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December 3, 2004 4:43:46 AM

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I recently bought a Canon SD300 Elph due to it's good ratings, but find it
isn't really suitable for my needs. I find that it doesn't have enough
optical zoom.

I'm looking for a new camera and was hoping someone could provide some
suggestions based on personal experience.

What I would prefer is 4-5 megapixel with a high optical zoom. I don't need
alot of manual settings, I prefer the automatic point and shoot variety.

Thank you

Anna
Anonymous
December 3, 2004 4:43:47 AM

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Pentax Optio SV is probably smaller than your Elf and 5x optical zoom. Just
released in November.


"Anna" <no@spam.com> wrote in message
news:mxPrd.414105$nl.414064@pd7tw3no...
> I recently bought a Canon SD300 Elph due to it's good ratings, but find it
> isn't really suitable for my needs. I find that it doesn't have enough
> optical zoom.
>
> I'm looking for a new camera and was hoping someone could provide some
> suggestions based on personal experience.
>
> What I would prefer is 4-5 megapixel with a high optical zoom. I don't
need
> alot of manual settings, I prefer the automatic point and shoot variety.
>
> Thank you
>
> Anna
>
>
December 3, 2004 9:27:36 AM

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"Gymy Bob" <nospam@bight.me> wrote in message
news:gZGdnTR2H_XLfzLcRVn-tg@golden.net...
> Pentax Optio SV is probably smaller than your Elf and 5x optical zoom.
> Just
> released in November.
>
>
> "Anna" <no@spam.com> wrote in message
> news:mxPrd.414105$nl.414064@pd7tw3no...
>> I recently bought a Canon SD300 Elph due to it's good ratings, but find
>> it
>> isn't really suitable for my needs. I find that it doesn't have enough
>> optical zoom.
>>
>> I'm looking for a new camera and was hoping someone could provide some
>> suggestions based on personal experience.
>>
>> What I would prefer is 4-5 megapixel with a high optical zoom. I don't
> need
>> alot of manual settings, I prefer the automatic point and shoot variety.
>>
>> Thank you
>>
>> Anna
>>

Anna

Have a look at the Kodak DX6490 - it's a 4 mega-pixel camera with a very
good quality lens providing a 10 x optical zoom. I've had one for about 9
months and am very happy with it.

Loads of reviews on the net, here's the one at "steves-digicams"

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2003_reviews/dx6490.html

A similar spec camera is the Minolta Dimage Z1 (and it's newer siblings)
Haven't used one myself, but have seen some good reviews.

HTH

Kline
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Anonymous
December 3, 2004 8:05:53 PM

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He bought an Elf. I doubt he would go to that monster.

"kline" <coma_ellipse@noospaamyahoo.com> wrote in message
news:sHTrd.1$eH6.0@newsfe6-win.ntli.net...
>
> "Gymy Bob" <nospam@bight.me> wrote in message
> news:gZGdnTR2H_XLfzLcRVn-tg@golden.net...
> > Pentax Optio SV is probably smaller than your Elf and 5x optical zoom.
> > Just
> > released in November.
> >
> >
> > "Anna" <no@spam.com> wrote in message
> > news:mxPrd.414105$nl.414064@pd7tw3no...
> >> I recently bought a Canon SD300 Elph due to it's good ratings, but find
> >> it
> >> isn't really suitable for my needs. I find that it doesn't have enough
> >> optical zoom.
> >>
> >> I'm looking for a new camera and was hoping someone could provide some
> >> suggestions based on personal experience.
> >>
> >> What I would prefer is 4-5 megapixel with a high optical zoom. I don't
> > need
> >> alot of manual settings, I prefer the automatic point and shoot
variety.
> >>
> >> Thank you
> >>
> >> Anna
> >>
>
> Anna
>
> Have a look at the Kodak DX6490 - it's a 4 mega-pixel camera with a very
> good quality lens providing a 10 x optical zoom. I've had one for about 9
> months and am very happy with it.
>
> Loads of reviews on the net, here's the one at "steves-digicams"
>
> http://www.steves-digicams.com/2003_reviews/dx6490.html
>
> A similar spec camera is the Minolta Dimage Z1 (and it's newer siblings)
> Haven't used one myself, but have seen some good reviews.
>
> HTH
>
> Kline
>
>
December 4, 2004 4:53:26 AM

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There's no doubt that the elph was a mistake...I've got it on auto and the
pictures come out quite dark...I've had to edit them in Photoshop just to
improve the quality.

