Digital Camera Recs - Bridge Cameras
Posted 03 April 2008 - 01:13 PM
-something that i can buy a remote for
-short shutter lag/high shuttr speed
-I'd preferably like to spend less than $600-$700
-something that is Jessica-resistant (I tend to drop things a lot!)
-doesn't HAVE to be a super zoom, but would be cool
Posted 03 April 2008 - 03:41 PM
Posted 03 April 2008 - 04:01 PM
I just edited my post, I'll take DSLR recs too. I may actually prefer a DSLR over a bridge now that I'm really thinking about it.
Posted 03 April 2008 - 04:02 PM
Posted 03 April 2008 - 04:09 PM
i just want to be more versatile in my photos of Aiden and when we go on vacation and stuff. i actually have a point and shoot and a really nice film camera, but considering i have film sitting in it from 4 years ago, i think it's safe to say i'm really lazy at getting film developed!
Posted 03 April 2008 - 04:10 PM
The only thing that makes me cautious about your need for the digital camera is the dropping thing. Honestly, film cameras always took that kind of abuse better because they didn't use electronic circuitry to perform actions. Unlike digital cameras, which are going to be more sensitive to "shocks" like that. Granted, there are probably some models out there that are more shock-resistant than other models--- but overall, they might wear out more quickly....
My brother-in-law has a "point-n-shoot" attitude dslr from Fuji. They took it with them this summer to Alaska and even I was surprised by the clarity of images (it was like a 7.0 meg camera) and the zoom capabilities (they were on one mountain and had some decent close-up's of animals on the mountain facing them). The big thing with the zoom is optical-vs-digital zoom. The digital zoom has more deterioration of the image quality, IMO. Optical zoom maintains quality, but won't go as far with the zoom ability.
Posted 03 April 2008 - 04:16 PM
Fujifilm | FinePix S8000fd Digital Camera | 15774199 | B&H Photo
just be sure that if the battery source on ANY digital camera is regular alkaline battery, that you read the reviews on the camera. If you see any reports of quick battery drainage, RUN. digital cameras tend to be "bleeders" of alkaline batteries (where you'll get maybe 15-60 minutes of taking pictures before the batteries die).
Avoid HP point-n-shoot's that use alkaline. Worst purchase I ever made for that very reason. When I bought my most recent camera, I very very HAPPILY took my HP to the parking lot and beat the shit out of it with a bat...
Posted 03 April 2008 - 05:03 PM
That Fujifilm one looks pretty neat. I'll have to look into it.
Melissa, that Canon has been the one I've been looking at as well!!!
Posted 03 April 2008 - 06:03 PM
As a gee whiz feature, it's got the color accent feature as well. yay!
This one's $499 so it's not as painful on the pocket as some other ones that tease me every time I walk by the dslr display at Best Buy.
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