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Dartgod
12-12-2005, 09:51 AM
I'm thinking about getting a new digital camera, but not sure what I want. I have a 2.1 megapixel Hewlett Packard that takes nice pictures...as long as you have good lighting. Indoor pictures usually turn out looking dark and grainy. I'd like to pickup a new one with 5-7 MP and 3/4 X optical zoom (I only have digital zoom now and it basically worthless).

I've been looking at the Canon A610 (5.0 MP, 4x zoom) or the A620 (7.1 MP, 4x zoom). Anyone have any experience with these cameras? Or Canon's in general? How do they do in low light situations? Any other brands or models you recommend?

Tell me about your experiences please.

TIA...

Donger
12-12-2005, 10:55 AM
I've owned two Canon Powershots. The first was a few years ago (S110, I think). As tough as it was, it didn't like being flushed down the toilet by my then two year old. The present one's a 4.0 megapixel A Something. No problems, and I'm pleased with the picture quality.

Baby Lee
12-12-2005, 11:45 AM
Picked up a 6.1 MP Kodak EasyShare [with the dock, but the plain old dock, not the printer dock] on Black Friday for 199. Like what I've gotten out of it so far.

phisherman
12-12-2005, 11:46 AM
Canon's are great cameras, owned two of them...

great optics...first one was an A80, now I have an A95 and man, can it take good pics..

bp

PastorMikH
12-12-2005, 12:11 PM
I had a Kodak that I wasn't impressed with, so I upgraded to a Sony. I love it.


I really like this Sony, I sure wished I could afford it.

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=3616671

AeroSquid
12-12-2005, 05:03 PM
The only camera close to Canon in the digital world is Nikon. I have a Canon G3 with a 420ex, before that i had a Canon S30. I'm saving for a D20 right now because i've gone as far as i can with my point and shoot.

Canon>*

jiveturkey
12-12-2005, 09:31 PM
You can't go wrong with a Canon. I have a couple of friends that have them and they've never complained.

I currently have a Sony W7 because of the 2.5" LCD. The zoom suck but the pictures are great.

Dallas Chief
12-13-2005, 11:11 PM
I had a Kodak that I wasn't impressed with, so I upgraded to a Sony. I love it.


I really like this Sony, I sure wished I could afford it.

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=3616671
We have that camera and it rocks. 12x optical zoom. Good stuff...

Count Alex's Wins
12-13-2005, 11:20 PM
This is an interesting thread.

Can anyone recommend a good digital camera with a longish zoom? My current has 3x and it's definitely not enough for my needs.

The one Dallas Chief posted is a bit pricey.