Camera Question

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by cherfizzle, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. cherfizzle macrumors regular

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    Im thinking about getting a canon powershot S3 IS

    any suggestions besides that within its price range??
     
  2. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    Kind of a broad question. What type of camera are you looking for? For what kind of situations? Do you already have a bunch of memory cards in a certain format?

    That being said, I am a big fan of Canon cameras, and the S3 looks like a nice model for something between a compact P&S and a full SLR. But if I were spending that much money, I might look at an SLR (Canon Rebel XT) since it is a system that will let you grow more.
     
  3. cherfizzle thread starter macrumors regular

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    how much is the rebel XT? isnt it like double the price of the s3?

    im just looking for a really nice camera that will last, and shoots amazing pictures, in the SLR form, and hopefully ne that shoots RAW
     
  4. MT37 macrumors regular

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    The Rebel at B&H Photo is $649.95.

    I just got one, and I love it.
     
  5. cherfizzle thread starter macrumors regular

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    nice

    i think ill stick with getting the s3 IS, i looked at the feature list, and how you can swap colors i thin is amazing for the thing i would like to do with my photos.
     
  6. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    People will always point you to an SLR but if you need something that will fit inside a pocket the SLR absolutely will not work for you. I like the Canon's except for one thing, Canon has removed the ability to save images in RAW format from their entire line of small P&S camera. This pretty much eliminates all Canon brand P&S camera for me. May RAW format is a feature you don't need? but it's usfull if you do much post processing
     
  7. cherfizzle thread starter macrumors regular

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    this camera, (S3 IS) would be perfect if it could produce RAW. is what im saying
     
  8. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    I think it comes down to what you want the camera for. If you are looking for a good quality camera that takes good quality snapshots, then a compact camera will suit your needs. But if you intend to become serious about photography, you will regret not having bought an SLR.
     
  9. macfevorite macrumors member

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    I just got mine!

    :D
    Got my S3 from Amazon.com a couple days ago....love it!!!:D
     

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