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slleipnir
02-04-2005, 08:44 PM
I was thinking of saving up for a small, cheap digi cam. I want something I can just carry around with me and take pics if I want (I don't like carrying my rebel around everywhere cause it was expensive)

Any suggestions? I'd prefer atleast 3 MP, be small, take pretty good pics, not expensive and wouldn't mind having one of those little monitor thingies that you can move around...if that makes sense? (I think Kay's cam has that???)

I was looking at Canon Powershots or whatever, but not sure..

flamepony12
02-04-2005, 08:45 PM
hmm.. what about the canon powershot A6? it's nice for taking closeups.

binka_nugget
02-04-2005, 08:49 PM
Originally posted by flamepony12
hmm.. what about the canon powershot A6? it's nice for taking closeups.

Great camera but I just found out that they've discontinued them.

I think the a80's and a95's have the swivel lcd. The only reason I want the a95 over a cheaper model is because of the screen. :p

flamepony12
02-04-2005, 08:51 PM
Originally posted by binka_nugget
Great camera but I just found out that they've discontinued them.


awww, really? I actually wanted one of those. -sticks out lower lip-
;)

slleipnir
02-04-2005, 09:11 PM
Thanks :) I don't need one for close up though. My current one is pretty good for that ^__^

I looked at the A85. I'll have to look at the others. How is the screen diff in the A95?

slleipnir
02-04-2005, 09:32 PM
Another feature I want is B&W and or sepia and those type of modes?

swimma253
02-04-2005, 09:34 PM
My Kodak Easyshare 7500 (I think those are the numbers) was $120.00 and its 3.2 mp. It takes really nice pictures, and is pretty small. I carry it in my coat pocket everywhere I go. :)

slleipnir
02-04-2005, 09:38 PM
It it a good cam? My first was a kodak and I swore I'd never get one again haha. :o

GoldenRetrLuver
02-04-2005, 10:22 PM
The A95 is a GREAT camera! That's what I have now. I also have the A70, which was my first Canon and it also takes very good quality pictures.

Hehe, Ash, the screen IS pretty cool. :p

Audrey, here's the review for the A95..

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2004_reviews/a95.html

And the A70..

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canona70/

We payed around $400.00 for each camera when we purchased them, but I'm sure they've come down in price.

MaryJae
02-05-2005, 06:12 AM
I have the Canon PowerShot A85 and it's awesome! It's just like the A75 and A95 and the only difference is the megapixels(plus the A95 has that hott swivel screen).

Best cameras:
http://www.steves-digicams.com/best_cameras.html

So if you're looking for a cheap digital camera, I recommend the Canon PowerShot A75, it cost $199, but you can find it cheaper if you look around. I think Ritz Camera has it for around $150.

Good luck!:)

cloverfdx
02-05-2005, 09:40 AM
I have a Samsung Digimax 401 and it takes ok photos, also i can carry it around in normal jeans pockets. 4.0 MP, Black and white, sepia, Macro, Video/ Audio mode. I paid (Well Ma did) about $300 Australian for it about 6 months ago.

http://www.niks.ru/autocatalog/digcam/samsung/Digimax_401.jpg

Kristl
02-05-2005, 12:11 PM
Mine's a Kodak Easyshare and I LOVE it. Nick got it and the printerdock for me last Christmas. I am so happy! I had wanted it forever and I cried when I opened the present!! But I am very pleased with it and they're fairly inexpensive. I think the camera and the printer together was around 400.00, but that was when they were fairly new!;)

slleipnir
02-05-2005, 10:07 PM
Thanks for all the info ^__^

I won't be getting one till I save some money, but do the canons have sepia and/or black and white?? I can't seem to find that on the info page..I guess I need to look harder. :rolleyes:

I was thinking a 3-4 mp is all I need. I would like something in the range of 200-300 (canadian) with that swivel LCD thingie...-sigh- why can I never find EXACTLY what I'm looking for??

(edit) nm, I see the black and white/sepia thingie now

:p :rolleyes:

Kfamr
02-05-2005, 10:19 PM
My A80 has sepia and b/w. It has a lot of options but i haven't tried a lot of them ;x

It's 4mp with the swivel thingy.

slleipnir
02-05-2005, 10:28 PM
Originally posted by Kfamr
My A80 has sepia and b/w. It has a lot of options but i haven't tried a lot of them ;x

It's 4mp with the swivel thingy.

MAN! I JUST sent you a pm about this. freak. I shall go look for that one now

Uabassoon
02-05-2005, 10:35 PM
I also have the A80, it sounds like it's everything you're looking for.

slleipnir
02-06-2005, 12:05 AM
Originally posted by Uabassoon
I also have the A80, it sounds like it's everything you're looking for.


It does, I will probably go for that one once I save up some money :D

Bullboxer
02-06-2005, 12:39 AM
nikon coolpix 4300. I am not 100% sure its in your range but its very close.

binka_nugget
02-06-2005, 03:23 AM
Originally posted by slleipnir
It does, I will probably go for that one once I save up some money :D

That one has been discontinued too. :p Out of the powershot models, I think the a95 is the only one with a swivel screen that's still in stores. It's being sold for about $500 Canadian.

slleipnir
02-06-2005, 11:17 AM
Originally posted by binka_nugget
That one has been discontinued too. :p Out of the powershot models, I think the a95 is the only one with a swivel screen that's still in stores. It's being sold for about $500 Canadian.

I'm sure you can find used ones??? $500 is more than I'm willing to pay :( I already have a really expensive cam, so I really just need something cheaper

GiantSchnauzer
02-06-2005, 11:43 AM
Originally posted by cloverfdx
I have a Samsung Digimax 401 and it takes ok photos, also i can carry it around in normal jeans pockets. 4.0 MP, Black and white, sepia, Macro, Video/ Audio mode. I paid (Well Ma did) about $300 Australian for it about 6 months ago.

http://www.niks.ru/autocatalog/digcam/samsung/Digimax_401.jpg

I have this camera. I love it. It was about $150 at Target. Yea, it does fit nicely in jean pockets. Perfect for bringing to a concert. :)