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mitch
02-10-2005, 05:39 PM
new camera! Just got this puppy Tuesday
http://www.steves-digicams.com/2004_reviews/sd200.html
Takes great shots, and easy to use. My buddy had one and I used it the weekend of the NYC boatshow and fell in love w/ it. I got rid of my 6.3MP digital SLR style on ebay and even made $$ on it after 6 months :D

aprgriggs
02-10-2005, 06:02 PM
I want a camera...why would you go to a lower MP? I though the higher the better.

milkmania
02-10-2005, 06:14 PM
mitch, which 6.3 megapixel camera did you get rid of? name & model#???

I'm tremendously please with my fujifilm S7000
took me 5 years of playing with a lot of different cameras before I decided on this one.

I've had a guy take a couple pics with a cybershot that turned out very well

Platprostar
02-10-2005, 06:19 PM
I just got the Sony cybershot 5.1 mp.

Best camera I have ever had.

milkmania
02-10-2005, 06:26 PM
look what I can do...:woohoo:

http://home.alltel.net/bhammon/butterfly.jpg

large file...once it's loaded, click on it to ENLARGE it:purplaugh

disclaimer
it's not MY pic, but it was from my model camera:worthy:

MasterMason
02-10-2005, 08:20 PM
I bought the nikon coolpix 3200. It is a great little point and shoot camera. I picked it becuase of all the point and shoot type cameras, it had the fastest recycle time. Better for action shots such as baseball or skiing.

milkmania
02-10-2005, 09:52 PM
http://www.writeonrice.com/brian/kids.gif

I played around with mine a little too:cool:

surely summer is coming soon:o

BriEOD
02-10-2005, 10:16 PM
I got a Canon EOS Digital Rebel SLR in Nov it takes some incredible shots!!

milkmania
02-10-2005, 10:20 PM
I got a Canon EOS Digital Rebel SLR in Nov it takes some incredible shots!!

you danged right they do!!!

I drooled over that one for months:worthy:

mitch
02-10-2005, 10:35 PM
Brian, It was the Fuji S7000 I just sold. Very nice camera, but ended up being more than I needed and bit too big and bulky. I think I'll take more pics if I have the camera more, and actually the pics seem just as good to me. The guy I sold it to is pretty excited to get it as he also know's that camera very well. BTW..Nice video trick. I got a 512M SD on it's way as the vid really eats the space.
April, Higher MP is benefical for printing. I forget, but 3.2MP is fine to 8x10? That's as high as I'll ever go. I mostly print 4x6's at Walmart, and this will be plenty for me. Less that $250 shipped, about the size of pack of cigarettes......and it's a Canon! The 2" screen is really cool and actually bigger than my S7000's 1.8"

mitch
02-10-2005, 10:37 PM
other Brian, My buddy has the Rebel. That camera is da bomb!

milkmania
02-10-2005, 11:34 PM
Brian, It was the Fuji S7000 I just sold. Very nice camera, but ended up being more than I needed and bit too big and bulky. I think I'll take more pics if I have the camera more, and actually the pics seem just as good to me. The guy I sold it to is pretty excited to get it as he also know's that camera very well. BTW..Nice video trick. I got a 512M SD on it's way as the vid really eats the space.
April, Higher MP is benefical for printing. I forget, but 3.2MP is fine to 8x10? That's as high as I'll ever go. I mostly print 4x6's at Walmart, and this will be plenty for me. Less that $250 shipped, about the size of pack of cigarettes......and it's a Canon! The 2" screen is really cool and actually bigger than my S7000's 1.8"

the video trick was actually only 5 sequential shots.....average. 1.5 mb each
someone mentioned "recycle" time, and I remembered I had those pics. reduced their size, then inserted them into Jasc's Animation Studio 3, then slowed down the frame rate.

one thing I don't like about this little feature is not having the flash capability, so you've gotta have pretty good light to start with.
and yes, you are right about the regular video capture eating up memory.

insert shameful request here:
I need some help with settings....
I once saw this image of a guy's that stopped water in motion.
he held a spoon upside down under a water faucet, the water hit the spoon and bounced. The droplets were crystal clear, and very reflective
I've since lost the image, and I don't know how to recreate it... I don't know enough about exposure and all those other names.


:(

milkmania
02-10-2005, 11:40 PM
other Brian, My buddy has the Rebel. That camera is da bomb!

when I first saw that camera:
I was setting up a laptop for this cowboy that owned a Watusi Bull. He's going around the rodeo circuit taking memory photos of people on this bull.

With the included software, all this guy had to do was hit the space bar.
the picture would be taken, automatically cropped, saved and printed to 4x6 photo paper...
even the cowboy couldn't screw that one up....lol


good stuff:headbang:

ktn_cmu
02-11-2005, 08:31 AM
I just got the Sony cybershot 5.1 mp.

Best camera I have ever had.

I just got the same camera...mine is blue...I love it!!!

