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Lare Kikkeli

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I've been meaning to buy a digicam for a while now, i've just been waiting for a good sale.

 

 

 

The Samsung Digimax L50 is off 50% at 200 €

 

 

Ditto for The A7.

 

 

Now which one should i get? I need a basic camera for nature photos and myspace(lol) stuff, but with enough megapixels so i can do schoolwork too (photoshop and stuff).

 

 

Anyone familiar with Samsung cameras?

 

 

 

There's also a Sony Cybershot T5 for 230 €, i could afford that.

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Something I've noticed on a lot of the lower end digital cameras is that they only allow the pictures to be saved as JPGs. It's not bad for regular photo use (normal sized photos), but I've found the JPG compression artifacts to be a pain when editing them.

 

I don't really have any experience with cameras beyond that though -- just commenting that being able to save in a lossless format (bmp, etc..) might be a feature you'd want to look out for.

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The FX3 isn't supposed to be released until the end of this month (September). I don't know much about the LZ3 unfortunately. The camera I'm setting my sights on is the DMC-TZ1. A compact 10x optical zoom camera. It won the TIPA 2006 Superzoom award. A bit expensive though.

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I like Canon's. In that price range, the Canon Powershot.

 

http://www.steves-digicams.com/best_cameras.html (scroll down to "4 Megapixel" and "Entry Level")

 

I'd like to add that megapixels here is not the main thing to be looking at. All that pretty much means is that you can have images at larger resolutions. 4megapixels is really all you need on consumer digicams.

 

Edit: In the price range, brand isn't that big a deal anymore - pick one that feels comfortable in your hand and where the controls and their locations feel ok to you.

In terms of the jpg compression thing - I kinda doubt it'll be too big a deal for most of the things you might use it for, as long as the image resolution is high enough. Just always keep the original and work from a copy or crop, if that makes sense, thus preserving the original jpg's quality every time you edit it.

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Oh, on that page, click on the actual name, not the red shop button, to get the review. It's a little confusing.

“Things are as they are. Looking out into the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.” – Alan Watts
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I was under the impression that most cameras used .jpg with 0% compression, thus making them artifact-less. They use it out of convenience (most image viewers can handle jpg, unlike RAW) and not out of compression/file size reasons.

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I think the size of the sensor is more important than jpg vs RAW in terms of the original picture quality. Smaller sensor, lesser quality.

 

RAW's advantage has to do more with the much greater ability to fine-tune picture/WB settings after the picture has been shot than picture quality. If you set a custom white balance (assuming that's possible on your camera) to get a consistent color, medium/large jpg's are fine for the original shot. Most consumer digicms today do what...around 2000+ or so resolution jpgs? That's more than enough for most folks.

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I'm not sure what meta's pictures are supposed to represent/show us. :ph34r:

 

Canon and Nikon are pretty big consumer rivals - at least in the high-end digiSLR market. Many like one over the other almost exclusively. If I was rich right now, I'd so buy the Canon 16.7-megapixel EOS-1Ds Mark II. Sigh.

“Things are as they are. Looking out into the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.” – Alan Watts
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I'm not sure what meta's pictures are supposed to represent/show us.  :ph34r:

 

Canon and Nikon are pretty big consumer rivals - at least in the high-end digiSLR market. Many like one over the other almost exclusively. If I was rich right now, I'd so buy the Canon 16.7-megapixel EOS-1Ds Mark II. Sigh.

Full-frame sensors... :huh:

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i've done quite a bit of research on cameras recently and most of the pseudo-professional review sites tend to favor the sony dsc-h2. it's about $300 in the states. 6 mp, super-zoom (i.e. 10x optical zoom, maybe 12x) with stabilization. it's also got an slr-style body. i intend to buy either that, or the dsc-h5 for xmas.

 

taks

comrade taks... just because.

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oh, by "favor the sony dsc-h2" i mean given the value range of the camera, i.e 6 mp, $200-$400, etc. obviously true slr 6 mp cameras are preferred. they're just too expensive (then you look at nikon).

 

taks

comrade taks... just because.

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