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First Digital Camera Purchase!! Suggestions ?

by zoccer / November 22, 2004 3:38 AM PST

Currently in the market for a digital camera. Thought this would be a great place to start. Camera will mainly be used for pictures of family and holiday's, look and shoot. Willing to spend around $300 if that will suffice. Camera should be compatible with Window XP to send photos to relatives.

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Re: First Digital Camera Purchase!! Suggestions ?
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / November 22, 2004 8:07 AM PST

The Sony P73 is well suited to the task and price range you specified.

Also the Nikon 3200 if you want something just under $200.


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Kodak's cameras are very easy-to-use
by jason_he / November 23, 2004 1:58 AM PST

The Kodak Easyshare CX line of cameras take great pictures and are very simple to use, as the menus and buttons are pretty much self-explanatory. If you're looking for an entry-level point and shoot, the Kodak EasyShare DX7430 should suffice. It is compatible with Windows XP, but you'll probably want to invest in a memory card reader as well since the EasyShare software, which I use with XP, isn't that great and bogs down the memory a bit.

In conclusion: I recommend the Kodak Easyshare CX7430 (a little more than $150 online)

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Re: First Digital Camera Purchase!! Suggestions ?
by pixman / November 29, 2004 2:35 PM PST

First suggestion, do some homework. Research on-line. Compare and compare some more. What do you want to do with the pics? Gonna make 8x10s or 4x6s? Gonna make simple snapshots or share on-line? Now, take yourself to some stores and handle some cameras. See how they feel in your hand. Do the buttons seem useable to you? Can you see the whole picture area in the viewfinder with glasses on? (if you wear 'em) Cannot suggest any certain camera for any one person. One thing though, stick with a real camera manufacturer. They know cameras. Oh, one more thing to remember. You get what you pay for.

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