Digital Camera Which One to buy !? heres some specs !!!

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Snapshooter

I want to take photos that I can e-mail to friends and family, post on the Web, or print in sizes smaller than 8x10 inches. I'd like a digital camera that is easy enough for the whole family to use and small enough to take anywhere. I'll be printing on an inexpensive, all-purpose inkjet printer, though I'll consider buying a photo printer if I like the pictures enough.


THE SPECS :

Resolution  3 megapixels or greater
Price  £75 to £250
Lens type Zoom (range encompassing at least 38mm to 114mm, 35mm equivalent)
Storage media Internal memory, CompactFlash, Memory Stick, xD-Picture Card, or Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard
Photo file format JPEG
Interfaces USB, NTSC/PAL television connection
Exposure controls Automatic, programmed scene modes, exposure compensation (for tweaking the automatic exposure)
Focus controls Automatic
Flash modes Automatic, fill, red-eye reduction
Software Photo stitching, photo album, slide show
Multimedia Video-clip recording with sound
Cool features to look for Direct-to-printer (PictBridge) output compatibility; in-camera red-eye removal


Trendsetter

I like to buy the newest, shiniest toys before anyone else does. I want to impress my friends and business associates with the latest technologies and coolest features, but not if it makes the product too complicated to use. I care about how much I spend, though it's not one of my top concerns.


 THE SPECS:

Resolution 7 megapixels or greater
Price Less than £500
Lens type Zoom (range encompassing at least 36mm to 108mm, 35mm equivalent)
Storage media Internal memory, CompactFlash, Memory Stick, xD-Picture Card, or Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard
Photo file format JPEG
Interfaces USB, NTSC/PAL television connection
Exposure controls Automatic, programmed scene modes, exposure compensation (for tweaking the automatic exposure)
Focus controls Automatic
Flash modes Automatic, fill, red-eye reduction
Software Photo-stitching, photo album, slide show
Multimedia VGA (640x480), 30-frame-per-second video-clip recording with sound and functioning zoom during video
Cool features to look for Ultracompact design, Webcam capabilities, voice recording, wireless transfer, large LCD, simultaneous video and photo capture


Business user

I need to be able to shoot onsite or in the office, photograph products and people for ads and publicity in print and on the Web, and get professional-looking results without hiring a pro. I need to get prints in a variety of ways, including from a color laser printer or quick-print shop. I have to share the camera with my coworkers.


 THE SPECS:

Resolution 4 megapixels or greater
Price £200 to £500
Lens type Zoom (range encompassing at least 36mm to 130mm, 35mm equivalent)
Storage media CompactFlash, Memory Stick, xD-Picture Card, or Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard
Photo file format JPEG or TIFF
Interfaces USB, NTSC/PAL television connection
Exposure controls Automatic, aperture- and shutter-priority, manual, choice of metering modes, autobracketing
Focus controls Automatic, manual
Flash modes Automatic, fill, red-eye reduction, external flash compatibility
Software Photo editor; collaborative image sharing
Multimedia Voice recording, built-in speaker for audio playback
Cool features to look for Watermarking, text-capture mode, world clock

Serious amateur

I want to shoot stills and video clips for the Web, use creative effects when shooting and manipulating images, have professional-level control, output prints that are 8x10 inches or larger on a high-quality photo printer, and use accessories and different lenses.


 THE SPECS:

Resolution 5 megapixels or greater
Price £250 and up
Lens type Supports lens converters or interchangeable lenses or zoom with widest focal range possible
Storage media High-capacity CompactFlash, Hitachi Microdrive, or Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard
Photo file format JPEG, TIFF (YCbCr or RGB), RAW
Interfaces USB 2.0 or FireWire
Exposure controls Automatic, aperture- and shutter-priority, manual, choice of metering modes, autobracketing
Focus controls Automatic with selectable focus points, manual
Flash modes Automatic, fill, slow sync, hot shoe or contact for external flash
Software Full-featured photo editor, software for PC-controlled capture
Multimedia Voice annotation
Cool features to look for Compatibility with existing 35mm-camera lenses and accessories, customizable user modes, dynamic histogram display, image stabilization

Budget buyer

I want to find a basic digicam that costs less than $200 that will let me post snapshots on the Web; e-mail them to friends; print them in small sizes (4x6 or smaller) on my inexpensive, multipurpose inkjet printer; and get me up and running quickly without requiring me to read the manual. I want a camera that will satisfy me for a few years.


 THE SPECS:

Resolution 3 megapixels or greater
Price Less than £100
Lens type Fixed (between 38mm and 55mm, 35mm equivalent) or zoom (range at least encompassing 38mm to 76mm, 35mm equivalent)
Storage media Internal memory, CompactFlash Type I, Memory Stick, xD-Picture Card, or Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard
Photo file format JPEG
Interfaces USB, NTSC/PAL television connection
Exposure controls Automatic, exposure compensation (for tweaking the automatic exposure)
Focus controls Autofocus or fixed focus
Flash modes Automatic, fill, red-eye reduction
Software Basic photo editor
Cool features to look for Webcam capabilities, automatic scene modes, continuous-shooting mode, autofocus assist lamp

Undecided

I want a camera that's easy to use but that I can grow into if I get hooked on digital photography. I want to be able to print good-looking photos at sizes smaller than 8x10 inches on my inexpensive inkjet printer, but I'd like prints that will look OK if I decide to print larger or get a better printer. I want to spend less than $600.


 THE SPECS :

Resolution 4 megapixels or greater
Price £150 to £300
Lens type Zoom (range encompassing at least 34mm to 136mm, 35mm equivalent)
Storage media Internal memory, CompactFlash, Memory Stick, xD-Picture Card, or Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard
Photo file format JPEG, TIFF, RAW
Interfaces USB, NTSC/PAL television connection
Exposure controls Automatic, aperture- and shutter-priority, manual, choice of metering modes, autobracketing
Focus controls Automatic, manual
Flash modes Automatic, fill, slow sync
Software Midrange photo editor
Multimedia Video-clip recording with sound
Cool features to look for Remote control, dynamic histogram display, compatibility with lens converters and accessories; built-in help features


 

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