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Old 24th December 2009, 19:56   #3631
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Till date what I have learn from all of you guy's is that anything above 10 Megapixel is a good DSLR. So, now that one point is clear in my mind.

Other thing which I wanted to know is higher the optical zoom is better?
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The megapixels does not determine how good a DSLR is. Rather it is the feature set and the image quality that makes a DSLR stand out from the rest. The 6 Megapixel Nikon D40 is one of the cheapest and best DSLRs around especially when you consider its price. It is also ideal for beginners.

And also as navin had stated, there are many lenses available depending on your budget. As your budget goes up, so does the lens quality!

And the only person who can tell you how much zoom you are going to need is yourself!
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Old 25th December 2009, 22:37   #3632
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I am just a beginner in photography, and I want to improve my self. So I need a Digital camera which is simple and without any Pro features, and I prefer a manual focus camera. ( I have a 15k budget)

I have a question, I don't if ! Is the manual focus and the DSLR are the same?
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Old 26th December 2009, 01:19   #3633
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You seems to be a doctor in the camera world. I need to read this for 10 times to understand the writeup but I did not wanted to be late in Thanking you very much for such a detailed review.
arey baba if you are addressing me with that statement please note that there are many many better experts than me - Samurai and Rudra for starters. Then we have IT inspector who seems to have every decent piece of Nikon hardware out there and MORE. I am so jealous of these guys.

I do not think anyone here will consider my advice on photography. ICE maybe, but photography - no way!
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Old 26th December 2009, 01:36   #3634
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Got myself a Panny Lumix FZ35. Wonderful camera.

Decided against the Canon SX20is, primarily due to it's weight and size being relatively more.
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Old 27th December 2009, 07:35   #3635
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Got myself a Panny Lumix FZ35. Wonderful camera.

Decided against the Canon SX20is, primarily due to it's weight and size being relatively more.
Good Buy shuvc. I have heard great reviews about the FZ35. How much did you pay for the camera and did you consider any other models before zeroing on the FZ35?
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How much did you pay for the camera and did you consider any other models before zeroing on the FZ35?
Primary contendor was the SX20is. The Lumix just seemed to suit my requirements better.
Had a friend bring it from the US. Around 15K INR. Also was pleasantly surprised to see 'Made in Japan' on the camera body. I thought most of these are made in China/SE Asia.
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Old 28th December 2009, 15:10   #3637
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my wife just called me (she is not in India). Her Canon 870IS just fell and has stopped working. I advised he to get the IXUS 200IS (SD980). You guys have any better ideas.

Her requirements:
Wide angle (<28mm)
Lot of indoor shots (decently fast lens and good flash)
compact (under 25mm or 1" thick)
zoom (4x lens zoom should do)
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Navin have you checked out Canon's S90?

It shoots in raw & is compact too

Check here

Canon PowerShot S90 brief hands-on: Digital Photography Review
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Hi all,
I am facing focussing issues in my Canon A710IS. The objects appear blurred in the snaps. Checked all settings, even reset the camera by removing & reinserting the button cell but it did not help. Showed it to a photo repair shop, the guy said it has to be sent to Canon service center and repair could cost anything between 2.5-3.5K rupees.
Now I am not comfortable spending so much (its not in waranty), and it might develop some other problems once opened.
So was thinking of buying a very cheap digicam with a budget of Rs.5K-6K. Because anyway I will be buying a SLR sometime next year.
Any suggestions what to buy? How's Olympus FE46 at Rs.4999?
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my wife just called me (she is not in India). Her Canon 870IS just fell and has stopped working. I advised he to get the IXUS 200IS (SD980). You guys have any better ideas.

Her requirements:
Wide angle (<28mm)
Lot of indoor shots (decently fast lens and good flash)
compact (under 25mm or 1" thick)
zoom (4x lens zoom should do)
+1 to the SD980! However the SD880 has better lowlight performance. Also, the wider the better, so 24mm should be quite good too, and found in the Panasonic zs3/tz7.

The S90 has problems in Auto mode. Definitely an advanced user's (maybe that's what she is? ) P&S with lots of creative control.

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Hi all,
I am facing focussing issues in my Canon A710IS. The objects appear blurred in the snaps. Checked all settings, even reset the camera by removing & reinserting the button cell but it did not help. Showed it to a photo repair shop, the guy said it has to be sent to Canon service center and repair could cost anything between 2.5-3.5K rupees.
Now I am not comfortable spending so much (its not in waranty), and it might develop some other problems once opened.
So was thinking of buying a very cheap digicam with a budget of Rs.5K-6K. Because anyway I will be buying a SLR sometime next year.
Any suggestions what to buy? How's Olympus FE46 at Rs.4999?
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Olympus must have realized how bad this was and discontinued it. They've already pumped out the FE-46, which seems to at least be an improvement on this box of bolts. Opt for that model, or better yet, try the Canon SD1200.

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Congrats shuvc!! I have too bought FZ35 from USA.

Friends, FZ35 is available at JJMehta.com for 22500/- with 3 months Dealer Warranty.
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Old 28th December 2009, 22:31   #3643
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Congrats shuvc!! I have too bought FZ 35 from USA.

Friends, FZ35 is available at JJMehta.com for 22500/- with 3 months Dealer Warranty.

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Old 29th December 2009, 11:42   #3644
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Navin have you checked out Canon's S90?
too much camera for her besides it is not compact enough.

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+1 to the SD980! However the SD880 has better lowlight performance.... Panasonic zs3/tz7.
Actually the super zooms like the ZS3 or F70EXR might be a good choice too. I just worry about distortions with such long (10x) zoom lenses. How bad are they compred to the 4x or 5x zooms?

my wife needs something that she cna keep her purse all the time and shot in auto mode. I dont think she will ever play wth the settings. A good movie mode will help though.
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Hmm why do you think its not compact?

The S90 weighs 197gms with bateries and card against SD880 's 157gm. Plus its got bigger sensor.
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