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DomePatrol2005

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I dont know much about digital cameras however I do know I am looking to take quality pictures and have a decent zoom. Most will just be casual family and friend pictures. I am looking for a good deal im sure there are some in this holiday season. Thoughts?
 

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If it's just for casual use, point-and-shoot should work fine.

You'd be hard pressed to find a better PAS camera than the DMC-FH20:

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Yatwoman has the 2009 version and I was so impressed with its imagery and features, I picked up the 2010 version at Costco for $150.

Very highly recommended.
 

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Here's another vote for a modern point and shoot. The new ones power up very quickly, focus and shoot quickly, can shoot HD video in a lot of cases, and will run you less than $200 probably. I like Canon, but you need to figure out which manufacturer has menus and controls that make sense to you. Read your manual!
 

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I'd suggest going to best buy and trying them all out and seeing which one has the interface you like.

I have an older Casio Exilim, and I like it a lot. The pictures come out pretty good, I think. I have a thread a few weeks ago about a trip i took to Normandy and one a few months ago to Scotland that have a few pics in there. You can get an idea of the quality. It's perfect for the general use that I require.
 

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Here's another vote for a modern point and shoot. The new ones power up very quickly, focus and shoot quickly, can shoot HD video in a lot of cases, and will run you less than $200 probably. I like Canon, but you need to figure out which manufacturer has menus and controls that make sense to you. Read your manual!

I have tried a few different brands, but Canon is by far my favorite. I love my Canon PowerShot. I do not remember which model I have but there are a lot to choose from. It takes great pictures in all kinds of light, has very decent zoom for a camera that fits in my pocket and takes good video, too. Also, make sure you get a high speed memory chip like a SanDisk Extreme. It will make your camera much faster to use.
 

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I'm also looking for a new digital camera. I'd had a nice Olympus that had 7x optical zoom (I like zoom) but it go dropped and broken by someone a few months back. I was looking at the Canon Powershot that has something like 12x or 14x zoom.
 

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I'm also looking for a new digital camera. I'd had a nice Olympus that had 7x optical zoom (I like zoom) but it go dropped and broken by someone a few months back. I was looking at the Canon Powershot that has something like 12x or 14x zoom.

That one has a popup flash that I hear is kind of annoying. I have not tried out that model personally so I do not know for sure. I know it is bigger than mine, though. I paid a little more money for my current one than I did my previous 2. It has 5x optical which is pretty good and in daylight, the digital zoom actually works very very well. It's the first camera I have ever owned that I didn't disable the digital zoom because it actually works well.
 

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That one has a popup flash that I hear is kind of annoying. I have not tried out that model personally so I do not know for sure. I know it is bigger than mine, though. I paid a little more money for my current one than I did my previous 2. It has 6x optical which is pretty good and in daylight, the digital zoom actually works very very well. It's the first camera I have ever owned that I didn't disable the digital zoom because it actually works well.

I didn't realize it had a pop-up flash. I need to do my research and determine what I want because I plan to get one duty-free in the Carib at the end of the month.

I'm borrowing a friend's for this weekend but disappointed in his zoom level (3x), especially for being in Seattle. Oh well, beggars can't be chosers.
 

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is this a good camera?

179 is a bit expensive

It's a Nikon, but it can't be bad. The price is more than most because it projects your pictures onto flat surfaces which is pretty freakin cool. I was more less just throwing it out there because I thought it was cool.. it's definitely not something you'd "need"
 

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It's a Nikon, but it can't be bad.

:nono:

The Coolpix I bought several years ago was the worst piece of work camera I've ever owned. In the shop much more than out.

And this coming from a 25-year fan. Nearly all my other cameras and opticals have been Nikons.
 

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:nono:

The Coolpix I bought several years ago was the worst piece of work camera I've ever owned. In the shop much more than out.

And this coming from a 25-year fan. Nearly all my other cameras and opticals have been Nikons.

that blows, but I'm sure with everything there is always the chance of getting a lemon.

oh and DomePatrol.. no posting in the photos of the months threads :nono:
 
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that blows, but I'm sure with everything there is always the chance of getting a lemon.

oh and DomePatrol.. no posting in the photos of the months threads :nono:

lol

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