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Digital Cameras

Yeah...I'm a freaking posting whore today...

Any advice?

...I like the following:

Canon PowerShot SD600 6MP Digital Elph Camera with 3x Optical Zoom



I really like this one...though it is on the pricier side...
Canon Powershot S2 IS 5MP Digital Camera with 12x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom


I am open to other suggestions though...I want a camera that takes good quality pictures and takes pictures of moving objects well...I don't want things to be blurry if I'm moving, or if the object is moving. I love taking pictures...I just want to make sure the camera I purchase is really versatile to all situations

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archer823
Mar. 20th, 2007 07:47 pm (UTC)
That's comparing apples to oranges. One's a great point and shoot snapshots of vacation / friends posing camera, the other is a prosumer that has a lot more bells and whistles and ultimately is much more versatile, albeit not exactly compact. Look towards the prosumer line if versatility is really want you want. That being said, I've had the best luck with Canon cameras, I've always felt other brands didn't stack up. I loved my original Digital Elph S100 to death many years ago.
natalie516
Mar. 20th, 2007 07:48 pm (UTC)
hahaha...I know...I love Canon as well...the other one is nice and sleek...easy to carry...the second one that I like...not so much.

I guess I will have to get a bigger purse
archer823
Mar. 20th, 2007 07:53 pm (UTC)
If there is a slim little camera that does what all the big DSLRs do, then I'd be all over it. But manufacturers know, little cameras are made because the people who want them tend to be people who don't know a lot about cameras.

I'd check some sort of digital camera review / CNET. I have no experience with fast motion photography except to make really blurry pictures =) I know my friend loves his Panasonic Lumix cameras, I know a lot of people really like their lineup as well.
natalie516
Mar. 20th, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)
If there is a slim little camera that does what all the big DSLRs do

Urgh...I know...I know...I will just have to suck it up...I really need the versatility of the second camera...
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archer823
Mar. 20th, 2007 08:08 pm (UTC)
But even "high end" compacts top out at $500, maybe $600 and tell it to take something with a really high shutter speed and the reaction time between pressing the button and taking the picture .... it all just doesn't work in my experience. I do wish that there was a compact that had high end features like fast reaction time, the ability to do really high or low speed shutter, good macro features, etc. etc.etc. I'm not a commercial / artisitic photographer but I'd still want these features for when I go on vacation =)
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archer823
Mar. 21st, 2007 12:07 am (UTC)
I do wonder about the Prosumer line like the SI2 and Fuji or Panasonic's mid line Lumix of DSLR look alikes (without the actual SLR feature) and how they stack up to the A series from Canon (which I have had good sucess with as well)

I'm thinking cameas like the ELPH and the Casio ExSlim and those, those you can't ask a lot out of because it's all about form factor and high megapixels minus actual real features.
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natalie516
Mar. 20th, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC)
:-/ Yeah...I will need a bigger purse...
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natalie516
Mar. 20th, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC)
A little bit of column A...and a little bit of column C... :)

Memories are nice...but I don't typically take pictures of people. I take pictures of scenery or things that I find to be interesting.
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natalie516
Mar. 20th, 2007 08:42 pm (UTC)
Ok, thanks so much for the advice!
murg
Mar. 21st, 2007 05:21 am (UTC)
I had the Powershot IS until recently, I just sold it! It was a good camera though, very versatile...

Now I have a 400D EOS. I love it like a pet.
natalie516
Mar. 21st, 2007 02:11 pm (UTC)
How come you got rid of the powershot? Did you just want to upgrade?
murg
Mar. 21st, 2007 02:16 pm (UTC)
Yup just an upgrade! It was a beautiful little thing. I bought a new set of studio lighting and all that stuff, and the 400D was a lot more professional. It cost about $1500 for the camer and 2 lenses, but its totally worth every cent... Everything it snaps looks like art. *wiggles toes*
natalie516
Mar. 21st, 2007 02:22 pm (UTC)
Ahhh ok...I am definitely leaning towards the Powershot S2 IS.
murg
Mar. 21st, 2007 02:23 pm (UTC)
HURRAH! It lets you do a lot more... That little wheel on the top is so useful for different types of shots etc! :D
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