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Old 09-19-2005, 03:06 PM   #51
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Olympus D-580 Zoom. Nothing fancy (until I can get my D-SLR). Simple 4.0MP using xD technology. It works just fine (though the media is expensive).

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Old 12-28-2005, 07:59 AM   #52
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I'm going to try the Kodak EasyShare Z740 for a while. It seemed to have excellent reviews for a camera in that budget range and it seems to be taking good pics for me so far. I've had it less than 24 hours but it seems to be an easy camera to operate. The manual settings will make it more versatile (for me) and the point and shoot settings will make it easy for my wife to use too. I need to figure out how to take good aquarium shots but, other than that, the camera is working great! I may give an actual review once I've used the camera a bit more but I dont quite feel comfortable with that yet. Great cam so far though....

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Old 12-28-2005, 08:03 AM   #53
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I want to add a link for a great resource for those in the market to buy a new camera. I found this site to be an incredible help, along with this site and consumer reports. You cant go wrong here....this guy reviews tons of cameras and includes so much information that you cant go wrong. He includes sample pics as well. Great, great source of information for digital camera reviews and information. I only post the link in case you unaware of the resource. Its only a tool and I think its a valuable one. Check it out!!!! Remember though, the proof is in the pudding! Seeing the pics from users on this site is proof for me.
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Old 12-28-2005, 08:04 AM   #54
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Wow. Forgot to add the link after all that talking. Sorry!!

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Old 01-26-2006, 07:56 PM   #55
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Nikon Coolpix 5700

Specs, Review, & Sample Pics

I've had this camera for a couple of years now and I absolutely love it.
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Old 03-11-2006, 11:14 PM   #56
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I have a Panasonic DMC-FZ5. 5 megapixels, 12x zoom with image stabilization (really works!). I'm still figuring it out but so far it's great. I haven't used any of the more expensive models but this camera seems like a nice compromise between the compacts and the super-expensive models. So far it is much better that my old Olympus C-3000Z, particularly outdoors. I am having fun playing with exposure, white balance etc to get good pics of my tank...I have a lot of light and no background on the tank yet so lots of reflection from the white wall behind the tank. Anyone else have this camera?
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Old 03-12-2006, 10:36 AM   #57
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sony dsc-h1 12x optical zoom, 5.1 mp, 13 shooting modes, plenty of accesories, 2.5inch lcd display.... great slr type camera
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what do you guys suppose would be the best for a quick shot? i have a GREAT digital camera HP photosmart, it takes really detailed pictures, but taking pictures of fish is HARD! i need one that flashes immediately or takes several pictures at once, rather than waiting 5 seconds for a flash
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Fuji Finepix s7000

Good camera for getting into digital photography, I plan on getting a Canon DSLR soon though, maybe a 20D

Specs courtesy of steves digi cams:

CCD Sensor 1/1.7-inch 4th Generation Super CCD HR
Number of Total Pixels: 6.63 million pixels
Number of Effective Pixels: 6.3 million
4:3 aspect ratio
Number of Recorded Pixels 4048 x 3040 (interpolated)
2848 x 2136
2016 x 1512
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
Lens Fujinon EBC coating, glass aspherical element, external focus/zoom control ring
Equivalent to 35-210mm on a 35mm camera
optional 55mm lens/filter adapter
Optical zoom 6x
Digital zoom 3.2x
Focus TTL contrast multi-zone auto, area auto, center point auto, focus lock, manual focus
Focus Range Normal: 1.6ft to infinity
Super Macro: 0.4in-7.9in
Aperture F 2.8-F8 (W)
10 segments in 1/3 increments
Viewfinder Ultra high resolution electronic viewfinder (EVF 0.44" with 235,000 pixels)
Exposure control Auto/P/A/S/Manual/Scene Position
Exposure modes TTL-64 zone Multi-point, Center-weighted average, Spot
Sensitivity Auto: equivalent to ISO 160-800
Manual: equivalent to ISO 200 400 600 800*
*only in 1/2/3M mode
Shutter speed 15 sec. – 1/10,000 sec.
White balance Automatic, Manual (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light), Custom
Flash Auto flash using flash control sensor
Flash mode: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro

Effective range (at ISO 200):
1.0ft-27.9ft (W)/3.0ft-25.9ft (T)

Hot shoe for external flash
LCD monitor 1.8-inch TFT (118,000 pixels)
Shooting modes Auto, Exposure Combination, Macro, Movie
Continuous shooting modes Continuous first or last 5 frame @ 3.3fps 12MP shooting
40 frame 1/2/3MP continuous shooting
Special shooting modes Continuous autofocusing, Continuous 3.3fps up to 5 frame 12MP shooting, 40 frame 1/2/3MP continuous shooting, auto bracketing, photo mode control – ISO/Resolution/Color, sharpness, multi-exposure, custom white balance
Movie recording 640 x 480 @ 30fps with sound
320 x 240 @ 30fps with sound
Movie clip length limited to media capacity
File formats Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2), RAW
Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG), WAV
Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible
Storage media xD-Picture Card (16MB to 512MB)
CompactFlash Type I and II
Recording capacity with one 16MB xD-Picture Card (included) Still Image Movie
12MP (Fine) 12MP (Normal)
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10 20 25
33 1



Approx. 13sec. Approx. 26sec.
Video out NTSC and PAL switchable
Voice memo 30 seconds
Playback Single frame (with 14.4 playback zoom), 9 multi-frame
Camera terminal USB 2.0 interface
Power source 4 x AA batteries (NiMH, lithium, alkaline)
or AC-5V AC Adapter (optional)
Dimensions 4.8(W) x 3.2(H) x 3.8(D) inch
121 x 82 x 97 mm
Weight 17.6 oz / 590 g (excluding batteries and media)
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Nikon D70s Digital SLR here with the 18-70mm, 70-300mm lenses. Bought specifically for tank pics, lol. Then for vacations (a bonus with the 6GB microdrive in it).

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