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09-12-2005, 07:06 PM
Wanted to get a digital camera but have no idea what kind? I don't know anything about them so any help would be great. Crestedlady, what kind do you have?
09-12-2005, 07:49 PM
Just get a Digital camera that suits you best, try and get a cheap one, too. :)
09-12-2005, 08:01 PM
I use a sony 4.09 megapixel. its amazing for close shots and detail. I call it my perfect herp camera :lol: I can get you the name later if you want it, I just dont know off the top of my head!
Heres some pics!
09-12-2005, 08:03 PM
Nice cresties!Nice camera also, makes the picture real clear. :D
09-12-2005, 08:16 PM
Crestedlady, what kind do you have?
Canon Digital Rebel XT. It's a great camera, but a little pricey. It is completely retard proof (good thing, too! Lol.) so all you do is point and shoot. Great digital cam. :D
09-12-2005, 08:20 PM
Price, grrrr, that's the problem with good digital cameras, lol :D
09-12-2005, 08:22 PM
whats your price range?
09-12-2005, 09:31 PM
how much is the rebel, crested lady?
09-12-2005, 10:08 PM
I think I paid $899 for it. Dell had a deal on digital cameras awhile back.
09-12-2005, 10:11 PM
I paid near 400 for mine a few years ago. It is easy to use, great with herp shots, and just all around amazing and way worth the price. You dont need 8 mega pixels to get good shots just patients and practice and thatll save you a few bucks :wink:
09-12-2005, 10:59 PM
Well I used to have a Sony Cybershot, but I killed it one year on vacation. I think they were around $800 when we got them a few years back and boy did it take some nice pics. Anyway, I was at Walmart today and I decided to pick up another digital (much cheaper)...it's a FujiFilm A360. It's only a 4.1 MP, but don't be fooled, I've already taken some pretty detailed photos for test and I like it. For under $200, you really can't beat it.
09-12-2005, 11:46 PM
Geez, those are some expensive cameras, because I only spent $60 (sale) on mine and it is a Samsung Digimax 4010, 4 megapixel, I do admit it's not the best of the best, but it does the job! Because for me I can't afford a $600 dollar camera! Here's some example picture that I like:
09-13-2005, 08:33 AM
Lol. I like the last one! Cute shot! :D
09-13-2005, 03:17 PM
eehhhh prices of digital cameras are up there huh? i guess im looking to spend up to $450. I just want to get picks of my cresteds up here. Thanks for everyones help. :twisted: -Garrett-
09-13-2005, 05:33 PM
I have an Olympus D-450 3.2 megapixel
it works fairly well
09-14-2005, 12:51 PM
get a canon or nikon if you can. canon has a really good macro. IF your posting things online and never printing you never need anything higher than 3 mp. Most of us will print pictures so 4 or 5 would be better. Just get something witha good lense, Canon elphs are pretty good. Nikon 5600 or 5900. Sony is pretty good witha carl Zeiss lens. Stay away form the T series it sucks horribly. The W5 is not bad nor is the p200 (but more expensive).
Hope it helps.
09-14-2005, 07:26 PM
I want one of those Cannon Rebels but babysitting just doesn't give me the cash I need. (I think Randy suggested it to me) but right now I use a 4.0 megapixel Kodak Easyshare :wink:
09-14-2005, 10:44 PM
I use an Olympus C-5060, which I've had for about 2 years. Paid around $800 for it then, you can find them now on ebay for around $350. I've been very happy with it, and when I go to upgrade I'll probably get another camera in the same series. It's a 5.1 megapixel.
09-15-2005, 09:08 AM
Ooo... the eyelash viper! Great pictures... but that eyelash viper... WOW! (And the frog... :shock: ) :D
09-15-2005, 09:46 AM
G Geckos. Just try to get one you can afford with 4 megepixels or more. Try to stay within that mp range, my gf has a 2.1 mp digi cam (HP) that I use to take my pictures, but with my experience with it, sometimes it takes really good shots, but thats about 1 out of 20 pictures. So I would reccommend trying to get at least 4 mp.
Nikon Coolpix 5600 is a good choice for $200 I belive (at my walmart anyways) that Im looking into getting soon for my self.
Hope that helps
09-15-2005, 11:57 AM
Yea, thanks for everyone with your help. Hopefully i'll have picks up here in no time. Thanks again. :twisted:
09-23-2005, 08:16 PM
On that note, I would also like to recommend the FujiFilm F700. I picked it up brand new for a good price and it's a 6.2 MP with both manual and automatic modes. You can usually find it for under $300 on ebay if you're in the market. There is a noticeable difference between this camera and the FujiFilm A360 I picked up last week, which is now my wife's.
09-24-2005, 09:27 AM
I've got 3 digitals. Olympus C3030 Zoom, my 'old' one but still favorite. The newer one, Olympus C740 Ultra Zoom takes better pictures but it's a bit 'slow', not much use for those pictures of fast moving herps. Then the one my daughter uses, she picked it - Canon Powershot A75. It's a great camera, fast enough and easy but I still prefer the Olympus for quality.
If you're not planning on printing the pictures often, mostly for online or on your computer, then I'd say save a bit of money on the pixels, 3-4 mega pixels should do. The money you saved there could go towards the price of a camera with good close-up or macro features.
09-24-2005, 07:16 PM
Why spend alot of money on a camera??
You buy a $400-$600 camera and then you don't
have any more funds for geckos. I got a Sony DSC-S70
(3.3 megapixel) on E-bay used for a $110. I has a Carl Zeiss
(included) lens that takes the best gecko pics ever. I am not a professional photographer, but this camera IS !!! I liked it so
much I bought another one. It was the best Digital Camera
5 years ago. They use to retail for $1000. I have seen them
on E-bay for $90 !!! Here are some pics I took, you be the judge..............
09-24-2005, 10:12 PM
Nice cybershot.....I have the DSC-P1....gotta fix it though. It was around $800 when it was released and with 3.3 MP, pictures are sharp.
09-25-2005, 02:43 AM
I have a Kodak dx7630 I believe and I have the hardest time taking picture of my herps. It is suppose to focus but never seems to with my geckos and the flash is always going off. Of course I am taking the picture in the basement and will have to try with natural light but it gets frustrating. Also how do you post pics on here I have kodak easyshare but it isn't that easy to share. I clicked on the img but have no idea where to go from there.
09-25-2005, 11:33 PM
Ok I know I already told you guys how
cool my Sony DSC-S70. Here is a picture
I took of another picture. I was at the
NARBC and I saw this picture at a booth
and took a picture of it. It was a framed 8x10.......
not bad for a picture of a picture :lol: :lol: :o :lol:
(notice part of the frame in the lower left corner)
09-25-2005, 11:38 PM
Nice shot. I'll have to do a comparitive series of my Fujifilm f700, my Sony Cybershot and my wife's FujiFilm A360.
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