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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-04-2006, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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Digital Cameras.

Right now, I have a Fujifilm Finepix A210 that I am extremely dis-satisfied with.


Besides having a 10 minute max battery life, even with the rechargable NiMH batteries, it takes **** pictures.

The flash is either too bright, which RUINS the picture's contrast balance and washes out the colors horribly. You cant even turn off the flash! I have to cover it with my finger to keep it from flashing when I dont want it.

This was taken in my room, with all the lights on, it was BRIGHT, and I covered up the flash. Its like they'res no light at all!



Its not just indoors that it gets screwed up.
Here's my RG550 Desert Yellow in the sun. We all know what these things ACTUALLY look like. This picture disgusts me.



I think the thing that frustrates me the most. . .is the LCD screen on the camera. Before you take the picture, it will look PERFECT in that little screen. It will be bright, the colors will be vivid, and everything will look EXACTLY like it does in real life. Then. . you take the picture. . SNAP!! and instantly, it all looks like CRAP! you get the pictures above. WHY? GRRRRRR.

Its not a matter of photography skills. I can take good pictures. Ive screwed with every little setting imaginable on this thing, VAINLY trying to get a good picture out of it.

It just has no freakin concept of light vs. dark, and its colorblind.

Can somebody recommend me a very good camera that takes pictures exactly how they look in real life? Oh, and one that has more than 10 minutes of battery life on 2 AA batteries.

Help me.
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Re: Digital Cameras.

Well, that's a pretty pimp hammock.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-04-2006, 09:25 PM
 
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Re: Digital Cameras.

Canon. Find one in your price range, and enjoy the photographic bliss. If you just want a point & shoot, don't get one with more than 6MP - the small lenses just don't work well with higher resolutions.

Also, if you're even the least bit serious about digital photography, find a copy of photoshop and learn the ins and outs of it. It's amazing what you can fix with that program.
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Re: Digital Cameras.

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Canon. Find one in your price range, and enjoy the photographic bliss. If you just want a point & shoot, don't get one with more than 6MP - the small lenses just don't work well with higher resolutions.

Also, if you're even the least bit serious about digital photography, find a copy of photoshop and learn the ins and outs of it. It's amazing what you can fix with that program.
Hmm.

My camera says its 3.2 megapixels.


I think I could really get into photography if I had a decent camera. I always see things when I'm out and about and think "man, I wish I had a picture of that."


For instance, I was stopped at an intersection today, that was right next to a graveyard. Over in the graveyard, was a woman, sitting on a bench, head held in her hands, crying. It was a very moving scene, because here was this woman, who probably lost a husband or something, crying in the graveyard. I really wanted a picture of it, because it would have been a very cool picture.
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Re: Digital Cameras.

What's your price range?

Also, if you're on a PC, I can hook you up with Photoshop CS2 and some instructional DVDs.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-05-2006, 08:38 AM
 
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Re: Digital Cameras.

A good deal on a super nice point and shoot camera is the Panasonic FZ7. I think they go for around $300.00 new. 6mp, 12x optical zoom, image stablizer, fast f2.8 lens.
There are higher end models of this camera. I think the top of the line is the FZ50. But this one is a good deal for the price.
Unless you want to spend a lot more money this camera is hard to beat.
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Re: Digital Cameras.

I just bought a Panasonic DMC-FX9. Great pics, at least for me. Good video shooting as well.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-05-2006, 10:40 AM
 
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Nikon. That's what I use, but I assume you'd like to have a P&S. I can't say anything about P&S because the only digital P&S I used was a Sony DSC-N1, I can recommend it. I think any decent brand will do you some good. I said Nikon because they make the best lenses out there (excluding way professional lenses) and perhaps they include great lenses in their p&s.
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