I don't think size is going to matter anymore....my analog camera was quite
large.

"Gymy Bob" <nospam@bight.me> wrote in message
news:QaudnVRL59iafi3cRVn-vw@golden.net...
> He bought an Elf. I doubt he would go to that monster.
>
> "kline" <coma_ellipse@noospaamyahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:sHTrd.1$eH6.0@newsfe6-win.ntli.net...
>>
>> "Gymy Bob" <nospam@bight.me> wrote in message
>> news:gZGdnTR2H_XLfzLcRVn-tg@golden.net...
>> > Pentax Optio SV is probably smaller than your Elf and 5x optical zoom.
>> > Just
>> > released in November.
>> >
>> >
>> > "Anna" <no@spam.com> wrote in message
>> > news:mxPrd.414105$nl.414064@pd7tw3no...
>> >> I recently bought a Canon SD300 Elph due to it's good ratings, but
>> >> find
>> >> it
>> >> isn't really suitable for my needs. I find that it doesn't have
>> >> enough
>> >> optical zoom.
>> >>
>> >> I'm looking for a new camera and was hoping someone could provide some
>> >> suggestions based on personal experience.
>> >>
>> >> What I would prefer is 4-5 megapixel with a high optical zoom. I
>> >> don't
>> > need
>> >> alot of manual settings, I prefer the automatic point and shoot
> variety.
>> >>
>> >> Thank you
>> >>
>> >> Anna
>> >>
>>
>> Anna
>>
>> Have a look at the Kodak DX6490 - it's a 4 mega-pixel camera with a very
>> good quality lens providing a 10 x optical zoom. I've had one for about
>> 9
>> months and am very happy with it.
>>
>> Loads of reviews on the net, here's the one at "steves-digicams"
>>
>> http://www.steves-digicams.com/2003_reviews/dx6490.html
>>
>> A similar spec camera is the Minolta Dimage Z1 (and it's newer siblings)
>> Haven't used one myself, but have seen some good reviews.
>>
>> HTH
>>
>> Kline
>>
>>
>
>
December 4, 2004 9:39:14 AM

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"Anna" <no@spam.com> wrote in message
news:qM8sd.407174$Pl.254667@pd7tw1no...
> There's no doubt that the elph was a mistake...I've got it on auto and the
> pictures come out quite dark...I've had to edit them in Photoshop just to
> improve the quality.
>
> I don't think size is going to matter anymore....my analog camera was
> quite large.

Just have a look at a DX6490 in a shop - it's not as large as it appears in
some of the pictures online.

I'm no expert, but I think you will find that you will often have to
compensate for under or overexposure in software when taking pictures in
auto. It depends on the light the subject etc and the auto modes can't
always get it excactly right.

Hope you find a camera that suits.

