Digital Camera Recommendations?

  1. I currently have an HP 1.3 (?) which has been an excellent starter digital camera. I am beggining to lust after something with better pixel clarity and an optical zoom.

    I think a megapixel 2.1 or higher would be the minimum. I would benefit from a zoom and prefer a camera that is automatic focus with 35 mm camera "feel".

    Anyone have any experience in this? Recommendations? Any discussion on this topic would be greatly appreciated.

    Hope you all had a MERRY day!

    Bonnie
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   kaycee
    Bonnie,
    I have researched because I am interested in a digital camera but don't own onw yet.
    According to Macworld magazine the best are:

    Canon PowerShot S110
    Digital Elph
    2.1 megapixel
    wt 8.1oz
    2x/2.5x digital zoom
    focal length equiv(35mm) 30-70mm
    cost$499

    Kodak DX3500
    2.1 megapixel
    wt 8.9oz
    3x digital zoom
    focal length equiv 38mm
    $299

    Nikon Coolpix 775
    2.1megapixel
    wt.7oz
    digital zoom 3x/2.5x
    focal length equiv 38-115mm
    $450

    Epson PhotoPC 3100Z
    3.3megapixel
    wt 13.2oz
    digital zoom 3x/2x
    focal length equiv 34-102mm
    $799

    Fuji FinePix 6800 Zoom
    3.3megapixel
    wt 9.6oz
    digital zoom 3x/4.4x
    focal length equiv 36-108mm
    $899
    (this one is most recommended in the 3.3mp class)

    Hope this helps, let me know what you decide it may help me decide,

    Lynne
  4. by   nightingale
    Wow... that 's a lot of research... thanks...

    The one thing I have heard from my fried who has the Power shot is the optical zoom is SO much clearer then the digital.... fyi and your quest....

    Thanks again!

    Bonnie

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