In Search of Digital Cam

  1. I'm digital camera knowledge comprimised...
    would like to get one
    want to be able to print 5 x 7's and 8 x 11's
    would like to take close-ups and long distance (nature photog)
    What's a girl to do when she can't spend big bucks ?

    Any suggestions?
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  3. by   suzanne4
    Definitely look at the family of Nikon. You can actually purchase them at Costco and at their website.

    I love mine and take it everywhere with me. It is always in my purse.
  4. by   jnette
    I spent days and weeks reasearching and looking at reviews and owners' comments... it was between the Nikon and what I finally ended up with, the Kodak Easyshare 6340... 3.1 MP, all the features you described.

    Everything I read said the Kodak Easyshare (this particular model) still beat out the Nikon in overall quality and features. I had also been thinking Olympus, but after reading the reviews, am sooooooo glad I didn't!

    This camera gives me everything and THEN some with better quality and clarity pics than may of the same model, same MP, etc., yet higher priced cameras. I couldn't be more satisfied and pleased. Bought it from either eBay or Amazon.. can't remember which.. for about $200.00.

    If I can find the link to the review pages I mentioned, I'll let you look at them yourself.
  5. by   camay1221_RN
    I just bought my new digital camera yesterday, after about a week of doing my homework. I was also looking for a camera to print larger pictures.

    Originally, I found the Canon Powershot s410, but it is a close out item, so I chose to go up to the Canon Powershot s500. I spent more than what I had originally planned, but I plan on having the camera for awhile, so I guess in the long run, it should pay for itself.
  6. by   Wolfpax
    Thanks for the input, I know what to do with a 35mm but this digital stuff ???

    jnette - is this the camera you use to post some of your pics on this board?

    You have mentioned some of the camera's I've read about, glad to talk to people who have used them. I wasn't sure if 3.1 megapixels would be enough.
  7. by   camay1221_RN
    Check out Steve's Digicam website.

    Also, Consumer Report has the Kodak Easyshare 6330 as the "CR Best Buy" and I think it is priced around $250.00.



    Quote from Wolfpax
    Thanks for the input, I know what to do with a 35mm but this digital stuff ???

    jnette - is this the camera you use to post some of your pics on this board?

    You have mentioned some of the camera's I've read about, glad to talk to people who have used them. I wasn't sure if 3.1 megapixels would be enough.
  8. by   nurseygrrl
    I got the Fuji Fine Pix on the advice of the doc at my place who has one. Also, it's best to get a camera where the flash is directly above the lens (not to the side) and the Fuji was the only one like that. Good luck!

    P>S> I love my camera!!
  9. by   jnette
    Quote from camay1221_RN
    Check out Steve's Digicam website.

    Also, Consumer Report has the Kodak Easyshare 6330 as the "CR Best Buy" and I think it is priced around $250.00.
    oooops... I meant to quote wolfpax' question "is this the camera you use to post the pics you show here?"...

    Yes, it is. Mind you, the pics posted here as attachments aren't nearly as nice as the real pics sent otherwise in a regular email, for example... as the "attachment" feature here often reduces the size and squishes the overall good look of the original picture.

    The 3 MP will let you print excellent 5x7 and 8x10 shots. There is a setting on the camera where you can choose good, better, or best. With the first two, these are for when you just want to email the pics... the pics still come out everybit as perfect online, but if you know ahead of time you'll want to print them, then change your setting to best.

    If you have a couple days, I'll try my darndest to find that review website.. it really helped me in making my decision. Some of the cameras I had heard so much about and was toying with purchasing, really were not "all that" after all, and the review went into great detail comparing the differences.. all the pros and cons of each. And it was NOT a Kodak site, either.
    Last edit by jnette on Jun 3, '04
  10. by   psychomachia
    Quote from Wolfpax
    I'm digital camera knowledge comprimised...
    would like to get one
    want to be able to print 5 x 7's and 8 x 11's
    would like to take close-ups and long distance (nature photog)
    What's a girl to do when she can't spend big bucks ?

    Any suggestions?

    Go to Steve's Digicams: http://www.steves-digicams.com/

    There you'll find (very well written) reviews of all major brands/models along with cost comparison charts AND printer reviews if you're planning on printing your own.

    Since you stated you wanted to take close-ups (I'm assuming macro photography) AND long distance, you might find some of the more "economical" cameras lacking in those features.

    Even though the cost may seem high, the ability to take a lot of pics while deciding which ones are worth keeping/printing without wasting film really does pay off.
  11. by   Wolfpax
    Thanks again, for the input - I will check out Steve's digicam site.
  12. by   suzanne4
    Using my Nikon and a Canon S9000 printer I can make 11x13 photos that look gorgeous. I bought a n Olympus digital several years back and just never liked the quality of the pictures. Actually gave it away. I am never without my Nikon.

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