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digital cameras

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
just wondering if anyone had any recommendations.i know i should try to get one with at least 3.2 pixels but am not too sure what else.also any cameras to avoid would also be valuble.

tnx :)

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've got a 5m pixel one and its a bit too good...shows up all yer horrible bits :(
    cost a bloody fortune too!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I got a webcam off of Amazon becuase I wanted one to take photos in my room and stuff so if it's just for in the house get a webcam. I recommend the Creative Webcam NX Pro (The one I have) It's great quality and comes with a detachable microphone. The Doc Horatio has one too I saw his and it impressed me muchly :)

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00009V7MU/qid=1084802672/sr=-1/ref=sr__1_etk-electronics/103-0985588-3967815?v=glance&s=electronics&n=172282
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It totally depends how much you're willing to spend....
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    We have a Coolpix 2000 & its a really cool camera but only odnwside is it shows all the blemishes on your face :(.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Re: digital cameras
    Originally posted by freak
    just wondering if anyone had any recommendations.i know i should try to get one with at least 3.2 pixels but am not too sure what else.also any cameras to avoid would also be valuble.

    tnx :)


    My recommendations would be that the camera you carry with you takes much better photos then the one you never have on you.

    i.e. get a small camera - I had a Nikon 775 and it took great pics but was bulky, I now have a Mintola Dimage Xg and it's much smaller, which means I can carry it everywhere.

    I'd recommedn you look at the Minolta X Range - their cheapest one is around £100 for 2 million pixels which is more then enough most of the time cos you're reduceing the size to email to people.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ive got a fuji finepix A204, it does everything id want it too, and its not too expensive. Its 2.9mp but I think thats enough - im not a professional photographer so I dont need a professional camera. The picture quality is very good and ive not had any problems with it at all. I think they go for £139 at the moment.
    mucho recommended.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It depends upon how you wish to view your images. If you want to print them out up to 10x8, or A4, size, then try to get a good quality 4+ megapixel camera. If you just want 6x4 or 5x7 prints, then a 2 megapixel camera should do the trick.
    If you only ever want to view them on the computer, or TV screen, then you can get away with a 1.3 MP, but would be better off with a 2 MP to allow you a little zooming and cropping.

    When buying a digital camera, check out the type, and cost, of the memory cards. It's best to get one that can take memory cards.

    The best place to buy one from would be a camera shop. Not an electrical retailer like Dixons, or computer shop like PC World. They're not photography specialists, and won't really be able to give you good advice. In photographic shops many of the assistants are keen amateurs, and know their stuff.
    Also, when you buy from a camera shop, or at least look at cameras in a camera shop, they should be able to let you handle the camera, take you through its features, and let you take a few pictures in store (and maybe outside the shop too, and view them on a computer in the shop. Don't buy one without having a go on one, and seeing what results you have straight away. It may be too late after you've bought it, depending upon the shops returns policy (check that out before you buy no matter where you buy one from).
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yes, it depends what you want out of it. If you want quality pictures that you can print out and keep then you will need a decent camera with lots of pixels and stuff. In that case I would purchase a camera made by a camera manufacturer.

    If you just want a quick snapshot thing for swaping pictures online, then I'd find something cheap made by a bulk manufacturer or technology company with maybe 1-2 million pixels.

    Mine is an Olympus c3020zoom. It produces excellent pictures but it's bulky.

    If you want to print them out, it might also be worth investing in one of the newer printers with photo inks, or a card reader.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ive got a canon one which i love:)
    apparently canon are a good make for beginners (like me:D) because they're quite simple to use!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i want to use it for taking pics,emailing to mates+printing off rather than for webcam.thanks for all your suggestions :)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by freak
    i want to use it for taking pics,emailing to mates+printing off rather than for webcam.thanks for all your suggestions :)
    Well, that's still a bit vague. But you did say you wanted to print them off, so quality is a key issue. Therefore a good brand name with as many Megapixels as you can afford will be required. Oh, and don't forget you'll need larger, more expensive, memory cards for those larger images, and a decent printer to be able to output that quality. God, the number of times I've had to put up with ranting loons complaining about the camera quality when the camera is only a 1.3 or 2 MP camera, and they're trying to print them out on a cheap printer, using standard paper or cheap "photo quality" paper is unbelievable. :mad:

    If ultimate quality for 10x8 or A4 sized images is required, then you'd be better off getting a camera that can store the images in their raw uncompressed state. Of course that'll gobble up memory, but it'll give you the best output quality, a lot better than a jpeg file will.

