I have had a Canon S200 for 3 years (it's discontinued now, loved that camera), nothing ever happened to that camera so I decided to purchase a Canon SD400 this year, 5MPs, newer technology and it died after 3 months (died as in it doesn't turn on in the camera/video mode, and won't even let me reset it). I wasn't abusing my camera either. So now I'm sending it off to the factory to see if they can fix it, I'm hoping to get it back before my planned vacation which is on Sept. 6.
I'm not going against any CANON cameras, because if I had a chance I would purchase another one, but I just wanted to say that electronics in general, if they don't break on you after a couple of months then they're awesome.
I have an Olympus Camedia C4000. I love it. They no longer make the model, but have since upgraded it. The only downside is the lag time between flash shots. You can set the camera up, however, to take several shots in a row.
I have a Kodak Z760. When it came out in the spring, the price tag was over $400, and now you can buy it online for $250. I originally was looking at the under $200 range as well, but found that nothing compared to the Z760, and went on a mini-crusade to find it for the lowest price. $250 didn't bug me, as I know I won't be replacing this anytime soon.
It's great! 6.1 MP, all of these different modes (Really easy to toggle through... say if you're shooting motion, fireworks, against sunlight, into darkness--you pick a particular mode so that your photos turn out the best. It isn't anything to memorize, it tells you on screen what the mode is for.), plus B&W/sepia/natural color/others. You can print up to poster size!
I did have a slight problem installing the software though... but I have a gut feeling the problem was my Dell and not the software. However, whe the programm went into it's boo-boo, a help screen popped up, told me to download something to clear what had already been opened from the CD, restart and wham, it worked the next time.
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I have a canon s400 (I think they're making s410s now). it takes great pictures without having to adjust any of the settings. the only thing i have been a little dissappointed in is that some of the pictures have a little bit of purple fringing (almost like a little purple/blue shadow where a bright area and a dark area of the picture meet).
I use the Canon 20D but I'm also a photography major. I love Canon's and that's all I ever use. Yes, it's a little pricey and the 20D is probably more than you would need, but the Canon Digital Rebel is also a very good camera and more affordable.
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Bumping this because we're in the market for a new camera. Ours is terrible quality, I think only 2mp or even less and has quite a long "thinking" time before you can take another picture.
I want one that I can blow pics up to 11x17 and still maintain good quality and also one that has an action feature, or at least little lag time between taking pictures.
Here are a couple that I've been looking at. I'd like to spend under $250.
Panasonic 5MP Digital Camera with 6X Zoom - Silver (DMC-LZ3S)
Canon PowerShot 5MP Digital Camera - Silver (A530)
Am I right in assuming that the more mp, the better the picture quality therefore the larger pictue I can blow up w/out it getting pixilated?
Also what is the difference between optical and digital zoom? Is one better than the other? Dh says that I zoom too much w/ our current camera, so it goes into optical mode instead of digital and that's why my pictures don't turn out as well.
Ok, I am COMPLETELY overwhelmed! I haven't bought a camera in, uh, well.....let's just say, I think I was in middle school. So clearly, it wasn't a digital camera. I have an employee purchase program through work so I can buy stuff from Dell direct cheaper than retail-they have digital camera there too, from Sony, Canon, Nikon, Casio, Olympus and Kodak. I have used a couple Kodak digitals here and there when borrowed from others and been COMPLETELY underwhelmed. So those are pretty much out. I'm also noticing a HUGE price jump between the 4 megapixels and 5 megapixels-what do I need?
I want a small, powerful camera that will take good quality shots of my jewelry so that I can list it on the classifieds here and on ebay. So it needs a decent zoom feature, or maybe more megapixels so I can zoom in when I'm editing? I also want to be able to take good pics of the babes when they're doing something picturesque, like curling all up in the comforter or stretching out on the floor. You know, and maybe take some pictures of people now and then.
So, help! Suggestions?
Megapixels are a red herring. Anything over 4 megapixels is going to be fine for any application at all. I was shooting weddings and portraits with a 3.2mp camera for over a year and I have 30x40 prints from it that look fabulous. Nowadays camera manufacturers play the megapixel game because the general public doesn't know any better and they will plop down more money for a ga-jillion megapixel camera with crappy features.
Look for a camera with mimimal shutter lag, an optical zoom rather thana digital zoom, the ability to use CF cards or smart-media rather than some proprietary memory system, and make sure it feels good in your hand.