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ShoGinn
06-30-2007, 06:08 PM
Well here goes the "questions"


Budget

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

I would like to stay at a max of $350


Size

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

Size does not matter, the LS753 was great for deployments etc but not as important anymore.



Features

How many megapixels will suffice for you?

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

Optical Zoom is somewhat important, i would like a good zoom for most usability



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

10


Do you care for manual controls?

I like to Point and shoot but can do controls (but my wife likes more of PAS)



General Usage

* What will you generally use the camera for?

Taking pictures of family also outdoor items like the beach etc.



* Will you be making big prints of your photos or not?

Rarely many prints mostly just computer kept.



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


Lots of indoor shots


Will you be shooting sports and/or action photos?

Very little as it seems, mainly scenic.


Miscellaneous

Are there particular brands you like or hate?

I love my Kodak because of the movie making capability (use a mac do quicktime movies are a plus)

Pretty good at my friends Canon Rebel XT (tons of overkill for what i need)


Are there particular models you already have in mind?

I was looking at the Kodak Z-712 but am open minded.


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

Any feature is good. - I like to stay away from AA batteries but it looks like most of these cameras still use them and of course makes it popular when trying to keep the photos coming (never had a problem with the battery dieing on the LS753)

I would consider myself a lazy photographer, i like to capture events and like them to turn how I see them. I have learned it is not possible to just make this happen automatically but boy would i like it.

flippedgazelle
06-30-2007, 07:40 PM
Seems to me like the Kodak Z712 would be a good choice. You might also want to check out the Panasonic TZ3.

I use rechargeable AA's and they last quite a while.

With regards to your indoor photography, are you amenable to using the camera's flash?

ShoGinn
07-01-2007, 06:41 AM
I don't mind using the flash as long as it doesn't kill all the color of the image.

I was looking at some reviews of the TZ3 and it seems like a good camera as well.

I guess what i need to do is actually get my hands on both.

anyone here want to sway my vote either way?

Again brand loyalty isnt exactly a strong suite of mine even though the Kodak has been good to me :)