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Old 29 October 2002, 13:25   #1
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Digital Cameras

Santa should be here soon!

I am hoping to get a new camera (currently have a kodak DC100) and would like some advice from those of you who post regular photo files!


What type of cameras are you using?

Do you use underwater housings or 'take a chance'?

How many shots can you store on each memory card?

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks
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Old 29 October 2002, 13:43   #2
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To all that will answer,

Please keep it simple. Don't confuse us with models, accesories extra features etc.
I' m expecting a Canon G2 soon. Isn't it Manos ?
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Old 29 October 2002, 13:53   #3
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I've always used Fuji film ones, they have come right down in price now. I don't bother with a cover as it may prevent a decent picture if covered in water, any way isn't that what house insurance is for?
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There is a massive thread elsewhere on the subject. Do a search and thou shallt find
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Old 29 October 2002, 14:48   #5
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Take a look at Jessops site and compare loads of digital cameras:

http://www.jessops.co.uk/

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Free digital camera.

I have an old Kodak DC120. So old that when you take a photograph, Cartier-Bresson himself pops out of the woodwork and says "Bon deragateur, monsiuer".
You are also in danger, everytime you raise the camera to your eyes, of being mistaken for a Mister Spock at a trekkie convention.
It has a small blemish (which may just be a spot of dried seawater), in the inside of the middle of the lens.

Anyway, anyone who would like me to post it to them FOC, pl. e-mail me your address. First come....etc.

(What will this saddo do next to attract an electric communication from a normal human being?).
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I use a Kodak DC5000. Waterproof, bomb proof and RIB proof. In my opinion the only camera worth going to sea with.
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Cartier-Bresson himself pops out of the woodwork and says "Bon deragateur, monsiuer".
Brian, and here you can see some of his work:

http://www.photology.com/bresson/

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Re: Digital Cameras

Karl,

This is a very fast moving technology sector, but it's all slowed down over the last twelve months. What I would advise anyone to do before buying a digital camera, is buy a copy of "PC Pro" - they have an "A-list" of recommended products which is updated as they review new kit, and they don't just tick off the features, they really use them. And the December issue has a feature on (yes, you guessed it...) digital cameras!

Anyway, a few direct answers...

What type of cameras are you using?
Fuji ix100 (it's also marketed under other brands)

Do you use underwater housings or 'take a chance'?
I "take a chance" as the camera only cost me 99 in 2001, and retails at under 70 now. The housings can cost more than the camera!

How many shots can you store on each memory card?
With my camera, a 32mb smart media holds about 90ish at full resolution, but my camera's only 1.3 megapixel, so this would decrease on a better camera.

I'll be probably be replacing it next year... possibly with a Canon Powershot A40 - the 3x optical zoom and outstanding image quality being major reasons. But there may be an even better camera by then!

When you look at the pics in the gallery section here, bear in mind that all the image files are reduced to under 100k, so you can't compare one camera against another very well... (my images don't need much size reduction as they're already quite small).

HTH,
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Old 30 October 2002, 03:20   #10
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My piece of digital hardware is the Jenoptik TinyCam Jendigital 2. It combines digital camera, PC camera and Digital Camcorder.

Got it from Tesco On-line via comparative shopping web site www.kelkoo.co.uk

It cost an amazing 39.99.

...and I just LERVE it...
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