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What's Your Camera?

Discussion in 'Cell Tower Hunting Club' started by Jonathan Kramer, Nov 6, 2005.

  1. Jonathan Kramer

    Jonathan Kramer Telecom Atty/RF Engr.
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    I've just started using a new Nikon Coolpix 8800 as of last Friday. The photos I've uploaded today are shot with the new camera. At 8 MP and 10X optical zoom it's amazing! Bye-bye to my Olympus C755 (4 MP, 10X optical zoom).

    For those of you who are NOT shooting with cellphone cameras, what are you using?

    jlk

    PS: I'm up to 64 photos as of today. :rolleyes:
     
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  2. Yankees368

    Yankees368 Compulsive Signal Checker
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    I wish i had a good digital camera. I'm stuck using my phone. Though the next phone i purchase will have a 2MP camera with 2X optical zoom, thats good enough for me.
     
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  3. Jay2TheRescue

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    I use a Fugi S5100
     
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  4. Gamer03

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    I use a Canon PowerShot 7.1-Megapixel Digital ELPH Camera with a 3x optical/4x digital/12x total zoom.
     
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  5. ShoresGuy

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    I use an Olmypus C160/D395 with 3.2 MP and 4x digital zoom. It works well enough for my picture taking needs. I wouldn't mind a Canon EOS model at some point once I can afford it.
     
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  6. Gamer03

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    Is the Canon EOS model expensive?

    I want a SLR someday. But they are so expensive right now for a good one. :eek:
     
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  7. Jay2TheRescue

    Jay2TheRescue Resident Spamslayer
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    You may want to look at the Fugi S5100. I have one and the pictures are fantastic. It looks like a SLR, and it has many features that are like SLR's including the ability to put standard 55mm threaded lenses and filters on it. I have a lot of cool special effects lenses like the multi-image 5, and special lenses like polarizing filters & close-up lenses. It also comes with a pricetag that doesn't break the bank.
     
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  8. Gamer03

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    Thanks Jay for the recommendation.

    I think when it is time to upgrade my camera (which hopefully won't be for a while), I will look into getting a SLR.
     
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    Canon EOS 200D, with 18-85 mm IS and 75-185mm IS lenses. I think those are the ranges. I bought it all over time. Very pleased, especially with the IS aspect of the lenses. It does work. No need to drag a tripod around!
     
  10. ShoresGuy

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    I don't know for sure, Gamer. My cousins' dad got an EOS a few weeks back and if I recall correctly he paid close to €1000 (Euros, for those who can't see the € symbol :D, I just love German symbols which some American PCs can't make heads or tails of :D).
     
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  11. Gamer03

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    Wow!

    That is expensive. :eek:
     
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  12. ShoresGuy

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    Yup, that's way beyond my budget. I took some more pics today and I'm amazed at how clear they are even when we're talking only 3.2 MP.
     
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    I've been using my antique Powershot S200 and I am long overdue for a new one. This camera has taken more than 8,200 pictures so I think now is a good time to upgrade. So I just ordered a Powershot S80, 8mp with 3x optical zoom. Should be a nice leap, I'm not looking for SLR complexity or anything so I just need something point-and-shoot that takes clear pictures. The S200 is so trusty though. It's been through hell and it still works pretty well, the image quality just sucks in comparison to modern day cameras.
     
  14. KiwiSurfer

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    I use a SONY DSC-P72 with 3x Optical Zoom. It works fairly well and I have been using it for over 2 years taking photos of Cell Sites in my home country of New Zealand! I recommend Sony, and I'm suprised to see no one else here with a SONY camera. :)
     
  15. viewfly

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    My personal camera is a Canon S-70 7.1 Mp that has a 3.6x zoom, but the wide angle low end is 28mm equivalent...unusual for these types of cameras. It's the same line as Dougm's S80.

    Has full manual controls...nice camera. I calcuated last year that a 5 to 7 mexapixel camera is the equivalent to a low ASA, fine grained 35mm film.

    My biggest camera is an 8" x 10" view camera...hence the view in viewfly. But that's a film camera (~500Mp equivalent!)
     
  16. ShoresGuy

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    I've contemplated getting a Sony Cybershot several times before eventually deciding on keeping the faith to Olympus which has worked very well for me over the years.
     
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  17. adgsteve

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    I'm using my HP Photosmart 435(3.1MP/5Xdigital zoom) I got it packaged with a Photosmart 7260 printer. It does the job but I'm not completely satisfied with it. Daytime is fine but night shots are horrible. :(
     
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  18. charlyee

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    Hubby has a Nikon D70 and an Epson R1800 printer. He is very happy with it. He specially likes that he can use his mega collection of Nikon SLR lenses with it.
     
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  19. viewfly

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    I have also a work Nikon 5700, 5 Mp. It is nice, but the video viewfinder is not great, and it consumes battery power really badly. Menu's are confusing too, and I'm normally pretty good at that.

    I do like the flip around LCD screen though. The worst part was that Nikon supplies no software to control the camera from a PC.

    With the Canon, I can view the image and control, take a snapshot from the PC with a USB cable. And the software is included!
     

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