How is this for an everyday casual user camera?

AeroJonesy

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: How is this for an everyday casual user camera?

You should get it if:
1) You can afford it
2) You really want it
3) You will actually use it
 

BobCox2

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: How is this for an everyday casual user camera?

4) It will do what you want it for.
 

PatMaGroin

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Re: How is this for an everyday casual user camera?

The 2 guidelines for casual camera shopping are:

A) at least 3x optical zoom, your link has a 5x
B) at least 5 megapixels, yours has 8.something. You won't notice the difference between 5 and 8, unless you're just trying to find differences.

Normally I would say your spending more money than you should because of the megapixelage, but the price is very good.

I'd go for it.
 

BobCox2

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: How is this for an everyday casual user camera?

I always say to bring the wife and kid's along to the store and test it having everyone shoot a few shots of your family's version of "The Aristocrats" act. (after all if it's no good for porn what use is it?)
But thats Probably just me...
 

blue archon

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: How is this for an everyday casual user camera?

If you are looking for a simple point and shoot camera, that one should suit you just fine. The primary difference in more expensive cameras are

1. optical zoom (5 is sufficient for everyday apps)
2. Higher MegaPix (8mp will carry you for a good number of years)
3. larger /better quality lens
4. Adjustability in ISO, Shutter speed, Apature etc.

in 90 percent of my pictures im using between 2-4 optical zoom and my camera is only a 5 mp. I think you will be pleased with your pictures. Indoor/ night hints: try to keep the camera 6-7 feet from your subject when using flash. Tripods are recommended for night shots.
 

Thyiad

Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian
Re: How is this for an everyday casual user camera?

Can I just mention 'ease of use'?

Get into the store and play with it for a while. If the menu's require a Masters in advance engineering, try another one.

I've got an old 4Megapixel Konica 400Z that I adore because it has good feature (it is about six years old) but it is so easy to use. Same reason I prefer my Sat Nav over my friends' one.
 

PatMaGroin

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: How is this for an everyday casual user camera?

Also, turn it on, and see how long it takes to go from 'off' to actually taking a picture. A lot of life's candid moments don't wait for slow cameras to start up.
 

AeroJonesy

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: How is this for an everyday casual user camera?

Also, turn it on, and see how long it takes to go from 'off' to actually taking a picture. A lot of life's candid moments don't wait for slow cameras to start up.
This is a very good point. Thanks, PatMaRob.



 

Johnny

Banned
Re: How is this for an everyday casual user camera?

I have a digital camera. Bought it for $300 with a $100 insurance against damage added on top. Pretty standard. I used it twice then I accidentaly sat on it when it fell out of my pocket in the car and the camera broke. When I returned it they somehow managed to pitch it to me that I had to buy a new insurance for $100 for the new camera that I got. Seemed like a good idea at the time but now I feel like I've been sodomized with my new camera as it screwed me out of yet another $100 and so I have a grudge against it for that and sentenced it to a lifestime at the bottom of some big ceramic bowl in my living room under alot of papper, comics and pens.

Havent used it since.
 
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