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    Digital Camera enthusiasts....

    In the market for a decent placement for my old 2 mega pixel Kodac
    that was purchased back in 2000. It's still works OK, but I'd like to
    get something that takes pictures that are more clear.

    Any suggestions for a nice camera that doesn't take a
    college degree to learn how to use, but also takes
    good quality, clear pictures?
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    Nothing is better than a Canon.

    This is the model to get if you want superb quality, very clear pictures, very few chromatic aberrations, etc., the model to get is the Canon PowerShot SD1100IS.

    You can get it from Amazon.com for $179.99, and if you don't want to wait, you can go into Best Buy and purchase it, and they'll price match Amazon.com.

    My wife and her daughter went to Maui last month, and the camera took such amazing pictures with crystal clarity, and you can zoom so far in before they become pixelated.

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    Do you happen to know what the pixel rating is?
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    If you're looking for a high quality DSLR then I'd recommend Nikon. Otherwise like mentioned above, the Canon Powershot series is an excellent choice and provides some options based on how much you want to spend.

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    Well, I'd like to keep it around $500 er so.

    I looked at the Canon Rebel (which gets high marks for pic quality),
    but you have to spend $200 extra for a flash, and reviewers are saying
    the stock lense isn't too good, so another $300-$400 for a good lense.

    I saw a $500, 6.1 mega pixel Kodac down at Best Buy that I might
    go look at again. It's not top of the line but it is more decent than
    my old camera and everything I need comes with it.
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    OK, I think I did good without breaking the bank...

    I bought the PowerShot SX1 IS for $499 incl shipping,
    with no sales tax (out of state)

    It's the first PowerShot equipped with a CMOS sensor
    and it's 10.0-megapixel

    Here's the manufacturer's description:

    Evolved Technology for Stunning Photography
    Put your hand around the perfectly-shaped grip of Canon's sporty new PowerShot SX1 IS and you're ready for a shooting experience that's advanced in every way. Superb still images powered by Canon's DIGIC 4 Image processor, evolved Face Detection Technology and a wide-angle 20x optical zoom are only the beginning. You can also create Full HD movies and see every detail on your HDTV thanks to HDMI output. The 10.0-megapixel SX1 IS is the very first PowerShot equipped with a CMOS sensor, a hallmark of Canon's lauded EOS line.
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    I love my new Canon DSLR. It's a complete photograph instrument for my profession. Its basic features was really practical and asy to use... I recommend this to everyone.. Even novice will feel good about this one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by techywarlock View Post
    Even novice will feel good about this one...
    Right...a novice that doesn't mind studying all the controls
    in an attempt to find out what all this thing can do (I've been
    running everything on "Automatic" for right now till I get a clue)

    I just bought the Canon 430EX II Flash, and I have another
    piece of electronic equipment that needs to be studied so
    I can get best results.

    There's alot to Photography...but hey, I'm having fun
    with my new hobby!
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    Hi,
    For better picture quality i suggest you buy Sony's digital camera. The quality of Sony is excellent & picture quality is superb !

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    DubLi has lots of great cameras at bargain prices - I can't post a link, unfortunately. But google for DubLi and Nikon, and you'll find some really sweet prices...
    all the while!

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    According to almost all reviews, Canon has the best picture quality.

    If you'll read through my previous posts, I bought the
    Canon PowerShot SX1 IS which is a 10.1 megapixel
    camera that has been taking excellent pictures.
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    Cool. Feel free to drop in on the photography challenges to show us your pics. That's where my interest first started to deepen into serious addiction

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niubi View Post
    DubLi has lots of great cameras at bargain prices - I can't post a link, unfortunately. But google for DubLi and Nikon, and you'll find some really sweet prices...
    He didn't ask WHERE to buy a camera but WHAT camera he should buy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockrz View Post
    It's the first PowerShot equipped with a CMOS sensor
    and it's 10.0-megapixel
    According to almost all reviews, Canon has the best picture quality.
    You obviously don't read credible and in-depth review sources such as dpreview then?

    10 megapixels forced into a tiny sensor does not make for good image quality. I'm amazed at how many people still equate high megapixels with image quality, when the horrendous pixel density (35MP per cm compared with a typical DSLR with 4MP per cm) provides as DPReview puts it "Noise and noise reduction effects visible at anything over ISO 80,Noise reduction starts to destroy fine detail at anything over ISO 100", which is plain awful by any standard.

    When it comes to DSLRS, sure Canon are great, but their compacts are to be frank are pretty poor compared with the likes of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 or Fujifilm finePix F200EXR. Don't believe the hype..

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    I hope you don't me hijacking your thread, but I have a somewhat related question. I've never owned a digital camera, so I know nothing about them, but I have a sudden interest in digital VIDEO cameras.

    Am I correct in assuming that digital cameras only take still (or static?) pictures by default? If a camera takes videos, then it will be called a digital VIDEO camera, right? Is "camcorder" just another name for a digital video camera?

    I've seen people trying to learn dances pull out small video cameras and filming dance instructors. How much should someone expect to pay for a digital video camera like that?

    Thanks.

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    All plain digital cameras (currently Kodak v1253) that I've owned have video capabilities. Quality isn't always great, but on my kodak it's pretty damn good quality considering video isn't a major feature.

    But if you mean a camera made specifically for making videos, I'd have NO clue whatsoever.
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    cannon is hand for me, it just know me, know what i wanto to express through that lens

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    Quote Originally Posted by EastCoast View Post
    You obviously don't read credible and in-depth review sources such as dpreview then?

    10 megapixels forced into a tiny sensor does not make for good image quality. I'm amazed at how many people still equate high megapixels with image quality, when the horrendous pixel density (35MP per cm compared with a typical DSLR with 4MP per cm) provides as DPReview puts it "Noise and noise reduction effects visible at anything over ISO 80,Noise reduction starts to destroy fine detail at anything over ISO 100", which is plain awful by any standard.
    The amount of Megapixels only stands for the amount of data it can hold. Much of that info can't be appreciated by a human eye but it can do a lot when you are retouching a picture. The more info, the better manipulation you can do in photoshop. Regarding the noise reduction, most of the profesional photographers turn all effects off and shoot their pictures with no filters at all so they can do their own changes in photoshop, which is better at noise reduction anyway.


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