6th April 2003, 09:07 AM
Getting a new digital camera
around 600. give or take 150 if the camera is worth the extra cash
02. Megapixel count?
3 to 4
03. Optical zoom factor?
not an issue
05. Type of batteries used?
pref can be recharge while still in camera
not an issue
07. Able to mount lenses/filters?
08. Manual controls required?
09. Auto-Focus Speed?
as long as the focus is sharp
10. What kind of pictures are you hoping to take?
scenery, macro, candid type
appreciate any help. thanks, guys
6th April 2003, 09:24 AM
6th April 2003, 10:33 AM
8X zoom? Optical? or combined with digital?
If optical zoom, there ain't many cameras that can do 8x optical zoom or greater.
Olympus C730UZ = 3MP, 10X (optical) (newer C740Uz, and C750Uz coming), Flash mount = No
*Olympus C-2100UZ = 2MP, 10X (optical), flash mount = no
Panasonic DMC-FZ1 = 2MP, 12X (optical), flash mount = no
*Casio QV-2900UX = 2MP, 8X (optical), Flash mount = no
*Canon Pro 90 IS = 2MP, 10X (optical), flash mount = no
*Minolta DiMAGE 5 = 3MP, 7x (optical), Flash mount = yes (hot shoe)
'*' denotes Discontinued models
Going by the 3-4MP and assuming 8X optical zoom requirements, the cam that can fit the specs closest is perhaps the C-730UZ.
Though the $600-$750 budget will be difficult to get it brand-new. unless the C-740UZ and C-750Uz induce a price drop.
P.S. I guess these cameras are way off your budget
Minolta DiMAGE 7i,7Hi = 5MP, 7x (optical), flash mount = yes (hot shoe)
Nikon Coolpix 5700 = 5MP, 8X (optical), Flash mount = yes (hot shoe)
6th April 2003, 10:47 AM
730uz how much and where to get a good price
6th April 2003, 11:03 AM
can start by going to websites like www.mscolor.com.sg and www.cathayphoto.com.sg and send an e-quote.
Or drop by Alan Photo @ Sim Lim?
6th April 2003, 11:16 AM
6th April 2003, 11:22 AM
Oops, I'm sorry.
Originally posted by Jer76
erm there's a flash mount for the Pro90is for canon speedlites