Digital Camera Suggestion?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Phatpat, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. Phatpat macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2003
    Cambridge, MA
    I need a small digital camera with at least 1.3 megapixels. It should also be able to take shots on the go without blurring. I don't want to have to use a tripod or a something to keep the camera steady. The most important thing is small. I want to use it to take pics of stuff I see in my daily life to post on my site.

  2. oldschool macrumors 65816


    Sep 30, 2003
    Do you have Visa with some sort of points system that you can redeem for rewards? Thats how i got my digicam.
  3. Veldek macrumors 68000


    Mar 29, 2003
    Take a look at the Canon Digital Ixus i (or Powershot SD10 how it's called in some countries). It's very small and has a good image quality.
  4. Phatpat thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2003
    Cambridge, MA
    I don't have a Visa with points, though I kinda assume such a camera would be rather low quality.

    Those Canon cameras seem a bit overboard for what I need. Also, they're a bit thick.
  5. abhishekit macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2003
    akron , ohio
    there is one from olympus, I think stylus or something..veryyy beautiful..although I guess they are 3 more than what you are looking for...but again I thought they were very sleek..
  6. themadchemist macrumors 68030


    Jan 31, 2003
    Chi Town
    I vacillated between the Minolta Dimage XT and the Casio Exilim S20. Both are great cameras, but I went with the Dimage and never looked back. SMALL and great pictures.
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    The Dimage has a cool feature where you can make movies up to the whole length of the memory card, too, I believe. I think most cameras have a much shorter fixed time limit.

    There's also the Pentax Optio S and Optio S4. They are 3 and 4 MP versions, respectively, of the "camera that fits in an Altoids tin" -- very, very small. Both have a 3X optical zoom.

    The Dimage XT is available for a hair over $200, and the Optio S4 is available for <$300. I think the S is somewhere in between.... All of these use SecureDigital cards.

    I don't have any of these -- I'm thinking about getting one in the near future.

    This website:

    has reviews of the S and the Dimage X (same optics as the XT but only 2 MP), and from these, it seems to me that the focal quality and colors on the Minolta are better.

    But when you said that you needed a camera that takes clear pictures, if you meant in comparison to camera phones (which often put out blurry shots), I think any of these would work well.
  8. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

    Aug 9, 2000
    i HIGHLY reccomend the Canon A60. It has MANY fatures, is rather compact, VERY STURDY, and takes high quality pictures. oh, it's inexpensive too.

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