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Best <$150 digi cam

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by K2e2vin, Aug 27, 2006.

  1. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    I'm looking for a camera, but can't afford a digital SLR right now, and don't want to spend money on a "mid level" camera. What is the best(as in high quality/resolution pictures) for under $150?
     
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    TommyTheCat Gonzo Scientist

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    The Canon A4xx series are always very good values.
     
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    VTECin5th Administrator

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    I like my vivitar, I paid $120 on ebay (live auction, not BIN)
    5mp, doesn't eat batteries either...i use rechargable battery pack though.
    Vivicam 3935:
    Features:
    • 5 Mega Pixel
    • 3x Optical/4x Digital Zoom
    • 2560 x 1920 Maximum Resolution
    • 1.5” LCD Display (TFT)
    • Uses SD Memory Cards
      (up to 256MB)
    • Mac/PC Compatible
    • USB Connectivity
    • 10 Second Self Timer
    • Integral Four Mode Automatic Flash
      w/Red-Eye Reduction
    • Includes CD w/PhotoSuite SE, and
      Photo Vista Software

      Specifications:
    • Image Sensor 5.25 Mega pixel
    • Still Image Resolution: 2560 x 1920 Maximum
    • Video Resolution/Frame Rate: 320 x 240/24 fps
    • Lens: Auto focus 3x optical zoom lens,
    • Focal length: 7.8 - 23.4mm
    • Max. Aperture F/2.7 (wide), F/4.9 (tele)
    • Range of Focus Wide: 8” to Infinity, Tele: 16” to Infinity
    • Digital Zoom 4X Capture, 6X Playback
    • Exposure: Automatic with EV compensation: +/-2.0 EV in .5 EV steps
      ISO Automatic: 100, 200, Manual: 100, 200, 400
    • White Balance: Automatic w/presets for: daylight, cloudy, sunset, tungsten, fluorescent
    • LCD Display: 1.5” color TFT LCD
    • Internal Memory: 16MB (14MB Available for image storage)
    • External Memory: SD Card (up to 256MB) ( Card not included)
    • Flash Four mode: automatic, fill, off, red-eye reduction
    • Self-timer: 5 or 10 sec delay
    • Video Output: NTSC/PAL
    • File Formats Still Image: JPG,
    • Movie: MPG
    • Connectors: AC Adapter (not included), USB, A/V out
    • Language Support: English, German, French, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Italian
    • System Requirements PC: Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP or Mac OS9 or higher, USB mass storage device, 128MB RAM, 80MB hard disk space, USB port, CD ROM drive
    • Software Included: Photo Suite SE, Photo Vista V2.02 & WIN 98 drivers
    • Power: 2 AA Alkaline batteries or 3V AC-DC Adapter (not included)
    • Weight: 6.3 oz. (180 grams)
    • Dimensions: 95mm x 64mm x 36mm
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    I really like it, it has internal memory and i use a 128mb card with it, more than i'll ever need. Video also.

    The only drawback is if you leave the camera on and the USB plugged in, it will kill your batteries. If you leave it on without the USB it will shut itself off.

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    Good luck with whatever you get.
     
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    MaaseyRacer Senior Member

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    Anything Canon or Nikon kick ass. I have a Canon Digital Rebel, and a Nikon CoolPix 4300 (old), but they take amazing photos. At the time I got them, they were the best bang for the buck.
     
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    You missed a Kickass Woot Yesterday... 5MP Samsung for $69.99.
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    I saw it; it was a digital zoom though.
     
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    OK I still haven't bought one, what about going a little higher; say $200 range? Anyone heard of the Fuji S7000? Pawnshop has one...
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    ripperbone angry bear

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    look on amazon. I got my stylus on there for 110, and later i found a newer sony for 130
     
  12. MikeBergy

    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

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    I have the fuji s6000. Takes really good pics. night time low light pics aren't that great though, the aperature size is just too small. But I've actually gotten picky, using manual settings and all. If you are looking to use it in auto mode, you'll likely love the camera.
     
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