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Old 08-28-2004, 03:46 PM   #1
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The today's special on The Home Shopping Network is a 6.1mp digital camera for $399.90, with free shipping and 5 FLEXPAY payments, and even a docking station... Someone help me out soon.. the link for it is...
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this looks pretty good kar, I've certainly never seen a 6 mp camera for a price like that. it would be nice to have more than 3x optical zoom, but you just don't get that for anywhere near this price. only other thing you'd need to get is a larger memory card - at least 128 MB. those can be found at Target or anywhere else for $50 ish. looks good!
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6.1 megapixels is probably more than you really need. Cameras in the 3 megapixel range can print pics up to 8x10 without a loss of quality. They're also cheaper and the pics will take up less room on your hard drive.

A couple of things concern me on the camera...the most is the battery. It looks like it's probably a proprietary rechargable battery. Meaning that if you want a back up battery, you're going to pay through the nose for it.

The other biggie is that it's also trying to be a video camera...including recording sound. This probably means that the camera's going to be pretty heavy, compared to others of it's size.

The zoom is ok, but not great...3x optical zoom really isn't much on a digital camera these days/

What does it feel like in your hand? That was actually the deciding factor when I bought my camera...the camera in my price range that falt the best and most natural.

I'm sure it's a fine camera. The price seems good. I'm just not sure that I would choose it or that it has the best combination of features...
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the charging dock is probably a great feature too.

and with 6 megapixels the main benefit is that you could take a picture, crop it pretty heavily, and still have nice quality at a fairly decent size. in other words, the old 2-3 megapixel cameras you could print a 5x7 or 8x10 but the quality wouldn't be that great - looking close you could see blockiness on things that have fine detail - like a person's hair or leaves on trees in a scenic shot. the greater number of megapixels in this camera would give you more "information" in your picture so that even blown up/cropped you'd still be able to get great print quality.
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Wow! Just tried to get my hubby to let me buy one... didn't work! Are you going to get it? I think it looks like a super deal!
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6.1 megapixels is probably more than you really need. Cameras in the 3 megapixel range can print pics up to 8x10 without a loss of quality. They're also cheaper and the pics will take up less room on your hard drive.
depends I think. if $399 is more than you wanted to spend then yeah, you could get a pretty decent camera for cheaper. on the other hand, if this fits in your budget you probably won't find anything better at this price. as far as "more than you need" our camera's a 4.1MP and I think 5 or 6 would really hit the sweet spot in terms of resolution.

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A couple of things concern me on the camera...the most is the battery. It looks like it's probably a proprietary rechargable battery. Meaning that if you want a back up battery, you're going to pay through the nose for it.
hmm, is there a better alternative? I was looking at that battery as a plus, not a minus. our camera takes standard AA batteries, but four of them that have to be removed for charging. they're heavy and a dock that charges the battery right in the camera would be much more convenient.

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The other biggie is that it's also trying to be a video camera...including recording sound. This probably means that the camera's going to be pretty heavy, compared to others of it's size.
you won't find digital still cameras nowdays that *don't* do video. it's almost always poor quality but I think manufacturers see it as a feature they've gotta have to be competitive.

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The zoom is ok, but not great...3x optical zoom really isn't much on a digital camera these days
yeah, 3x is pretty much the standard. there must be something inherently more difficult/expensive about 4x+ that prevents most manufacturers from offering it in a consumer camera. video cameras on the other hand typically offer 10x and greater optical zoom. weird.

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I'm sure it's a fine camera. The price seems good. I'm just not sure that I would choose it or that it has the best combination of features...
wow Heather, this almost sounds like a "thumbs down". lemme guess, are you anti-digital?
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From everyone I have ever talked to , read posts on this site, and from days, weeks, months of looking, reading , researching online, Kodak easyshare cameras are a hit with everyone.
I don't see the negative in the battery either. If I personnally had the money today I would buy this camera! unfortunatley I don't so I can't. If it is in your budget I would really give this camera some very serious consideration...Good Luck and Happy Shopping! Let us know if you get it!
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http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...12&Submit.y=10

here is the same one for less.
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http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?A=search&Q=&b=49&a=706_6215&shs=&ci=8612&ac=&Submit.x=12&Submit.y=10

