Advice on a Digital Camera?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Lorelai, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. Lorelai macrumors member

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    I've been trying to research a digital camera for a little while now. Unfortunately, I don't think I'm any closer to making a choice than when I started! ;) It's all so confusing!

    All I'm looking for is a simple camera (a few bells and whistles are fine :D ) to take everyday sort of pictures. I would like something that is somewhat portable so I can toss it into my purse or travel bag. I understand that the more mega-pixels, the better the picture and that an optical zoom is better for photo enlargements, but beyond that I'm lost.

    I was looking at the Kodak EasyShare cameras, but the Sony cameras seem nice, too. Does anyone have a recommendation?

    Thanks so much! :)
     
  2. Lorelai thread starter macrumors member

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    I forgot to ask... will the Kodak EasyShare program run on Intel Macs without using Rosetta? Thanks! :)
     
  3. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    well... not really. The more megapixels, the bigger the image, but the quality of the image comes down the the quality of the lens and the electronics. You can get 10MP cams in the low thousand AUD, and 8MP cams for much more; the difference is the quality.

    What kind of budget are you in? If you want something really nice, with a load of bells and whistles, which won't tear your wallet apart, i can wholeheartedly recommend the Canon S3 IS. Have a look at my deviantart site (link in sig) to see what kind of shot they put out.

    Other than that, go to a camera shop, give them a price range, and they should show you the best you can get for your money. :)
     
  4. JeffTL macrumors 6502a

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    I can't find any reference to universal binary on the Kodak site.

    My previous camera was a Kodak DX3600, which I used and which my sister continues to use with iPhoto, which certainly is universal. If you ran into any performance issues with the EasyShare software, you would probably be able to get by just fine using iPhoto.
     
  5. Lorelai thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, thanks. :)

    That's a nice camera! :) I wonder if my local shop has one I could look at in person. Does it work with iPhoto as well?
     
  6. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    seamlessly! I think the included software is still a PPC build, but it works fine on my MacBook. They are pretty common, so i would assume that they have them. It's a great camera to work with.
     

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