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Digital Camera Hunting, thoughts and suggestions

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by CRX-YEM, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. CRX-YEM

    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 vs Canon PowerShot S3 IS

    I'm looking for a new digital camera that can be both a Point & Shoot w/ auto focus controls , and able to be used in a manual mode more like a dSLR, I'd like to get a little more involved with photography as a hobby. They are both close in $, and are both 6MP, and I've read some great reviews about both cameras.

    I don't really need a camera that can take a larger picture then 6MP, I like that they use SD/MMC media, size not so important, I really would like something that has a descent processing speed, it's tough to get a picture of a 2yrs expressions when you can't hold their interest long enough for the camera to be ready to snap a pic again.

    I'm open to suggestion as well (and it has to be carried by BestBuy as I have over $200 in gift cards for x-mas), and let's not make this a pissing contest please.
     
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  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    the canon is the shit as far as non SLR cameras go... ive been looking for the same thing and that is the one i will be picking up soon
    make sure you get a good memory card for it (fastest write time you can find) that is what will allow you to use the cameras full speed potential (the S3 IS will shoot 3 stills per second)
     
  3. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    canon sd600 is a sick camera. it's about $230. 6mp. but if you are interested in photography, i dunno. i use it as my regular use. phenomenal pictures, it's small and lightweight. good shutter speed to. lots of options.
     
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    I got the woman the sd600, its a good camera, no complaints. ONe thing to do is check circuit citys website to see if its on sale there and then have best buy match the price.
     
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    actually the s2is is the one ive been pheening over for years, i havent really read too much about the s3is though, not sure what all was changed.
     
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