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Thread #40988 Message #589752
Posted By: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
10-Nov-01 - 01:58 PM
Thread Name: BS: Digital cameras?
Subject: RE: BS: Digital cameras?
More lower price digitals every day. The Fuji 4800 is small, 2.4 mp electronically converts up to about 4 mp, USB cable, and produces excellent 8x10, even 10x12. Look for 3 mp now (becoming the new amateur standard), most companies have them available for under $1000. These are fine for the 95% of amateurs who are not into pro-type creations. The models with 5+ mp are, as my wife says, too much sugar for a dime (no, don't know what it means) and are for the well-to do or the pro.
When you see similar digital data for different makes, that means the companies are using the same electronics (e. g. the Fuji mentioned above shares electronics with one of the Leica models). All of the major makes are good; look for one that matches your kind of use.
A good place to cf. makes is www.bhphotovideo.com. Their internet catalogues are informative and comprehensive.