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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   BrianKR


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Posted May 13 2003 - 06:40 AM

I want to pick up a decent ($no more than $300) digital camera but I don't want to brak the bank. Taking pictures of my new HT room is about the only use I have for it. I want one that will do well in a poorly lit room and easy to use.

#2 of 11 OFFLINE   Chris Hovanic

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Posted May 13 2003 - 07:29 AM

I would recommend Cannon. My brother and a good friend both have Cannon digi cameras. My brothers is an older 2.1 mega pixle camera and takes great shots. The friends is a 3.something and takes great pics as well.

2.1MP should be more than enough and should be able to be had for less than 300 smacks Posted Image
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#3 of 11 OFFLINE   TimForman


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Posted May 13 2003 - 08:42 AM

I've found the reviews at ZDNet helpful.

#4 of 11 OFFLINE   Rob Formica

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Posted May 13 2003 - 09:12 AM

lol... camera in HT construction... why not? Posted Image

I'd recommend a Canon A60 or A70 depending on your final budget... as you'll have to add the cost of a real memory card (128k minimum) and rechargable batteries and charger to the cost of purchase. I am mostly a 35mm user, but i have used both the A40 (older model) and the A60 extensively with very good and flexible results.

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#5 of 11 OFFLINE   BrianKR


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Posted May 13 2003 - 10:41 AM

lol... camera in HT construction... why not?

I figured what better place to ask since I will only use it for pics of my Ht room and who would know best what works for this purpose but other HT room owners Posted Image

#6 of 11 OFFLINE   ChadLB



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Posted May 13 2003 - 03:52 PM

Look at my website....I use a Olympus D-520 Zoom. Other things I can tell you...I didn't buy the camera(christmas present) but my dad bought it and he is anal about buying items so I know it has to be alright. Anyways Canon/Olympus seem to be the best out there. Just my opinoin....

Some sites to look at:



#7 of 11 OFFLINE   Philip Hamm

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Posted May 14 2003 - 01:03 AM

I took my pics with my wife's new Canon Elph 2 MP camera. It's nice, and I'd recommend a Canon. It was nice for my quick update of my HT pics, but the pictures don't compare favorably with ones I've taken in the past with my SLR.
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#8 of 11 OFFLINE   Dave Getson

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Posted May 14 2003 - 03:09 AM

This site is, by far, the best site for digital camera reviews. He includes 360 degree pictures of the camera as well as sample photos at most resolutions (use the dropdown menus in the reviews to see those -- and other things).


#9 of 11 OFFLINE   Scott Tucker

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Posted May 14 2003 - 01:59 PM

yeah, check out steves-didicams.com it is a great site. I went with the Canon PSS-30 3.2 mega-pixel. Durable, great battery, easy to use and takes great pics.

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#10 of 11 OFFLINE   Kurt_M



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Posted May 15 2003 - 02:06 PM

I was in a pretty similar boat as Brian. We had an older (3 years) Olympus D-460 which had 1.3 megapixels. It worked ok for what we needed but then I dropped it on the lava while in vacation in Hawaii. After having one and knowing what my uses were I went after a much cheaper one to get by. I ended up picking out a cheap one up this past weekend at Aldi's grocery store (think no name brands grocery chain). It was $99 and and has 2.0 MP's. Great value for the occasional shot for my website or to email pics to friends. I don't plan on printing out and saving any photos so I don't need something real fancy.

#11 of 11 OFFLINE   Chip E

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Posted May 16 2003 - 12:23 AM

More than you want to spend but, i use a Canon G3. Takes incredible pictures.. bout $700.00 bucks.
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