Kline

> "Gymy Bob" <nospam@bight.me> wrote in message
> news:QaudnVRL59iafi3cRVn-vw@golden.net...
>> He bought an Elf. I doubt he would go to that monster.
>>
>> "kline" <coma_ellipse@noospaamyahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:sHTrd.1$eH6.0@newsfe6-win.ntli.net...
>>>
>>> "Gymy Bob" <nospam@bight.me> wrote in message
>>> news:gZGdnTR2H_XLfzLcRVn-tg@golden.net...
>>> > Pentax Optio SV is probably smaller than your Elf and 5x optical zoom.
>>> > Just
>>> > released in November.
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > "Anna" <no@spam.com> wrote in message
>>> > news:mxPrd.414105$nl.414064@pd7tw3no...
>>> >> I recently bought a Canon SD300 Elph due to it's good ratings, but
>>> >> find
>>> >> it
>>> >> isn't really suitable for my needs. I find that it doesn't have
>>> >> enough
>>> >> optical zoom.
>>> >>
>>> >> I'm looking for a new camera and was hoping someone could provide
>>> >> some
>>> >> suggestions based on personal experience.
>>> >>
>>> >> What I would prefer is 4-5 megapixel with a high optical zoom. I
>>> >> don't
>>> > need
>>> >> alot of manual settings, I prefer the automatic point and shoot
>> variety.
>>> >>
>>> >> Thank you
>>> >>
>>> >> Anna
>>> >>
>>>
>>> Anna
>>>
>>> Have a look at the Kodak DX6490 - it's a 4 mega-pixel camera with a very
>>> good quality lens providing a 10 x optical zoom. I've had one for about
>>> 9
>>> months and am very happy with it.
>>>
>>> Loads of reviews on the net, here's the one at "steves-digicams"
>>>
>>> http://www.steves-digicams.com/2003_reviews/dx6490.html
>>>
>>> A similar spec camera is the Minolta Dimage Z1 (and it's newer siblings)
>>> Haven't used one myself, but have seen some good reviews.
>>>
>>> HTH
>>>
>>> Kline
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
December 4, 2004 10:08:55 PM

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I guess it depends whether you want a camera in your pocket ready to use or
one on your dresser at home that will do everything if you had an extra
shoulder to carry the camera case.

You may be setting up the camera incorrectly or if the exposure is off it's
a factory tuneup job. Don't wait until the warranty expires.


"kline" <coma_ellipse@noospaamyahoo.com> wrote in message
news:mYcsd.114$PW.13@newsfe6-gui.ntli.net...
>
> "Anna" <no@spam.com> wrote in message
> news:qM8sd.407174$Pl.254667@pd7tw1no...
> > There's no doubt that the elph was a mistake...I've got it on auto and
the
> > pictures come out quite dark...I've had to edit them in Photoshop just
to
> > improve the quality.
> >
> > I don't think size is going to matter anymore....my analog camera was
> > quite large.
>
> Just have a look at a DX6490 in a shop - it's not as large as it appears
in
> some of the pictures online.
>
> I'm no expert, but I think you will find that you will often have to
> compensate for under or overexposure in software when taking pictures in
> auto. It depends on the light the subject etc and the auto modes can't
> always get it excactly right.
>
> Hope you find a camera that suits.
>
> Kline
>
> > "Gymy Bob" <nospam@bight.me> wrote in message
> > news:QaudnVRL59iafi3cRVn-vw@golden.net...
> >> He bought an Elf. I doubt he would go to that monster.
> >>
> >> "kline" <coma_ellipse@noospaamyahoo.com> wrote in message
> >> news:sHTrd.1$eH6.0@newsfe6-win.ntli.net...
> >>>
> >>> "Gymy Bob" <nospam@bight.me> wrote in message
> >>> news:gZGdnTR2H_XLfzLcRVn-tg@golden.net...
> >>> > Pentax Optio SV is probably smaller than your Elf and 5x optical
zoom.
> >>> > Just
> >>> > released in November.
> >>> >
> >>> >
> >>> > "Anna" <no@spam.com> wrote in message
> >>> > news:mxPrd.414105$nl.414064@pd7tw3no...
> >>> >> I recently bought a Canon SD300 Elph due to it's good ratings, but
> >>> >> find
> >>> >> it
> >>> >> isn't really suitable for my needs. I find that it doesn't have
> >>> >> enough
> >>> >> optical zoom.
> >>> >>
> >>> >> I'm looking for a new camera and was hoping someone could provide
> >>> >> some
> >>> >> suggestions based on personal experience.
> >>> >>
> >>> >> What I would prefer is 4-5 megapixel with a high optical zoom. I
> >>> >> don't
> >>> > need
> >>> >> alot of manual settings, I prefer the automatic point and shoot
> >> variety.
> >>> >>
> >>> >> Thank you
> >>> >>
> >>> >> Anna
> >>> >>
> >>>
> >>> Anna
> >>>
> >>> Have a look at the Kodak DX6490 - it's a 4 mega-pixel camera with a
very
> >>> good quality lens providing a 10 x optical zoom. I've had one for
about
> >>> 9
> >>> months and am very happy with it.
> >>>
> >>> Loads of reviews on the net, here's the one at "steves-digicams"
> >>>
> >>> http://www.steves-digicams.com/2003_reviews/dx6490.html
> >>>
> >>> A similar spec camera is the Minolta Dimage Z1 (and it's newer
siblings)
> >>> Haven't used one myself, but have seen some good reviews.
> >>>
> >>> HTH
> >>>
> >>> Kline
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
December 5, 2004 9:26:23 AM

