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Old November 10th, 2005, 04:07 PM
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Yippeeeee!!!!!

I'm getting a new camera!!!!!!

For Christmas, my fiance and I were going to buy ourselves a dishwasher to make life easier for me! LOL But I have always wanted a really good camera. So I just asked him, if instead of the dishwasher, could we get a camera instead and he said YES!!!! I am so excited!!! I absolutely love taking pictures of my babies, and now with a new camera, I won't waste money on film when the pics turn out crappy!!!!

So, I need any and all tips on what I should look for in my new camera. We are spending about $400.00 give or take a little. I do know I want a digital with the option of having automatic and manual modes. I really don't know alot about pixels and such, so I need some pointers there! LOL

Any suggestions would be great!! I am sooooo excited!!! And I will have it before Christmas!!
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Old November 10th, 2005, 05:04 PM
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I don't have specific recommendations but there's a good thread here on it:

http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=16092

If you narrow it down to a few models, I'd google some reviews of each. A site that might help:

http://www.dcviews.com/

http://www.dcresource.com/

http://www.pcphotoreview.com/

You might be able to use sites like that to narrow some selections down for you, maybe looking for pixel counts of 3.5 or higher with manual operation as an example.

For me, I would want a decent ability to pull a subject in - zoom.

I have a Panasonic DMC FZ20 at 5.1 megapixels and a 35-420 zoom . . . . but I think that's about twice as much as you want to spend.

Every major city has a camera store for geeks, the truly serious - as opposed to a chain store - and you'll usually find some very knowledgeable people there who would immediately take your price range and rattle it through their heads for some suggestions. Talk is cheap and that might be a place to start as well. You could probably even just call them for help if you can't visit.

Hope the above gets you started. Others probably have some suggestions for you.

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Old November 10th, 2005, 05:09 PM
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I'm getting a new camera!!!!!!

For Christmas, my fiance and I were going to buy ourselves a dishwasher to make life easier for me! LOL But I have always wanted a really good camera. So I just asked him, if instead of the dishwasher, could we get a camera instead and he said YES!!!!
What are you crazy? I would get the dishwasher and invest in a $45 scanner with a throw away camera!!! I'll never go without a dishwasher again. Ours broke and Jim bragged to everyone about the great dishwasher we had at the house -- ME! I told him keep it up, I cook your dinner!
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Old November 10th, 2005, 08:33 PM
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I have a Panasonic DMC FZ20 at 5.1 megapixels and a 35-420 zoom . . . . but I think that's about twice as much as you want to spend.
LOL, It's not that I don't want to spend that much, we just don't have that kind of money........yet!! Being small business owners, everyone else gets paid but us!

I just hope that I can get at least half the picture quality that you have!! I know, I know, it depends mostly on the person taking the picture and I will never have it all figured out but I'll have fun trying!!

Jesse's mom, I DESPISE doing dishes, but I want a new camera so very badly!!! Besides, we just need a cheap dishwasher-nothing fancy. I could always let the dogs clean the dishes!! LOL
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Old November 10th, 2005, 09:34 PM
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Oh, I want a dishwasher for Christmas, but it looks like I'm getting tires instead...

I'm loyal to Canon... I suggest looking up the cameras in Consumer Reports too because chances are you'll still have this camera in 10 years.
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Old November 10th, 2005, 09:42 PM
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Actually Prin, Canon is my first choice. Your camera is a beauty! Mind me asking the price??

Dishwasher - dogs, they'll both do the job!!
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Old November 10th, 2005, 09:48 PM
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My camera? Mine's not digital... It's a Canon Elan7 and it was around $700... I need a new lens though. Mine's seen way better days.
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