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Old 09-22-2003, 03:38 PM   #29
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Pentax Optio S. 3.2 Megapixel. weighs 4.1 oz and fits into an altoids box. Great to carry when hiking, rafting, etc.
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Old 09-22-2003, 04:28 PM   #30
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Olympus E-10 with all the bells an whistles. A four mega pixel professional SLR camera. Cost a little under 4 Geeeesss new, rember all the bells and whistles you can get for this unit. A wonderful tool to have and a great camera.
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Old 09-22-2003, 05:13 PM   #31
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Olympus E-10 with all the bells an whistles. A four mega pixel professional SLR camera. Cost a little under 4 Geeeesss new, rember all the bells and whistles you can get for this unit. A wonderful tool to have and a great camera.
So how come you don't have any pictures posted in your album???

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Old 09-22-2003, 05:22 PM   #32
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We have no excuse. Loafing to much I guess. Will post some pixs of some electrical changes to the AS soon.
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Old 09-22-2003, 05:24 PM   #33
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I use a Kodak dc4800, since replaced by a newer model. It has a nice zoom , 3.3 mg pixel. More importantly to me is the photo tweaking program you use.
Although I like Photoshop, which is pretty awesome, I use Microsoft Photodraw quite a bit to improve the quality of my digital photos.It came as part of the Office 2000 app.
My suggestion is under 3 mg pixel would work well for most applications, unless you are enlarging over 5x7 inches. My brother has a 6.0+ mgpixel Nikon which makes incredible photos.
Bear in mind a 35mm film camera is something like 23,000 mg pixel on the low end. So my old Pentax is still quite the thing.
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Old 09-22-2003, 05:34 PM   #34
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I use a Nikon Coolpix 885. I can recommend it for it's great color detail and small size. I also find the 4 quality settigs very helpful. It makes small pics for internet and e-mail from large files, right on the Compact Flash card, which is cool. No re-sizing pics after downloading.
It saves pics in jpeg for the high, medium and low settings, but for the ultra fine, it saves in gif file format.
It came with a very robust rechargable battery, charger and a 120V power suply as well. It was not a cheap camera, but i am now glad I bought it.
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Old 09-22-2003, 05:40 PM   #35
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I use a Nikon Coolpix 950. In general, picture quality is very good. Memory upgrades have dropped in price and I currently use a 128mb card which gives me about 230 shots at standard resolution. The main shortcoming is difficulty in getting the correct exposure for high contrast situations.
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Old 09-22-2003, 07:49 PM   #36
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I mostly use a camcorder

For posting online I generally use my Canon Elura 2mc digital camcorder. If I record in progressive scan each frame is a distinct picture I can capture out of Apple Mac iMovie. But generally I use the still picture mode that captures onto a multimedia card. It is 640 x 480 size. I then import into iPhoto. If I post online here I export a JPEG from iPhoto reduced to 400 x 300 in pixel size. Pretty simple and consistent. They're good enough for online but not for printing.

I have other digital cameras, Photoshop 7.0, a scanner and film cameras for print media. My next digital camera that I am lusting for will probably be the Olympus C750, 4 mp, 10x optical zoom, 40x digital zoom. It is fairly compact yet will let me take some nature photography.
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Old 09-22-2003, 08:46 PM   #37
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a Sony Digital Mavica with 20x Precision Zoom 2.1 Mega Pixels and MPEG movie that stores images on a floppy. I've had this camera for awhile and found it to be extremely versatile.

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Old 09-22-2003, 09:47 PM   #38
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Sony Mavica with floppy drive hasent failed in 5+ years and floppys are cheap and you can take pictures and give them away to friends
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Old 09-22-2003, 09:56 PM   #39
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a simple answer

I bought and sold regularly on ebay for a few years, so I would buy latest digital cameras and in a few months sell and buy another newer, better one. My observations...

need an a/c adapter for downloading pics

need rechargeable batteries as most cameras eat batteries

1mp is perfectly adequate just to post pics online and e-mails

Simple cameras have simple editing programs and do less but enough for most people

Stay with Kodak, Sony, Fuji, Canon, Olympus, or Nikon if you can

Buy cheaper one and determine your interest.....jem
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I just bought and am learning the Olympus C-50 5 megapixel zoom Aluminum body. It's small, sturdy, easy to use, and it was cheap. Got it as a refurbished model from the internet...at half the new price.
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Thumbs up Olympus E-10 rave review....

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I'm looking for an Olympus E-10 4.0MP. It has a more heavy-duty aluminum body; a wider-range zoom, and larger screen. The problem, as always, is that I'm not willing to spend $600. When I find one for $350, I'll scoop it! (yeah, RIGHT!!!)

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Well, I found my E-10 last month and have been using it to great effect. What a camera! It is definately a pro-sumer model though... for those of you who are point-and-shooters, I'd suggest you look elsewhere as this is probably a little more than you'd want. For those of you, however, who are advanced amatures or even pros, the E-10/20n cameras are absolutely unbelievable! The 4mp sensor in the E-10 can yield as much file size as you can reasonably handle, and with the combination of one 128mb SmartMedia and one 128mb CompactFlash card in the camera at the same time, it'll do a whole day's average shooting without reloading!

It has wide-angle and telephoto lenses available (screw onto the front of the (35mm-equivalent) 35-135 zoom. It has not only a handy built-in flip-up flash, but a pro-quality hot-shoe mounted dedicated flash that can be used off-camera with a remote synch cord. It also has a wireless remote release.

These can be had now for around $500, (or less for the body if you buy an outfit). What an AMAZING piece of equipment! It's only drawbacks are that it's about the size and weight of the average 35mm SLR with a short zoom lens. If you're looking for pocketable camera, this ain't it!

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Old 11-10-2003, 09:31 AM   #42
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Sony Mavica FD series until they quit working/can't be repaired any more We use these at work, only problem we are starting to run into, new computers don't have floppy drives anymore They are a little big and bulky for my taste. Personal use I have Fujifilm FinePix's 2600z and a 3100. one is 2.0megapixel and the other is 3.1 mega pixel. I usually use the medium setting and have been happy with the results. I really like the 2600 paid $100 for it at Wally mart on clearance sale. It is compact, but it is a battery hog! I keep 3 sets of AA batteries handy. The 3100 uses 4 AA battteries and isn't quite as bad on battery consumption. The 3100 also has adaptable lenses available. For film I use the Nikon Pronea in the APS format. Bought it on clearance sale too, after my old AE-1 died. Decided to try the APS format. I hardly ever use it anymore now that I have the digitals.

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