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"Gymy Bob" <nospam@bight.me> wrote in message
news:Qeudndp2bMDHzC_cRVn-qw@golden.net...
>I guess it depends whether you want a camera in your pocket ready to use or
> one on your dresser at home that will do everything if you had an extra
> shoulder to carry the camera case.
>
> You may be setting up the camera incorrectly or if the exposure is off
> it's
> a factory tuneup job. Don't wait until the warranty expires.

It's nothing like as big as you're suggesting. Plus, if someone is
interested in taking photographs, are they really going to be that nothered
about having to carry a camera?

K



>
> "kline" <coma_ellipse@noospaamyahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:mYcsd.114$PW.13@newsfe6-gui.ntli.net...
>>
>> "Anna" <no@spam.com> wrote in message
>> news:qM8sd.407174$Pl.254667@pd7tw1no...
>> > There's no doubt that the elph was a mistake...I've got it on auto and
> the
>> > pictures come out quite dark...I've had to edit them in Photoshop just
> to
>> > improve the quality.
>> >
>> > I don't think size is going to matter anymore....my analog camera was
>> > quite large.
>>
>> Just have a look at a DX6490 in a shop - it's not as large as it appears
> in
>> some of the pictures online.
>>
>> I'm no expert, but I think you will find that you will often have to
>> compensate for under or overexposure in software when taking pictures in
>> auto. It depends on the light the subject etc and the auto modes can't
>> always get it excactly right.
>>
>> Hope you find a camera that suits.
>>
>> Kline
>>
>> > "Gymy Bob" <nospam@bight.me> wrote in message
>> > news:QaudnVRL59iafi3cRVn-vw@golden.net...
>> >> He bought an Elf. I doubt he would go to that monster.
>> >>
>> >> "kline" <coma_ellipse@noospaamyahoo.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:sHTrd.1$eH6.0@newsfe6-win.ntli.net...
>> >>>
>> >>> "Gymy Bob" <nospam@bight.me> wrote in message
>> >>> news:gZGdnTR2H_XLfzLcRVn-tg@golden.net...
>> >>> > Pentax Optio SV is probably smaller than your Elf and 5x optical
> zoom.
>> >>> > Just
>> >>> > released in November.
>> >>> >
>> >>> >
>> >>> > "Anna" <no@spam.com> wrote in message
>> >>> > news:mxPrd.414105$nl.414064@pd7tw3no...
>> >>> >> I recently bought a Canon SD300 Elph due to it's good ratings, but
>> >>> >> find
>> >>> >> it
>> >>> >> isn't really suitable for my needs. I find that it doesn't have
>> >>> >> enough
>> >>> >> optical zoom.
>> >>> >>
>> >>> >> I'm looking for a new camera and was hoping someone could provide
>> >>> >> some
>> >>> >> suggestions based on personal experience.
>> >>> >>
>> >>> >> What I would prefer is 4-5 megapixel with a high optical zoom. I
>> >>> >> don't
>> >>> > need
>> >>> >> alot of manual settings, I prefer the automatic point and shoot
>> >> variety.
>> >>> >>
>> >>> >> Thank you
>> >>> >>
>> >>> >> Anna
>> >>> >>
>> >>>
>> >>> Anna
>> >>>
>> >>> Have a look at the Kodak DX6490 - it's a 4 mega-pixel camera with a
> very
>> >>> good quality lens providing a 10 x optical zoom. I've had one for
> about
>> >>> 9
>> >>> months and am very happy with it.
>> >>>
>> >>> Loads of reviews on the net, here's the one at "steves-digicams"
>> >>>
>> >>> http://www.steves-digicams.com/2003_reviews/dx6490.html
>> >>>
>> >>> A similar spec camera is the Minolta Dimage Z1 (and it's newer
> siblings)
>> >>> Haven't used one myself, but have seen some good reviews.
>> >>>
>> >>> HTH
>> >>>
>> >>> Kline
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
December 5, 2004 9:26:24 AM

