Camera's, need a little help here!
Posted 30 June 2010 - 03:25 AM
Olympus D-580-Zoom Review: Overview
I would like to find something the equivalent of the Olympus or better, but under $300 if possible... and no programs or anything that must be used with the camera (aka Kodak... easy share! Sounds like an annoying program! I enjoy just moving the images from the camera to the computer via a cord, saved as JPG files) so I'm looking at probably used cameras, not an issue so long as they work. If they don't come with the SD cards or cords, not an issue either, I can get good prices on those items.
I'm just looking for something simple, a point and shoot with good features and takes clear/good images. Nothing overly fancy (or professional) but not overly cheap, either... There's quite a few local ones for sale, anyone feel up to looking through the list and letting me know what would probably be best for the money? (assuming these are still available)
Samsung sl620 camera + 8gb card + Case $150
SONY Cyber-Shot DSC-H3 8.1 Mega Pixel Camera Black Near MINT $150
Digital Camera Lumix Panasonic 10 Mpx DMC-ZS1þ $150
Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital ELPH $150
Panasonic TZ4 Lumix digital camera - black $135
Fujifilm FinePix $130
Canon SD1000 ELPH Digital Camera + 2GB SD Card $120
conan sd400 $100
sony cybershot digital camera $100
Cannon SureShot Digital Camera $100
Olympus Digital Camera $100
10 Megapixel Canon Digital Camera $100
Olympus Digital Camera $90
Canon powershot Digital Camera $75
selling 3 digital cameras $65-$75
My forte isn't in cameras, and I'm just hoping someone out there who's more knowledgeable about cams might be able to point me in the right direction so I wont have to do extensive researching on each camera!
Posted 06 July 2010 - 09:44 AM
Photography is my profession! Hope u havent bought the camera yet!
I'm not a big fan of olympus half the malfunctioned cameras I get at my studio are Olympus!
I'd go with the cannon, or Sony great quality pictures!
You might want to try also the Fuji cameras semi-pro I got mine for around 250$!
Very nice quality!
Hope this was helpful! & that I narrowed your choices SONY CANNON OR FUJI!!!
I'd go for the cannon 10 Megapixels!
Posted 06 July 2010 - 11:04 AM
10 megapixel digital camera with a 15x optical zoom lens. It is capable for shooting HD quality movies.
I have now, a Canon 350D (DSLR) and a Nikon D300s (DSLR) and they're my most favorite DSLRs. So if you want to ever upgrade, I say go for a DSLR!
+ Aviary Fids: Cockatiels, Budgies & Bourke’s Parakeet
Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:11 PM
No need to install the supplied software, I haven't. Very simple to use, all my bird pics are taken with the 'intelligent auto' mode so are literally point and shoot.
Great 12X optical zoom (disregard digital zoom, optical zoom is what matters) so you can take close-up pics of your birds without getting close.
Records video in HD and audio in Dolby stereo so great for videos of your birds too, and rock gigs in my case!
Amazon.com: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 10.1 MP Digital Camera with
You may be able to find it cheaper than that if you look as it's now a discontinued model, because of that you'd need to be fairly quick
Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:58 PM
I use a Casio exlim camera and have used every model from the 2mp to 15.1mp versions... For a pocket camera it is hard to go wrong with the exlim since they are highly portable and really small - and just slightly more than $100US in price...
The Cannon Rebel XTi is (an SLR) pretty amazing for the price... For both low light and high-speed pictures. I don't own one, but have used one... And am very impressed... I just don't like the idea of lugging a huge camera (any huge camera) all around the place with me - the exlim is by far one of the most portable cameras - and has amazing battery life!
The main problem I have with Fuji is the length of time from "on" to "ready" and the time between each shot... Cannon is the best I've found for this in almost all cases. The Casio is good - but still much slower than any Cannon I've used - how Cannon does it I don't know - but they do it...
Posted 07 July 2010 - 07:30 PM
Posted 10 July 2010 - 10:16 PM
Zeina, I'm a "fan" of the Olympus cameras because our previous digital camera used a floppy disk... now, if you can imagine the quality between those two cameras (an older Olympus vs an even older style of camera), you might understand why I wouldn't mind another one!!! But it would be nice to find something that takes better quality pictures, regardless of lighting!
Here's a several images I've taken with the Olympus... just click to enlarge. (these are probably some of the best I've taken, as well.. many of which don't compare with some of the better cameras out there!)
- eight images 'stiched' together and cropped/editted
Couple images with color/contrast/clarity messed around with
Some decent shots of someone elses birds.
Some shots of my own birds - past/present
Flower on Maui
A couple from Las Vegas...
Favorite image taken using the Olympus
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