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Meghan LaRue Beard

member since: 11/19/2004

In the Market for a Digital Camera

I want to buy a digital camera that doesn't have a long delay. I also don't want one that is more than $300. What kind should I get?

11/19/2004 8:17:16 PM

Buddy Purugganan

member since: 8/31/2002
  Meghan, why not give these digital cameras a look? Nikon Coolpix 4300, Sony Cybershot DSC-P52, Canon Powershot S30, and Olympus Stylus 300D. All have a budget of $300 or less.
Dealers like A&M Photo World (, Broadway Photo ( ) and The Camera Source Inc. ( sell all these at LOW prices.

11/20/2004 11:43:42 PM

Scott Pedersen

member since: 11/18/2001
  You want a digital that will boot up really fast? I can't spell this one but it was just featured in Pop Photo a couple of months ago now. Kyroceria..It was like a 4 or 5 mp camera, booted really fast, seemed like a really nice camera. It got a good review too.

11/23/2004 4:30:20 AM

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11/23/2004 5:15:56 AM

Scott Pedersen

member since: 11/18/2001
  That Kyrocera is over your budjet. You could try Pentax Optio 30, S40, or The MX. I use a optio 230 and like it. These new ones are a lot faster than the 230's. Check out the Adorama site. When you want to move up Penax just came out with a new Digital slr the ISTD. Thats gonna be a nice one.

11/23/2004 10:08:28 AM

Scott Pedersen

member since: 11/18/2001
  OOP"S Wish I could go edit my posts. It the new digital slr is ISTDS, Adarama has it in stock too. Sorry about the mixup.

11/23/2004 10:31:08 AM

Ben Mora

member since: 11/9/2004
  Whatever you end up buying, do NOT buy from A&M photo. They are well known for not sending the order, and sell lots of gray market products, labeled as made in the USA. DO NOT BUY FROM THEM!

11/23/2004 11:38:52 AM

Michael McCullough

member since: 6/11/2002
  Check out the Kodak 6490 4 mega pixel nice lens and zoom on this camera,since its been out awhile you might find it at a reasonable price!!!!

11/23/2004 12:24:32 PM

Diane Dupuis-Kallos
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 12/27/2003
  You should check out these review sites:

And of course BP reviews!

Good luck on your search!
I personally love my camera (the Fujifilm S5000). I don't know if you meant $300 US or Canadian or other...
I love the 10 x zoom!


11/25/2004 6:30:44 PM


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