in a well known camera shop.

    finally, good luck

    i ended up with a olympus mju: 400 and it has been the most awesome camera ever. i would highly reccomend it to anyone
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    andres_pad - thanks buddy!!!!
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    there are less expensive digital s.l.r.'s with manual controls, i use a fujifilm finepix s5000, works alot like a modern 35mm slr (ie: minolta maxxum 5) as far as having Programmed, Aperture metering, Shutterspeed metering and Manual controls, also has additional features that a 35mm slr does not have, like flouerescent light compensation, and what not, ...
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    I bought an olympus D-575
    small, cheap and good quality!
    I love it!
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    i also have a fuji finepix but the s602 with the hard drive in it....
    does for me.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillartsympho
    there are less expensive digital s.l.r.'s with manual controls, i use a fujifilm finepix s5000, works alot like a modern 35mm slr (ie: minolta maxxum 5) as far as having Programmed, Aperture metering, Shutterspeed metering and Manual controls, also has additional features that a 35mm slr does not have, like flouerescent light compensation, and what not, ...
    :hmm: You can't really compare a consumer digital like that with a 35mm SLR. It is not an SLR actually. You can't change lenses. Image quality is worse. Speed is worse. Viewfinder is worse. Pretty much anything is worse.
    And if you want fluorescent light compensation (white balance you think of I guess)... you can use either a filter or Tungsten film with your 35mm.
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    thanks for your input guys!!! researched a bit further...might get a nikon coolpix 4300, it has pretty much everything that i want...pretty much. and the price is affordable being in the 300-400 area. has manual controls along with the normal automatic settings....plus ive had a photography class before and my instructor had a coolpix and it took really nice photographic type images...

    ...ill research a little bit more...thanks a bunch! :cyclops:
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    I personally got the Kodak easyshare dx7440, it was rated the best in its price range(350 - 450) by a digital camera magazine. I found it for 295 at buydig.com with free shipping. Its pretty simple to use and takes nice pictures with room for options.
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    I have the Fuji Finepix s5000 and I love it. It has all the settings you need (basics) as well as 10x Optical zoom and decen macro capabilites for a great price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SylkX
    I found it for 295 at buydig.com with free shipping.
    I ordered mine from buydig.com also. I was very pleased with their service and pricing.
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    Check out the features comparison guide at Digital Photography Review\ before you commit to the Fuji Finepix.

    Btw, anyone know of a similar guide for Mini DV cams?

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    What about the Canon Powershot A80? Im thinking of getting that one, it has got some good reviews. Also it has a swivel screen which makes it easier to take shots high up or close to the ground, without putting your cheek in the dust.
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