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Buy Digital Cameras

by jkgroene / July 16, 2007 10:32 PM PDT

I have owned an HP Photosmart and felt it did ok. Last year I purchased a used Sony DSCP73 and loved it. Now, the internal flash has died and I need to buy a new one. I am not a techy person. I had everything set to automatic. I want a digital camera that I can take inside and outside sporting pictures to put on a youth website. Each review I read I think tends to focus on the technical side for real picture takers not me. Can anyone tell the most cost effective camera that allows a simple person to take the type of pictures I need to take? I don't want to have to change settings each time I take pictures. just want some good pictures.

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by snapshot2 Forum moderator / July 17, 2007 12:45 AM PDT
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To keep our suggestions to something realistic, we need a bit more information.

How much are you planning to spend on this camera?

Do you have a preference as to the physical size of the camera?

Will these sporting pictures require a long zoom camera?
Or will you be reasonably close to the action?

For the indoor sporting pictures, I assume you will be using flash.
How far away from the action will you be?
Most inexpensive cameras only have a flash range of about 12 feet.
There are some more expensive cameras that have flash ranges up to 20 feet and a few (even more expensive) with a range of 30 feet.

If you want to take indoor sporting pictures without using flash, plan on spending at least $900.


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Buy Digitial Cameras
by jkgroene / July 17, 2007 1:20 AM PDT
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Got it. the Sony DSCP73 runs for about $150 right now. I would like to keep it at $200. I want something that is simple but gives me good pictures. The Sony DSCP73 worked great until the flash died. I've read that they have a history of doing that otherwise, I would purchase another one of those. Tehre was a HP photosmart M437 for $149 but I can't tell if its good or not based upon the reviews. Seems like if I'm a professional it would be bad but if I'm just an average picture taker, it may work.

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by snapshot2 Forum moderator / July 17, 2007 7:12 AM PDT
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