View Full Version : what's a good quality mini cam??

08-24-2004, 04:22 AM
I'll be buying another new came next month, to replace my minolta xt. I now got a V1 and after comparing the quality of prints to my XT - my xt really pales in comparison, plux my xt have trouble locking in low light since it does not have low light assist lamp.

So what could you all recommend to me?? Canon SD10? but it has no zoom, Casio? Is the quality good? What else is there?


08-24-2004, 06:49 AM

To properly answer your question, we will need a bit more information, please.

(1) How many megapixels do you desire?
(2) Is there a budget amount we should be aware of in your question?
(3) Is size a consideration? If so, what size?
(4) Are you looking for a hot shoe or a way to attach an external flash?
(5) What is the biggest size prints you will NORMALLY be making?
(6) Is a wide angle capability necessary?
(7) Is a telephoto capability necessary?

Please give us a bit more info and we inturn can give you a lot of info. Thanks!

Sarah Joyce

08-24-2004, 08:30 PM
I would like to have about 3-4 mp, no hotshoe, 3x optical zoom is better, with good focusing in low light, as small as I can have - like my minolta xt, size of W1, or S400 or S500 is ok, any price will do, will print up to A4 size only. ;)


08-25-2004, 12:17 PM
Here is a list of digital cameras which employ low light level focusing lamps:

Nikon 4200
Canon S410
Canon S500
Minolta G-400 or G-500
Sony W-1
Fuji F-700
Canon A-70/75/80/85/90 (though these are larger cameras)

The smallest cameras in this group are the Nikon 4200, HP-R707, Fuji F-700, and the Minolta G400/500. I hope this information helps.

Sarah Joyce

08-25-2004, 08:52 PM
I think I'll go towards W1, the size difference is not much? or I'll wait for the reviews of the new Casio super thins.

W1 pros - larger LCD, has AF assist light, fast start up and shot to shot, using AA batteries. cons - memory stick are expensive!!

Nikon 4200 - looks ok, but it just doesn't appeal to me ( I dunno why) it just doesn't have that W1 gorgeous look (maybe because of the LCD)?

How about T1 compare to W1? I like the thinnest of the T1, but more people seems to not like it.

Sorry, no fuji or hp for me, I just don't like them :( Minolta G400 and G500 looks old style :rolleyes:


08-26-2004, 07:40 AM
Until the Sony T-1 is upgraded, please be VERY AWARE that the T-1 does not have an optical viewfinder. The LCD must be utilized to sight in every shot. even outside in bright sunshine where that LCD is hard to see well.

Sarah Joyce