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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2006, 10:40 pm Thread Starter
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I read on the internet that digital cameras are designed to last as long as their warranty. About the distance my Fujifilm went.

Any suggestions as to what to get next??? Happy New Year.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2006, 10:44 pm
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I read on the internet that digital cameras are designed to last as long as their warranty. About the distance my Fujifilm went.

Any suggestions as to what to get next??? Happy New Year.

Check out www.dpreview.com. Great source for comparing digital cameras. Read the forums for good reviews of the cameras from people who have them. FWIW, I just purchased a Canon SD800 IS. IS = image stabilization, great for those on-bike shots, or when shooting those tripple digit runs with one-hand on the bars .

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So IS really stands for insanely stupid???? Just kidding, since I am also guilty as charged.... Happy New Year, Rich!

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Oh yeah, neither you or Dean have ANY room to talk! Happy New Year!

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Watcha pay for the Canon?? Usefull site you gave me. Lots of information and opinions...But as Dirty Harry said, "Opinions are like arseholes, everybodys got one" Especially about my camera, the Fujifilm. Looking around at prices for a Canon, none on Ebay. Thanks for the help so far.
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A few recommnedations

Any Canon Powershot.

Fuji F20

both can be found for about $100.

My brother uses his powershot A80, a 3 megapixel camera that is easy to use on the bike. The fuji should be just as easy and excels at taking pictures in less than optimal light.

Hope this helps,

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From the pros, should you want a small, compact camera, the number of megapixels is not such a big deal. More importantly, if it doesn't have a view finder, is the number of pixels in the screen, to take pix in bright sunlight. 200,000+ is acceptable. Rebound time important, too. May I suggest the Fuji F30. Amazon.com! I have a Nikon D100 with all of the bells/whistles, etc. and use the Fuji most of the time!

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Canon or Nikon are the two brands I have the most experience with. Some Olympus too.

If you want convenience, SD600. Pretty automatic, small form factor. Great Point & Shoot.
You want a dSLR? Canon 400D (Rebel XTi), Canon 30D, Nikon D200 or maybe a D2X are
all excellent choices. Nikon's CoolPix line of P&S's are also good.

Not much help with regard to the Fuji's.

If you want to get some other opinions, try www.dgrin.com.

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Another very intelligent camera review site is Steve's Digicam.
His picks are at:
http://www.steves-digicams.com/best_cameras.html

all of the reviews are at:
http://www.steves-digicams.com/hardware_reviews.html

my 2 cents: You can't go wrong with Nikon

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Canon G7

Don't know what your budget is, but I really like my Canon G7. Course' I am a pro, and I like to be able to shoot in manual mode like my "real" cameras have, but it does the auto mode as well. It is 10mp! Amazing for a point and shoot. If you are the kind of guy who just puts it in auto, it may not be worth it, but if you want to try anything creative, it's a great camera.
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