I'm new here and I have a question about digitial cameras. I don't know a lot about them but would like to hear what you all recommend in the $200-300 price range. I will primarily be using it for email, posting, and the occasional 4x6 family pictures.
I was thinking something in the area fo 2 mega pixles but noticed a Sony that had 3.1. I've looked at the Nikon Coolpix 2500 and that seems nice also.
Sure could use some guidance on this. Or at least a source for further comparison. Thanks in advance.
the nikon is really nice, but the only problem I have with the camera is there is no optical view finder. Personally, I would look at the nikon 775 is slightly older but it's still on the market.
The Fuji 301 is a nice little camera.
I'm not a big fan of sony, that doesn't mean they aren't good though
the canon s200 is nice if you want small size.
the 775 is my camera of choice in that price range.
the canon a40 is getting old
Pentax has a 2.0 in that price range but I don't really like it.
minolta has nothing
I'd stay away from the HPs kodak and any other camera. not made by the big 4
fuji has came a long way in the digital market, they have definatly earned my respect with their latest model lineup. if you want a large zoom and you'd like to spend the extra 100 bucks, nothing beats the fuji 3800. 6x optical, and also has aperture priority mode.
In my opinion the canon a40 would be a good choice. I have had this camera since september, 2002. It has a good 3x optical zoom and 2.5x digital, built in flash effective to about 8ft, included 8mb cf card but i recommend you to buy a minimum 64mb card instead. There is substantial amount of controls you can use, from the p (full auto, point and shoot) to full manual (this control will bring out your artistic nature), digital effects can give you a variety of choices such as b/w and sepia to name a few. You can also combine photos together (stitch mode) to make a panoramic scene. The list goes on and on, just check other reviews and features from other reliable sources such as steves digicams or cnet. And by the way this camera takes terrific shots. Good luck.