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creativeinsomnia
09-03-2005, 12:00 AM
Hey guys, I'm getting married in October, and we're registering for gifts at Target. I was wondering if there's a decent digital camera there that's worth getting...well registering for and hoping to get. Here's the link to the 6+ MP camera's...i dont know squat about them so I'm hoping you camera freaks can help me out.

Thanks.

Target 6 MP Cameras (http://www.target.com/gp/browse.html/602-3308516-2889462?index=tgt-mf-mv&node=13610231&rank=price&x=9&y=18)

admedia
09-03-2005, 12:45 AM
If I had my choice of any of these, I would take this canon powershot (http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/ref=br_1_16/601-4422559-9562531?%5Fencoding=UTF8&frombrowse=1&asin=B0002OERUI). 7.1 MegaPix. It looks small. Movie Mode. I like compact Flash media. That swivel LCD thing looks cool to get creative with. I have owned a couple powershots and have been happy.

WannaBe_80z
09-03-2005, 02:14 PM
Yeah powershots are amazing for point and shoot, and are actually more advanced then you think.

And compact flash forever..**** that SD media!

tonytryout
09-05-2005, 12:03 PM
out of interest, why 6+MP cameras? If you need that much pixels and based on the list on Target, I would go for Nikon Coolpix 8800.

admedia
09-05-2005, 01:14 PM
out of interest, why 6+MP cameras? If you need that much pixels and based on the list on Target, I would go for Nikon Coolpix 8800.
I forgot to click page 2! If those are available than yes, I would get the D50 DSLR or the one you 880... sorry my bad.

creativeinsomnia
09-05-2005, 07:20 PM
out of interest, why 6+MP cameras? If you need that much pixels and based on the list on Target, I would go for Nikon Coolpix 8800.

I actually dont need a 6+ MP camera...i just dont know squat about camera's...and i doubt i'd get that Nikon since its a grand. Is there a quality 4+ MP camera out there that you guys would recommend? I guess i just need something better than my Sony Cybershot 3.2 MP...it doesnt take that great of photos unless its just me, they always come out blurry.

admedia
09-05-2005, 07:25 PM
Get a canon power shot (http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/ref=pd_ecc_rvi_1/601-3305943-8228963?%5Fencoding=UTF8&asin=B0007TJ5OG).

tonytryout
09-05-2005, 07:42 PM
personally, anything over 6+MP is "too much" and is only needed by photographers in the industry.

For me, I would be happy with 3.2MP and a 6x or more optical zoom. Examples I saw on the link you provided earlier:
- Panasonic DMC-FZ4S (4MP, 12x zoom -- similar to Z5, both received a lot of praise)
- Canon PowerShot S2-IS rings a bell, but can't remember where I read about it. At least, it looks good according to Steve's-digicams review (http://www.steves-digicams.com/2005_reviews/s2is.html)
- Canon PowerShot SD400: I am unsure whether this is the same as the one that my mate has. It is a great little digicam. If you are not too bothered about the zoom (e.g. you only need it for point-and-shoot) then this is the digicam to get. It does not feel "plasticy", great vibrant colours in photos, very quick start-up, and easy-to-modify settings for experiments.

btw congrats re marriage :)

creativeinsomnia
09-07-2005, 11:06 AM
Thanks for the help guys, so it looks like the Canon PowerShot is the way to go. Hopefully i'll get one.

Thanks for the congrats tonytryout! :)

tonytryout
09-08-2005, 08:42 AM
cool -- good choice re Canon PowerShot, you won't be disappointed with it.