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    Which digital camera
    is better? I want one not for professional but just for fun.

    these two

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    If you want to waste $60 to $80, just send it to me and I will put it to good use. You are better off going to Wal-Mart and picking up their cheapest camera. I personally wouldn't waste my money on either. Very questionable performance, and picture quality. Check ebay for a good price on a used Canon. It may even be a 2mp camera but I guarantee it takes a better picture than either one of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iWonder
    I want one not for professional but just for fun.
    also i dont support walmart.

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    If Wal-mart doesnt have it you don't need it. And I understand you aren't looking for professional but I wouldn't even call those two consumer grade.

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    If wal-mart doesnt have it you dont need it? they dont have macs... why do you have yours? also the one on the right goes to 6.6 mp

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    I know you don't want to spend a lot and not buy Pro, but I agree with Techster82, Those are not very good.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16830113011

    Not a lot more $$$ and a LOT better Camera!

    Here is another.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16830120181

    Both very nice and not a lot more. Sorry, I have messed with cameras like those two others and they are pretty bad. Either the Canon or Nikon would be a very good deal and give you good pictures.

    Please don't let the MP rating fool you. I have seen 4MP cameras that were blown away by 3MP. The Lens has a lot to do with it also and the bare MP rating means not a lot either.

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    okay.. i get both of your points.. cept that whole 'if wal-mart doesn't have it, you don't need it." part. what about this ?

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    The Canon and the Pentex are the best in that group. I almost got that Canon once. It has very good reviews and is a lot more camera than it's MP rating would suggest.

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    Man, did walmart do something to offend you? Being from the south, the saying I typed above is an old joke, but take it as you will.

    As for what dtravis7 said, don't let the MP rating of a camera fool you. If you could go by this number alone, then your $80 camera should take just as good a picture as a $600 6MP Nikon D50. It is not the rating, but the size of the CMOS sensor, as well as the lens that determines the quality of a picture.

    You are stuck with two choices: either spend a little bit more money and get a good consumer level camera to use for fun, or throw your money away on a cheap one then kick yourself a couple of months from now for not listening to others.

    Either way, its your money, but don't ask for peoples opinions if you aren't open to receiving them. Best of luck on your purchase.

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    how do you determine how good a camera is?
    never mind..

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    These are a couple of sites I always check out if I am not sure about a camera.

    http://www.steves-digicams.com/

    http://www.dpreview.com/

    Read some of the reviews there.

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    I'd say go with the Canon. The size is nice and the specs seem good for a sub-$150 digital camera.

    my apple is bling *tisk tisk, you shouldn't have any bling.. just nice things*

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    That Canon used to cost a lot more but has come down in price. I had a 3.1 HP and later and 4.2MP HP. I tried that Canon A410 and it was so much better than even the higher MP HP. The lens, CCD, quality of construction, Controls and so much more control. The HP's were ok for some Point and Shoot basic stuff, but with everything else they got in my way and messed up the pictures while the Canon worked with me and I got good and clear pics always.

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    I think we nailed down the whole "MP doesn't decide the quality" section of todays lesson.

    Anyway.. ill decide.. eventually..

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    nikon P2 is nice for the price

    cheapest id go its about 200 for a consumer digicam. anything less is going to be crap.

    let me know if you have any more questions. im a PMA certified photographic consultant.

    -Todd

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