wt digital camera to buy?

China
December 27, 2008 6:20pm CST
Hey, all friends here,happy new year! i wanna buy a digital camera..but digital camera is all Greek to me... i have no idea on which brand ,which special function, which price, which kind of camera to buy. i am not a professional photographers, so i think the operation needn't to be very complex or professional. just for funny...for trip use. and how about the brand? SONY?CANNON?OLYMPUS?Foxconn? or? and wt should i pay attention to when i go to the digital products shops? anti-quivering? and how about the resolution? storage? OMG...headache..as a layman..these technical terms....are a little incomprehensible... do u have any good selection for me ? i do need ur help. thanks so much!! best wishes
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
28 Dec 08
Well it depends on your budget, if you have enough money, i would suggest you go for canon brand it is not very expensive like sony but it has superb quality and i already tried it i recommend G10 model, it is like you are a professional photographer, i am planning to buy it but i still have to generate fund, i just barrow my friends camera, i can only say amazing digital camera. But if you need cheaper digicam but still good in quality i would suggest sumsung digicam for they have affordable cameras with great quality also. But still it is always up to you, Always go for the quality pictures not the brand. And search it on the net about digicam so you will know what you need. Happy holidays
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• China
4 Jan 09
thanks so much for ur recommands... canon...a little expensive.my friends said sony isn't so expensive like canon..and it popular among students too.. compare to the canon.... i think i would select sony.. sumsung? reallly? lower price but offer good quality,high in cost performance? ok..thanks so much..i will have a look at it best wishes happy new year
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@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
28 Dec 08
I just bought a SONY W170 because it's very cheap and takes great pictures. I also love that it has the longest battery life compared to other cameras I've eyed. I think Canon's really popular but in my area it's so expensive so I had to not look at it. It looked a lot better and slimmer than my Sony though. Olympus and Foxconn aren't on my list. Do check out Panasonic's line. They have great cameras at great prices with superb features. In terms of features, I only look for the image stabilization and batt life. You should do a lot of research before you commit to one camera.
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• China
4 Jan 09
thanks so much. battery life would be an important factors too..lots of my friends' cameras are sony..and sony's are good at appearence. panasonic's would be wonderful too. i would have a look at it... thanks so much for ur excellent ideas.. best wishes and happy new year
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@diillu (5128)
28 Dec 08
Happy new year to you too. When it comes to electronics then I'm totally into Sony. I really love this brand and I have had just good experience with this brand so I"m really into it. I have bought Sony cybershot DSC-n2. I bought it a year back and it's still giving it's best function till today. It's 10 MP so it's pretty good for me apart from that it has different functions like internal memory of 17 mb which helps alot when the memory card is full. The pictures are also fantastic with the different mode to capture the picture. These days there's a new camera of sony with the smile mode. I think you should try out.
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• China
4 Jan 09
oh..sony's cybershot...my friends do have these series too... sony seems very popular among young guys... having read lots information..i think sony cybershot would be my selection. thanks so much!! (*^_^*) happy new year best wishes
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
28 Dec 08
I guess it all depends on what you want to spend and what you want to use it for...I have a small digital camera which I carry with me all the time, I went for an Olympus SP-350 and it is great, it has 8 megpix which is good but I was taking photos of bands and such and i found these cameras have a slight delay even with the red eye feature turned off so I went and bought a really good camera a DSLR which is a big camera with inter-changeable lenes and and filters, I went for a Canon here and I love it, I would never have bought the little one if I had have known how good a DSLR is...write a list of what you want in a camera as they basically all have the same features really and they are all good, write down your budget and i thin k it is best to go to a camera store and see if they can even do you a good deal... Good luck with it, cameras are so much fun..
• China
4 Jan 09
thank you for ur wonderful recommands. u are right,first i have to write down my needs and requestes on digital camera....by the list...maybe the shop owner would be very helpful on selecting the right item for me.. thanks so much! happy new year!
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@peavey (16856)
• United States
28 Dec 08
I have an inexpensive Samsung which does everything I need it to. I'm just a casual photographer, so I didn't look for extras. Look for as high a megapixel rating as you can afford. That's what makes the pictures clear. I got one with a battery so I wouldn't have to depend on the computer to recharge it, but that option depends on your situation. Recharging with the computer is cheaper than batteries. If I were you (and this is what I did) I'd go to the internet and read up on the different ones until you felt confident enough to make your own choice.
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• Malaysia
28 Dec 08
I am not a professional photographer, but an enthusiast to photography world and being one of the member in PhotoClub during my past time. Actually, there are two considerations when buying a new camera, the types; 'Media' and 'Battery'. Media Type: There are lots of media types available for cameras, such as CompactFlash, SecureMedia, etc. Because of my previous purchases of CompactFlash cards that I used in older cameras, if upgrading, I would not want to purchase a camera that used a different type of memory unless its other features far outweighed those of competing cameras. Memory prices are going down, but cards are still not cheap and I don't want to 'throw away' this media investment when upgrading. Some cameras are realizing that not everyone wants to use their manufacturer's proprietary media format. For example, the upcoming (at the time of this tip's writing) Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828 uses Sony's Memory Stick format, but this digital camera also supports CompactFlash and MicroDrives. Battery Type: If you currently use rechargeable batteries, factor into your purchasing decision whether or not your 'dream' camera supports the same types of batteries. I own six or seven sets of AA NiMH rechargeable batteries and would be very weary of purchasing a camera that had its own custom battery type. Of course, if the digital camera offered double the megapixels, a wider zoom lens, and better quality photos, I might reconsider.
@skysuccess (8882)
• Singapore
28 Dec 08
babyorchid, If you can really afford it, I think you can consider either the Nikon or Canon. Also, you should consider getting a model that can let you have the highest resolution and interchangeable lenses. I am sure that at some point of time you will want to take more advance and challenging photos, so you should get one that can accommodate your future demands. Don't be mistaken that I am against those simple point and shoot cameras, but my consideration is for the distant future. Take care and compliments of the season.
• China
4 Jan 09
thanks ,sky,... i checked cannon and nikon...Ooops..really a little expensive for me... get one that can accommodate your future demands..wow..so smart remind! maybe,u r right.if i buy the camera just bcz it's cheap..then i will find i wanna buy another one in few months or a year...that would cost much time and money... thank you so much i will take ur idea.. happy new year best wishes
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• China
4 Jan 09
sorry Canon
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• Singapore
4 Jan 09
You are welcome here, babyorchid. Performance, features, affordability and durability may be the basic issues you might want to first consider. Whilst the future challenges and demands might be secondary it may be worth the trouble if you are able to stretch that wallet of yours. Take care and all the best for 2009 too. Cheers.