Old 12-11-2003, 11:18 PM   #1
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Hey all,

I'm looking for some suggestons on digital cameras. I'm looking to upgrade from my current camera which is a Kodak 3200 1.3 megapixl, and something that will not cost me an arm and a leg. (Maybe just a few fingers.)

One camera that caught my eye was the Nikon Coolpix 4300 4 Megapixel. Are there any pros and cons of this particular camera? Also, any other sugestions on others?

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Two good cameras I'd consider:

Fuji Finepix S3800
Kodax DX 4530

...they are around your price range
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Old 12-12-2003, 01:02 AM   #3
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Yes, the Fuji Finepix S3800 is a good choice and the S5000 is pretty nice also. From Canon, the PowerShot A70 and from Sony the DSC-P72 are both good choices. You also might want to check out www.dpreview.com. They have tons of reviews and information regarding digital cameras.
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Old 12-12-2003, 01:55 AM   #4
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Yes, the Fuji Finepix S3800 is a good choice and the S5000 is pretty nice also.
I have the latter... S5000. As an ametuer, I love the manual apeture settings but rely on the auto and preset selections. I see myself purchasing the additional wide angle and telephoto lenses after Christmas.

I was told that the 3 megapixel quality is "virtually" doubled because of the SuperCCD technology.
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On the Subject of the S5000, I was told that the photo quality was very grainy. How is it really? That was what I based my camera choice on. I eventually just bought a Canon D30.
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On the Subject of the S5000, I was told that the photo quality was very grainy. How is it really? That was what I based my camera choice on. I eventually just bought a Canon D30.
Take a look at some sample images: http://www.dpreview.com/gallery/fujis5000_samples/ I don't know about any grainyness but they look good to me.
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Old 12-14-2003, 04:31 AM   #7
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I've used the Nikon family of point & shoot cameras. A great way to upgrade. Now is the time to make a decision though, do you plan to upgrade to something like a Digital Rebel in the future? The reason I ask is buying a camera now that uses CompactFlash cards that you'll have to have for the Coolpix should transfer over to the Canon or Nikon DSLRs later if you decide to expand your horizons. Saves a little money in the long run...

Or if you mean a few fingers is $999 then I'd seriously suggest looking at Canon's Digital Rebel with 18-55mm lens. That's a system that you can grow with as time/money/skill permits.
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