Firstly, glad to see the members of this forum more friendly than the previous one I was at. At least, no flaming witnessed here yet.
Secondly, same old question - which digital camers do u think is worth buying?
I myself has targetted quite a few cameras like:-
Fijifilm 2800Z - Very nice photos gather from review websites, vibrant and ez to use with excellent zoom. Movie mode with sound(AVI) BUT uses AA batts, fixed ISO, and SM if i remember correctly. Approx SGD 700
Nikon 995 - Used it b4, nice camera with very good ergonomical gripping and superb features. But the colours are not that nice compared to the top model(canon g2). Movie with no sound. But then CF2 with lithium batts. Add. batts cost only about 60 - 70 bucks. Approx. SGD 1100 w/ free 64mb CF
Canon G2 - the flagship model which stolen my heart away from Nikon 995. Darned nice colours, shaprness, contrast, everything! But the grip is a bit small for its weight, with no additional stuff(cf etc), batt cost 130 for one!!! *fainted*
Approx. 1300 with no free accessories. Movie with Sound!!! 8)
Nikon 5000 - the dream model which I like(nikon biased), 5 mill pixels... *drool* lotsa functions with attachable flash. Approx SGD 1600.
I am thinking of using this camera for my studies to Aussie, thus wondering if I should get a top model like G2 to last me through the few years if able to. But on the other hand, should I get such a good camera or save a bit of cash for myself?
Which one do u all recommend? 2800Z seems sufficient for myself but i hate AA size batt, too heavy. G2 seems very good, but a little overkill for me. 995 is not that worth with canon's pricing so close, but I really like its macro shot, excellent!
Or how about the CP5000... latest with revised CCD algorithms... 8)~
Should i go for SM or CF/CF2? SM always looked like biscuit to me, fragile while CF seems better.
Anyone selling any of the above model? Might consider if the price is right?