View Full Version : Caveman going digital needs direction

05-25-2007, 06:53 PM

* What budget have you allocated for buying this camera? Please be as specific as possible.
$300 ish


* What size camera are you looking for? Or does size not matter at all to you?
Around the size of the SD800 and maybee the A560.


How many megapixels will suffice for you?
? 6meg or more I guess.

* What optical zoom will you need? (None, Standard = 3x-4x, Ultrazoom = 10x-12x, Other - Specify)
Standard or more.

* How important is “image quality” to you? (Rate using a scale of 1-10)
Nine- 9

Do you care for manual controls?
Don't know yet ?

General Usage

* What will you generally use the camera for?
"Family & kids shots", ballgames, inside shots, vacation shots, etc...

* Will you be making big prints of your photos or not?
Up to 8 x 10

Will you be shooting a lot of indoor photos or low light photos?

Will you be shooting sports and/or action photos?


Are there particular brands you like or hate?
Brand? Just want the best.

Are there particular models you already have in mind?
Canon SD800, and a couple of A models. Still open to anything.

(If applicable) Do you need any of the following special features? (Wide Angle, Image Stabilization, Weatherproof, Hotshoe, Rotating LCD)

I want Wide Angle, IS, and optical & digital viewfinder for sure.
Quality resolution in low light situations.
Point & shoot simplicity - put the batteries in & go.
I think the option of using rechargeable OR regular batteries would be nice but I'm new to this and don't really know for sure.
I want it to be "auto" were me or the wife can pull it out and start firing.

06-01-2007, 11:26 AM
"I want Wide Angle, IS, and optical & digital viewfinder for sure."

Canon SD800 is the only one with all that. But A570 or Fuji F40 may be better.

06-01-2007, 11:56 AM
fuji F30 or F40
cruise the Fuji forum for their image thread for a view of how they perform