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Re: Good Affordable Digital Camera

Postby DAVELA » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:41 pm

I paid 1200 for my nikon D70 dslr yrs ago.
I just bought a second one hardly used-new cond. for 300$ on ebay.What a steal!And thats the avg price now.
Would i rather own a great dslr for 300 or a flimsy ps for 300 or 200 or 100 etc?A dslr handsdown.
A d70 blows away any PS im sure.But it is not light.Has an 18-70 lens.Easy to use ,easy interface.
For me photography on my travels is extremely important.
Some of the hi end ps like G1 or lumix are good but 900$ is crazy for ps. but if you can afford it go for it-i think that is much better than throwing away 200 on a cheap ps.
A dslr is a real camera and for pictures i place too much importance to rely on a ps.A ps also limits the type of shots(wide angle or tele) and quality. A ps is great for parties and city use but for travel they sacrifice too much for me.I would never want the documentation of my expensive travels to be limited by a cheap camera.If i could afford one of those G1 or whatever i would try it out.

If i dont want to lug around a dslr i would use a phone cam.



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Re: Good Affordable Digital Camera

Postby pork50 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:34 pm

I got an Easy Share Z981 from Kodak. 14.1 MP, 26x optical zoom. A decent P n S.

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Re: Good Affordable Digital Camera

Postby rlown » Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:42 pm

nice shots, Pork.. I think that last one is actually lavender. Almost like you and I have the same landscape.. :)
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Re: Good Affordable Digital Camera

Postby pork50 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:46 pm

Yeah I was meaning to change the filename of the image, my dad later corrected me, being a landscaper. :nod:
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Re: Good Affordable Digital Camera

Postby richlong8 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:30 pm

I upgraded to a Panasonic Lumix LX-5 this year, and I am quite happy with the camera. One nice feature- you can buy the optional "extender", and have the ability to use a polarizing, or neutral density filter. Nice wide angle, zoom is limited though, sensor is bigger than average, and it takes pretty good movies.
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Re: Good Affordable Digital Camera

Postby artrock23 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:26 am

Mike M. wrote:. A few years back the market was full of good P&S cameras that used AA batteries, with much better battery life. No longer. There are a few AA driven cameras still out there, but not many -- you have to look pretty hard to find them.


I have an older Canon that takes AA batteries. The lens has scratches, which is why i'm looking to buy a new camera (thinking of a S95). Should I maybe think of getting the lens replaced? What might that cost?
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