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posted March 04, 2002 09:28           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
has anyone decided which one is the best?
I saw a digital pinhole cam advertised at American Science & Surplus, a very cool idea, but it seems like we could make one of those from an old cornmeal box.
The only one I've seen up close is the Camedia. Does anyone out there have one he/she/it likes?

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posted March 04, 2002 11:25     Click Here to See the Profile for +Andrew   Click Here to Email +Andrew     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've used the Olympus C-3030Z (3.34 megapixel) and Canon Powershot S110 (2 megapixel). No complaints about either one.


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posted March 04, 2002 15:33     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm still looking, thought I have heard great things about the Olympus.........Z

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posted March 04, 2002 18:01     Click Here to See the Profile for Geordie   Click Here to Email Geordie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I love my Canon G2. With the infrared remote, close up kit, wide-angle, and telephoto lenses, I can get most any shot I want. I originally purchased it to document all the different client's office's I work in for a what's your view web page that one of the topics here inspired me to create and a thousand shots later maybe i'll get around to creating the page. Sometimes versatility is actually not a good thing. The camera has only disappointed me in that it makes it impossible to blame the equipment.

cnet has a god review and the canon site which I like because you can download sample photos.

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posted March 04, 2002 19:12     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a canon digital elf. Which is nice, then i have a nice nikon d1. which is a freekin' awesome camera. It now works with os x.1 i can not be happier.

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posted March 04, 2002 22:10     Click Here to See the Profile for DigitalBill   Click Here to Email DigitalBill     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Whatever you decide on, make sure it's made by a camera company, not an electronics company. The difference is in the optics (lens). Camera companies like Canon, Nikon, and Olympus, have been making camera optics for many many years. Ultimately, that's what it comes down to.

A 3.1megapixel sensor is prettymuch the same no matter who makes it, but if it's looking through a crappy piece of plastic at your subject, you get crap.

Case in point: I have a 2.1MP Canon S100 digital elph (which I dearly love and hasn't let me down in over a year of use), and my friend recently got a Sony 3MP camera. Now, logic dictated to him thet since it's got soooo many more pixels, it would be at least 50% better than my elph, right?

WRONG. He's most unhappy, and wishes he'd listened to me when I said to buy something from a reputable camera company (Canon, Nikon, Minolta, Olympus), not an electronics company (Soni, Fuji, etc.)

Hope this helps... note that all the other posters to this point are using Canon & Nikon!


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posted March 05, 2002 19:44           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
¡¡¡¡¡¡ Thanks for all the replies !!!!!
Hadn't heard of the elph or the magnificent Nikon, so I'll go look for them.
It's absolutely true about the optics—thank you for emphasizing that part. I'd rather have my antique Nikkormat and its 10 lbs of old lenses than any of the newer flashy plastic items.

Now does anyone know about a film scanner that's better than the old Polaroid one? I tried out the attachment for the Epson flatbed scanner, the one that lets you scan 4x5 film, but it seemed less than helpful.

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