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Norwalkguy
03-14-2008, 11:02 PM
Hey Guys..I have about $200-300 MAX to spend on a digital camera and i have no idea which one to buy. I have an outdated Kodak Easy share 5.0 that takes crappy pics. I need one that takes good pictures in the dark as well..(seems to be the biggest problem) Any ideas? Thanks guys..and how fucking exciting have things got since adding Aphex? anyways..Any opinons are greatly appreciated..

johnnystar
03-14-2008, 11:13 PM
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8440234&type=product&id=1183160354020



im getting that one since i cant bring my CANON DSLR CAMERA in to the festival which sucks

MassiveChemicalPunk
03-14-2008, 11:32 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerShot-SD870IS-Digital-Stabilized/dp/B000V20S3G/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=photo&qid=1205562622&sr=1-7

I have this camera. Got it a while ago. Amazing. and for the price ur looking for. Read reviews about this camera in any professional camera website. You'll see what i'm talking about.

JustSteve
03-15-2008, 11:04 AM
i actually think i might go buy a digital slr at costco, use if for the weekend, and then return it...they don't charge a restocking fee there do they? can't remember...

menikmati
03-15-2008, 11:15 AM
i love my canon s5...can't wait for it to see coachella

JustSteve
03-15-2008, 11:36 AM
ok, checked out costco's site and it likes like my choice is between the nikon d80 with 18-135mm and 55-200mm lenses or the canon 40d with 28-135mm lens.

anyone have a suggestion as to which one to go with?

MarkO
03-15-2008, 11:43 AM
ok, checked out costco's site and it likes like my choice is between the nikon d80 with 18-135mm and 55-200mm lenses or the canon 40d with 28-135mm lens.

anyone have a suggestion as to which one to go with?

Neither as you may not get either of them past security.

menikmati
03-15-2008, 11:44 AM
unless he has a photo pass. Security better not give me shit about my s5. It looks like an SLR but it's not. I've never had a problem with security though, so I hope all goes well.

MarkO
03-15-2008, 11:44 AM
i love my canon s5...can't wait for it to see coachella

I have an S3 and it takes GREAT shots with just a little effort.

JustSteve
03-15-2008, 11:48 AM
Neither as you may not get either of them past security.

i am very fortunate and go in through the back on a golfcart, so security is not an issue.

helps for bringing in the alcohol, too. had a 12 pack of beer in my backpack and a huge 7 eleven cup full of vodka and sprite.

C DUB YA
03-16-2008, 09:47 PM
in that case - the Nikon D80

suprefan
03-16-2008, 09:50 PM
even though Im a Canon person, take the nikon since you get 2 lenses with the deal.

As for the thread starer, you can never go wrong with a canon.


http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8266191&st=canon+s730&lp=1&type=product&cp=1&id=1170290185723




http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8440234&type=product&id=1183160354020



im getting that one since i cant bring my CANON DSLR CAMERA in to the festival which sucks


I have a sony, but I tried this thign out, and while it does have some good things mine doest, the touch screen interface is not ideal. I knew all the menus front and back but its still tough to navigate, which sucks. And that stupid strap loop is horrendously huge and serves no purpose.

mimi3000
03-16-2008, 10:04 PM
I have a canon also and its prolly the best camera I've ever owned. It has a cool flip out screen so I can shoot above peoples heads and still look at what I'm shooting on the screen (i'm short) and I can take pics of me & my friends w/o having to ask someone to do it for me unless I wanna get the background...its like a mini SLR

C DUB YA
03-17-2008, 06:09 AM
Canon makes the best pocket (Coachella legal) cameras around.

Once you get professional slr, you can always get more for your money with Nikon. The two are like Coke and Pepsi really, with Nikon dominating Canon in Asia, and the opposite here in the states. That D80 is awesome though - I have one myself.

JustSteve
03-17-2008, 09:54 AM
is it hard to learn on? i have very minor experience using dslr's. if i shot mostly in automatic mode would things work out alright? i think costco has a 90 day return policy, so technically i could just buy it today and start practicing, just a matter of finding time to.

dancebitches
03-17-2008, 10:52 AM
When you get a DSLR, make sure to learn everything you can about shutter speeds, aperture, ISO and white balance. they give you so much more control over your images. and make sure to practice and expirement with these variables, so that you get more of a feel of what the camera and images do when you adjust them. sometimes it's hard to keep these things in mind while shooting - you just want to get the picture quickly - but if you practice, it starts to feel more natural. it's kind of like driving for the first time.

I do like using automatic for things like pictures with friends, but i use manual about 90% of the time.

it's pretty easy to take an SLR in with you. just take apart the body, the lens and the flash and hide them creatively. there are other ways to hide it, just as long as it's in several different pieces.

dancebitches
03-17-2008, 10:52 AM
oh and go nikon. the images are so much more . . . natural.

MassiveChemicalPunk
03-17-2008, 11:00 AM
even though Im a Canon person, take the nikon since you get 2 lenses with the deal.

As for the thread starer, you can never go wrong with a canon.


http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8266191&st=canon+s730&lp=1&type=product&cp=1&id=1170290185723






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This camera doesnt have image stabilizer. That alone will fuck you up.

Sonicifyouwantit
03-17-2008, 01:47 PM
anything from canon and you should be fine

SheriNOIR
03-21-2008, 09:01 AM
hey, I'm buying a Fuji FinePix S5700.
it's a 7mp..
I have no idea what class that is, I don't think it's good enough to be classed as proffesional, it's just a bit better than my phone camera really.

Anyone know if that would be okay to fetch to Coachella?

Thanks,
Sheri.

SheriNOIR
03-21-2008, 09:03 AM
oh, and I'm also buying a wide lense for it, but that makes the camera quite bulky..
isn't it right that camera without add on lenses are allowed in? 'Cos I read that somewhere..

So if I just leave the lense at home, and just take the camera on it's own, would that be okay?

Thanks again,
Sheri.