The digital camera thread


#1

sup srk,
do we have any experts on digital cameras? i’m looking to buy a new one, tired of my 2mp, mpg w/ no sound, battery raping, piece of shit. so
what’s the best brand?
can $200 get me a decent cam, convenient size?
and post what camera(s) you got, when you got it and how much


#2

ive seen some fuji/kodak 5mp cameras go for about 200. but those are dirt cheap and made of cheap plastic. these are basic point and shoots tho. so youre just gonna get a bunch of mediocre pictures. anything with decent zoom, big preview screen, plenty of features and a small size to it will cost you at least 350.

i used to carry around a canon s200 2mp for about 4 years or so… back then it was about 250
i just got a canon 350D about last summer/fall. this one cost me an arm, almost 800.


#3

i need a good camera is record match vids and girls asses?

what do you thinks the best guys?


#4

http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=127317


#5

there a huge difference between digital cameras and SLRs.

anyways, top brands are canon and panasonic.

get the canon SD600/630 or the panasonic FX01/07 or the FX50.

bye!


#6

yea. those are good suggestions.
video tho… thats a different area. you dont want to be holding a still camera for match vids… those ahve really bad image stabilizers and really not meant to be recording things like that. might as well spring 300-500 for a mini dv camera. not a bad idea for match vids.


#7

every match vid you see on youtube from me is from my panasonic digital camera.

http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=megamands


#8

imo rename this thread The Official Digital Photography thread

and i’m going to place my order for a A710 IS soon! someone convince me not to buy it!


#9

bulky and uses AA instead of rechargable LiIon.

If you want good camera with IS, Panasonic FX01/FX50 or the Canon SD800IS


#10

but the a710 has manual controls


#11

hmm, then Canon S3, Panasonic F27 or the Panasonic LZ5


#12

okay i like the s3 and i’ve been considering it too. it’s a little out of my price range. i can get the a710 for $250 from dell.


#13

well, i guess its settled for you then. a710 it is.


#14

Panasonic LZ5 user here, for images taken look at:

http://www.disp0sable.org/LZ5_Camera/
http://www.disp0sable.org/joystick/

I love the thing, only bad thing for me is limited exposure control and a few other focus related automated things. (I like being able to control every setting there is, even if its not needed.)

I bought it at BestBuy for 150 on sale back on Feb 6th.


#15

ost3g0: That first pic of your eyes is nutty. I can’t even see that in my own eyes looking in the mirror. you must also really like squirrels.

OK Megaman, recommend me a good camera around $300 with a really good movie mode (no file size limit or using a format that can record for longer periods). Stylish looks and compact design. This is for my cousin. Well actually, I’ll just look at what you posted earlier NM!


#16

can any of those digital camera hook str8 up to a pc and tv and starting record for direct feed?


#17

Mine hooks up straight up to PC but never tried direct feed. Ill try it and get back to you.

For $300 hoonyo, definitely no doubt, Panasonic FX50.

they got silver at 306, and black at 300. i have the black with a 2gb SD card. I got it Costco though.


#18

fx07 vs fx50 vs sd800is

you’d pick the fx50 over all three? what’s difference between the 07 and 50?


#19

that’s the one i was looking at getting when i get a new camera myself. image stabalizer, good optical zoom, not too big, but not too small either, only takes 2 AA batteries as opposed to the other versions in the same series using 4 (means the flash does take a little longer to recharge, but that’s minor stuff imo).

i bet you’d be very happy with this one. i’ve always known canon to make really good cameras (haven’t had any experience with panasonic)


#20

side-by-side-by-side

key differences
FX50 - biggest/clearest LCD screen
FX50 - supports the new SD memory cards coming out (ie SDHC 4GB 8GB cards)
FX07/50 - faster shutter speed
FX07-50 - movie mode 848x480 (pretty damn high quality video)
FX50 - longest battery life

Canon has brand name and I love the sleek design of the Canon but the screen and picture quality sold me on the Panasonic