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    Default Which Digital Cam to buy?

    Hi, planning to buy a digitial cam at the IT show,i'm new to photograhy and would like to try out. I am in a lost on which cam should i buy, budget from $300-$400. I have come up with a list below within my budget.

    Canon PowerShot A530 - 5mp
    Nikon Coolpix L3 - 5.1mp
    Olympus FE-150 - 5mp
    Pentax Optio E10 - 6mp
    Samsung Digimax S500 - 5.1mp
    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600 - 6mp

    Which is the best? Prefer to have clear shots and good night shots.

    Thanks

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    A530
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icoX
    Hi, planning to buy a digitial cam at the IT show,i'm new to photograhy and would like to try out. I am in a lost on which cam should i buy, budget from $300-$400. I have come up with a list below within my budget.

    Canon PowerShot A530 - 5mp
    Nikon Coolpix L3 - 5.1mp
    Olympus FE-150 - 5mp
    Pentax Optio E10 - 6mp
    Samsung Digimax S500 - 5.1mp
    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600 - 6mp

    Which is the best? Prefer to have clear shots and good night shots.

    Thanks

    Buy those in Buy & Sell forum first, will be within your budget and for you to try out shooting with digicams.

    After you got the kick out of photography with it, then you go and buy a new one. By then, you will know what you want.

    And then, you sell the camera back in Buy & Sell, for the next "new-to-photography" guy. Cheaper, of course!

    Cheers
    Max 2.8
    PS: This goes out to all those who are new to photography!
    Last edited by TrailsofLife; 11th March 2006 at 10:47 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    A530
    erm,may i know why you choose this over others? what do you all actually look for when buying cam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max 2.8
    Buy those in Buy & Sell forum first, will be within your budget and for you to try out shooting with digicams.

    After you got the kick out of photography with it, then you go and buy a new one. By then, you will know what you want.

    And then, you sell the camera back in Buy & Sell, for the next "new-to-photography" guy. Cheaper, of course!

    Cheers
    Max 2.8
    PS: This goes out to all those who are new to photography!
    Thanks for the idea, but i would prefer to buy a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icoX
    erm,may i know why you choose this over others? what do you all actually look for when buying cam?
    Gd manual functions, higher ISO up to 800, better wide aperture at wide end (f2.6), more scene modes, Digic-II and most imptly....it's a Canon. Its powershot series are proven to be very gd.

    For more info, click http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/spec...canon_a530.asp
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    Gd manual functions, higher ISO up to 800, better wide aperture at wide end (f2.6), more scene modes, Digic-II and most imptly....it's a Canon. Its powershot series are proven to be very gd.

    For more info, click http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/spec...canon_a530.asp
    okok, Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by icoX
    okok, Thanks!
    U're welcome!
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    hi, just brought the cam, Thanks all for the help!

    oh, and one more thing, is a dry box really necessary?
    Last edited by icoX; 13th March 2006 at 05:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icoX
    hi, just brought the cam, Thanks all for the help!

    oh, and one more thing, is a dry box really necessary?
    U bought the A530?

    Yes a dry box is really good but usually better for SLRs and their relative lens. For small poin-and-shoots, i'll put it in a ziploc bag and then make a small packet and fill it with silica gel. Change the silica gel once it turns pale pink.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    U bought the A530?

    Yes a dry box is really good but usually better for SLRs and their relative lens. For small poin-and-shoots, i'll put it in a ziploc bag and then make a small packet and fill it with silica gel. Change the silica gel once it turns pale pink.
    yeah, hmm, is it ok if i just left it in the cam pouch when not in use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by icoX
    yeah, hmm, is it ok if i just left it in the cam pouch when not in use?
    Can also...that's what i do to my SLR and my equipment. I just put it inside the camera bag. But do it unless you seldom take pics, so this is only applicable when u use it often.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    Can also...that's what i do to my SLR and my equipment. I just put it inside the camera bag. But do it unless you seldom take pics, so this is only applicable when u use it often.

    IcIc,okok, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by icoX
    IcIc,okok, thanks!
    No probs!
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    hi Icox,

    how do u find Canon A530? pics quality? how abt the nighshots pics? any drawbacks overall?
    pls tell me more as i'm planning to buy this cam. thanks in advance

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    how is the A540 and A700 compared with this A530 ... which is better value for money ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by hjx
    how is the A540 and A700 compared with this A530 ... which is better value for money ???
    You can check out the full specifications from http://www.dpreview.com
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    is the A700 out .. seems good ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by hjx
    is the A700 out .. seems good ..
    It's out already.
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    u think A700 better than the A540 / A 620 ???

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