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Old 08-12-2007, 01:08 AM   #1
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Suggestions for a new digital camera

I went on a conoe trip yesterday and my friend the so called canoing expert dumped the canoe and my camera got soaked! So my camera is completey fried and was looking for suggestion for a decently priced camera that still takes great pictures (especially of aquariums ).
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Old 08-12-2007, 01:43 AM   #2
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Cannon Powershot A540 is what I have. Decent camera, pretty good pics. Even has an 'underwater' setting... didn't even know that when I bought it. I don't think they make my model anymore, I believe there's a newer release that's prob a little better.
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Old 08-12-2007, 01:53 AM   #3
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I have had two Sony point-and-shoot cameras and liked them a lot. My current Sony is model DSC-H9.

I have a digital SLR, a Canon Rebel XTi. It has interchangeable lenses, which is a great feature, but most of the time I end up using the Sony since it's so lightweight and really takes great pics.
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This is my current camera. I found it on sale a few weeks ago at a local electronics outlet for a very nice price. Has all the tricks and tools you could want.
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I use a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5

It has decent zoom, great features, and is fairly inexpensive. Big screen too. Only downside is it uses AA batteries, but that is no big deal if you get high quality rechargeable batteries.

happy camera hunting.
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Old 08-12-2007, 11:45 AM   #6
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I wouldn't take any decent camera on a canoe trip unless it is waterproof or any time in the canoe it is kept in a water proof storage. I would check out a Nikon D40. Can find them used for very reasonably priced. I find these reviews to be fair and accurate.

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/2007-05-what-camera.htm
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Old 08-12-2007, 01:52 PM   #7
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Nikon D50...somewhat pricey but a great camera.
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Okay that would be totally overkill for what you'd probably be using it for...However, Canon Powershot FTW!
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I was gonna say the Fuji FinePix is a good, all-purpose digi camera that is reasonably priced, but JChillin's link beat me to it. I am getting one to replace my Kodak DX4330.
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I second the Nikon D40 (or D50)! I have a D40 and absolutely love it. The clarity and shutter speed are so much better than my old camera (Fuji FinePix E550). I think the D40 is the least expensive of Nikon's D-SLRs. It's a great starter SLR camera, with the ability to change out lenses once you learn more about it. The only thing I'm not a fan of is the auto-flash, but you can of course turn that off.

Good luck with your camera hunting!
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