need advice in buying a digital camera around 5 mega piscals

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by ishfaq.malik, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. ishfaq.malik

    ishfaq.malik Guest

    I am looking for a digital camera in of 5.0 mega piscals,which camera
    will you recommend

    So far I have looked at two choces

    1)Sony Cyber-shot DSCW5 5.1MP Digital Camera
    2)Canon Powershot A95 5.0MP Digital Camera

    Or you will advise me some other camera

    I want digital photos + viodeo clips
    ishfaq.malik, Jul 6, 2005
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    Ian Harding Guest

    Don't buy an A95 if you want to shoot video clips. It's a great still
    camera for the price (I've got one, but then I don't care about video),
    but the video capability is pathetic: [email protected] (max 3 minutes), or
    [email protected] (max 30 seconds). Just about any other P&S camera in the
    price range can easily better this.

    Ian Harding, Jul 6, 2005
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    ecm Guest

    Only you know what you want a camera to do.... you haven't really told
    us enough to give you any pertinent advice. From what you've said so
    far, you're looking for a compact (~250g) point and shoot with at least
    3X optical zoom and 5 megapixels that has a movie mode. There must be
    20-30 cameras that'll fit this description, and I'm only guessing at
    what you want.

    Check out this page at DP Review:

    Enter a few "wants" and "must haves" and see what's available that has
    the features you want. Then research your choices by reading the
    reviews and forums at DP Review,,, and to
    see what people are saying.

    I'd suggest that you at least consider a separate camcorder and still
    camera - it's a far better choice for video; you'll be disappointed
    with the quality you'll get from a still camera no matter what you end
    up with. I've seen some perfectly good JVC camcorders for around
    U.S.$200 recently.

    FWIW, the cameras that I currently lust after are the Fuji F10 (small,
    excellent low-light performance, fast) and the Panasonic DMC-FZ5 (good
    IS long zoom); I own an Olympus C-5060 (which I recommend; the model
    was recently upgraded to the C-7070) and I'd love to have an Oly C-8080
    for "art" photos. While I'm dreaming, I'd also like a Canon 20D with a
    complete set of L series lenses.....

    ecm, Jul 6, 2005
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