View Full Version : which camera to buy from this list?

07-05-2004, 08:16 PM
Canon PowerShot A80
Canon PowerShot S400
Casio EX-Z40
Casio QV-R40
Casio QV-R51
Fuji Finepix A340
Hewlett Packard Photosmart 935
Hewlett Packard PhotoSmart R-707
Kodak DX6440
Kodak Easyshare CX7430
Kodak EasyShare DX4530
Kodak EasyShare LS743
Minolta Dimage G400
Minolta Dimage G500
Nikon Coolpix 4100
Olympus C-5000
Olympus D-580
Olympus Stylus 400
Olympus Stylus 410
Panasonic DMC-LC70
Pentax Optio 43WR
Pentax Optio S40
Pentax Optio S4i
Samsung Digimax 420
Sony DSCP41
Sony DSCP73
Sony DSC-P92
Toshiba PDR-4300

anyone have any recommendations on which one to get :)?

07-05-2004, 09:09 PM
And you don't offer any reason why any of those are on your list. So how are we supposed to guess what you want?

07-05-2004, 09:44 PM
I chose those cameras because I wanted a decent, but not too expensive camera, and I would just use it on vacations/events, pictures of buildings, print and web/email

07-06-2004, 03:54 AM
Agent_j, You have put all the Digcams that are there on the earth. Eliminate some by reading reviews. If possible, tell us about which brand you like etc..

Also, what is your budget ?

without this nobody will be able to compare the long list you provided.

Best of luck.

07-06-2004, 04:15 AM
There's little to orient ourselves on from what you tell us!

Do you need wide angle? Action shots? Do you care about size? Battery type? Do you need manual controls? How important are night-capabilities to you, focusing, high ISO, etc? What is your budget?

We might be good but we can't read minds :confused:

07-06-2004, 07:26 AM
I own a Canon A80 and like it very much. It's especially good indoors with flash - very portable and great battery life. The only negative (if this is important to you) is the movie mode isn't as good as for example the Canon S1 IS. In any case, I highly recommend it. There are tons of reviews on a lot of the cameras you listed so I suggest you do a bunch of research to learn pros and cons of each. One thing for sure - there is no "perfect" camera. If you want pure speed, go DSLR but be prepared to sacrafice compactness and go through a learning curve. DSLR is not point and shoot but personally I really enjoy the learning experience, outstanding performance and great results. Good Luck!

07-06-2004, 11:29 AM
Get the Samsung Digimax, it's a really nice camera.

Ray Schnoor
07-06-2004, 12:00 PM
That's a pretty long list to choose from. I have been considering the Sony DSC-P93 and P92 for my wife who likes the size and photo quality of these cameras.