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Digital Camera

Post by emptythought » Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:22 pm

My dad gave me a old Nikon from like 2002-2003 a month back and I gotta say, the autofocus on it sucks. There is no manual focus either. So I have $30, and I figure I might as well get a decent camera off eBay since I've been wanting one for awhile now but I don't feel like Googling all day to find something that is what I'm looking for and cheap enough to buy for $30.

Does anyone have any recommendations?

I'm looking for a camera the uses CF cards since I already have a 128 MB card and manual focus (or a less crappy auto focus feature).
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Re: Digital Camera

Post by DaMadFiddler » Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:39 pm

DO NOT BUY ANYTHING MADE BY KODAK.
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Re: Digital Camera

Post by GratefulDead » Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:00 pm

DaMadFiddler wrote:DO NOT BUY ANYTHING MADE BY KODAK.
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There are a lot better cameras out there.
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Re: Digital Camera

Post by SinisterTengu » Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:44 pm

Define "decent camera," because $30 isn't going to buy you what I'd call a decent camera..$30 gets you a kids My-First-Camera Walmart sort of thing..
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Re: Digital Camera

Post by emptythought » Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:35 pm

I might not need one after all :P. I found out the camera has a macro feature.
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Re: Digital Camera

Post by Code-Red » Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:04 pm

If you want a real camera, get a D-SLR. Otherwise, don't waste your money.
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Re: Digital Camera

Post by Strapping Scherzo » Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:07 pm

fackue wrote:I'm looking for a camera the uses CF cards since I already have a 128 MB card
Don't latch on to an old flash format like CF. It'll be hard to find a digital camera that takes CF anyways; they're so big. SD cards are very cheap now. I picked up a brand new 1GB SD card for $10 a month or so ago. Most portable devices use some sort of SD now, be it MiniSD, MicroSD or plain ole SD.
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Re: Digital Camera

Post by DaMadFiddler » Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:10 pm

Strapping Scherzo wrote:
fackue wrote:I'm looking for a camera the uses CF cards since I already have a 128 MB card
Don't latch on to an old flash format like CF. It'll be hard to find a digital camera that takes CF anyways; they're so big. SD cards are very cheap now. I picked up a brand new 1GB SD card for $10 a month or so ago. Most portable devices use some sort of SD now, be it MiniSD, MicroSD or plain ole SD.
In fact, it may be smart to get something with SDHC. Why the hell do they keep tinkering with that format, anyway? I'm tired of worrying whether the gear I'm buying is future-proof :P
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Re: Digital Camera

Post by MulletMan13 » Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:19 pm

AFAIK DSLR cameras use Compact Flash cards still... or am I just going crazy?
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Re: Digital Camera

Post by Strapping Scherzo » Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:19 pm

DaMadFiddler wrote:
Strapping Scherzo wrote:
fackue wrote:I'm looking for a camera the uses CF cards since I already have a 128 MB card
Don't latch on to an old flash format like CF. It'll be hard to find a digital camera that takes CF anyways; they're so big. SD cards are very cheap now. I picked up a brand new 1GB SD card for $10 a month or so ago. Most portable devices use some sort of SD now, be it MiniSD, MicroSD or plain ole SD.
In fact, it may be smart to get something with SDHC. Why the hell do they keep tinkering with that format, anyway? I'm tired of worrying whether the gear I'm buying is future-proof :P
Ah, I never heard about SDHC until now. Up to 32GB, geez! Considering it's a standard, yeah, I'd look for a camera that support SDHC.
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Re: Digital Camera

Post by emptythought » Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:34 pm

Strapping Scherzo wrote:
fackue wrote:I'm looking for a camera the uses CF cards since I already have a 128 MB card
Don't latch on to an old flash format like CF. It'll be hard to find a digital camera that takes CF anyways; they're so big. SD cards are very cheap now. I picked up a brand new 1GB SD card for $10 a month or so ago. Most portable devices use some sort of SD now, be it MiniSD, MicroSD or plain ole SD.
I just bought a 1 GB SD card on Buy.com for $10. But I got it free with Google checkout.
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Re: Digital Camera

Post by Strapping Scherzo » Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:12 pm

fackue wrote:
Strapping Scherzo wrote:
fackue wrote:I'm looking for a camera the uses CF cards since I already have a 128 MB card
Don't latch on to an old flash format like CF. It'll be hard to find a digital camera that takes CF anyways; they're so big. SD cards are very cheap now. I picked up a brand new 1GB SD card for $10 a month or so ago. Most portable devices use some sort of SD now, be it MiniSD, MicroSD or plain ole SD.
I just bought a 1 GB SD card on Buy.com for $10. But I got it free with Google checkout.
Hey thanks for the link. I went ahead and did the same thing. Free SD cards are good.
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Re: Digital Camera

Post by Stormwatch » Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:19 pm

My dad has a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30, and it's really nice. Look into those.
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Re: Digital Camera

Post by emptythought » Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:42 pm

Maybe if I had the money. I just don't have $200+ to spend. It looks really nice though.
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Re: Digital Camera

Post by DaMadFiddler » Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:56 pm

I'm still using a crappy little CF-based point and click I got at the start of college. (2.2MP, no battery life, no optical zoom, and terrible low-light shots! Woot!) I'm still holding out for a good, consumer-friendly still/video combo camera, though.

Something like the Xacti HD1000, in another year or two when the issues have been resolved and the price is significantly lower.
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Re: Digital Camera

Post by Vlad Tepes » Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:58 pm

I just picked up a Canon Powershot A560 with a 1GB SD card for $140 shipped from Newegg. Nice little camera for the money. Haven't had an opportunity to really use it, though. I was using a Kodak Easyshare piece of shit 2MP camera, and I took some pretty darn good pictures with it, so I imagine I'll be able to take some damn good pics with the Canon...as soon as I get the chance.
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