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movalenta
11-01-2005, 10:20 AM
I'm looking for a "traveler" something small that has an underwater compatible housing - I've kind of narrowed it down to a coolpix 7900 or a canon sd550. Any suggestions??

Budget

* What budget have you allocated for buying this camera? Please be as specific as possible.
>> less that $500
Size

* What size camera are you looking for? Or does size not matter at all to you?
>> compact or ultra-compact
Features

How many megapixels will suffice for you?
>> 5-7

* What optical zoom will you need? (None, Standard = 3x-4x, Ultrazoom = 10x-12x, Other - Specify)
>> standard is OK more would be nicer
* How important is “image quality” to you? (Rate using a scale of 1-10)
>>8
Do you care for manual controls?
>>I won't use them much at first but wouldn't mind something I could grow into
General Usage

* What will you generally use the camera for?
>>vacation shots once a year underwater photos
* Will you be making big prints of your photos or not?
>> 11x17 tops
Will you be shooting a lot of indoor photos or low light photos?
>> not a lot of indoors but some - probablu more low light
Will you be shooting sports and/or action photos?
>> some action shots
Miscellaneous

Are there particular brands you like or hate?
>>
Are there particular models you already have in mind?
>> Nikon coolpix 7900 canon sd550
(If applicable) Do you need any of the following special features? (Wide Angle, Image Stabilization, Weatherproof, Hotshoe, Rotating LCD)
>>waterproof housing to 40m