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Rinoa
Posted: Aug 12, 2005 11:23 am Reply with quote
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Lately I've been thinking about buying a good digital camera. I don't want the usual point and shoot cameras though. I would like to learn from my camera and become more experienced.

So I would like to have some control over aperture and exposure and controls of that sort. I'd be happy if anyone could give me any tips, links or cameras which are suitable for me since I'm not very experienced in this sector ^^;

Anyhow thank you for your time.
 
kikubelle
Posted: Aug 13, 2005 9:08 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 27 Jul 2005 Posts: 1026 Location: Toronto, Canada + Lalaland~
Hihi Rinoa
nice to meet you i think this is the first time i talked to you lol
ummm...
when i first got my digicam i was very stupid
because i knew i should have waited
since the prices go down so fast
i paid about $530 for everything
my camera is a pentax optio
and i bought a case for it
and the memory card
the sd card was actually lik $100
so my camera was $349.99 before tax
i hate CANADA'S TAXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
so frustrating
i think eyn don't like it either
ummm...a manual camera should be something you should try first
especially if you want effects more at first
i promise to help u looki....
cu later
 
Rinoa
Posted: Aug 13, 2005 10:39 am Reply with quote
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Hello kikubelle =)
I am pleased to meet you and talk to you.
I guess when you see a new model of a camera you get very excited ^^ but yeah prices for electronics always go down fast. We have taxes too in Malta.. very high. Which brands do you suggest? Lately I'm interested in panasonic and canon.
 
eyn
Posted: Aug 13, 2005 11:40 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 13 Apr 2005 Posts: 2094 Location: Canada
Hi there Rinoa, I'm not an expert regarding which camera is good or bad since I've been using my Sony Cybershot P2 all these time, but still, I would recommend you to buy camera from either Sony or Canon.

First of all, my camera is a Sony and I think it's pretty cool and the LCD has very nice resolution. While I was in Europe few weeks back I was using my parent's Canon Powershot A70 and I don't really like it. I don't know, maybe I'm not too used to its feature but it does have manual exposure and focus etc. I think part of the reason is I've been using my Sony for a long time and it's quite hard to get used to a new camera from a different brand (all buttons, knobs, case design are all very different). So it might take some time for you to get used to a new digital camera, do some experiment shooting with it and start to love it. Wink

A good site to search for good camera is CNET.com, as they have tons of reviews on cameras from different manufacturers and you can read the user reviews too, which are always the best and most useful thing to read while choosing a product. Here's some link for you:

Canon Cameras
Sony Cameras

Don't make your decision that is based solely upon the reviews and comments on one site. After you have chosen some potential candidates for your purchase based on reviews from one site, try to search for other reviews about a certain model from other site through search engine. Once you are quite sure what model you want after you all the research, go to the shop, try it out yourself, and make the ultimate decision. Tongue
 
ZeroKenshin
Posted: Aug 13, 2005 11:48 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 21 May 2005 Posts: 579 Location: Singapore
i would wana buy a cyber shot camera, but i still have to save up money.. camera feature in mobile phones today just dont have the features good enough to satisfy u,,
 
kikubelle
Posted: Aug 14, 2005 7:51 pm Reply with quote
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Rinoa
you can try www.sonystyle.com
i use www.sonystyle.ca (Canada)
yeah i am getting mad at my camera
too much shaking @_@ cant take pictures properly
i hav decided to buy a Sony T7 for $500
private sale
brand new
so happi
getting it tmrw
Boogie
5.1 megapixel here i come! lol
 
Rinoa
Posted: Aug 15, 2005 12:42 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 14 Apr 2005 Posts: 2039 Location: Europe
Thank you eyn and kikubelle. I'll check out canon and sony cameras then Boogie
 
beck_ken
Posted: Sep 14, 2005 11:43 pm Reply with quote
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by the way rinoa,
beside canon and sony, you can go for Panasonic Lumix series. I recommend Lumix FX-8 (the latest) because if you are looking for a budget and good quality, Lumix FX-8 has it all. It have the same looks like Sony Cybershot, big screen, and almost same functions but it it cheaper than Sony. I'm not sure the price in your country but my country, it selling around RM1400++ (approx. USD370+).
eyn, no offence for u,
the reason i'm not recommend sony because I get piss off by this brand name many times.
 
Rinoa
Posted: Sep 15, 2005 3:34 am Reply with quote
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Thank you Beck Smile I'll see about Panasonic too then!
 
spirus
Posted: Sep 15, 2005 10:53 am Reply with quote
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haha ken, i have sony Tongue
i have to say im pretty satirfied, and i doubt iit has such a famous name for nothing..panasonic is cool too, ayumi has many CMs lol
so rinoa did u went to any shop, i bet they know a lot of the budget-quality thing

i have sony cyber-shot 5MP - its very good and im very satisfied, it costed around 250-300 euros plus +100 more for a next memory stick..dont forget the memory stick, some of them come with only a tiny (offending imo) memory card that makes the camera somewhat really useless..so consider thsi as well
 
beck_ken
Posted: Sep 15, 2005 12:26 pm Reply with quote
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spirus wrote:
i have sony cyber-shot 5MP - its very good and im very satisfied, it costed around 250-300 euros plus +100 more for a next memory stick..dont forget the memory stick, some of them come with only a tiny (offending imo) memory card that makes the camera somewhat really useless..so consider thsi as well


Yes, memory is very important thing in a digicam but consider this rinoa...look for digicam that using a SD/MMC memory card because it is very easy to find anywhere in computer shops but memory sticks like XD and other type of memories are hard to find and usually only available at the specialist camera shop, AND it is normally very expensive like spirus's memory stick (euros 100+) but if u buy digital camera using MMC/SD memory card, the memory card only causing less than USD50
 
spirus
Posted: Sep 15, 2005 12:29 pm Reply with quote
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mine was that expensive then? oh right, u made me sad now Sad
 
beck_ken
Posted: Sep 15, 2005 12:43 pm Reply with quote
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spirus wrote:
mine was that expensive then? oh right, u made me sad now Sad


haha, sorry for that....but sony's memory stick really sell very expensive here...hoep u dun mind
 
short+simple
Posted: May 24, 2006 5:23 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 11 May 2006 Posts: 267 Location: Melbourne
Rinoa wrote:
Thank you Beck Smile I'll see about Panasonic too then!

we have a panasonic at home and it's great to use..A LOt of functions..although it is quite a big energy eater so remember to always bring spare batteries with you Nod
 
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