    But you still haven't given us much info to go on. I'm a quality freak, so would insist on the highest quality that I could afford. However, I still have a place for a cheapo snapshot camera, and will live with the lower quality and less control over the image. It just depends upon what I want from the camera, and how I expect to use the pictures.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    well i just ordered a canon ixus430+am now skint
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by freak
    well i just ordered a canon ixus430+am now skint

    Very good choice tbh :yes: quite new, good spec, will suit your needs by the sounds of it.

    Personally im trying to get hold of the nikon 3700 from work, its nice n small even if its only 3.2 mega pixels its enough for me coz my printer handsles it fine.

    Another point to make to you, You should take into consideration that if you want to print your pictures you should have a printer that can actually handle the quality of your camera ie the pixels, becaues if you dont then you wont really get good prints off anyway.

    Hope thats of some help to you :)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Richeh
    Very good choice tbh :yes: quite new, good spec, will suit your needs by the sounds of it.

    Personally im trying to get hold of the nikon 3700 from work, its nice n small even if its only 3.2 mega pixels its enough for me coz my printer handsles it fine.
    *yay* made gd decission :)
    think someone at my school has one u want+i was playin around with it 2day.she got hers for bout £250..wonder if its same 1 i just know it was nixon+think that resolution
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by freak
    *yay* made gd decission :)
    think someone at my school has one u want+i was playin around with it 2day.she got hers for bout £250..wonder if its same 1 i just know it was nixon+think that resolution

    I was playing around with the 3700 today at work, lovely camera, i can get it for under 200 from work :P
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I bought a Sony DSC-P32 last year, and it's done me very well indeed. Really great value, and it can record up to 6 minutes of video too.

    Well worth looking into, man.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The canon ixus is a good range of cameras for point and shoot photography, it's also nice and small and the picture quality is quite desirable for such a small device.

    Depends really what you want out of a camera, as you say you just wanted to take quick photos so you've gotten the ideal camera to do the job.

    I bought a digital SLR (canon eos 300d) to take more professional 35mm shots, however these aren't really advisable unless you need the image quality and manual controls for your shots, price is also a concern with these types of cameras too as they're more for a professional type of role than anything else!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Markeh
    The canon ixus is a good range of cameras for point and shoot photography, it's also nice and small and the picture quality is quite desirable for such a small device.

    Depends really what you want out of a camera, as you say you just wanted to take quick photos so you've gotten the ideal camera to do the job.

    I bought a digital SLR (canon eos 300d) to take more professional 35mm shots, however these aren't really advisable unless you need the image quality and manual controls for your shots, price is also a concern with these types of cameras too as they're more for a professional type of role than anything else!

    You certainly went for top of the range eh :P Tis a good camera you got too
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Markeh
    The canon ixus is a good range of cameras for point and shoot photography, it's also nice and small and the picture quality is quite desirable for such a small device.

    Depends really what you want out of a camera, as you say you just wanted to take quick photos so you've gotten the ideal camera to do the job.

    :D yea im not into prfessional stuff.just want2capture memories.mainly for things with mates-parties,nights out etc so can remember gd times :)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ooo sorry just remembered to ask.i know you can transfer images from camera to computer for email etc but can u transfer the video recording in the same way??i realise it may produce files too big for email but can i stil put it onto my computer?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by freak
    ooo sorry just remembered to ask.i know you can transfer images from camera to computer for email etc but can u transfer the video recording in the same way??i realise it may produce files too big for email but can i stil put it onto my computer?

    Yes you should be able to transfer pics & video clips from the camera to pc and you should be able to email them depending on file size
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