Digital Cameras ?

Discussion in 'Nature Photography' started by speedbump, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. speedbump

    speedbump Well-Known Member

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    Gents, I'm looking to purchase a decent digital in the near future. Uses will be outdoors (game, scenery, load test groups) and indoors (kids, etc). I'm not an overly savvy photograhper, so it'll have to be fairly uncomplicated. Some magnification will be desirable, as will the need for close ups. Also, unlike the crappy Kodak I first purchased, ease of transfer to internet applications will be necessary. I'm somewhat flexible on price. Opinions & experiences APPRECIATED !
     
  2. FMI

    FMI Active Member

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    I would suggest looking at the Nikon D40x.
     

  3. texasred

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    Gray Market

    I'm looking into buying a new telephoto lens. Does anybody have any experiences with gray market ones? Looking at Tamron 300mm 2.8 for my new Canon 40d.
     
  4. Boss Hoss

    Boss Hoss Well-Known Member

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    As a suggestion might call Doug (very knowledgeable) at Cameraland ---- he helped me with the process and I am Very happy plus had the best pricing.
     
  5. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    The Pentax Optio W30 will exceed your expectations. Fits in your shirt pocket, waterproof, dustproof, and takes awesome video clips. Great battery life too!
     
  6. speedbump

    speedbump Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all for the replies folks. I'll do more research based on your input. GREATLY appreciated !!!
     
  7. tina ryan

    tina ryan New Member

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    hi, i think the principal in a digital camera it's the pixels, when i do a trip I always get my digital camera, sometimes I take a picture to an hotel that I like
     
  8. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow Well-Known Member

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    I think you are looking for a point and shoot not a DSLR, so that rules out the nikon D40x.

    I like the nikon point and shoots that I have had in the past, but after reading a lot of canon reviews I think that may be my next point and shoot.

    I also have an Olympus stylus 720sw, which is waterproof to 10' deep. It was fun to have in mexico snorkeling, but I think that you will get better pictures with the canon's or nikons.

    4mp and up will be plenty unless you are blowing up your pictures.

    let us know what you get and how you like it.
     
  9. speedbump

    speedbump Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all again for the super insights. I'm still looking them over, and hope to speak to our local sponsor this week:)
     
  10. JHow

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    I recently got a Nikon D40 with an 18-55mm lens and a 55-200 mm lens for $609, and I love it. If you want a DSLR camera and your on a budget, I highly recommend this one. I wanted to get a zoom lens and sacrificed a few megapixels ( the D40x has 10 megapixels compared to 6 megapixels for the D40) for the 55-200mm lens still saved money. I'll post a few pics I took in a new thread.
     
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  11. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Jhow, good choice. There is often too much emphasis on megapixels. 6 is plenty unless you are making huge prints.