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Heidi A. Vance

Best Image Quality in Digital Cameras

Like others, I am overwhelmed trying to read the reviews of the "best" digital cameras; every site has totally different reviews. Here's the situation: I would like to go digital as we are expecting our first baby, and digital photos are easier to share. However, I have prints made of all of my photos. I have been disappointed in the image quality of some fairly expensive cameras (Nikon Coolpix 8700, for example.) There seems to be a gray overtone to all of the digital prints I've seen. We have been looking at the 8-megapixel cameras, and we are willing to spend a fair amount of money if 1) the print quality is as good as my point-and-shoot film camera, and 2) the delay time is short enough to capture baby moments as they occur. Can you recommend some good cameras? It can be fully automatic or an SLR type.

Thank you!

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2/24/2005 2:49:44 PM

Michael H. Cothran   Heidi,
The Nikon 8700 is an excellent camera. If you are getting less than desirable prints, I would look elsewhere for the problem source. In my opinion, none of the other 8 MP cameras will perform any better.
Michael H. Cothran

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2/24/2005 2:58:34 PM

Kerry L. Walker   Michael is right, as usual. The problem is probably with the lab doing the printing.

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2/24/2005 3:01:42 PM

Heidi A. Vance   Thanks for the info....on to the next question:

Given the choice between the Coolpix cameras (8700 or 8800) and the Digital Rebel, which would you recommend -- and why?

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2/24/2005 5:17:25 PM

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