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For those who love to take pictures, what type of camera do you have? I've been toying with the idea of getting a new camera for a while now. I thought because mine has a low zoom it was the reason why it wasn't taking good pictures. But now I'm not so sure, since most camera still have 3x optical zoom. Is there something in particular I should be looking for? I borrowed a Canon Powershot the other day, and it seemed to take much better pictures. So, what do you think of this camera?

Camera possibility 1
http://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerSh...353630?ie=UTF8&s=photo&qid=1190407411&sr=1-46

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http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-Digit...353630?ie=UTF8&s=photo&qid=1190406816&sr=1-10
 

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I have a Nikon 8800 with a 10x zoom and I also purchased the option telephoto lens. It is an expensive camera, but I enjoy wildlife photography, etc. It is also the last camera I ever plan to buy. Uhhh, plan is the operative word!!

Not only can I take goofy, silly pics of Dakota, but the Nikon also allows me to take photos like this--which could be a lot better if I had any idea of what I was doing!!! :oops: :lol: :lol:

 

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I have the Kodak EasyShare Z710 and for the price it takes decent pics
$193 @ sam's club....$230 at Wal-mart
 

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Mine is a Kodak 743 Easy Share and I love it. For what I use it for I'm well satisfied.

Mine was gift from my hubby and came with the printer dock as well.
 

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I have a fugi S7000 has a 6x optical - nice camera does more than I ever use it for but I like it.

Dh has a fugi A700 7.3mgpx only has a 3x optical though - it takes better closeups than my camera so I use it when photoing my paintings - it is much smaller than my camera and I like that, has 2.5" led screen easy to use camera.

The thing I like about both camera is they use AAbatteries - reg or rechargeable, so if we are out and batts die we can use reg AA's
 

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That's a beautiful shot, Diane! I have a Nikon D70 and I love it. I can take photos like this:



always assuming that I can get close enough to the critter. I shot some pictures of bald eagles today while we were out on the river, but I didn't want to disturb them by getting too close, so they don't look like much. Figured I'd show you the heron instead.

My excuse for the Nikon is that it's necessary for my portrait business!

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We love Canon here. We got my mom a camera similar to your first link. I have the Canon Powershot SD600 (last year's model) and love it. Mine is very small (can fit in your pocket). My husband worked at Best Buy over Christmas last year and recommends the Canon's
 

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Thanks for all the insight! I really do want the first one. It seems sensible. But we just rebuilt Anthony's computer so I'll have to see if I can afford it >.<
 

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We love Canon here. We got my mom a camera similar to your first link. I have the Canon Powershot SD600 (last year's model) and love it. Mine is very small (can fit in your pocket). My husband worked at Best Buy over Christmas last year and recommends the Canon's
I had a Canon G2 for my first digital and it was great except for one thing: when I tried to take photos of my paintings, I got a weird moiré effect from light bouncing off the texture of the canvas. It looked like radiating lines in an odd pattern superimposed over the painting. I checked out the cameras of a friend who had Nikons and that effect wasn't present. Nikon uses a filter to deal with the problem. Doing a Google search I found that others were experiencing the same thing with that and similar Canon models when photographing anything that included textured cloth. Canon denied that the problems had anything to do with the construction of their camera, though, when I wrote to them, which didn't endear them to me!

That said, Canons are great for most purposes, just not for mine. And for all I know they may have addressed that problem by now.

Digital SLRs like my Nikon have one other advantage: there's no shutter lag. That's important when trying to catch fleeting expressions, as I need to do for my portraits. The other neat thing about them for me is that I've owned nothing but Nikons since the late sixties, so my new camera was able to accept all my newer lenses!

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What Nikon do you have...my Nikon has shutter lag and I need to upgrade to be able to catch expressions and movement :?: :?:
 

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What Nikon do you have...my Nikon has shutter lag and I need to upgrade to be able to catch expressions and movement :?: :?:
Annie, I have the D70; it's been replaced with several similar models but I'd go with the higher-priced rather than the lower of the choices if you can. Any of the Nikon digital SLRs would probably be good, though.

Another neat feature, although most digitals probably have this one, is the ability to take shots in quick succession automatically. I got some great photos that way of my granddaughter releasing shorebirds after the researchers were finished with them. The birds seemed to explode out of her hands!

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Leslie...that is exactly what I want...need to get those aligator shots one after another :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
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