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Purchasing a Digital Camera




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On ebay you might get good deal.

For example check this:

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=43459&item=3837663388&rd=1

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Post ID: 24869 09-09-04 13:55:14
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On ebay you might get good deal.



i bought a fuji s5000 off ebay early this year with a bunch of extra's thrown in including an extra 512mb xd card, lenses. tripod and case for c$680 including shipping and taxes...


 
Post ID: 24872 09-09-04 14:28:37
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Olympus Camedia D-580 4.0MP Digital Camera @ future shop

Nerd,
Can you give me some suggestions on this. I don't understand clearly the "Raw" concept.

Furthermore how much do u think the memory card would cost.

Tks
cher


Hi Cheryl,
I see many readers have given you useful suggestions. Do take a look at them. I looked at your choice ..Did a web search and came with this

http://www.digitalcamera-hq.com/olympus-digital-cameras-ratings.html

I tend to agree with their ratings. The second camera on that list (C-765) has capabilities to capture images in TIFF format. RAW images are uncompressed images. In other words, lets say an image is of dimensions 800x600. If we assume that it is a color image, with each pixel represented at 24 bits per pixel then, a "RAW" image would require
800x600x24 bits approx 1.37 Mega Bytes !!!!

TIFF Is a universal format for representing "RAW" images over various platforms. BMP Is a popular format for Windows.

As a result, we have to compress these images. Till now, JPEG (u see them as .jpg files) has been a popular tool for compressing files. In the last link I posted, you should have got and idea as to the quality of JPEG.. The higher you compress the image, the lower the quality of the image you will get. Digital Camera's having JPEG-only file systems suffer from that fact that you have no control over what kind of image quality you want. You HAVE TO ACCEPT the qualities specified by the manufacturer.

JPEG2000 is a new technology and they will revolutionize the way images are captured. Even at 1/50th the size of the original image i.e., a few kilo bytes, you can safely represent the image without observing any distortions. Mind you, these "blocky" artifacts are very annoying when you print out the images. Right now, you can convert images into JPEG2000 only using software related tools. But the advantage is that YOU HAVE COMPLETE control of what kind of quality you want. A disadvantage is that RAW images tend to take up lots of space. Hence with a memory cared you can take only a few "VERY HIGH QUALITY" images.

Since no camera exists that support JPEG2000 technology, I have decided to give all cameras a pass. However, if you are really inclined to purchase a digital camera, then at least purchase a camera that has facility to capture RAW images in TIFF format.
The Olympus C-765 model supports that. I dunno if that model is available in Canada.

If you want a camera with high levels of Zoom, then go for cameras that support telephoto lenses. Its no use selecting a smaller camera and expecting a higher picture quality via zooming ! (tradeoff)

One reason why all these cameras are selling for cheap !.. JPEG has become obselete. They cannot throw away the stock. Hence selling them at dirt cheap prices before they introduce the cameras with JPEG2000.

Go for a Memory card at least 512 Mb ! (the highest value)

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Hmm What abt this ?

http://www.digitalcamera-hq.com/minolta-dimage-s414-reviews.html

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Post ID: 24913 10-09-04 03:30:59
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thank you so much all you folks, nerd i will go over the model # suggested. trying to sink a bit of whatever knowledged you are trying ot force on me:D

 
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I have Sony Cybershot 3x Optical Zoom and 3.2 Mega Pixel with Video Movie with Audio function with 128 mb Sony Memory Card.
I am fully satisfied with this model and price.



I too have same camera and it works great!!


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I have Sony Cybershot 3x Optical Zoom and 3.2 Mega Pixel with Video Movie with Audio function with 128 mb Sony Memory Card.
I am fully satisfied with this model and price.



I too have same camera and it works great!!




Seems like everyone has diff opions about various brands, someone said to me picture quality of sony is not all that great compared to sony, bottom line is the more you pay the more u get,

Thanks GG
cher


 
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Seems like everyone has diff opions about various brands, someone said to me picture quality of sony is not all that great compared to sony, bottom line is the more you pay the more u get,

Thanks GG
cher



Also check out Henry's http://www.henrys.com Photography people. I have heard good things about their staff taking time to help people decide suitable digital camera. They also have an Outlet Center at 69 Queen Street.

The recent Henry's flyer lists

Sony CyberShot DSC-W1 5.1MP, 3x Optical Zoom and 2.5" color LCD for $579.99

Fuji FinePix E510 5.0MP for $399.99

Olympus D-575 3.2MP 3x optical for $269.99 and C5060 5.1MP 4x optical for $799.99





 
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If you want to more detailed features and Indian price, then visit
http://www.jjmehta.com." rel="nofollow">LINK


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If you want to more detailed features and Indian price, then visit
http://www.jjmehta.com." rel="nofollow">LINK




kaps,
i can have a look at the specs but pricing no no. Rehna hai Canada or pricing bharta ke.


 
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