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All the cameras I have had in the last ten years...there have been 5 of them
can slip in my pocket...any pocket. I carried the thru the lens junk for
years and it won't be there when you want it unless you have no life.

When you have a huge bump just to hang on to it doesn't fit in a pocket or a
hip pack very well.


"kline" <coma_ellipse@noospaamyahoo.com> wrote in message
news:jSxsd.202$S_5.194@newsfe1-gui.ntli.net...
>
> "Gymy Bob" <nospam@bight.me> wrote in message
> news:Qeudndp2bMDHzC_cRVn-qw@golden.net...
> >I guess it depends whether you want a camera in your pocket ready to use
or
> > one on your dresser at home that will do everything if you had an extra
> > shoulder to carry the camera case.
> >
> > You may be setting up the camera incorrectly or if the exposure is off
> > it's
> > a factory tuneup job. Don't wait until the warranty expires.
>
> It's nothing like as big as you're suggesting. Plus, if someone is
> interested in taking photographs, are they really going to be that
nothered
> about having to carry a camera?
>
> K
>
>
>
> >
> > "kline" <coma_ellipse@noospaamyahoo.com> wrote in message
> > news:mYcsd.114$PW.13@newsfe6-gui.ntli.net...
> >>
> >> "Anna" <no@spam.com> wrote in message
> >> news:qM8sd.407174$Pl.254667@pd7tw1no...
> >> > There's no doubt that the elph was a mistake...I've got it on auto
and
> > the
> >> > pictures come out quite dark...I've had to edit them in Photoshop
just
> > to
> >> > improve the quality.
> >> >
> >> > I don't think size is going to matter anymore....my analog camera was
> >> > quite large.
> >>
> >> Just have a look at a DX6490 in a shop - it's not as large as it
appears
> > in
> >> some of the pictures online.
> >>
> >> I'm no expert, but I think you will find that you will often have to
> >> compensate for under or overexposure in software when taking pictures
in
> >> auto. It depends on the light the subject etc and the auto modes can't
> >> always get it excactly right.
> >>
> >> Hope you find a camera that suits.
> >>
> >> Kline
> >>
> >> > "Gymy Bob" <nospam@bight.me> wrote in message
> >> > news:QaudnVRL59iafi3cRVn-vw@golden.net...
> >> >> He bought an Elf. I doubt he would go to that monster.
> >> >>
> >> >> "kline" <coma_ellipse@noospaamyahoo.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:sHTrd.1$eH6.0@newsfe6-win.ntli.net...
> >> >>>
> >> >>> "Gymy Bob" <nospam@bight.me> wrote in message
> >> >>> news:gZGdnTR2H_XLfzLcRVn-tg@golden.net...
> >> >>> > Pentax Optio SV is probably smaller than your Elf and 5x optical
> > zoom.
> >> >>> > Just
> >> >>> > released in November.
> >> >>> >
> >> >>> >
> >> >>> > "Anna" <no@spam.com> wrote in message
> >> >>> > news:mxPrd.414105$nl.414064@pd7tw3no...
> >> >>> >> I recently bought a Canon SD300 Elph due to it's good ratings,
but
> >> >>> >> find
> >> >>> >> it
> >> >>> >> isn't really suitable for my needs. I find that it doesn't have
> >> >>> >> enough
> >> >>> >> optical zoom.
> >> >>> >>
> >> >>> >> I'm looking for a new camera and was hoping someone could
provide
> >> >>> >> some
> >> >>> >> suggestions based on personal experience.
> >> >>> >>
> >> >>> >> What I would prefer is 4-5 megapixel with a high optical zoom.
I
> >> >>> >> don't
> >> >>> > need
> >> >>> >> alot of manual settings, I prefer the automatic point and shoot
> >> >> variety.
> >> >>> >>
> >> >>> >> Thank you
> >> >>> >>
> >> >>> >> Anna
> >> >>> >>
> >> >>>
> >> >>> Anna
> >> >>>
> >> >>> Have a look at the Kodak DX6490 - it's a 4 mega-pixel camera with a
> > very
> >> >>> good quality lens providing a 10 x optical zoom. I've had one for
> > about
> >> >>> 9
> >> >>> months and am very happy with it.
> >> >>>
> >> >>> Loads of reviews on the net, here's the one at "steves-digicams"
> >> >>>
> >> >>> http://www.steves-digicams.com/2003_reviews/dx6490.html
> >> >>>
> >> >>> A similar spec camera is the Minolta Dimage Z1 (and it's newer
> > siblings)
> >> >>> Haven't used one myself, but have seen some good reviews.
> >> >>>
> >> >>> HTH
> >> >>>
> >> >>> Kline
> >> >>>
> >> >>>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
December 5, 2004 11:19:07 AM

