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First digital camera

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by jian, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. jian

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    Hi everyone,

    Looking for my first digital camera and was wondering if people could direct me to some suitable machines.

    I want the machine primarily for snaps so it must be small, light and tough. However, I also want to be able to adjust the shutter speed and aperture. A fast zoom lens would be handy and I would also prefer a camera with a metal body. A tripod mount would also be nice.

    I don't want to spend loads of money as I already have a decent Contax G2 system, but I would be willing to splash out for the right machine.

    Does such a digital camera exist?

    Thanks!
     
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    Hi!

    Depends on your budget really. My recommendation would be to look at the Canon Powershot A (75, 80, 85) series or the G6 if you can stretch the budget.

    I have used all these and love them to bits (as far as "point and shoot" cameras go!)

    You specifically mention a metal body. Mind if I ask why? It immediately pushes the budget up 15% or so.

    Collin
     
  3. jian

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    Hi Colin

    Metal body? I like solid build quuality and the cool touch of metal on skin!

    I'll take a look at the models you've mentioned.

    Cheers.
     
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    Sony P100, 120, 150 and I think W1 have metal bodies. Canons have more flexibility with aperture and shutter priority but have plastic bodies.
     
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