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Purchase Advice Needed

by Volsfan91 / August 13, 2005 1:47 AM PDT

Alright, I'm new to these boards and need any and all advice that you guys can give.

Right now, I have a Kodak Easyshare CX7300 that I got last Christmas. It was my first digital camera, and it has really taken good pictures. The resolution is 3.2 megapixels. However, it sometimes leaves something to be desired. The flash is very average, has no optical zoom no manual focus, and only one shooting mode (night). This Christmas, I'm looking to upgrade.
Here's what I want and need:
A durable camera that will take a beating at my High School Football Games
A pretty good Optical Zoom
A good flash
And affordable

Emphasis there is on the durability. I want to be able to stick it in my pocket and it will still hold up for a couple years. Can anyone give me some advice? Thanks.

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How about a Canon?
by jas0nhe / August 13, 2005 5:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Purchase Advice Needed

Maybe take a look at the Canon PowerShot A510/A520. They should be pretty durable.

What exactly do you mean by "affordable"? What's your budget?


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by Volsfan91 / August 13, 2005 6:07 AM PDT
In reply to: How about a Canon?

Under $300, preferrably.

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(NT) (NT) Nikon 5900
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / August 13, 2005 8:09 AM PDT
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