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"Gymy Bob" <nospam@bight.me> wrote in message
news:IsWdnbT7GMpXMS_cRVn-uA@golden.net...
> All the cameras I have had in the last ten years...there have been 5 of
> them
> can slip in my pocket...any pocket. I carried the thru the lens junk for
> years and it won't be there when you want it unless you have no life.
>
> When you have a huge bump just to hang on to it doesn't fit in a pocket or
> a
> hip pack very well.
>

I guess it just comes down to whether or not you need to have to be able to
carry your camera around in a pocket or if you don't mind carrying a bag.
Personally, I don't find a bag slung over my shoulder to be any hassle. And
remember, the original poster was looking for something with a high optical
zoom. Not sure of any pocket models that have a 10x optical zoom.

K




> "kline" <coma_ellipse@noospaamyahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:jSxsd.202$S_5.194@newsfe1-gui.ntli.net...
>>
>> "Gymy Bob" <nospam@bight.me> wrote in message
>> news:Qeudndp2bMDHzC_cRVn-qw@golden.net...
>> >I guess it depends whether you want a camera in your pocket ready to use
> or
>> > one on your dresser at home that will do everything if you had an extra
>> > shoulder to carry the camera case.
>> >
>> > You may be setting up the camera incorrectly or if the exposure is off
>> > it's
>> > a factory tuneup job. Don't wait until the warranty expires.
>>
>> It's nothing like as big as you're suggesting. Plus, if someone is
>> interested in taking photographs, are they really going to be that
> nothered
>> about having to carry a camera?
>>
>> K
>>
>>
>>
>> >
>> > "kline" <coma_ellipse@noospaamyahoo.com> wrote in message
>> > news:mYcsd.114$PW.13@newsfe6-gui.ntli.net...
>> >>
>> >> "Anna" <no@spam.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:qM8sd.407174$Pl.254667@pd7tw1no...
>> >> > There's no doubt that the elph was a mistake...I've got it on auto
> and
>> > the
>> >> > pictures come out quite dark...I've had to edit them in Photoshop
> just
>> > to
>> >> > improve the quality.
>> >> >
>> >> > I don't think size is going to matter anymore....my analog camera
>> >> > was
>> >> > quite large.
>> >>
>> >> Just have a look at a DX6490 in a shop - it's not as large as it
> appears
>> > in
>> >> some of the pictures online.
>> >>
>> >> I'm no expert, but I think you will find that you will often have to
>> >> compensate for under or overexposure in software when taking pictures
> in
>> >> auto. It depends on the light the subject etc and the auto modes
>> >> can't
>> >> always get it excactly right.
>> >>
>> >> Hope you find a camera that suits.
>> >>
>> >> Kline
>> >>
>> >> > "Gymy Bob" <nospam@bight.me> wrote in message
>> >> > news:QaudnVRL59iafi3cRVn-vw@golden.net...
>> >> >> He bought an Elf. I doubt he would go to that monster.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "kline" <coma_ellipse@noospaamyahoo.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> news:sHTrd.1$eH6.0@newsfe6-win.ntli.net...
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> "Gymy Bob" <nospam@bight.me> wrote in message
>> >> >>> news:gZGdnTR2H_XLfzLcRVn-tg@golden.net...
>> >> >>> > Pentax Optio SV is probably smaller than your Elf and 5x optical
