Digital Cameras

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by ADT, Mar 11, 2002.

  1. ADT

    ADT TRIBE Member

    Im thinking of picking up a digital camera for doing flyers and such..

    what do I need to look for?

    how much should i spend?

    more questions that need answering..

    :)

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  2. tommysmalls

    tommysmalls TRIBE Member

    the official tribe digital camera is the canon elph (s110 or the older s100)

    how much do you wanna spend?
    what do you plan on using it for?
    is auto everything fine, or do you like manual control?
     
  3. ADT

    ADT TRIBE Member

    ive never owned a camera before.. but im pretty handy with photoshop.. (hence my interest).. so automatic is probally a wiser bet..

    ideally i would like to spend under $500 (if possible)..

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  4. poker face

    poker face TRIBE Member

    I have the canon digital elph s100

    I bought at vistek in december for $450 before tax, but I would recommend buying a 64 meg card with it!
     
  5. ADT

    ADT TRIBE Member

    is buying a camera that cheap a bad idea?.. i dont really want to spend $1000

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  6. poker face

    poker face TRIBE Member

    look for at least 2.1 mega pixel
     
  7. Plato

    Plato TRIBE Member

    check out the sony dsc-p50
    might suit your needs, and its in your price range.
    try to find someone who can get you a discount, like a friend.

    2.1 megapixels btw.

    p[l]a+0
     
  8. labRat

    labRat TRIBE Member

    i'd say go to a place like FutureShop that has a bunch on display and try to figure out what you think you need and just get a general idea what is offered for the price range you are interested in. this is a good way to begin, then go to a website to get further into details about each camera.

    i have an s100 as well and key things for me were rechargeable batteries, at least 2 megapixels, various capture sizes (640x480, 1028x864, 1600x1200), compact flash or smart card (as opposed to sony memory stick), optical zoom (strictly digital zoom is useless).

    --craig
     
  9. Smiley Jo

    Smiley Jo TRIBE Member

    Feels kinda dumb asking...

    What's a megapixel?

    Joanna [​IMG]
     
  10. Karim

    Karim TRIBE Member

    I too am in the market for a digi cam. But I might just go with an Advantix cam and just get photocd's with my prints.

    :confused: <---- Is that a dumb idea or what?
    Karim
     
  11. labRat

    labRat TRIBE Member

    Re: Feels kinda dumb asking...

    think of it this way - you have your regular zord, then you have your MEGAzord
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    it's like a regular pixel, only much MUCH BIGGER!

    okay, really ... a digital camera takes pictures as a large number of pixels or dots. the more pixels that you can get the sharper the image. mega just means million. so if a camera has 2 megapixels of resolution it means that each picture is composed of 2 million separate points/dots/pixels.

    --craig
     
  12. ADT

    ADT TRIBE Member

    does anyone here have a canon A20?
     
  13. Smiley Jo

    Smiley Jo TRIBE Member

    Thanks Craig!

    Joanna [​IMG]
     
  14. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member

    All my pics are taken with like tommy said the Canon S100 Digital Elph.
    I have a 128mb Card and typically it holds 200 or so photos at the highest resolution which is 1600x1200.

    I have a 256mb Card, But I doubt I'll use that anytime soon.

    I paid $650 for the camera and card thanks to Ian on here.

    pr0nstar
     
  15. poker face

    poker face TRIBE Member

    ^^^ I thought the maximum size card was 64 megs for that camera!
     
  16. tommysmalls

    tommysmalls TRIBE Member

    shit - i way overpaid apparently - mine was a xmas gift and the best deal i found was $689 with 2 mem cards (8 mb, 32 mb) with a shnazzy leather case

    things to look for:
    - rechargeable AA batteries vs. super litium ion (don't get screwed having to use only AA's)
    - video (a cool option - i love it)
    - at least 2.1 megapixels (1600x1200 resolution)
    - at least 32 mb memory card

    ...the canon elph was the best for all these options, plus its smaller than most wallets, so you can carry it/sneak it anywhere you wanna go. plus, it shoots out this cool blue beam when you take flash shoots, and it freaks people out.
     
  17. tommysmalls

    tommysmalls TRIBE Member

    with the canon elph you can take sequential panoramic shots and use their photostitch program to create awesome panoramas....or..you could just chop the top and bottom off your pic in photoshop, depending on your vantage
     
  18. SempaiGuy

    SempaiGuy TRIBE Member

    humm

    we use canon EOS D60's/
    mmm $13500. Well, they were.
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2002
  19. Stormshadow

    Stormshadow TRIBE Member

    Niall, throw me a message on ICQ. I've done a lot of research on digital cameras lately, and can help you out.
     
  20. elektrofunk

    elektrofunk TRIBE Member

    things i like and find critical:
    uses AA batteries rather than lithium
    zoom
    video screen preview
    memory card slot (should come with at least 32mb cars)
    very high resolution (1600X1200)
    and FLASH!!!
    have an olympus
     
  21. juice

    juice TRIBE Member

    I have the S110 basically same as the S100 ... the camera will just use any card that is compact flash card compliant.

    1GB cards are out now :eek:
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  22. cdp

    cdp TRIBE Member

    Minolta is supposed to have a new, nifty model out for less than 400 bucks.
     

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