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Old December 13th, 2005, 11:43 PM   #1
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Help Rizza Choose a New Digital Camera please !!

Hey guys (and girls),
Im plotstyles younger brother, he is in Ireland atm. Im of to Thailand in Jan and i want to get a new digital camera, except i have no idea where to start, and what brands and cameras are good etc..
I will use it to take mainly holiday snaps of people and when im back in melb, buildings, people, the main stuff I want to spend between $200-$400, i want it to be smallish since i want to carry it eveywhere, including clubs to take some flicks
So can you please help me out and shoot me some recomendations, or if you have any other questions just ask Should i get it duty free at the airport ?
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Old December 14th, 2005, 02:47 AM   #2
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Canon A620, which i have or Canon Sd450/500, which are pocketable.
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Old December 14th, 2005, 02:51 AM   #3
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Thanks man, any other ideas.. Im guessing there will be a large range of opinions since a lot of you have different cameras correct ?
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Old December 14th, 2005, 03:34 AM   #4
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Hmmm..Just buy a proper DSLR. I dont know why you want to go small. I had a small camera, the fun of it quickly evaporates.
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Old December 14th, 2005, 06:06 AM   #5
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^ yeah, but there are pretty good prosumer cameras which you dont get sick of so easily which are also 'smallish'

Canon Powershot S60,70 and 80
Casio EX-P600 and EX-P700
Nikkon S4
Panasonic LX1
Sony V1 and V3

these are compact, yet they pack alot of manual controls to keep anyone happy
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Old December 14th, 2005, 06:07 AM   #6
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and about the pricing, where ever you go, there will be a different price, so cant comment, but Cameras such as Canon S60 and S70 or Casio P600 you would probably be able to buy it much cheaper than the listed price.
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Old December 14th, 2005, 06:43 AM   #7
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^ yeah, but there are pretty good prosumer cameras which you dont get sick of so easily which are also 'smallish'

Canon Powershot S60,70 and 80
Casio EX-P600 and EX-P700
Nikkon S4
Panasonic LX1
Sony V1 and V3

these are compact, yet they pack alot of manual controls to keep anyone happy

In the end though, you can pack as many things into one, its just not going to be as flexible and robust as a DSLR.
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Old December 14th, 2005, 06:54 AM   #8
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^ yeah, but there are pretty good prosumer cameras which you dont get sick of so easily which are also 'smallish'

Canon Powershot S60,70 and 80
Casio EX-P600 and EX-P700
Nikkon S4
Panasonic LX1
Sony V1 and V3

these are compact, yet they pack alot of manual controls to keep anyone happy
Don't think the S4 has much control....basically it's a point and shoot camera.......

Something small and offers flexible control, it's Canon A620 or A610 for me.....
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Old December 14th, 2005, 07:05 AM   #9
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LOl so much to choose from, can you tell me what a DSLR is ??
The size doesn't really bother me, i just dont want to be carting around a huge camera
Any other suggestions, thanks
Ill look into the ones already listed
LOL holy ****, just checked out some DSLR cameras they are like $1000+
Bit over my budget atm, maybe if i really get into it later i will invest in one

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Old December 14th, 2005, 07:13 AM   #10
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LOl so much to choose from, can you tell me what a DSLR is ??
The size doesn't really bother me, i just dont want to be carting around a huge camera
Any other suggestions, thanks
Ill look into the ones already listed
The best thing would be to buy a Canon 5D with either a Canon 17-40 f/4 lens or a tamron 17-35 f/2.8-4

If you cant then a Canon 20D with tose lenses would be a cheaper alternative or a 350D whch is smaller and cheaper.

From Nikon Id suggest the new D200, or D70 or even a D50. All nice cameras.
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Old December 14th, 2005, 08:43 AM   #11
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^ He has already said he wants a small camera and that he doesn't want to spend too much money and that he does not know what an SLR is, so why keep suggesting them?
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Old December 14th, 2005, 09:18 AM   #12
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Because Im trying to set him/her straight. Why go 1/3 ofthe way when you can get the best system out there?
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Old December 14th, 2005, 10:38 PM   #13
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^ He has already said he wants a small camera and that he doesn't want to spend too much money and that he does not know what an SLR is, so why keep suggesting them?
he mentioned later that size doesnt matter
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Old December 14th, 2005, 10:40 PM   #14
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In the end though, you can pack as many things into one, its just not going to be as flexible and robust as a DSLR.
agreed
but id sure hate to lug around a dslr everyday
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Old December 15th, 2005, 07:14 AM   #15
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LOl so much to choose from, can you tell me what a DSLR is ??
The size doesn't really bother me, i just dont want to be carting around a huge camera
Any other suggestions, thanks
Ill look into the ones already listed
LOL holy ****, just checked out some DSLR cameras they are like $1000+
Bit over my budget atm, maybe if i really get into it later i will invest in one

Holy crap! 1000 bucks? Point me to the camera. Cost me well over $2000 for my 20D body and lens. And the fun of spending several hundred dollars for new lenses has just begun
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Old December 15th, 2005, 07:40 AM   #16
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^ the Nikkon d50 is about $900 in Korea with lens
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Old December 15th, 2005, 11:07 AM   #17
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^ the Nikkon d50 is about $900 in Korea with lens

Is it? Well, the D50 is sort of on the lower end of DSLRs. Its not a bad camera though.
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Old December 15th, 2005, 01:01 PM   #18
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^ yeah, its the cheapest nikkon
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Old December 15th, 2005, 07:52 PM   #19
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With the Canon A620 you can't go wrong. Olympus has some nice small digicams too. Watch for things like: viewfinder (some digicams don't have one, then you must use the LCD screen), looks (your small digicam can be your best friend, always carry with you), feel (some feel plasticky, others feel not so fragile). Remember to set aside some money for a big memorycard (like 1GB).
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Old December 15th, 2005, 07:54 PM   #20
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I have an Olympus Camedia, but my next camera will definitely be Canon.
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