Best camera for $200-300

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  1. Luc

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    Hey guys,
    I'm looking to buy a new camera for around $200-300. An automatic, compact one with time/date print and a good zoom. I'm not looking for much, just a good one with those features. Recommend some or perhaps tell me ones to avoid. Give me suggestion of what to look out for. Thanks.
     
  2. Tom Meyer

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    SLR, point & shoot or APS ?
    I researched cameras just recently as I start a photog class this week and you really can't go wrong w/ a Nikon N65 QD (quartz date). It's right in your price range, which is entry-level 35mm SLR. Comparable models are the Canon Rebel EOS Rebel, Minolta Maxxum 5 or QTSi. The "kits" usually include a lens that usually ~25mm-80mm zoom. The guy at the camera shop said the entry level stuff is all basically the same camera but my instructor told me to avoid Minolta, I think.
    I ended up getting a Nikon N80 QD cuz it had some more advanced features I might want later.
    check out www.bhphotovideo.com if you want to buy online (I didn't cuz I wanted a local vendor if something goes wrong).
    [Edited last by Tom Meyer on October 22, 2001 at 01:23 PM]
     

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