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Old 08-19-2006, 06:47 AM   #1  
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I'm in the market for buying a new digital camera. I'm considering a 6 MP.

The problem I've found with the old one I have (2MP) is that the batteries don't last long. I've tried the chargable batteries and they are not as good either.

So......what kind of camera do you have and what do you like about it?

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Old 08-19-2006, 03:21 PM   #2  
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I have a Kodak EasyShare with a printer dock. I love it!! This is the first digital camera I have purchased and it has many functions. I am not a real photographer but this camera does what I have needed.

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Old 08-19-2006, 04:01 PM   #3  
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I have a Kodak EasyShare Z740, 5.0 Megapixel w/10x zoom (optical ... don't pay attention to the digital zoom, it's basically worthless.) I love it!! It is very easy to use, but also has the ability to change some of the settings like a "real" camera should you ever want to play around with that kind of stuff. I am starting to have problems with my rechargeable batteries too, I think I've worn them out. I charge them and they still say they are 1/2 dead when I put them in the camera. When I first got this camera, and on my last camera they worked wonderfully. (On my very first digital camera, they didn't work very well ... I have since decided in that case it was that camera.)
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I have a Canon EOS Digital Rebel DSLR (6.1mp). It is no longer available and has been replaced with the Canon EOS XT DSLR (8.1mp). These are GREAT cameras and if you have ever used a SLR you will love the DSLR. Well worth the money!

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Old 08-19-2006, 04:28 PM   #5  
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Oh yea, forgot to say the Canon DSLR comes with a battery pack. They will stay charged for days! They say about 750 frames without the on-camera flash, about half that if you use the flash. I shot an entire wedding, 5 hours, and the battery never gave up on me.
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I have the Nikon D50 DSLR. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my camera! I stick with Nikon because all of the Nikon lenses are interchangeable, even with the digitals (though there is some crop factor when going from film to digital). It's very user friendly, yet has all the bells and whistles you need to move into more advanced photography. It takes beautiful pictures, both in automatic mode and in manual mode. Did I say I love it?
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Old 08-19-2006, 05:00 PM   #7  
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Depends on what you're looking for. I have two cameras, a Canon S50 Powershot and a Nikon D70s DLSR. You can get some really great POS cameras with high MPs, some up to 10, I believe, but you will sacrafice speed (all around). If you want your shots quickly and continuously, then DLSR is the way to go, but you will sacrafice cost and weight and sometimes ease of use.

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I just got the new Canon ELPH and I absolutely love it! It is really small (smaller than my cell phone) and takes beautiful pictures. I have had all brands of cameras and this is the best one I've ever had.
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I totally LOVE my camera!! It's a Canon Digital Rebel (DSLR) with 8 mpx. Great photos - unbelievable resolution so you can crop down to nothing and still have great quality. Easy to use - or you can use the manual settings. There is virtually no shutter lag (I never did get used to that with my last digital which was a Nikon Coolpix and had TERRIBLE shutter lag).
It is a big camera, however, so if you are looking for one to fit in your pocket, this is not for you. Unless you have very big pockets
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I have an older HP, but it takes great pictures. I find I have to throw out my rechargeable batteries every year or so. They just only do so many recharges. But it still seems cheaper to go with the recharges.
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I have a Olympus E-300 digital SLR, the one out now is the E-500, good price at Sams club. Excellent camera. 8 megapixel.
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I have a Olympus E-300 digital SLR, the one out now is the E-500, good price at Sams club. Excellent camera. 8 megapixel.
comes with 2 lenses also.
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I have a Nikon Coolpix S6. It is 6 megapixels with a lithium battery. I can take a lot of pictures before needing to recharge. It has internal memory and uses SD cards. It is very small yet has a big color screen. It is around $350.00 now. It is also wireless which means if you have a wireless computer/laptop you don't need any cables at all to download pictures to your computer. It has a very fast shutter speed which is great if taking pictures of kids and/or sports.

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Thank for all the replies...I've got my list and I'll have to look at all the cameras mentioned then make a choice.

Thanks again,
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I want a rebel sooooo bad! I have an add hanging on my bullitin board in my scrap room. I am hoping DH gets the drift.
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I was told when I got my Canon Powershot that it uses battery power even when it is off. So I take out my rechargeable battery every time I put it away. It can go for months without being recharged.
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I have a Koday Easyshare 5 megapixel, and I use energizer e2 lithium batteries...one set lasts me 3-4 months...they are not rechargable, just use them like regular batteries...
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Kodak Easyshare with dock. You just sit it on the dock when you are through taking pictures. The dock charges the camera and uploads photos to your computer. Easy learning curve. I have taken the camera on trips for as long as four days without having to recharge it. I am not sure what the longest period it would go without charging but it is more than I have ever needed. Some of the Kodaks have a 10x zoom. That is great. You can take a picture at a great distance and you can zoom in to get a great picture. I personally will never buy another camera without a dock. it makes it so easy to keep charged and you don't have to worry about changing out batteries. Makes good pictures.
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I bought a Canon A700 Powershot this spring. I take a lot of diffferent shots (sports, nature, people. scenery) and have found it more than meets my needs. I usta have an Olympus 720C and had tons of problems with it. Took it in 3X in nearly 3 years. I think I paid around $249-289 for it. I also got one of their printers (in addition). The printer is unbelievable for a photo printer.

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I have a Sony cybershot 4.1 mp dsc-s90. It has a HUGE view screen and is highly recommended for long battery life. I love it. It comes with rechargeable batteries and charger. I did get an extra set of rechargeables so I NEVER have a problem. Someday soon I will upload some cards. Then you can see.
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I have a Sony DSC-S90. 4.1 mp. It has a HUGE view screen and comes with rechargeable batteries and a charger. I bought a second pr of rechargeables so I never have a problem. Diane
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I have a kodak EasyShare C340, (5 megapixels). MY DH gave it to me for Xams last year and I bought rechargeable NIMH batteries. I always keep an set of batteries charged. I am not impressed with the zoom lense, but it has lots of other settings that I use ie, snow, sports, fireworks, closeup, landscape, beach, nightportrait, portrait and video. The video is very basic and doesn't pick up sound well. The flash doesn't work well with the video mode either. We didn't buy the dock, I use an USB cable and port to download my pictures to the computer. Uses Kodak EasyShare software. (I have a photo printer).

This is my 2nd digital and I love it. Picture quality is great.
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Here are some great links for reviews on the different cameras.
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/
http://www.steves-digicams.com/
http://google-cnet.com.com/4323-6530_7-6509037.html
http://www.dcresource.com/
http://www.pcmag.com/category2/0,1874,5,00.asp

I always try to research reviews as well as get users opinions before I buy anything costly. I hope that these sites help you out.
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