[TriLUG] Digital Cameras
Ryan.Leathers at globalknowledge.com
Mon Jan 17 10:12:34 EST 2005
My wife uses the Canon Rebel (Think its a D300) which works with all of her
Canon lenses and filter gizmos. This is a high end amateur / low end pro
grade camera. If you are really into digital photography, as my wife is, I
can offer a thumbs up for this product. It has proven to be rugged,
reliable, easy on batteries, and simple enough for me to to use, while still
offering all the manual features my wife seems to inexplicably enjoy
From: Ralph Blach [mailto:rcblach at blach.dnsalias.org]
Sent: Sunday, January 16, 2005 2:57 PM
To: Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list; John Berninger
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Digital Cameras
I would hartly recomend an Cannon A-95. Its a 5 megapixel and its super.
John Berninger wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Jan 2005, Brian McCullough wrote:
>>My sister sent me a note asking what I would recommend as a "good"
>>digital camera, and not being currently interested in that market, I
>>don't have any good answers for her. She also wondered about possible
>>printers to go with such a camera. A friend mentioned an Epson
>>"do-everything" printer that takes the data from the camera, shows it on
>>a screen, manipulates the picture and then prints it, all for about
> Take the following as coming from a film camera bigot, but one
> who's very interested in photography.
> Just about any digital camera nowadays is "good" - even the
> cheapies at Best Buy. How much further up the scale you want to go
> depends on how much you can afford. The top of the line would be dSLR's
> such as Kodak's DCS Pro/n or Pro/c, which retail for around $3500,
> followed by the Nikon D series or Canon D series and digital Rebel.
> Outside the realm of dSLR's, you generally want to compare based
> on optical zoom (digital zoom is automatic pixellation), effective
> resolution (the megapixel number), and - to be honest - how the camera
> feels in your hand.
> I have a Fujifilm S5000 that looks almost exactly like a
> shrunken SLR, and it feels very natural to me, with all the controls in
> the places I expect them.
> As far as printers, I can highly recommend the HP Photosmart
> line - I've printed 8x10's from scanned film and I can't tell the
> difference between that and a lab print - and I can find pixellation in
> almost *any* digital image. I've got the 7660, ran me about $120 after
> tax, and it's as solid as I could hope for. It's also a "do everything"
> printer with resizing, cropping, etc on the built-in LCD display and
> slots for various media types (SD, MMC, XD, CF, etc).
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