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Looking for a camera

by keroxine / August 4, 2009 10:51 PM PDT

I'm looking for a digital camera. I would like to take photo of scenery and people. I want the photo to look natural and detail. besides, I would like the camera not to delay to long after every shot I taken. Could anyone recommend me some cameras that fulfill my requirements?

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Camera Performance
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / August 5, 2009 2:12 PM PDT
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Pocket vs. SLR
by tomdickens / August 7, 2009 1:28 AM PDT
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I researched this before buying my first digital a few years ago. I understand speed between pix tends to be a pocket camera vs. SLR question, SLRs being more expensive but often very quick to be ready for the next shot compared to typical pocket cameras. And if you invest in a few good lenses, you can upgrade down the road to a new body and keep the same glass. If you can afford SLR & don't mind the size, it may be the way to go.

All that said, my wife insisted I stick to something I can pocket. I now use a Sony T300, and I neither notice nor am bothered by the issues reviewers find. Everyone remarks my pictures come out very sharp, as they should from a 10.1MP resolution. There is a slight delay between pix -- 1 second or 2 -- but there's also a solution when you really need speed. It has a "burst" setting that snaps 3 shots in less than a second, to catch an action shot. I'm perfectly happy and glad not to lug around a camera bag, since everything I need fits in a belt pouch about the size of the one I use for my cell.

If this sounds good, there's a cheaper alternative. The T300 is pricier because it has a lens that stays in the body. Very svelte. But you can buy the same camera with a lens that pops forward when the camera is on and save at least $150.

One other thought -- do you have anything that uses memory cards? Sonys all use ProStick, others use other types. I understand SD cards are the most common and universal. There are so many good cameras you might base your range of choices on being bale to use the type of memory cards you already own.

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