camera help

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by ilikeninjas90, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. ilikeninjas90 macrumors regular

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    Hey guys

    I have about 350 to spend a brand new camera

    and I cant decide on whether purchase the canon sd 630
    or a sony dsc t7

    Any other camera options from more experienced photographers than I would also be of great help

    Obviously I am looking for a small digital cam, but I can sacrifice for a larger size one if it its trly great

    Help would be appreciated
    thanks
     
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  3. balamw Moderator

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  4. ilikeninjas90 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks guys

    but could you try not to make another question out mine
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    That wasn't the point of my post.

    I was pointing out what I perceive to be the major shortcoming of the cameras you are condidering, and offering a couple of other choices.

    • Neither of the cameras have an optical viewfinder, thus I would not consider them.
    • Neither of the cameras offer Image Stabilization, which is far more important for a small camera as they tend to be hard to hold steady.
    Thus, small cameras with IS like the Lumix or the more expensive Canon SD700 are attractive.

    If I had to choose between the two you are looking at, I'd go for the Canon, just because I've owned lots of Canons and feel comfortable wit the controls.

    B
     
  6. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

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    For $350, I'd take a look at the Fuji F30, takes great pictures in suboptimal lighting conditions with the ISO up to 1600, even 3200 is decent for small photo printing.

    Link to DPReview's conclusion, you can navigate the review at the top.
    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/FujifilmF30/page16.asp
     

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