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Digital Camera Dilemma

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Posted Fri Feb 4, 2005 7:24AM
I'm kind of at a standstill. I'm looking for a digital camera in the $700 price range. This would actually be my first time buying one at that price. I'd like to get an idea of which one(s)would be the best for all around images (macro, portrait, zoom, etc). The cameras I have were below the $250 mark. I was wondering what istockers thought. So if you had about $700 to blow on a camera, which one, or two, or three, would you get?
sjlocke
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Posted Fri Feb 4, 2005 7:28AM
Since I got one for $700, I would get the Canon 300d. You can have it for $700 after rebate. I got mine from butterflyphoto.com, no problems. Wait, I think the rebate just ended. Maybe they have another?
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Posted Fri Feb 4, 2005 7:37AM
Look for something with a hot shoe, or other means of attaching an external flash. That will make a huge difference in your photos.

Some suggestions would be:

Canon Powershot G5, G6
Nikon Coolpix 5700, 5400

DSLR:
Used Canon D30, D60, 300D

There are others.

(Edited on 2005-02-04 07:50:47 by kickstand)
kickstand
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Posted Fri Feb 4, 2005 7:44AM
The Nikon Coolpix 5700 is an older but good point-and-shoot. It's very good deal at $549 after rebate.

I use the similar, although newer, Coolpix 8700 at work. The 8700 is a very good digicam indeed.

(Edited on 2005-02-04 01:58:30 by kickstand)
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Posted Fri Feb 4, 2005 9:16AM
I don't know what it is in dollars, but I've found the Kyocera FineCam M410R absolutely brilliant. Go on www.pricerunner.co.uk to compare cameras and prices - it's a really useful site.

(Edited on 2005-02-04 09:22:02 by kolgt)
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Posted Fri Feb 4, 2005 10:52AM
Thank you so much for making this a whole lot easier for me. I'll look into the cameras mentioned. Thanks istockers!

I was also wondering, do any of these cameras have interchangable lenses?

(Edited on 2005-02-04 01:23:17 by cutiebootiele)
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