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falling bombz
05-25-2007, 07:47 PM
Budget

* What budget have you allocated for buying this camera? Please be as specific as possible.
Its a graduation gift so probally up to $2000-$3000

Size
* What size camera are you looking for? Or does size not matter at all to you? doesnt matter

Features

How many megapixels will suffice for you?
I am not sure but I am going to school for digital photography and all tha cameras listed are 10 mega pixels

* What optical zoom will you need? (None, Standard = 3x-4x, Ultrazoom = 10x-12x, Other - Specify)
ultra most likely
* How important is “image quality” to you? (Rate using a scale of 1-10)
11, this is going to be my carrer ^_^
Do you care for manual controls?

General Usage

* What will you generally use the camera for?
Everything, school projects,friends,for work,everything and anything
* Will you be making big prints of your photos or not?
Hopefully....i might want some bigger then the standard 8x10 ....large foramt pictures
Will you be shooting a lot of indoor photos or low light photos?
yes
Will you be shooting sports and/or action photos?
yes
Miscellaneous

Are there particular brands you like or hate?
i like nikon and cannon
Are there particular models you already have in mind?
Cannon Rebel XTi (10.1mp) Kit with Ef-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS lens
Cannon 30D (8.2mp) Kit with Ef-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS lens
Nikon D200 (10.2mp) Kit with As-S DX Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G If-Ed Lens
or anything more advanced...
those where the three choices I had on my list but it says anything better than that is also ok...and im not gonna lie...i am confused about the lenses

(If applicable) Do you need any of the following special features? (Wide Angle, Image Stabilization, Weatherproof, Hotshoe, Rotating LCD)
whats wide angle? and image stabalization?