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Old 11th April 2006, 11:04   #91
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can u guys with digital wisdom suggest me a basic digital camera giving me
1) Good picture / color resolutions, good focus, for 4 x 6 and an occassional 6 x 8
2) Whether SD or Memory card - u suggest which is cheap and easy to get.
3) Should be below 10K
4) Can be Canon Sony Nikon Fuji Panasonic in any preference or any other reliable Brand
5) should be using AA batteries - those rechargeable ones.
6) Easy storage / download. .
SD is a lot cheaper.
do you have a size constraint?

I would look at the Fuji E500 as it has a 28mm lens which is realy useful with group photos. with 4MP you can print out good 6x8s too. it has a 3x zoom (28-90mm) too.

OR

the Panasonic LZ1. while it does not have a 28mm lens it zoom to 200mm (6x from 35mm) which is partly useful on hikes. Besides it has IS which can be useful in low light and/or if you are in motion (like on a sail boat).

both cameras are pcoketable at about 8 oz. (less than a can of coke).
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hey guys, thanx for ur inputs. with ur inputs my requirements have become more specific now & guess u will b able 2 suggest me even better.

>5.0 Megapixel
>10 X Optical zoom
cheap memory cards
video option not a necessity
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hey guys, thanx for ur inputs. with ur inputs my requirements have become more specific now & guess u will b able 2 suggest me even better.

>5.0 Megapixel
>10 X Optical zoom
cheap memory cards
video option not a necessity
then look no further than Canon S3 IS; or even S2 IS, it'll be a lot cheaper now after S3's release.

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ny idea as to how much S3 will b in india? i m also taking a look at olympus UZ 500, ny users here?
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I have the S3.

I wanted particular features that the S3 had that the S2 didnt.
If i wasn't concerned about those particular features, like most users i would just buy the S2 and save a bit of cash! I suggest you do the same.

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hey....a lot of gyaan seems to be Available here .......my knowledge of a digicam is only that they are cameras which don't need a film roll.... .....googled ma way for a crunch course ....on digicams ----but all in vain.........Ma budget is max 10 k ......so which is best digicam i can buy....in this budget ?.....considering i would use it for normal photography......no hanging upside-down on branch to click that perfect pic....
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I have the S3.

I wanted particular features that the S3 had that the S2 didnt.
If i wasn't concerned about those particular features, like most users i would just buy the S2 and save a bit of cash! I suggest you do the same.

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hey rehaan what features are you talking about , that the S2 doesnt have.
also how much did you get the S3 for ??


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...considering i would use it for normal photography......no hanging upside-down on branch to click that perfect pic....
As one become a better photographer, you learn to reduce all kind of movement of camera, mount it on a tripod, use a remote release, etc. Hanging upside down from a branch would be retrograde step.
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Using my Nokia 6600 as a cam always till now. Now that my sis's marriage is just weeks away, I was thinkin of buying a Digicam, my budget is 10-15k max. I dont want video but I want high crisp clarity , I guess only 5 MP is available in this range and a much higher Optical zoom. well basically let all the gurus do the talkin, I basically require Very very good quality and a nice User interface, must be sleek and luk stunning - build quality terms, and yeah I forgot SD card support and USB connectivity (any or both). So which one?

And my Dad will be flying down from Kuwait so I can tell him to get really nice ones from there but I am very much scared about Custom taxes, they will charge a lot, especially if they know that it is brand new Thats y I decided to buy in India itself.

And I heard that a Video Cam can be got at around 25k??? are they good? Maybe I can buy that instead of this, throw some light on video cams too plz.
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hey rehaan what features are you talking about , that the S2 doesnt have.
also how much did you get the S3 for ??
Check out post #76 in this thread.
I got the S3 for 470 + 10$ shipping about 2 months back.


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.....no hanging upside-down on branch to click that perfect pic....
Lol, would have guessed differently by looking at your avatar

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but I am very much scared about Custom taxes, they will charge a lot, especially if they know that it is brand new
I have come in with about 3 brand new cameras and 2 old ones over the years and they have never even done so much as to even notice it......... . . .but then i didnt have much other stuff (just a laptop).

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guys how much does the Canon S2 cost???/ INR?
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In the US you can get an S2 IS for as low as 250$ now since the S3 is already out.
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In the US you can get an S2 IS for as low as 250$ now since the S3 is already out.
And in India???? I know tey are cheap at US, but any idea about Indian market rates?
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Indian price would be 20K+ atleast. If your only choice is buying from India, I suggest sony as they offer 2 years interest free EMI. They say they charge processing fee but if you negotiate they offer to waive that off and you can get a couple of thousands discount also.
They also come with a 3 years warranty. I think Sony H5(or is it H2) fits the bill as far as your requirements of zoom(10-12X) and stabilization are concerned.
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Old 9th July 2006, 00:29   #105
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Actually I want a cam with 5MP and around 10x optical zoom. but my budget is max 15k. Which is the best cam i can get in that budget in India???
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