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Posted: 08 Nov 04, 06:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Finally, I want a decent digital camera and I've been searching for something useful. This is my favourite choice as yet (and it's on sale in my city)

http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=1337&pq-locale=en_US

Can anyone give me some solid advice - or even has some experience with this model? Thanks in advance.


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Posted: 08 Nov 04, 06:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

try http://www.steves-digicams.com/
they have excellent reviews on all digital camera's.

10 times optical zoom is excellent of course, however, it's hard to make sharp pictures when not using a tripod (I guess)

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Posted: 08 Nov 04, 06:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you for this website, the camera seems to get good grades. Why do you think I would need a tripod? That would make the camera totally useless for me.


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Posted: 08 Nov 04, 10:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.dcresource.com/
http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/cameraDetail.php?cam=513
http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/kodak/dx6490-review/

Tripods help steady the shot for sharp pictures, I think is what he meant. It's necessary for certain types of pictures, but not all.

It seems like a good model. You'll want to consider the Lithium-Ion battery and if you need a back up, which can cost more. Also, the camera dock is nice, but I don't think it's necessary.

From what I learned when I was looking at digital cameras, those made by actual camera manufacturerers, like kodak or Nikon, are better quality than those made by electronic companies, like Sony. Less problems all around.




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Posted: 08 Nov 04, 11:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have a Kodak Easyshare LS443. Its nice. Had it over a year and I'm very pleased with it.


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Posted: 08 Nov 04, 12:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I recently bought a Fuji 410 - a lovely camera that looks great and fits into your pocket easily.

There are other cameras that were in the same price range that techinically were better e.g. Canon powershot A70 / A75

but this came with a docking station, internal battery (I couldn't be arsed with rechargeable AA batteries - hassle and increased the weight)
and also used Fuji XD memory cards which need less battery power.

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Posted: 08 Nov 04, 14:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Check this one out as well: http://www.dpreview.com/

Among the best on the web.

But, if I may say so... That camera looks and sounds great! I have a Canon G3, but this one makes my mouth water. :-)


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Posted: 08 Nov 04, 19:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

buy fuji. they sell many of theirs with a cradle to recharge them or extra rechargable batteries. mine is the f401 and im really happy with it. good size, user friendly and faultless thus far (nearly a year) Good luck wit ya search barb!


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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 03:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YourValentine wrote:

Thank you for this website, the camera seems to get good grades. Why do you think I would need a tripod? That would make the camera totally useless for me.


Ehm, forgot to mention that I would recommend using a tripod when you zoom in 10X. Small shakes result in big errors. It's very hard to make sharp pictures with such a zoom (at least, that's what I expect). Maybe just go over to some shop and ask if you can try to make some pictures and watch the result on a PC screen.

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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 05:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Okay, thank you all very much:) I have a 300 mm tele lens for my really heavy reflex camera and I don't need a tripod to make sharp pictures, so I guess I can take the risk. Mostly, I won't need the full zoom, anyway. But I'll take the advice and take some test photos before buying.


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