Cameras forum

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by mnstiltner / September 18, 2008 1:59 AM PDT

I'm getting ready to purchase a digital camera for my daughter and husband for Christmas used for family and holidays. Now they just a plain film camera. Which anything would be a great improvement.

I'd like to get 1 too. My Olympus is old and just about had it.

There's just too much tech out there for me to know and decide what brand and model for the price.

Any advice and knowledge would greatly be apprecitaed.

Circuit City seems to have best deals on just the few sites I've been to.
I like to get a bigger memory card and rechargable battery accessories to go along with it.

Here are the ones I'm thinking of:
1) Canon PowerShot A590 IS 8-Megapixel for $134.99 plus
.Receive $50 with mail in rebate with combined purchase of this camera and printer (CAN CP760 or CAN CP770)
? Free: Epson photo printer R280 with combined digital camera purchase (after Mail-in rebate)
? Add a bag and 4G memory card to your digital camera purchase for only $28!!
? Free firedog rescue training and setup with digital camera purchase
This seems to be a really good camera and great deal. What do you think?

2) Canon PowerShot SD770 IS 10-Megapixel for $239.99 plus
? Free: Epson photo printer R280 with combined digital camera purchase (after Mail-in rebate)
? Free firedog rescue training and setup with digital camera purchase


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by kalel33-20416052469708587370302374692233 / September 18, 2008 7:36 AM PDT

Both of them are very good cameras, but they are in different categories due to size. Decide if you want an ultra compact or compact. The A590 is easier to use with scene modes, but it really is up to you.

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by angevin1 / September 19, 2008 12:04 PM PDT

You aren't going to believe this, but~~~I own, operate and utilize digital camera"S" daily. If the film cam they are using and their technique is good, they'd be just as good or even better taking the same old film photos and takin the film down to Wal-mart/Costco and having those places develop and SCAN the photos onto a CD. They can then take the CD home and load them up as digital files...with Superb resolution provided their current film cam is a decent one! Film cameras do things that digi cams cannot do and they do it better. You don't say what kind of film cam they own. They might or might not like a newer style camera. If the currently use an older film SLR, then they'd prob be fine with a digi-SLR, but then that gets into the money thing~

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