Help decide what to get... (Sony, Canon,..)

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  1. lito

    lito TPF Noob!

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    Hi guys,
    I would like to buy a digital camera before the holidays and need some feedback as what to get.

    I am looking for something decent in the $300 range. (+/- $50)

    I would like to have about 5mp, a decent zoom, and maybe some advanced features for special occasions

    The cameras I'm looking at so far are...
    Sony DSC-V1
    Canon S60
    Canon A95

    I'm kind of leaning toward Canon's A95, because it has all the features I would like to see, and the price is awesome.

    Any pointers, maybe I'm not listing a camera I should be considering? Thanks.
    If you own any of the above cameras please list pros and cons you have encountered.

    Lito
     
  2. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    Pretty much all the same...

    Plus minus some minor details... you have gems and crap mixed. Go to the store... try out 5 different cams and see what you like.
     
  3. airgunr

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    Not having used the Canons I can't comment on them but I do have the Sony DSC V1 and it is an excellent camera. I would highly recomend it. It takes great pictures, easy to use, versital with some very nice editing controls on the camera it'self. You won't be disapointed. with it.
     
  4. lito

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    Can you be more specific, which are gems and which are crap?

    I will definetly go to the store to look at the camera before I buy one, but the problem is What can you tell by looking at the camera... It looks nice, it has good controls, but the most important thing like picture quality, battery life, over all dependability are not available. Small LCD doesnt say much about pic quality and I never trust a commision sales person to be honest. :)
     
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    I can't be anymore specific than that. I didn't compare any one of them.

    I have S1 IS and it does an OK job... as long as you don't mind lack of manual focus and slow auto focus...

    Other than that... i really dunno.
     
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    I don't even know anything about digital cameras. But since you are looking for a camera, I would go with Canon... It feels like a safe buy. Sony isn't known for cameras (which doesn't mean they cannot make good ones!), but Canon is a realiable brand just as Nikon...

    Just my 2 cents worth.
     
  7. DocFrankenstein

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    Same here.

    I'd go with canon.
     
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    I just bought an A75 and I love it. I wish I had the extra money to step up to the A90, so that would be my recommendation. Only thing I dont like about the A75 is that the zoom is one speed, but that might not be the case on the A90. Real easy to use and has alot of features, atleast for me.
     
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    Try this site:

    http://www.dpreview.com/

    They seem to have very detailed technical reviews on just about every digital camera on the market.
     

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