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hey, people with digital cameras or who know about them, help me out please. what should i be looking for when i shop for one of these things? any recommendations as to brands, etc?

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Date: 2004-05-01 11:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] adrienmundi
Megapixels (relate to the maximum print size without image degradation) and optical zoom (the lenses actually focusing; don't be fooled by digital zoom (blowing up the image electronically, and losing resolution) or total zoom (optical x digital)) are the two most important features, I'd say. 3 megapixels and 3x optical zoom are pretty common feature sets these days, and a good median. Canon, Olympus, and Fuji are brands of which I'm personally fond, but I think Consumer Reports ran an article in either September or October of 2003 evaluating lots; your library probably has it around for reference purposes.

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Date: 2004-05-03 02:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] subjective.livejournal.com
ah yes, good idea with the consumer reports article. i'll look for it tomorrow.

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Date: 2004-05-01 12:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tarynhipp.livejournal.com
josh researched like a motherfucker before buying ours. maybe try emailing him: joshua@oneinchbuttons.com

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Date: 2004-05-01 09:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] felicks.livejournal.com
Hey, can you post what you find out? I just dropped mine and it'll cost more to fix than to replace. Doh.

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Date: 2004-05-03 02:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] subjective.livejournal.com
yup, will do.

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Date: 2004-05-02 11:55 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hey! I just finished a digital camera hunt of my own and was most impressed both technologically and budgetarily with Olympus - I like that my camera has the elusive black-and-white setting as well as sepia, and also features a setting solely for taking head self-portraits. Remember: don't accept anything less than 5 megapixels, and make sure you can turn off the digital zoom. It's a good idea to check out what kind of memory it uses (CDs, floppy disks, memory cards or sticks) and compare their prices and megabyte capacities. A tripod mount (some, bizarrely, are manufactured without) and a hot shoe (where the flash attaches) are some other features that you may enjoy. Make sure you ask lots of questions about your computer/software compatibility. If you plan on travelling out of the US with it, you may want to avoid rechargeable batteries, as they can be difficult to charge at other voltages or less reliable electricity systems.
Have lots of fun! -Johanna

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Date: 2004-05-03 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] subjective.livejournal.com
which johanna is this? curious...

thanks for all the advice. i'm still researching!

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