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    Hi everyone.. i dunno much abt cameras..wanna get a DC for normal use.. dun need to get those like 5.0 mp one rite ?? is 3mp enough ?? just for normal use.. like go out with friend, or for occasions.. any recommendations ??
    is Minolta Dimage XT good ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ah_bao
    Hi everyone.. i dunno much abt cameras..wanna get a DC for normal use.. dun need to get those like 5.0 mp one rite ?? is 3mp enough ?? just for normal use.. like go out with friend, or for occasions.. any recommendations ??
    is Minolta Dimage XT good ??
    hi ah_bao,
    so roughly how much is ur budget?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivan
    hi ah_bao,
    so roughly how much is ur budget?
    maybe ard 400.. i dun need so high end one.. i think for normal use.. 3 mp ok ?

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    Read up on cams before u buy and narrow down to the best ones. Look at the photo samples c if its to ur liking. Since u can easily get a good 4mp cam with more features (maybe not so compact) with 400+ too.
    Minolta XT is a 2003 model and discontinued if its selling around 400+ then they're clearing their stocks, hmm it's a good price. Up to you, look around, for me I'll steer clear from Casio, Panasonic models though, noisy watercolour nightshots (from experience).

    http://steves-digicams.com
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    http://www.imaging-resource.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by dennisc
    Read up on cams before u buy and narrow down to the best ones. Look at the photo samples c if its to ur liking. Since u can easily get a good 4mp cam with more features (maybe not so compact) with 400+ too.
    Minolta XT is a 2003 model and discontinued if its selling around 400+ then they're clearing their stocks, hmm it's a good price. Up to you, look around, for me I'll steer clear from Casio, Panasonic models though, noisy watercolour nightshots (from experience).

    http://steves-digicams.com
    http://www.dpreview.com
    http://www.imaging-resource.com
    I see there are Minolta XG and XT... whats the different ?? the spec seems not bad to me.. 3xoptical zoom, 4x digital zoom... I saw Best selling at $499...Minolta XG...

    Actually i saw auction got pple selling abt 400, Minolta XT in Black.. come with extra battery and camera case, good deal ??

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    try shops like MS Color, Alan Photo, Cathay Photo, John 3:16 for better pricing........

    cheers.........

    Quote Originally Posted by ah_bao
    I see there are Minolta XG and XT... whats the different ?? the spec seems not bad to me.. 3xoptical zoom, 4x digital zoom... I saw Best selling at $499...Minolta XG...

    Actually i saw auction got pple selling abt 400, Minolta XT in Black.. come with extra battery and camera case, good deal ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by plinius
    try shops like MS Color, Alan Photo, Cathay Photo, John 3:16 for better pricing........

    cheers.........
    where are all those shops ?? hee

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    do a search and u will get ur answer...but since me very free...me give u some of it here:

    MS Color -> www.mscolor.com.sg -> call the AMK branch
    Alan Photo -> SLS and Funan
    John 3:16 -> Funan
    CP -> www.cathayphoto.com.sg

    Quote Originally Posted by ah_bao
    where are all those shops ?? hee

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    XT=2003 XG=2004 sounds good if u intend to get the tiny cam, note the XG is a downgraded version of XT (read the reviews). If u want more features, power, flexibility and quality u can stick to the canon ixus and A series A75 80 etc selling around the same price. Worth a look before u finally decide.
    I'll say sgd400 for a 1 -2 yr old camera isn't that good a deal since who knows when it might KO, shortened lifespan etc
    I'm not pro but I just believe in getting one's $'s worth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dennisc
    XT=2003 XG=2004 sounds good if u intend to get the tiny cam, note the XG is a downgraded version of XT (read the reviews). If u want more features, power, flexibility and quality u can stick to the canon ixus and A series A75 80 etc selling around the same price. Worth a look before u finally decide.
    I'll say sgd400 for a 1 -2 yr old camera isn't that good a deal since who knows when it might KO, shortened lifespan etc
    I'm not pro but I just believe in getting one's $'s worth.
    canon ixus expensive leh.. i see like about 600 - 800 ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by plinius
    do a search and u will get ur answer...but since me very free...me give u some of it here:

    MS Color -> www.mscolor.com.sg -> call the AMK branch
    Alan Photo -> SLS and Funan
    John 3:16 -> Funan
    CP -> www.cathayphoto.com.sg
    thanks... really dunno much abt all this.. hee...

