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    Somewhat fashion related since we all like to take pics of ourselves and post them. Can anyone recommend a decent digital camera for around $200 or less? I think it's time I get a new one, mine still takes pics but itis old andpartially broken (the screen doesn't work). Some people's pics on here are always so well done, are any of you into photography?

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    [quote user="casem83"]Somewhat fashion related since we all like to take pics of ourselves and post them. Can anyone recommend a decent digital camera for around $200 or less? I think it's time I get a new one, mine still takes pics but itis old andpartially broken (the screen doesn't work). Some people's pics on here are always so well done, are any of you into photography?[/quote]</p>

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    hey case...</p>

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    this one's very nice, and since they've lowered the price, it's even better.</p>

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    http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.process?Product=4089734</p>

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    Samsung NV10. $249.99<DIV></DIV><DIV></DIV><DIV> I've read a lot of reviews on it and it seems like most people are impressed. Pretty hard to find 10mpx for under $300.</DIV>
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    I bought the one-up version of the camera above, the Samsung nv7. Less megapixels, but it has a variety of other features.</p>

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    Bought it as a stepping stone camera towards a DSLR, then found a good deal on a DSLR so bought it. Now the NV7 is sitting around lonely. PM me if you're intersted.</p>

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    [quote user="Casius"]I've read a lot of reviews on it and it seems like most people are impressed. Pretty hard to find 10mpx for under $300.[/quote]</P>


    for the record, size doesn't always matter ;) ie megapixels don't necessarily mean much</P>


    I'm sure its not a bad camera though, but I wouldn't except much more than from a good 5MP camera.</P>


    I would suggest the Panasonic Lumix FX01 or Sony W50, both are arounf $200 and very good point and shoot cameras.</P>
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    this one's very nice, and since they've lowered the price, it's even better.</P>
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    I have this one myself, it's pretty good point and shoot camera. I bought it refurbished from radioshack.com</P>


    I like it because it's pretty slim and has a big screen in the back.</P>


    http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=search</P>

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    I certainly like photography but not the digital version.</p>

    Since this is a design thread, I think I'll put a picture of a camera design classic:</p>



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    /\ No purist is. I have to say though - the convenience factor is hard to overcome. I used to drag my SLR to whereever it was worth taking good pictures, but now I've gotten too lazy...
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    That is one cool camera, and good quality. their digital stuff as i understand is just regular cameras with Leica slapped on them?
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    /\ No purist is. I have to say though - the convenience factor is hard to overcome. I used to drag my SLR to whereever it was worth taking good pictures, but now I've gotten too lazy...
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    That is one cool camera, and good quality. their digital stuff as i understand is just regular cameras with Leica slapped on them?
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    The cheaper Leica digials have the electronics made by Panasonic, however they claim to have the other details patented by Leica and such. Then there is the M8 rangefinder, but personally I wouldn't pay $4000 for an electronic version of a manual rangefinder, and with only 8MP I believe.
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    Yeah the Panasonic line is pretty much the same as the Leica, just a rebranding....I feel it's gonna be hard for them to differentiate themselves from the other Digital manufacturers who have a tremendous headstart (different demographics?)....Tho they still have their timelessreputation, legions of professional photographers and their top-notch lenses....</P>


    Personally I'm waiting to purchase a Sigma SD14 (http://www.sigma-sd14.com/), it uses the 3rd generation Foveon sensor. Most cameras use either CCDs or CMOS chips which does color interpolation (essentially estimates color values) to derive their pixel values, the Foveon chip stacks the RGB sensors so you geta more accuraterange of color per pixel. Previous Sigma cameras (SD9 &amp; SD10) have had their faults, and this one corrects much of it....tho still isn't exactly perfect (especially the price...hehe)</P>


    From my own experience (not a professional)I can't recommend Sony, I've heard their CCDs are smaller than others. Meaning that when compared to another camera of similar "megapixel", the sony will take in less light (i.e. data) per pixel - leading to a shoddier image.</P>


    I'm interested to see where the industry is heading, cuz for all intentsandpurposes most people don't need a camera greater than 10mp (some would argue 4mp)...so what is the next "marketing" ploy or feature they'll push next? will the camera and camcorder be melded into a singleall encompassingunit or will that cut into their bottom line (why sell one product when you can sell them two)?</P>
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    Is there any camera knowledgeable people around
    who would protest loudly, if I chose for my first slr,
    the Canon EOS 450d? I have been told that their standard
    lens (EF-S 18-55mm) is not very good, would it be advisable
    to go for the body only, and ad another lens, or would it
    be alright for the learning process use?

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    go for it, its very good and will take you a long way. you can probably find good deals since the 500d is out now.

    the kit lens has never been very good on the canons though, I would get the body and an alternative lens. if you're looking for something basic, Tamron and Sigma both have 17-50 2.8 lenses which are a very good alternative to the kit lens, same focal length, far better image quality, better in lower light conditions etc.. I believe both are around $400 new.

    if you're able to spend more, one of the best lenses available is a Canon 17-55 2.8 IS. image quality is excellent, possibly better than on some L-series lenses. its double the price compared to the Tamron and Sigma ones though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surver View Post
    RICOH GR-DIGITAL
    ahh haha I just came here to post that

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    hows the GX100/200 compared to GRD??

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    I think GX200 and GR-DII are fairly similar apart from the focal length, the GX has a wide angle zoom lens whereas the GRD has a 28mm lens. theres actually a GRD III out now with a slightly lower aperture and apparently better image quality.

    the main difference why choose one or the other is definately the lens, if you're sure you'd need a zoom, go with the GX, if you're ok with a prime lens then the GRD (better quality and no distortion). depends a lot on the use.

    I have a GR-DII myself to carry around when I don't have the DSLR and its a nice, handy camera. convenient manual settings, a lot of noise at higher ISO though. the 28mm lens is good most of the time, I'm used to prime lenses on larger cameras so the fixed focal length isn't a shock, but I've noticed people who've borrowed it to take a pic to be kind of baffled by the lack of zoom.
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    i am planning to get my first dslr but not sure which model to get. i prefer in Canon EOS, any model that are good for a start? i heard most of the dslr are user friendly so should i go for a latest model?

    any adivse will be greatful

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike lowrey View Post
    go for it, its very good and will take you a long way. you can probably find good deals since the 500d is out now.

    the kit lens has never been very good on the canons though, I would get the body and an alternative lens. if you're looking for something basic, Tamron and Sigma both have 17-50 2.8 lenses which are a very good alternative to the kit lens, same focal length, far better image quality, better in lower light conditions etc.. I believe both are around $400 new.

    if you're able to spend more, one of the best lenses available is a Canon 17-55 2.8 IS. image quality is excellent, possibly better than on some L-series lenses. its double the price compared to the Tamron and Sigma ones though.
    Thank you very much for your input, Lowrey.
    Kind of what I aspected about the kit lens,
    so its great to hear about the alternatives.
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    know there are some people on here that have had experience with cameras.....so i am about to make a purchase and have narrowed it down--maybe--to two cameras. The Contax G1 or G2 or a Leica M-6. Obviously there is a bit of a price increase with the Leica. I am not really after it for the name, but it does take great pictures. I know the Contax takes just as great if not better pics. Anyone have experience with either of these? Also, is there any truth to the Leica digitals being the exact same as one of the Panasonic lines? thanks.

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