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Old 4th July 2008, 13:22   #2581
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The R1 was an excellent camera in its time. A very high quality lens. However the lack of an optical viewfinder was a bit of a pain.
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I am planning to buy a new camera and have no knowledge about the technicalities of it.

Should I go for High end Digital or DSLR.

How does these camera stands:

Olympus Camedia SP-570UZ Digital SLR Camera ~ 39,670
Nikon Coolpix P80 ~ 36,097

BTW I will picking it from Japan. Does it makes any sense to buy it from there?
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What kind of photography you want to do with your camera?
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What kind of photography you want to do with your camera?
No Professional Photography, I just need a camera with best photo quality and maximum photo options. With some extra zoom.

Just for point and shoot.

BTW I do want to learn the professional photography a bit.

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I just need a camera with best photo quality and maximum photo options. With some extra zoom.

Just for point and shoot.
That's a lot of ground to cover.
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... Olympus Camedia SP-570UZ Digital SLR Camera ~ 39,670 Rs. 16K / US$ 380 app.
Nikon Coolpix P80 ~ 36,097 Rs. 14.4K / US$ 350app.

BTW I will picking it from Japan. Does it makes any sense to buy it from there?
Makes a LOT of sense if you are able to spot an offer - will need you to carry model numbers, Indian and US prices in your head while browsing shops. Sometimes, you can spot an offer cheaper than US, which is generally the cheapest anywhere.

The best deals are either in Tokyo/Akihabara or Osaka/Den-den Town, or at very large outlets such as Bic Camera. Like in US, there are deals on specific models. If you want good prices on specific models, don't be in a hurry.

An alternate channel would be online sales - but you will need a J colleague to negotiate through that maze.

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I would recommend you to go for a simple point and shoot camera at this moment. Nikon is good stuff. You could also look at the Canon Powershot series or IXUS series. You can familiarise yourself with this camera for sometime and later decide on upgrading to a DSLR.
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Depends on how much zoom.
The Fuji 100S is a good cam, among the best P&S in the market, though a little expensive.
With a strong Yen, do your calculations before purchasing.
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How does one know the sensor size. Say for example the Canon S5 IS and the Nikon P80.
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That's a lot of ground to cover.


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The best deals are either in Tokyo/Akihabara or Osaka/Den-den Town, or at very large outlets such as Bic Camera.
An alternate channel would be online sales - but you will need a J colleague to negotiate through that maze.
Most probably I will walk down to all shops in Akihabara. kakaku.com is what I am looking at now.

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I would recommend you to go for a simple point and shoot camera at this moment. Nikon is good stuff. You could also look at the Canon Powershot series or IXUS series. You can familiarise yourself with this camera for sometime and later decide on upgrading to a DSLR.
I have already used Nikon Coolpix 2100, I think its to upgrade to DSLR, isn't it?
I am more inclined for Nikon. My Nikon coolpix 2100(now obsolete) gives me very good results.

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Depends on how much zoom.
The Fuji 100S is a good cam, among the best P&S in the market, though a little expensive.
With a strong Yen, do your calculations before purchasing.
FinePix S100FS Right? Its 64,170, 25670 Rs

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... kakaku.com is what I am looking at now....
"DABURUZUMUKITTO" Hadn't heard that from a long time!

I don't remember the URLs, but I have seen my J colleagues using some of the more colorful sites specific to camera, pasocon dospara and jampara, etc.
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Today I roamed (without having Lunch because it took too much of time including 3 hours wastage my Matiz starting problem for silly loose contact in fuse box) around 6 hours with my friend in Bangalore to check with all sorts of Digital cameras, I realized finePix S100fs (I think would cost 22,000+) is the best model I would buy.
During this roaming around, Ravi picked up Panasonic Lumix FX-36 (same as FX-35) for me, and I drove 150Kms round trip today morning to pick it up from him since he was visiting Byndoor.
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Further to my queries, guys which is the best memory card(2 GB) and batteries to source as i've finalized Canon A580? My friend said charger along with batteries pack is a good idea. What do you guys think?

Thanks,
Ramki.

Guys i've ordered the below package. I don't know the SD card or the charger brand its a whole package. I still haven't got it but ordered and will get delivered next week to my friend in US i shall get once he comes back this month end!

Amazon.com: Canon PowerShot A580 8MP Digital Camera + 2GB Accessory Kit: Electronics


Please provide your opinions about this whole package.

Thanks,
RAmki.

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Guys,

My son has bashed up my camera and it refuses to work. The camera is Canon Powershot 550. When switched on it reports a " lens error" and asks to be switched on again. The lens does not retract on its own and there is a ghar ghar sound.

My camera is without warranty. Can some one tell me about a reasonable digital camera repair shop in Noida/ South Delhi where I can have it fixed?

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I think Nehru Place is a place where you can try. Though am not sure about the same

Go to any canon showroom and tell them to repair.

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