Re: Digital camera advice...

From: Christina Z. Anderson ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 04/04/04-07:33:47 AM Z
Message-id: <00a001c41a49$d38b6800$6101a8c0@your6bvpxyztoq>

     I'm a greedy son of a gun. I own two: a Sony DSC-P10 (Best Buy, $499)
and a Canon Powershot S50 (sale, B and H, $400). Both are wonderful.
Advantage of the Canon is it shoots raw, otherwise I always shoot up my Sony
first. I MUCH prefer the Sony software. I much prefer the size and weight
of the Sony, Pictures are exactly the same (both are 5m). Both have lots of
functions but are also "out of the box point and shoots" if you don't want
to read your camera manual.

     A big word of advice: I waffled about buying digital (money and not
knowing the "best" one to get) and finally just went to Best Buy, got a
charge card, and charged it interest free for a year along with my laptop
:). It was the best decision I ever made. I take more images, always carry
the Sony in my purse ready to go, and when I did my taxes for 8 hr last
weekend I was SHOCKED to see how much money I had saved since July by not
using regular film. I would wager a guess that if you shoot a lot, it'll
pay for itself in a very short period of time. Since there's always one
more perfect camera coming out around the corner, just take the plunge now.
I apologize for recommending a big box store, but Best Buy also has a
warranty you want to buy, and the'll do the shipping back to the company for

     Digital was the best decision I have made, and all my gums are done
from them. NO DUST.

     Buy the camera now; it won't be your last. I bought the second within
5 months. You can buy the consumer model now and get a pro model later when
you have big bucks, and use the consumer one as backup.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Slade" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2004 8:13 PM
Subject: Re: Digital camera advice...

on 4/3/04 3:50 PM, Taylor, Jane at wrote:

> I know that digital cameras are a bit of a dirty word on this list, and I
> so far resisted, but have decided to take the plunge and get one, partly
> save developing costs. I need one for $300-350 with a high enough
> to make decent 11x14 archival prints/negatives for use in alt. photo and
> work. My work is not primarily in pure photography but I use photo
> in my mixed media prints.
> I know I will need 4.0 MPix or higher for this. I have waded through many
> reviews and cannot seem to find one that suits, they all have too many
> gimmicks! Does anyone have a recommendation? I know for under 350 bucks I
> won't get the best, but that's all I can afford. I have no great interest
> video, zoom, or the other fancy stuff that most come with. A macro feature
> would be useful though.
> Any advice is much appreciated.
> Jane.


IMO, you won't find one that has high enough resolution for what you want.

I have been shooting digital for over 6 years now, and for the type of
resolution/size you want, you will need to plan on spending 2-3000 dollars.

Sorry to rain on your parade, but unless you plan on stitching images
together, you will be disappointed.

Anyone else can feel free to chime in and give you recommendations. I'd
love to be proven wrong, but unfortunately in your case, I don't think I am.

Good luck with the path you choose!

Michael Slade
Tawąyama Safaris Inc.
Received on Sun Apr 4 07:53:30 2004

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