Best camera for my needs/specs

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by KurtCocain, Sep 10, 2006.

?

Which model would you recommend me?

  1. Canon PowerShot SD600

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Canon PowerShot SD630

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Fuji FinePix F30

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Fuji FinePix F20

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T30 (pushing it on price limit)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Other - please explain or write down a model so i can lookup

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. KurtCocain

    KurtCocain TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi guys,

    this is my first post. I registered for the forum and i need a desparate help in mying my first camera. i am due to go on a business trip in twoweeks so i need to decide on a digital camera now! here are some of the requirements i have:

    Budget: around 250 - 300 tops (w/ 1GB memory - up to 320. e.g newegg;'s got those combo deals)

    Size: ultra-conpact! to compact

    Features:
    - Megapixels at least 5
    - optical zoom at least 3, the more the better
    - image quality is extermely important (from 1-10, i'd say 9 or 10)
    - as a begiiner i cannot tell if i want manual controls, but
    should have some good auto settings
    - USB is a must (2.0 even better)
    - good battery life
    - good red-eye reduction!
    - I dont understand an of the shutters, ISO, etc. so i
    cannot specify anything from those parameters

    Usage:
    - General usage, business trip, casual photos, not trying to be an artist
    - do not plan to make prints of images (at this time)
    - Good movie shooting
    - should be able to handle indoor and outdoor excellently
    - shooting some sports/events

    Brands:
    - i am not hung up on one brand because i know particular models of differnt
    can be strong
    - i am looking into cannon SD 450, cannon SD600(30), Fuji FinePix F30,
    Fuji FinePix F20, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50

    Hardware durability:
    - very important... to be able to put camera in pocekt or in backpack and not break.
    - For example, models such as Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 have kind of weak parts where power/battery
    slot opening the little, gentle, fragile door-li thing.



    Thanks guys in advance!

    cheers,
    kc
     
  2. KurtCocain

    KurtCocain TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    anyone?'s got an opinion?
     
  3. blooper

    blooper TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    0
    the canon s700 is a pretty good deal... i think its 6mp. has the zoom you want. and around... 350...
     
  4. KurtCocain

    KurtCocain TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    the powershot SD700 is like 378, plus i need to buy 1 GB of memory -- it gets around 400 bucks total investment, which is about 100 dollars more than my budget..

    I was thinking maybe going with SD600, but is no wehere comparable to the SD700 and it does not have the image stabilization :(
     
  5. LWW

    LWW TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2005
    Messages:
    1,206
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Dayton,Ohio
    Forget megapixel count unless you plan on doing HUGE enlargements.

    Focus on glass quality and lens speed. Those are what actually make the picture. A camera is a light tight box with a shutter and not a lot more.

    LWW
     
  6. KurtCocain

    KurtCocain TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    I agree about megapixels!! I am not too hung up, as long as it has about 5 megapixels is fine,altho i probably wont shooot with 5..

    Anyway, what are cameras that perform expectional on glass quality and lens speed? -- ultra compact ?

    thanks!
     

Share This Page