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    Digi cams

    Hi guys,

    i am planning on buying a Digi cam, but don't know which one is good,
    and anyone tell me which one is good, thanks in advance

    main nay apnay iradoon ke shikasat say khuda ko pehchana hai (hazrat Ali)

    #2
    how much are you plannign to spend? also what is more important to you, performance, or convenience? i.e. would you like a smaller camera with less features that u can put in your pocket, or a larger camera with more features?

    those questions may help you narrow it down..

    cant give u more advise, I am in the market myself and looking at what is out there so thsi thread could be good for both of us.

    I am looking for something which is fairly portable and is 4 Mp or above.
    The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.

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      #3
      yea can you give out your price range.. are you new to digital camera...


      FYI i am going to buy Canon power G3

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        #4
        Fraudi, if you're looking for a 4mp + camera I'd recommend any of the following models. They all have comparable output, so there is no need going into that. The cameras i've used have * next to them.

        *Olympus C-4040 Zoom $900CDN My recommendation
        Pros :

        Great Manual Controls, Memory is cheap, features monochrome data LCD so you dont need the LCD screen on, 1.8' lcd, uses AA batteries (trust me AAs are the way to go when using digital cameras. they are dirt cheap compared to the 60bucks you can expect to pay for a lithium battery.), includes remote. Has uncompressed TIFF format.

        Cons :

        Weight, Only 3x optical zoom, an older model

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        *Canon G3 $1000CDN
        Pros :

        Great Manual Controls, Memory is cheap, 4x optical (medium), features monochrome data LCD so you dont need the LCD screen on, 1.8' lcd, includes remote,hotshoe, good nightshots.

        Cons :

        Lithium rechargeable (you might consider it a pro, but I dont as they are expensive), Weight, an older model, lousy ergonomics, blurry images and has noise problems (come and go)

        ----

        Olympus C-750 Ultra Zoom $900CDN The cam's 10x optical zoom sounds interesting.

        Pros :

        Has 10x optical zoom, remote, manual setting is the best, uses AA batteries. Terrific nightshots. Hotshoe.

        Cons : Because it's heavy (because of 10x optical zoom) the camera is a pain to focus properly and you'll get shaking alot if you dont use a tripod. But again - the problem with exist with any camera that has 10x optical. The camera is also slow in zooming. Plastic tripod mount.

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          #5
          Try Canon Powershot s45 and G3.

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            #6
            I'd like to compare prices of cameras between your country (US, Dubai, etc.) and Austria.

            So it would be nice if you could post the usual market price in US$ or along with the cameras you suggest.
            The Pakistani Brain of the Austria (formerly known as "The Pakistani Brain of UAE")

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              #7
              if not G5 then the G3..

              compare the G3's sample photos with those taken by Olympus at Steve's Digicam.. the conclusion will dawn upon you.. the Canon lens Rules!
              JaddoN kaddya jaloos ghareeba tay shehr ich choatalee lug gayee

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                #8
                ^ Canon makes pretty good lens. But to say they "rule" is not appropriate. I personally find Steve's reviews full of ****. Its all about the basics, he never goes into distortion or colour problems. For steve a review is about merely going over the menu, and posting a quicktime object.

                Use this feature from Imaging-Resource instead. You can compare photos side by side . Comparometer

                For Photo Samples visit, http://dcresource.com/ . I find Steve's subjects ugly.

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                  #9
                  It was in comparison with the C4040 specifically.. There are better lens out there than the one on the Canon G Series.. but then they cost much more.

                  Blow up the Resolution image at imaging-resource.. check the center and corners.. the Olympus is noticeably soft at the edges.. it shows in the House image .. bottom right corners with the yellow flowers and grass.

                  Yes, there is a slight color cast with G3 images but nothing Photoshop cannot fix.

                  dcresource compares the 4040 with the G2 not the G3 and probably recommends the G2 over it.

                  I'd do the same.
                  JaddoN kaddya jaloos ghareeba tay shehr ich choatalee lug gayee

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                    #10
                    What kind of quality/camera can you get for about $200-$300 Canadian?

                    Also, what's LCD? I want a get a camera that has a zoom as well as a camera that does not distort the image the closer you zoom in. I know there are some cameras out there that you can take an image at a distance and even when you zoom in (after it being put on the computer), the picture quality is crisp and clear.

                    Also, another question: I am very old-fashioned when it comes to cameras. I want traditional hard copies to put into albums. With digital cameras, how would you go about getting a hard copy if you don't have the printer to print it yourself?
                    Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by MehnazQ:
                      What kind of quality/camera can you get for about $200-$300 Canadian?
                      that's around US $7.50 right? u can get disposables..

                      Also, what's LCD?
                      Liquid Crystal Display.. fancy name for the screen (a la camcorders) that displays the image in addition to the viewfinder.

                      I want a get a camera that has a zoom as well as a camera that does not distort the image the closer you zoom in. I know there are some cameras out there that you can take an image at a distance and even when you zoom in (after it being put on the computer), the picture quality is crisp and clear.
                      how much of optical zoom would you require.. remember Digial Zoom is kinda useless if you want quality prints. The cameras which give sharp images even when digitally zoomed on the computer have good sharp lenses and cost more.

                      Also, another question: I am very old-fashioned when it comes to cameras. I want traditional hard copies to put into albums. With digital cameras, how would you go about getting a hard copy if you don't have the printer to print it yourself?
                      1. You take your memory card out of your camera, go to a photo lab that prints digital photos (there are many) and get prints
                      2. You download the images to your computer and upload to web services like shutterfly who print your photos and mail you back.
                      JaddoN kaddya jaloos ghareeba tay shehr ich choatalee lug gayee

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                        #12
                        okay here is my requirements list

                        4 megapix or more
                        lightweight, and portable.. I should be able to put it in a jacket pocket and better yet a jeans pocket.
                        optical zoom
                        My personal preference is canon, since my best cameras have been canons. but am open to others as well.
                        LCD display

                        I am not planning to spend more than $600
                        The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.

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                          #13
                          What's a megapix?
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                            #14
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                            Canon S50

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                            Olympus C50Z

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                            Canon S400

                            I have personally used Olympus C50Z and Canon Powershot S50, Although both the cameras are nice and give you excellent piture quality, I think Canon pictures are better than Olympus. Both of these cameras are very compact but little big for your pocket. I had bought the Olympus C50Z but returned it later on because it is really hard to use this camera on a Tripod and if you are not careful it will break your Lens Cap. I bought the Canon S50 and so far I am very happy with it.

                            All these cameras are available for less than $500 on Internet.

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                              #15
                              asif thanks mon ami

                              how do the s50 and s400 compare to one another? s400 looks a little smaller, how do they compare performancer and features wise (yeah yeah i can go look it up at some website magar tum kis din kam aao gaye)
                              The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.

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