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Old 04-10-2009, 10:20 PM
PoodleMommy PoodleMommy is offline
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If the camera is mainly for taking pics of your jewlery I would go with the D40... the reason I like smaller pocket cameras better is because I mainly use them for traveling and HATE carrying a huge camera around on vacation. I like something I can drop in my pocket but can still take good shots... I use a SONY cybershot.
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Old 04-11-2009, 02:32 AM
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Originally Posted by sparks19 View Post
Ok so I'm biting the bullet and getting a good camera. Mostly I want it for taking good pictures of my jewelry but of course it will be used for taking pictures of Hannah.

I've been looking around a bit (although really don't know what I should be looking for)

I've come across the nikon D40 and the Nikon CoolPix P80. can someone help me with what the difference is between these cameras?

I want something that is user friendly, easy for me to learn how to use effectively. I don't really need a lot of bells and whistles like lens' and such I just want something that will be easy for me to use to improve my jewelry photos.

HELP... I don't have a clue
The P80 is NOT a dslr. You won't be able to change lenses later on. It's a fancy compact camera. If you want easy to use but a bit more flexible and don't plan on ever advancing then it's probably a decent option but read some reviews. I don't know that much about it.

The D40 is a dslr. It will let you get new lenses later on. You will have a lot of flexibility and will be able to advance. It will also start you onto the learning curve to more advanced cameras if you want to do that later. This camera does not have autofocus in the body so it is limited in which lenses you can use (if you want AF). So when you buy lenses (later) you'll need to make sure they are compatible. Don't worry about that right now. The lens it comes with is obviously compatible and will be fine for your jewellery and indoor pics of hannah and the pups as well as closer outdoor pics.
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Old 04-27-2009, 01:52 PM
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Default basic cheap point and shoot digi...thoughts?

my digital is dying slowly, its an older Kodack and while i love it, its slowly starting to fade...the battery isnt securely in there anymore (the latch broke) and occasionally the lense wont open when its turned on, and now ive aparently lost my connection cable which will cost a good $40 to replace because its an older camera with an odd connection...

to top it off its rather bulky.

im looking for a SIMPLE, easy to use camera, im not a photographer, i take pictures of my dogs and the occasional flower lol ease of use is key.
im also looking for something small and compact...i like the size of the sony cybershot and similar.
i dont need all the bells and whistles, im never planning on going the manual route (i have enough other hobbies).
i also want something thats cute...yes shallow as i am.

i like kodak because there EASY, the software is easy to use and cool for editing, the camera is easy to use, and dl'ing pics off the camera doesnt take an IT degree.
pictures have always come out nice (not professional but clear and colors are nice)

im thinking about
Kodak M1063
its a 10.2 MP with a 3x (to 5x) zoom. good reveiws as a beginner/intermediate point and click with image stabalizers and facial rec with blurr reduction (i have a slight shake)
2.7" high res LCD with up to 1000iso
with a good number of pre set "scene selections"
its got all the same basice features of my current camera which i realy do love...but its smaller with better megapixels and zoom...
and of course it comes with a rechargable Li-Ion battery and charger (which have great life)
right now ive got acess to a special deal to get a nice case and a 1 gig SD card with it for $140 inc shipping.

id like to stick with the kodak for a few reasons
1: familiarity
2: ease
3: i have the kocak compatible plug and play photo printer...all i do it pop my camera on top and choose the pictures... (im not sure if you can use it with other cameras direct from the camera...and im not sure i want to have to drag out all the wires and plug stuff in when i want to actually print pictures...i like being able to just drop it on there press a button and go.

ive also been debating the Sony Cybershot...
theres 2 models im considering
this one would end up costing me $130 plus shipping and id then have to buy a new sd card and case.
10.1 MP
4x (8x) zoom
2.7" display with a 3200 iso, blurr reduction and face recognition
easy shoot with a bunch of different scene selections (not as many as the kodak, blurr reduction facial rec ect...
and again Li-Ion rechargable.


this one would bump it up an extra $20 from the other cybershot and the only difference being 12.1 megapixels.

im a little worried about a 3200 ISO producing too much noise in the images, in good light my little current old kodak produces nice clear pictures and its got a fairly low ISO but its grainy in indoor with less than ideal lighting (im assuming because the ISO is too slow?)

gah, sooo many numbers and words, i r confuddled.

(and the nikon D40 is SOOO out of my range lol)

I wonder if other dogs think Cresties are members of some weird religious cult?

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Old 04-27-2009, 02:52 PM
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Recommended Cameras

Highest recommended is the Canon SD series...and I would agree. I've had SO many problems with Kodak as far as taking even half-ass decent shots. My dad has one of these, English has one of these and they are AMAZING and pretty easy to use.
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:02 PM
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sooo sorry about that!not trying to hijack honest!

note to self...dont let jasper help type...i thought i was in a new post.

I wonder if other dogs think Cresties are members of some weird religious cult?

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