>> > zoom.
>> >> >>> > Just
>> >> >>> > released in November.
>> >> >>> >
>> >> >>> >
>> >> >>> > "Anna" <no@spam.com> wrote in message
>> >> >>> > news:mxPrd.414105$nl.414064@pd7tw3no...
>> >> >>> >> I recently bought a Canon SD300 Elph due to it's good ratings,
> but
>> >> >>> >> find
>> >> >>> >> it
>> >> >>> >> isn't really suitable for my needs. I find that it doesn't
>> >> >>> >> have
>> >> >>> >> enough
>> >> >>> >> optical zoom.
>> >> >>> >>
>> >> >>> >> I'm looking for a new camera and was hoping someone could
> provide
>> >> >>> >> some
>> >> >>> >> suggestions based on personal experience.
>> >> >>> >>
>> >> >>> >> What I would prefer is 4-5 megapixel with a high optical zoom.
> I
>> >> >>> >> don't
>> >> >>> > need
>> >> >>> >> alot of manual settings, I prefer the automatic point and shoot
>> >> >> variety.
>> >> >>> >>
>> >> >>> >> Thank you
>> >> >>> >>
>> >> >>> >> Anna
>> >> >>> >>
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> Anna
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> Have a look at the Kodak DX6490 - it's a 4 mega-pixel camera with
>> >> >>> a
>> > very
>> >> >>> good quality lens providing a 10 x optical zoom. I've had one for
>> > about
>> >> >>> 9
>> >> >>> months and am very happy with it.
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> Loads of reviews on the net, here's the one at "steves-digicams"
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> http://www.steves-digicams.com/2003_reviews/dx6490.html
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> A similar spec camera is the Minolta Dimage Z1 (and it's newer
>> > siblings)
>> >> >>> Haven't used one myself, but have seen some good reviews.
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> HTH
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> Kline
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
December 12, 2004 1:40:50 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.dcameras (More info?)

Anna,

The Kodak EasyShare has a 10x Zoom at 5 mega pixels and is listed sometimes
for $499.

Any camera with a high zoom should have an antishake feature. I don't know
if it does have anti shake.

Several years back, my second digital camera was a Sony Mavica 14x optical
zoom with antishake. I still have the camera but don't use it much unless I
need a long zoom for a small photo. It was great for small animal photos in
Africa, where it is hard to get close to some of the animals, and for
zooming in on flowers for a small photo. I think it is about 3 MP or 3.5 MP.

Don't know if this camera is sold any more, but you might find a review
some where. Recently, someone on a photo news board wanted to buy one.

Bob


"Anna" <no@spam.com> wrote in message
news:mxPrd.414105$nl.414064@pd7tw3no...
>I recently bought a Canon SD300 Elph due to it's good ratings, but find it
>isn't really suitable for my needs. I find that it doesn't have enough
>optical zoom.
>
> I'm looking for a new camera and was hoping someone could provide some
> suggestions based on personal experience.
>
> What I would prefer is 4-5 megapixel with a high optical zoom. I don't
> need alot of manual settings, I prefer the automatic point and shoot
> variety.
>
> Thank you
>
> Anna
>
!