help me buy a camera

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by stewacide, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. I want a not-expensive point-and-shoot, but I don't want a piece of crap. Not having a digital camera is stupid.

    My computer doesn't have an SD/flash/whatever port.

    Also I don't care a bit about resolution I care about 'view-ability' (specifically, not having the pictures turn out so over bright or over dark I can't see shit which is how it normally works out)

    What should I buy?

    edit -- also I want it to be as indestructible as possible, especially waterproof
     
  2. #2 Panicroom, Mar 27, 2008
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  3. Canon - insert model
     
  4. Canon Ixus is nice for a pocket cam, but the canon lenses are not that great
     
  5. Pentax and Olympus both make waterproof point and shoots, I don't know the model names offhand though, I know the Pentax one is around $200.
     
  6. That sounds like my alley.

    What is the difference, really, between a 100, 200, 300 dollar camera? I know nothing about these things anymore.
     
  7. Short-distance lenses as I take it as all photos will be taken indoors?
     
  8. #8 Metamorphosis, Mar 27, 2008
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_cameras#Cameras <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Olympus_products#Digital_cameras <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>

    Check the models and review them online. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>

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  9. Probably the opposite, my plan is to walk the earth when done school so I figure I'll take pics of lakes and shit if anything.
     
  10. make sure you don't fall off the edge...<A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
     
  11. Well, the differences with point and shoots are either gonna be in resolution, software features, or actual lens quality/zoom range. As far as resolution, I think anything much over 6mp in a point and shoot is a waste, since the sensor and optics are so small anyway, there isn't going to be much quality increase. As far as features, cameras that allow, exposure compensation, shutter priority, aperture priority, and manual modes will give you more control, but if you just want to point and shoot, you don't need these features. With lenses, you way more for extra wide angle, bigger zoom ratio (ratio of shortest to longest focal length), and who makes the lens. It's up to you to decide what you consider important.
     
  12. So if I just want a basic (tough/waterproof) point and shoot (because I don't understand any of that other stuff so obviously won't use it), what do I want to spend?

    Re: 'software features', I figure the less crud the better.
     
  13. What do you mean "walk the earth"?
     
  14. my friends olympus has lots of noise <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
     
  15. get in adventures and shit
     
  16. Pretty much, at least for a while (like Caine, from Kung Fu)
     
  17. #17 Mechanical Arts, Mar 27, 2008
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    I think it comes down to this:
    http://www.pentaximaging.com/products/product_det
    ails/digital_camera--Optio_W30/reqID--9587364/subsection--optio

    Or one of these:
    http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_digital_sw.asp

    So less than $300.
     
  18. Canon makes waterproof cases for a lot of its cameras but they're kinda pricey.
     
  19. #19 stewacide, Mar 27, 2008
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    This sounds interesting: http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/product.asp?product=1314

    Is the shockproof/waterproof/freezeproof thing pretty common or is that a niche thing? Looks like I could get this for about $270, although I have no idea if that's expensive or not (I really don't want to pay a premium because I don't care about cameras, if it's trendy or whatever)

    edit -- reviews on Amazon are extremely positive: I really like the idea of a camera I can't ruin by dropping, leaving in the rain, leaving in a frozen backpack, etc.
     
  20. This might come in handy
     
  21. You wouldn't survive 2 seconds.
     
  22. 'view-ability'

    FUcking stewacide.
     
  23. It really is more of a niche market. You can get waterproof cases for most cameras, but it's pretty rare that they're waterproof to begin with, and the case won't make it shockproof of freezeproof. I have no idea what particular models are trendy or not though, I've never even owned a point and shoot digital camera.
     
  24. ummmm...he did it once already while saving a ring man at least give him that much credit
     
  25. don't listen to Daunter. Its all lies.
     

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