MarkP
02-11-2005, 09:27 AM
look what I can do...:woohoo:

http://home.alltel.net/bhammon/butterfly.jpg

large file...once it's loaded, click on it to ENLARGE it:purplaugh

disclaimer
it's not MY pic, but it was from my model camera:worthy:
Show Off!!!

east tx skier
02-11-2005, 10:34 AM
The cannon digital elph is a great camera. I've got the 4 megapixel (s400). The advantage of the 3 megapixel is that, due to their using a different battery, it's slimmer. The only downside I can note is bad redeye due to the proximity of the flash to the lens.

My mom has the digi rebel and the quality is unbelievable.

aprgriggs
02-11-2005, 10:41 AM
The cannon digital elph is a great camera. I've got the 4 megapixel (s400). The advantage of the 3 megapixel is that, due to their using a different battery, it's slimmer. The only downside I can note is bad redeye due to the proximity of the flash to the lens.

My mom has the digi rebel and the quality is unbelievable.

I need a camera I can put in my pocket....what do ya'll recommend?

lakes Rick
02-11-2005, 10:41 AM
OT here...

I have an older Nikon film camera that takes GREAT pics... Are the new digital types alot better, easier to use, or just good for downloading on line?? Anyone help this old timer??

east tx skier
02-11-2005, 10:42 AM
How big is your pocket? They have cameras as small as a credit card, but the quality is not going to be as good. I'm a fan of canon and prefer their color rendition software to other cameras. The elph will fit in your pocket, but will be a bit bulky.

MasterMason
02-11-2005, 11:19 AM
OT here...

I have an older Nikon film camera that takes GREAT pics... Are the new digital types alot better, easier to use, or just good for downloading on line?? Anyone help this old timer??


Rick,

The answer to that question is like most, it depends. It all depends on what you like to do with your camera. If your a high end photographer, then you will pay much more for a digital version of a SLR camera. If you just like the point and shoot type cameras for taking pics of everyday events, then the digitals are really great. If your like most people, you take pics have them developed and they go in the closet in a box somewhere. With the digitals, they go on your computer, and you only print the ones you want. Easier to share store etc. Just remember to burn a disk once in a while so you don't lose your memories if something should happen to your hard drive.

milkmania
02-11-2005, 11:39 AM
Show Off!!!


HEY!
that's Attention Whore to youhttp://home.alltel.net/bhammon/smirk.gif



:purplaugh

aprgriggs
02-11-2005, 12:00 PM
How big is your pocket? They have cameras as small as a credit card, but the quality is not going to be as good. I'm a fan of canon and prefer their color rendition software to other cameras. The elph will fit in your pocket, but will be a bit bulky.

I need a slim version, what do you think is the smallest number of MP you need. I just need the camera to take pictures of my family and my boat. :)

east tx skier
02-11-2005, 12:11 PM
I'd personally say, "the more, the better." 3.2 will look fine and can probably look good as an 8.5x11 print, but 4 looks better. To extend this to its logical conclusion, 6 mpxls looks astoundingly better than 4, even on small prints IMO.

Brand matters. A picture from a sony does not look the same as a picture from a cannon as the two use different software to render colors. It's not a matter of right or wrong; it's a matter of preference. I think Cannon's looks more photo-realistic. Sony and some other companies tend to go for more super-rich greens and blues.

As for redeye, it's just a fact of life with point-and-shoot cameras stemming from flash placement. Red-eye reduction does not equal red-eye elimination.

milkmania
02-11-2005, 12:21 PM
east tx skier,
excellent advice:headbang:

let me show ya'all what one of them disposable wal-mart cameras did on our vacation last July.....before my S7000

http://www.writeonrice.com/brian/padre.jpg

http://www.writeonrice.com/brian/ranger.jpg

mitch
02-11-2005, 12:58 PM
April, http://www.butterflyphoto.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=SD200

I recommend the SD200 $245.80 incl. fedex super saver. Ordered last Friday, at my door Tuesday. I've bought several cameras from them and I like butterfly a lot. This will be my 4th digital. Can not beat their $$, and great packaging, on-time yada yada. Wife has now fallen in love with this one, so I may be looking at another one.... If you go that route, I'd call vs. on-line and decline the extras they'll offer, batt, memory etc. I got extra's thru ebay, incl a canon leather case. From the sounds of your camera needs, I'm not sure it's worth moving to a 4MP+ camera, unless your picking up addt'l optical zoom. Camera, leather case, 512MB memory incl all shipping. I'm into this for $310.00. Price at bestbuy for the just the SD200 camera and the laughable 16MB = $299.00..... easy math. Good luck in whatever you get, you've got plenty of good advice in this thread!
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=1087341193114&skuId=6742108&type=product

east tx skier
02-11-2005, 03:21 PM
east tx skier,
excellent advice:headbang:

let me show ya'all what one of them disposable wal-mart cameras did on our vacation last July.....before my S7000

http://www.writeonrice.com/brian/padre.jpg

http://www.writeonrice.com/brian/ranger.jpg

I dig 35mm.