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I am seriously thinking about getting a new digital camera.

Don't get me wrong, I love my little red Kodak Easy Share, particularly because it fits in my pouch or purse and I can carry it everywhere. Therefore, I always have pictures no matter where I go.

However, I am beginning to long for better quality pictures.

I am not up to buying a big, hunking professional camera yet. Marcellus has one, which is absolutely awesome, but I have noticed that the bigger the camera, the less likely it is that he or I will be taking pictures.

What I am looking for is a compact (not sub-compact) decent quality camera, that is still light enough for me to carry around (at least in my basket), but that can get better pictures than a sub-compact.

Any ideas, camera people out there?

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shadowsong
May. 30th, 2007 07:09 pm (UTC)
i think the camera i have is the Exilim Z60. it's the one that's just barely too big to fit into an altoids tin. 6 megapixel, 3x optical zoom, "best shot" modes for auto-adjusting flash and shutter speed.

i'd say google for "digital camera comparison" - you should come up with some sites that have side-by-side comparisons, and at least one that'll let you narrow down the pool by selecting particular camera features.
spikywheel
May. 30th, 2007 07:15 pm (UTC)
Canon Elf power shot.

LOVE IT. and it is small. :)
strawberrykaren
May. 30th, 2007 07:37 pm (UTC)
Ditto on the PowerShot recommendation. I have an A-series PowerShot; it's a bit larger than the Elph (I think), but it's really easy to use.
belfebe
May. 31st, 2007 08:32 pm (UTC)
I am getting a lot of recommendations on the Power Shot.
:-D
jljonsn
May. 30th, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC)
We went away from the little pocket cameras because we couldn't find one that didn't have a long lag between pushing the button and actually taking the photo. Kinda important when taking action-baby/toddler shots.

Canon D80, BABY! (Thornbury has one too)
cfram
May. 30th, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
Canon D80 or Nikon D80?
jljonsn
Jun. 1st, 2007 01:19 am (UTC)
Mea culpa - Nikon

ya (to Bel) it's a full-sized digital SLR, 10 megapixels, and it has a sports mode that goes click click click when you hold the button down. very good for action shots (like fencing)
belfebe
May. 31st, 2007 08:33 pm (UTC)
Is that a full sized camera? Your pics are really good.
shadowsong
May. 31st, 2007 09:06 pm (UTC)
Here's a good resource for comparing shutter lag on a lot of digital cameras. Mine has a quarter second lag time.
belfebe
Jun. 1st, 2007 10:38 am (UTC)
Thanks!
celtwoman
May. 30th, 2007 09:57 pm (UTC)
I've had really good luck with Olympus, and my brother in law has won amateur competitions with his. The one I currently own is small, the Stylus 740, and for $20 more I could have gotten a whole lot more Olympus (I am camera challenged, I specifically didn't want more than I've got). Check out my scrapbook, I just posted some up-close flower pics that'll give you an idea of the zoom (Home and Garden scrapbook).
hazebrouck
May. 31st, 2007 12:17 pm (UTC)
I have had two Olympus cameras and loved them both. One was stolen at Jazz Fest and the other was ...um... crushed in an SCA event truck packing disaster. Easy to use, pretty good quality, mid range in price, no unnecessary bells and whistles. I now have a sony cybershot which I like even better. It is very nearly an idiot camera in that it takes very little thought or understanding to take a snapshot. But it has a high density of resolution and it has a Carl Zeiss lens (that's good). It has a better zoom range than my husband's much more expensive digital.
belfebe
May. 31st, 2007 08:34 pm (UTC)
I have always been a fan of Olympus. I already own three of those, but they are not digital. They take awesome pics though.
florentinescot
May. 31st, 2007 05:22 pm (UTC)
Um, hi! Funny what should turn up in a Google search on gloves ..... yeah, we're doing the Glove Dance in email .....

I have an Olympus SP-310 and I love it. It's a 7.1 MP camera -- and I think I paid ca. 250 (if not less) for it. I do a lot of close-up work, and it lets me do that. It's as powerful as a Canon AE-1 -- I can set it it "shutter priority" or "aperture priority" and there are several different pre-programmed exposure types that I can use. It mostly fits in a mundane shirt pocket -- it has an enlarged "grip" on one end that doesn't quite go into the pocket, but it's that size.

Friending you now ...
belfebe
May. 31st, 2007 08:31 pm (UTC)
Hi there! That was a fun glove dance LOL.

Friending you back :-D
florentinescot
May. 31st, 2007 11:56 pm (UTC)
Ya shur, it was. Must make a pair now.
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