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Old 25th August 2006, 22:07   #106
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Navin, still trying to find specific info about the 18-200 for indoor use.


* When you say indoor use, can you use a tripod ?
* The 85/1.4 will be very fast. When the 18-200 doesnt help, can you use the 85/1.4 instead?

But, if http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...045724?ie=UTF8 is the one that you have mentioned, then this lens supposed to be very good.

If the 80-200/2.8 is not a VR, then wouldn't it be better to go for the 18-200 VR? The VR will give you atleast another f stop. And you will not need to carry two lenses. This can be very helpful - no carrying multiple lenses, and no changing lenses.

If you are not going to use the two old lenses, guess - sell them with the N80. Will help you get the D80 ..

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Navin, still trying to find specific info about the 18-200 for indoor use.

* When you say indoor use, can you use a tripod ?
* The 85/1.4 will be very fast. When the 18-200 doesnt help, can you use the 85/1.4 instead?

But, if http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...045724?ie=UTF8 is the one that you have mentioned, then this lens supposed to be very good.

If the 80-200/2.8 is not a VR, then wouldn't it be better to go for the 18-200 VR? The VR will give you atleast another f stop. And you will not need to carry two lenses. This can be very helpful - no carrying multiple lenses, and no changing lenses.

If you are not going to use the two old lenses, guess - sell them with the N80. Will help you get the D80 ..
I meant the 18-200 VR. Sorry.

The 85/1.4 will not be wide enough for indoor use.

i wont have a tripod indoors. Indoors usually means family parties.

The N80 with flash and lenses will only fetch about $400-500 used. The D80 sells for $1300 so i figured I'd use the money for a SB800. I'd need a bounce flash anyway.

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Guys,
I am in search for new digital camera.
I am totally clueless when it comes to photography. I just want one for normal use. Nothing special.

Following are my requirments
3.0 Mega-pixel or above
Easy to use
Optical Zoom 2.2x or better.
Video optional.
Canon brand preferred.

My budget is around 100 US $. I will be buying it from USA. Some time ago my sister got Canon PowerShot A400 for about same price from USA.
Is there any camera better than A400? Which one should I look at?
Thank you in advanced.
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Aditya, the budget is making this tight. Have you checked the canon powershot a410? Tristate camera and blue stripe photo both seem to have approx that price for this one. Note this one does not have audio in it's video shooting.

Dell.com is having the A430 for about 150$.
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/c...=bt&sort=price

http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_a...priceA/vendors[]=CAN

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My budget is around 100 US $. I will be buying it from USA. Some time ago my sister got Canon PowerShot A400 for about same price from USA.
Is there any camera better than A400? Which one should I look at?
Thank you in advanced.
The Canon is an excellent machine. I think it will serve you well.
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I can suggest the Sony DSC P200 - a 7.2 MP P&S camera for Rs. 20K with one-year warranty. I bought it last year in October and believe it is in excellent P&S camera; you don't have to mess with other image related settings to get a decent image in any condition. It has a macro function which giver very legible images of photographed text. Plus there is 3X optical zoom. You can check-out all the features by Googling.

It has got Info-Lithium rechargable battery which has got very good life, even if you keep the LCD switched-on for a long duration. The only hitch is that it comes with a puny 32MB memory stick which needs to be straightaway upgraded to atleast a 256MB stick (Approx. Rs. 2500/-) which can store about 65 pictures in the highest quality 7 MP setting and around 100 pictures in 5 MP setting. You can also make videos with the camera but that is limited to the amount of memory you have - On a 256MB stick it is around 20 minutes.
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what is video quality like, can it be compared with handycam?
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few digicams can take video a the same level as a handycam though the gap is narrowing.
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I was about to suggest you A520 (which I own), but budget limitation filters that out. Check this out more research. Read reviews first once you select the model within the budget

http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_a.../sortby=priceA
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Stay away from the A400 (superseded by the A430 now). I had it and really did not like it one bit. There are far better choices out there in that budget.
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Guys,
I am in search for new digital camera.
I am totally clueless when it comes to photography. I just want one for normal use. Nothing special.

Following are my requirments
3.0 Mega-pixel or above
Easy to use
Optical Zoom 2.2x or better.
Video optional.
Canon brand preferred.

My budget is around 100 US $. I will be buying it from USA. Some time ago my sister got Canon PowerShot A400 for about same price from USA.
Is there any camera better than A400? Which one should I look at?
Thank you in advanced.
Canon would definately be the best deal anyways check these out :

http://www.buy.com/retail/product.as...418&adid=17662

http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.proc...UJ+FINEPIXA350

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=A0612061

courtesy www.deals2buy.com
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Thank you guys for all your suggestions.
I going through all links, will decide soon.

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Stay away from the A400 (superseded by the A430 now). I had it and really did not like it one bit. There are far better choices out there in that budget.
I have used A400 quite a lot and I am comfortable using it.
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Hi all,
a review:
I bought a Sony N1 a few months back, and by far it has been the best camera i ever used/seen! its 8 MP and comes with a 3" Touchscreen LCD! amazing picture quality, great flash! its slightly thick, compared to the T-5, but its definately pocketable. has builtin 32mb for the time u are out of space in ur memory cards. Its retailing here for Rs.27,000/- with extras as the pouch only. Bought in Singapore when it was retailing here for Rs.30,000/- (without any freebies) and i got it for approx Rs.20,000/- (with 256mb card free) in SGP.

So guys, basically if u are able to purchase ur stuff from SGP/Malaysia/Thailand, do buy it from there and not from India ,as its still quiet expensive here, especially the new models. The best part is that now Sony "ASIA" warranty covers INDIA too! till now they had most of Asia - the chink countries, except India. In SGP the shopkeepers have actually put up posters of Sony saying its warranty in India too.!
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