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    Default Help me get a camera!

    I'm leaving for Europe on saturday for like 3 weeks and I want to have a decent enough digital camera to document my adventures. The one I had was a Nikon coolpix S220 and it was alright. The picture quality wasnt really the best with that camera and I want to invest in a nicer one.

    Suggestions?
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    Canon SD780. It was recommended to me by Supre a year ago and I love it.
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    Hi Donald!

    looking it up now
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    get a painting easel and paint what you see, that's the only way to truly immerse yourself into European culture
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    Be sure to take lots of pictures of mimes.
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    he doesn't have a camera yet you twit
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    Hi bug. Confused by the future tense?
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    Just keepin' it real...

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    Hi bug. Confused by the future tense?
    Step One:
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaypalmsprings View Post
    Just keepin' it real...

    This should attract the euroboyz
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    Have you been saving up for this for a while, or did you recently get a major raise at the 'Bucks to afford a 3 week trip, Glasto tix, AND a new camera?

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    I've been extremely pleased with my Panasonic ZS3.
    wide 25mm lens, HD video, 12x optical zoom, exceptional audio.
    $270.

    unlike some Canon models, it lets you zoom in and out while recording video, and auto focuses like a mother fucker. image stabilization is fantastic as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by clumsy342 View Post
    I've been extremely pleased with my Panasonic ZS3.
    wide 25mm lens, HD video, 12x optical zoom, exceptional audio.
    $270.

    unlike some Canon models, it lets you zoom in and out while recording video, and auto focuses like a mother fucker. image stabilization is fantastic as well.
    I have one of those too, and I agree that it is an excellent camera. it gets some amazing concert video footage.

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    no shit, right??
    A guy saw my Patrick Watson videos on youtube and wants me to go film his show at the same venue in September. I told him I'd do it if I got in for free and he buys me some beer.
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    I bought mine in 2008. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28K 10MP Digital Camera with 18x Wide Angle MEGA Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Black)
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    I also came in here to recommend the Panasonic ZS3, glad to see more support.

    Sometimes Costco has it for $250.

    My Coachella YouTube videos garnered several "What kind of camera is this?!" type responses....

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    hmmm ok both cameras are looking good.
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    as pictured before, this little cam will give you all that you need
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    Leicas are too expensive to be an entry-level camera for a casual hobbyist. But they sure are pretty and I sure do want one.

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    yeah i cant get something like that.

    but i need to make a decision FAST. i only have a couple days
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donaldj View Post
    Canon SD780. It was recommended to me by Supre a year ago and I love it.
    i went to best buy today and they didnt have that model but had this one instead

    http://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerSho.../dp/B0035FZJJE

    it looks good
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    Default Re: Help me get a camera!

    That will do, and you better get a high write speed memory card. And of course more than one. 8gb or nothing....

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    I also highly recommend the Panasonic ZS3. The features are amazing for the price and you will not find a pocket-able camera that takes better video (with seriously great sound).

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    eff Panasonic.

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    Default Re: Help me get a camera!

    well this canon takes HD video too which is pretty cool and video isnt something im emphasizing on. I just wanna be able to take some nice pics (with a few vids peppered in)
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    I recently picked up a Sony DSC-HX5V for a point-and-shoot. I like the big zoom and burst setting for snapping shots at shows. It can also shoot HD video in either AVC/HD or MP4 format. Here are some sample pics.







    It does pretty well in low-light settings, but my one complaint is that pics do come out soft from time to time. (I hear Canon's take sharper pics.) But the Sony does have a cool panoramic feature that actually works pretty well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by suprefan View Post
    That will do, and you better get a high write speed memory card. And of course more than one. 8gb or nothing....
    i got the sd 1400! its nice so far but i tested a video and when i played it back theres no sound at all. the manual has no answers about this and on the canon site you have to pay to get help.

    supre?
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    oops i figured it out lol and i got a 16gb memory card
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