01-11-2006, 04:17 PM #1
digital camera? I need one... but which one?
I was looking at the sony cybershot
these are the specs:
Specifications • Recording Media: Memory Stick® Media, Memory Stick PRO™ Media
• Lens Construction: 7 Elements in 5 Groups, 3 Aspheric Elements
• Zoom: 3X Optical
• Smart Zoom™ Feature: 0 – 14.0X (at VGA Resolution)
• Digital Zoom: Precision, 0 – 2.0X range, 6X total
• Filter Diameter: 30mm, by required VAD-PHC adaptor
• Focal Length: 7.9 – 23.7mm
• 35mm Equivalent: 38 – 114mm
• Aperture: f2.8 - f5.2
• Auto Focus: 5 Area Multi-Point AF, Center AF, 5-Step Manual
• Minimum Focus Distance: 19.7" (50cm)
• Macro Mode: 2.4" (6cm)
• Shutter Speed: 1/8 – 1/2000 sec. (Auto); 1 – 1/2000 sec. (Program Auto); 30 – 1/1000 sec. (Manual)
• Aperture Range: f2.8/f5.6 (W), f5.4/f10 (T)
• Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV, 1/3 EV Steps
• Color LCD: 2.0" 134K Pixel LCD Screen1
• Flash Modes: Auto/Forced On/Forced Off/Slow Synchro
• Red-Eye Reduction: On/Off
• Flash Effective Range: 0.66 – 11.48 ft. (0.2 - 3.5m)
• White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash
• Burst Mode: 5 Shot (7 MP JPEG fine), 100 Shot (VGA/JPEG std.), 1.1fps
• Picture Effects: Sepia, Black & White
• ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400
• Scene Modes: Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Landscape, Soft Snap, Candle, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, High Speed Shutter
• Self-Timer: Yes, 10 Seconds
• Audio/Video Output: Yes, Multi-pin connector, NTSC/PAL Selectable
• Still Image Modes: Normal (JPEG Fine/Standard), Burst, Multi-Burst
• MPEG Movie Modes: MPEG VX Fine with Audio (640 x 480 at 30fps), (MPEG VX Fine requires Memory Stick PRO media) MPEG VX Standard with Audio (640 x 480 at 16fps), Video Mail (160 x 112 at 8fps) with Audio
• Microphone/Speaker: Yes/Yes
• USB Terminal: Yes, Supports USB 2.02
• Memory Stick PRO™ Media Compatibility3: Tested to support up to 1GB media capacity; does not support Access Control security function
• Compatible Battery: Designed for use with NP-FR1 InfoLithium® Rechargeable
• Supplied Software: Picture Package™ for Sony v1.6 (Windows), Pixela™ ImageMixer VCD2 (Macintosh), SPVD-012.1 USB Driver, Cyber-shot Life tutorial (Windows)
• OS Compatibility: Microsoft® Windows® 98/98SE/Me/ 2000/XP Home/XP Pro; Macintosh® OS 9.1/9.2/X (10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3)
• Supplied Accessories: NP-FR1 Rechargeable InfoLithium® Battery, AC-LS5 Battery Charger, A/V and USB Cables, Wrist Strap, MSA-32A 32MB Memory Stick® Media, Software CD-ROM
• Dimensions: 4" x 2" x 1" (104 x 51.5 x 27.9mm)
• Weight: 5.0 oz (144g) Body; 6.3 oz. (180g) Body w/Battery, Media, Wrist Strap
Someone help me outtt!
01-11-2006, 04:59 PM #2
Yep, i got my cybershot like 2 weeks ago, so far its been great,
pics come out crystal clear.
01-11-2006, 06:04 PM #3
01-11-2006, 09:21 PM #4
My friend has the same Sony cam. It is great but Sony cams are a bit expensive so if you can find a good deal on eBay, it will be great.
01-11-2006, 09:28 PM #5
i got my gf a canon powershot sd 400. it is a nice camera and easy to use. the stock memory is real low but she got a 256mb mem card for like 24 bucks on bizrate.com
01-11-2006, 11:28 PM #6
I've always been a Canon fan. First digicam was a Canon Digital Elph. Damn good little camera. Only had a 2x optical zoom though. I upgraded last year to a Digital Rebel. I can put any EF lense on the thing and take sweet pictures.
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01-11-2006, 11:41 PM #7
Get sony or HP! HP is high quality but u can get the cyber shot thats flat! U dont need more than 7 mega pixels but not under 5 either!
01-12-2006, 06:53 AM #8
i got a dig cam the other day that 12 mega pixels written all over the box
only to get it home and find out that was just the lense and the actuall camera was only 4 megapixels
what the **** is that all about
what a blatant con
i still dont understand what they mean by 12 megapixels?
is it or isnt it
01-12-2006, 11:58 AM #9
ive got a 7.2 sony cybershot!!it is the boll*x mate!!very happy with it.
01-12-2006, 12:09 PM #10
...I'm still using my Canon Powershot S50... ..It's a few years old, but I really like it..There are 3 loves in my life: my wife, my English mastiffs, and my weightlifting....Man, my wife gets really pissed when I get the 3 confused...
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01-12-2006, 03:09 PM #11
look idk much about cameras but what i do know is i bought and returned 4 cameras before i wound up with my Nikon Coolpix 3.0 megapixel 3200. It friggan ruled untill last weekend i left it at my brothers house party and some asshole stole it. But def check it out, not sure what their rated but now i need to get a new one.
01-12-2006, 03:16 PM #12
Definitely go with a Canon. Sony and Canon are top notch IMO. I have the Canon SD 450. I just got it a few months ago and before that I had the SD 300. I love them, really easy to use and take great pictures. It really depends on if you plan on printing the pictures or just like putting them on ur computer...if you are gonna print them get something around 4-5 megapixels or greater but if just on the computer anything around 4 megapixel is plenty. Optical zoom is where its at also, get something with a decent Optical zoom. Anyways good luck man, I really dont think you can go wrong with a Sony or Canon.
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