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    then go for the canon a series (budget series). i have a powershot A70 which i use when going out with friends.

    the powershot A95 / A85 looks good, however it's out of your budget. u can consider the A400... within your budget

    http://www.canon.com.sg/index.cfm?fu...dcam-promotion
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    I wan slim slim one... jus now went Mustafa.. Minolta XG $410 free 128 SD ram card...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ah_bao
    I wan slim slim one... jus now went Mustafa.. Minolta XG $410 free 128 SD ram card...
    If you dun mind movie without sound, maybe X31? Cheaper i think. XG and XT not bad. I own a little X20. Quite a nice cam to play with.

    Slim slim ones:
    Sony DSC-T3, T33, T1 and T11. DSC-L1 quite slim too.
    Ixus 30 and 40.
    Minolta X series.
    Panasonic FX 7
    Pentax Optio S series

    Before you buy, read the reviews 1st. Dun lazy!
    http://steves-digicams.com/2004_reviews/dimagexg.html
    http://steves-digicams.com/2003_reviews/dimagext.html
    http://steves-digicams.com/2004_reviews/dimagex31.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by afbug
    If you dun mind movie without sound, maybe X31? Cheaper i think. XG and XT not bad. I own a little X20. Quite a nice cam to play with.

    Slim slim ones:
    Sony DSC-T3, T33, T1 and T11. DSC-L1 quite slim too.
    Ixus 30 and 40.
    Minolta X series.
    Panasonic FX 7
    Pentax Optio S series

    Before you buy, read the reviews 1st. Dun lazy!
    http://steves-digicams.com/2004_reviews/dimagexg.html
    http://steves-digicams.com/2003_reviews/dimagext.html
    http://steves-digicams.com/2004_reviews/dimagex31.html
    thanks thanks.. will look around again... hee...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ah_bao
    thanks thanks.. will look around again... hee...
    You are welcome. Din notice your budget, some of the cams above are out of your budget.

    Within or near your budget:
    Sony DSC-L1.
    Ixus 30
    Minolta X series.
    Pentax Optio S series

    Its a bit weird that the new Minolta models are downgrades of its older models. Eg: X20 (Older 2MP): movie with sound and X21 (Newer 2MP): movie without sound. Cut cost? This is the reason i chose the X20 over X21.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afbug
    You are welcome. Din notice your budget, some of the cams above are out of your budget.

    Within or near your budget:
    Sony DSC-L1.
    Ixus 30
    Minolta X series.
    Pentax Optio S series

    Its a bit weird that the new Minolta models are downgrades of its older models. Eg: X20 (Older 2MP): movie with sound and X21 (Newer 2MP): movie without sound. Cut cost? This is the reason i chose the X20 over X21.
    then XT got sound or not ar ?? I read before like dun have leh... XG got ? hee

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    Quote Originally Posted by ah_bao
    then XT got sound or not ar ?? I read before like dun have leh... XG got ? hee
    Told you to read liao. No sound? You read from where? Both have la. XG cannot use cradle and no A/V output while XT have.

    But XG: Motion video 320 x 240 with audio at 30fps, while XT: Motion video 320 x 240 with audio at 15fps, unlimited length.

    Enjoy your reading, i go zzzZZZzzz liao...

    Edit: 1 last one, consider this:
    http://www.steves-digicams.com/2004_reviews/l1.html
    Last edited by afbug; 31st December 2004 at 03:50 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afbug
    Told you to read liao. No sound? You read from where? Both have la. XG cannot use cradle and no A/V output while XT have.

    But XG: Motion video 320 x 240 with audio at 30fps, while XT: Motion video 320 x 240 with audio at 15fps, unlimited length.

    Enjoy your reading, i go zzzZZZzzz liao...

    Edit: 1 last one, consider this:
    http://www.steves-digicams.com/2004_reviews/l1.html
    thanks for ur info.. i also go sleep.. super sleepy.. later going to work... haiz..

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    Just found out ur a gal. no wonder u keep wanting minolta haha. My ex gf used to bug me for a sony u10 (small and v cute) and P2 because its cute, but now lost BOTH sigh.
    In this case Minolta Xg would be just fine since its stylish. Remember to post some pics here.

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