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nube

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Cameras
« on: June 04, 2011, 06:23:04 PM »
Hey guys I am in need of a new pocket camera and wondered your thoughts.  Some of the problems I have had in the past are with batteries and I am liking the AA batteries to be used more but maybe that is because the battery packs that they have had in the past did not hold a charge.  I actually did not get any pics of one of my first rams because of it and did not have any pics of my B+C ram when I was real young.
I have also not been able to take pictures of animals because of cold weather draining batteries.  I know with AA Lithiums I can always get a picture.  I wonder what you guys that are in the know about cameras think.  I think most cameras have enough megapixels so I am not too worried about that kind of thing but I want good quality and easy to use in a small size. 

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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2011, 09:09:22 PM »
Gotta give a shout out to the Olympus Tough Series which replaced the Stylus SW series.  My 4 year old Stylus 770 SW is still kickin and taking great shots.  To beat the battery issue I bought 2 replacement aftermarket batteries on Ebay for 8 bucks shipped to my door!  Still can't believe that price but I swear it to be true :)  I get hundreds of photos out of each battery and I charge all 3 batteries maybe once every 6 weeks.  Very tough cameras

http://www.olympuscanada.com/cpg_section/product.asp?product=1497

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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2011, 09:27:19 PM »
Thanks.  Got any pics you have taken with it?

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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2011, 09:28:37 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2011, 09:30:47 PM »
Keep in mind that mine is only 7 megapixels and the new model is 14 I think.

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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2011, 09:46:14 PM »
Another vote here for the Olympus Tough series, they are made for cold weather and hold a charge longer than any other camera. I have used mine sledding in Blue River to fishing in Cabo never had a problem.
Yeah that what he said........

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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2011, 03:50:31 AM »
In the same boat as you nube. I want a small pocket camera with at least a 7X optical zoom. I read reviews on them and depending which site ya go to some people say they are junk and some say they are great, so I am left confused. LOL

I know one thing is I will never buy another Kodak small camera. Junk is my opinion on them. I had 2 the same and both have the same issues. They turn on the immediately turn off. Then sometimes when ya zoom in they turn off. Junk. LOL

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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2011, 01:34:49 PM »
I just bought the Canon PowerShot SX130 LS...It has 12X Optical Zoom and up to 48 Digital Zoom...12.1 mega Pixels with HD Video...LS is the stabilizer to eliminate shaking from the hands....$220.00




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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2011, 02:32:58 PM »
I guess the main thing I should be asking is what should a guy be looking for in a camera that will produce crisp clear images and have the bells and whistles that would help a novice be able to shoot a picture on Auto and have it be top notch quality?  What makes one camera better than the other type thing?  Is it the sensor on them and if so what is best?

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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2011, 03:31:52 PM »
I guess the main thing I should be asking is what should a guy be looking for in a camera that will produce crisp clear images and have the bells and whistles that would help a novice be able to shoot a picture on Auto and have it be top notch quality?  What makes one camera better than the other type thing?  Is it the sensor on them and if so what is best?

The Canon PowerShot SX130 LS is a point and shoot camera....Very easy to use even for a novice...

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« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2011, 07:59:01 PM »
There are SO many options that change almost weekly that it's almost impossible to keep up anymore. I have been kind of partial to the results I've seen from Panasonic/Lumix in the Point and Shoot category. There are a pile of review sites that can assist in making a decision, here's one good one:

http://www.dpreview.com/

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« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2011, 09:51:07 PM »
Another good source for you would be to call and speak with someone at CameralandNY and odds are you will find decent pricing on a camera as well.

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« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2011, 10:37:58 PM »
There are SO many options that change almost weekly that it's almost impossible to keep up anymore. I have been kind of partial to the results I've seen from Panasonic/Lumix in the Point and Shoot category. There are a pile of review sites that can assist in making a decision, here's one good one:

http://www.dpreview.com/


X 2...I'm just a fan of Canon and if you use the zoom lots the LS (stabilizer) helps to prevent retakes...Almost all the cameras have stabilizer now...
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« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2011, 07:59:44 AM »
I guess the main thing I should be asking is what should a guy be looking for in a camera that will produce crisp clear images and have the bells and whistles that would help a novice be able to shoot a picture on Auto and have it be top notch quality?  What makes one camera better than the other type thing?  Is it the sensor on them and if so what is best?

As with most everything in life you can't have the best of everything. There is always a sacrifice to be made when purchasing anything. Though many p&s cameras do produce decent results they will never equal the results of a DSLR. Most often the biggest drawback is with lowlight conditions. Personally after using several cameras for outdoor events, I have decided I can't sacrifice the quality I'm looking for by using a P&S. My sacrifice then is size as the full sized cameras do take some extra commitment to carry.
Consider it the same as all of the other optics that you buy. You can't get Swaro 85mm results from a spotting scope of a much smaller objective or cheaper quality.

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« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2011, 09:23:47 AM »
From what I am seeing and hearing on reviews and things Canon is looking at the top of the list right now.  I kind of like their G12 and I think it is called the S95 as well that I like.  Still looking and will make a decision soon enough once I get things picked apart. 

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« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2011, 04:17:16 PM »
i think youre on the right track insisting on real batteries vs packs.  my last camera was an olympus and i wouldnt buy another.  the pics from close up were good, but the zoom was a little useless.  also, they take an  XD card and they are  hard to find the bigger memory sizes.  as i said, the image stabilizer is nowhere near as good as other companies.  youve seen the difference in my pics this year compared to last.  my new toy in a nikon L120.  21x optical zoom with more in the digital and 14 MPs.  the image stabilizer is very good on this thing.  id recommend it for everything except packing a long ways.  it isnt all that heavy, but the big zoom means its a little bulky.  also takes AA batteries.  the clerk tried telling me that was a bad thing, but i know better. 
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« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2011, 07:14:42 PM »
i think youre on the right track insisting on real batteries vs packs.  my last camera was an olympus and i wouldnt buy another.  the pics from close up were good, but the zoom was a little useless.  also, they take an  XD card and they are  hard to find the bigger memory sizes.  as i said, the image stabilizer is nowhere near as good as other companies.  youve seen the difference in my pics this year compared to last.  my new toy in a nikon L120.  21x optical zoom with more in the digital and 14 MPs.  the image stabilizer is very good on this thing.  id recommend it for everything except packing a long ways.  it isnt all that heavy, but the big zoom means its a little bulky.  also takes AA batteries.  the clerk tried telling me that was a bad thing, but i know better.

X 2 on the double A batteries...The Canon PowerShot SX130 LS takes double A's and a person can buy AA's at most places
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« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2011, 09:11:42 PM »
And if you put Lithiums in it and leave it in your truck in -30 weather the frigin batteries will still work with Lithiums.  With Alkaline good luck. 

Here is a picture of the last deer I shot with Alkaline batteries!! 
Nice pics EH!!!!!!



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« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2011, 09:56:32 PM »
I just bought the Canon PowerShot SX130 LS...It has 12X Optical Zoom and up to 48 Digital Zoom...12.1 mega Pixels with HD Video...LS is the stabilizer to eliminate shaking from the hands....$220.00




Those pics look good.

It might be time for me to upgrade from my Kodak easyshare....lol  ;D

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« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2011, 10:12:29 AM »
To me those pics look blury on the edges.  Do you need to upgrade to an SLR to get around that?  Not sure if you guys see the same thing or not but the flowers are not crisp and look blury and so does the pine trees on the left side of the screen on the top pic.