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Wide Angle Digital Cameras

I am looking to purchase a new digital camera. I am in real estate and need wide angle capability. I currently use the kodak dc210. Does anyone have advice on the best but reasonable camera that won't break the bank.

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How wide does wide need to be, and how much is

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reasonable? Your Kodak has a 29mm wide angle capability. Do you want more, less or the same?

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Wide Angle Lens

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There are not a lot of choices:

Olympus C5060
Sony F828
Konika Minolta A200
Canon S70
Canon S60
Canon Pro-1
Nikon 8400
Fujifilm E500
Fujifilm E510

And that is it for the major brands of cameras.

The Fujifilm cameras are about $215 - $260
The Canon S60 S70 are around $450
The rest are above $500


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Or you could get a converter

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All the cameras mentioned on this thread have a minimal equivalent focal length of about 28mm, which is definitely on the wide end. To go any lower, you can buy a .5x or .7x lens that screws in front of your camera, bringing it down to 15 or 20mm. I have one of these for my Panasonic and I love it.

For more info:


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wide angle digital

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I'm a real estate appraiser and have the same need. I wound up buying a Nikon Coolpix 5400 because it's 3x optical zoom at wide angle had the 35mm equivilent of a 28mm wide angle. I understand the newer Coolpix has a 24mm equivilent. I've also heard that Olympus has a similar wide angle camera.

If you find something with an even wider lense, I'd love to hear about it.

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I am also in Real Estate

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I am also in real estate and use an older Kodak DC280 which has a 30-60mm (35mm equivalent) lens. I was using a DC210 until mine broke. The DC280 is a little bulkier, but it has a lens cap, unlike the DC210. You can find them used on ebay for under $100. I needed one with a fairly wide angled lens but it also had to be small enough to fit in my pocket, since I do appraising and don't want it swinging around while I am measuring. The DC280 is somewhat bulky, but does fit in my pocket. It is a 2 megapixel camera, so it isn't the best resolution, but good enough for basics, including web publishing.

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2 more cameras with wide angle lenses

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Okay, I just found 2 more cameras with wide angle lenses. Fuji E500 and Fuji E510. I think they both have the same wide angle, from 28mm-91mm. The E500 is probably the best bet, with 4 megapixels and around $200 or so. It appears to be relatively small also, so that works better for me. I haven't seen it in person, just found it online.

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So, HOW can I make ordinary look dramatic, lovely and inviting? I need tips and technique to give allure and style -- to provoke fantasy

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