here is the same one for less.
nice. I wonder how much b&h charges for shipping.
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But does it come with the same extras as the other one?
The first one caomes with the dock. Not that I can buy either one....
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But does it come with the same extras as the other one?
The first one caomes with the dock. Not that I can buy either one....
that's why it's cheaper on the B&H site - no dock. it's a $70 add-on. so that plus the shipping and the HSN price stacks up pretty well.
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But does it come with the same extras as the other one?
The first one caomes with the dock. Not that I can buy either one....
Good Looking out! I don't think that one does come with a dock...
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the links I got had them both for $399. one had free S&H.....I am looking for one too!
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The one at B&H was 359.00 when you added it to your cart...
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For this specific camera it looks like HSN is offering a pretty good deal for today. Like I said, IF I had the $$ I would get it. But it will prob. be at least 2mos. before I can get one, in the meantime I keep looking reviewing and window shopping
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For basically the same cost you can go to Sam's Club and get the Kodak Easy Share DX6490 with a free docking station. It has 4 megapixels which is plenty and a 10X optical zoom. When you look around, look for a higher OPTICAL zoom, not digital. This is what we just bought and we're VERY happy with it. Just took some awesome pictures at Niagara Falls yesterday.
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I just saw that online at Sams Club! That is a great deal. Nice optical zoom and compl. shipping. 2 good scores on dig cameras for those who can purchase now. I'm getting jealous i need to quit reading this thread
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hmm, is there a better alternative? I was looking at that battery as a plus, not a minus. our camera takes standard AA batteries, but four of them that have to be removed for charging. they're heavy and a dock that charges the battery right in the camera would be much more convenient.
My camera takes AAs...2 of them. I have rechargables. I often carry 4 extra which will usually fill a 128 meg card. I think the 6 pack of batteries plus the charger were about $20 and weigh ounces.

Cheap, charges 4 batteries in about 2 hours...and in case I get stuck, almost anyplace carries regular AAs.

I've also heard from quite a few Kodak owners who have had problems with the charging part of their docks. I would imagine that that would be an expensive problem to fix (assuming that it was past the warranty) or you'd be w/out the camera functioning until Kodak fixed it.

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you won't find digital still cameras nowdays that *don't* do video. it's almost always poor quality but I think manufacturers see it as a feature they've gotta have to be competitive.
I wish they'd stop...if I wanted video, I'd buy a video camera!

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wow Heather, this almost sounds like a "thumbs down". lemme guess, are you anti-digital?
No, not anti digital in the least...I just don't think the cheapest/easiest is necessarily the best. There are just so many different options out there it's worth looking at all of them
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Old 08-28-2004, 07:21 PM   #19
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So, Kar did you get it? I'm not a digi person but I know you have been researching this for awhile.

And WOW -- Daven actually had more than a one liner conversation on here with the gals! LOL
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Looks like Daven is going to hold off on the candy for a while to get a new digital! Sounds sa-weet, Kar!
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Michelle, Are those your girls? They are too cute!!!! And I agree this thread is the most I have ever seen D post!
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And when I write D I mean as in "D man"!!! LOL
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HAHAHAHAHA

D MAN! Love it, Keri! And you're not kidding. He's really into this thread. Wonder why he didn't get into the big thread yesterday? ROFLOL!
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If you have not bought the camera yet.....
The Kodak one they have taked about is the one consumer reports recommends. It has that great 10x opitcal Zoom. I was just at Costco today and they have it with a docking station for around 399.00. That is a good deal.

Just my two cents.

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I will not be making ANY comment on yesterday's thread. I just don't want to see Fabio avatars popping up everywhere...
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LOL and then some! Fabio!!! LOL, I am so glad I wasn't drinking Pepsi when I read that!
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How did we get from Digital Cameras to Fabio?

Wow did I miss something?

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But it will prob. be at least 2mos. before I can get one, in the meantime I keep looking reviewing and window shopping


ASK SANTA !!! LOL
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Ok for all those that want to know.. Hubby shot down my camera Oh well he said we jus didn't have the $$ for that one right now... guess gotta go buy the $150.00 one that we saw.. Thanks for all the coments though. And besides we got home from a wedding dance to late to order, got home after 11pm and then it was done Think hubby did that on purpose.. lol
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Kar,
Did you check out www.cnet.com? They have reviews that helped me decide on a camera. I agree with Daven - 6mp would be cool but if you can not afford it a 3 or 4 will do as well. We have a 1.7mp from several years back that takes great pics of things right in front of you and our 3.2mp that I use for everything. My friend has one that is 2mp and I thought the pics were from a film camera. As long as you do not crop them before processing (we upload digital to walmart.com to get prints) they will be fine! The zoom depends on what you will be taking pics of. Ours only has 3x opt. zoom so anytime we go somewhere where I think we will need more than that I always take my SLR which as an awesome zoom lens. I have found that I just dont really need that much at all... maybe when you are at the zoo or something like that. Otherwise most everything you would like to take a picture of is close enough you do not really need zoom. (people!)
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