What camera do you have?

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My camera broke! I'm pissed. I paid about 100 for it and well, the one before it I paid 100 for was awesome so when I got my new one I was mad at it. Photos are fuzzy. The clarity just wasn't the same and the lag time also makes pictures not turn out how I want them. I found myself suddenly unable to catch that IT moment, ever!!!!!

Soooooo, I went to Bestbuy and tested a few but haven't seen any that have decent clear clarity, and a low lag time between the time you push the button and the time it takes for the camera to take the image (even if you do that 'half way down' 'ready' press) they all seem to lag horribly..

I'd like to know what camera/s you have. How much did you pay? How is the clarity? How is the lag time?

I'm sick of bad photos :(

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Jenny - posted on 06/10/2011

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Well if you want to spend a bit more and go SLR Nikon is the shit. I am so impressed with my D5000. But take a class or something so you can use it to it's full capabilties.

Now to spend thousands more on lenses, filters, flashes...sigh

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We have a Cannon PowerShot & Kodak EasyShare. Both were in the $100 range and very lightweight. But for Father's Day, I do plan on getting hubby something more upgraded and detailed in the $250ish range since he has taken such an interest in landscape pics over the years. I'm looking at a Canon or a Fuji.

Jocelyn - posted on 06/10/2011

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I have a Canon Rebel xTi that is wonderful! But I also have a little water proof, shock proof, cold-temp proof Olympus that goes with me EVERYWHERE. It's got a ton of settings, very easy to use, takes great pictures. It is a Stylus Tough-6000. I got mine refurbished off of ebay for about $130. The run about $ 200-250 at stores.

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I have a Canon Rebel DSLR for portrait type stuff and my photography hobby. I LOVE my Fuji Finepix Z for keeping in my purse all the time.

The lag is virtually non-existent, it is SO easy to use, it switches between still pics and video instantly--you just push the video button instead of the shutter button, and it has a nice big display on the back (I'm bad about keeping pics on my phone to show people since a lot of our older friends don't have fb).

I think it was about $130, and there is a waterproof version for about $180.

Amanda - posted on 06/10/2011

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I have always had Fujifilm since digital cameras came out. Right now I have



http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/f...



Its not to costly and takes beautiful pictures, also it can do a ton of shots at once, so you dont miss the moment! The video recording is nice too, you can focus while flimming unlike many other cameras (without going to SLR).



One downfall is the weight, clearly smaller cameras are nicer to carry around, but I have never liked the pictures taken from those slim quick picture cams.

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Sal - posted on 06/10/2011

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i have a pansonic lumix dmc ft1, it is great, had it about 18 months cost around $400, i don;t usually spend more than the 100 mark as they go out of date so quickly now, so i was updaing when the old one was past it and i'd got my $100 worth of use, but this was a gift voucher as a farewell gift, love the camera, it's orange so i never get it mixed up with other peoples are picnic etc, has a small amount of video depending on how big a memory card you use, super easy to use, only 12 megapix but great clear pics, can't fault it, it is also shock and water proof i have dropped it and it didn;'t miss a beat..good luck

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WOW I didn't know they had that option.. record and take photos.... -drools- :) neato! I just saw the dual screen cameras too, with the monitor up front for self portraits too! So many options aaaaaaah :) Merge?! I want it...... mine mine..... lol Thank you Ebby

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 06/10/2011

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I hAve a Olympus E-PL1
clarity is great, lag time...what lag time..lol
It's really easy to use it has a ART section where you can do more then just black and white, sepia....ect
It has a scean section where you can choose from many different settings. You can record and take pictures at the same time. It light weight and small to do all the stuff that it does. Oh and you can merge pictures. Take one of a flower and the sun, then have them side by side

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hahaha :) I think even your puppy Icon sighed with you on that one

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Yeah...... it is so annoying and frustraiting to buy something, 100$, 200$....... heck, I just read about someone who paid 1000$ and hated their camera! How hard is it to make something that's okay that won't piss us all off? I almost want to go back to film... my boyfriend talked about it last night. My mom gave me her old camera that takes gorgeous photos and it is film. Maybe I'll use it for a while until I get un-angry about this lol and brave enough to well, probably get screwed again? LOL :)

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Oh, I am going to check out Cosco for my hubby's camera. They advertised some decent cameras and includes the memory card. I have traditional BAD LUCK with my cameras! I will be purchasing an extended warranty with the new one.

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Thanks. My POS one is a Kodak and I just never cared for it. The lag is aweful, pictures are fuzzy no matter what the settings are (even trying to manually tweak them) and it's just pathetic lol

Krista - posted on 06/10/2011

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I have a Canon PowerShot, which is a nice little pocket camera for when I'm out and about. It takes good shots and is very user-friendly and reliable. We've had ours since 2005 and it's still going strong. Lag time is a bit of an issue, though. But the clarity is great -- no complaints there.

For my "good" camera, I have a Canon Rebel xTi SLR. I love it. On continuous shutter, it's crazy-fast. The images are wonderful, the controls are intuitive, and it's just been a joy to use. I've taken some wonderful shots with it.

For work, I have a Pentax K-m SLR, and I'm not fond of it. I don't find the quality as good as with my Canon, and the controls are much less user-friendly.

My next goal is to get a good telephoto lens for my Canon. I live in the sticks and often see fantastic wildlife, but can never get close enough for a good shot. The other day, I saw a doe and a brand-new fawn. It was so new it was still wobbly. I would have given my eyeteeth for a telephoto lens at that point...

Jenn - posted on 06/10/2011

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Brian's camera is a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5 and I think he paid about $650 for it 4 or 5 years ago.

Minnie - posted on 06/10/2011

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Fujifilm Finepix z1. I like it. It takes nice pictures, is easy and quick to use, and I've had it for four years now. I'm sure there is a more recent version.

Joanna - posted on 06/10/2011

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Get a Canon or Nikon. And with most things, you get what you pay for... I got a 100$ camera and it was dead within a year. But I had a 300$ Casio Exilim and it lasted almost 5 years and took amazing pictures. The newerCasios suck though IMO.

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My old camera I loved was a Coolpix, and I told my boyfriend I wanted to buy another one, period lol but I noticed that since the Tsunami hit Japan they are OUT of most of the Coolpix and I worry that if I buy one and something happens...... poor Japan is in no condition to fix it?!

Johnny - posted on 06/09/2011

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I have an old Olympus digital zoom. It's okay. But frankly my phone takes better higher resolution and lit pics. The pictures I take on my phone are better than the ones my dad takes on his expensive new camera. So I've decided not to bother upgrading my camera. The lag time seems pretty good to me, although I haven't used a good quality camera lately, so I'm not sure how it would compare. I do know that I manage to "capture the moment" more effectively now than I ever did with my camera.

Even the video camera on the phone is better than the new fancy digital video camera my husband bought last year. As long as I have an external card, I can take a lot of video too.

So my lame suggestion would be to buy a new phone.

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I have a hand-me-down camera from my mom. She got a new awesome camera and I lost my other camera right around the same time. So I got her cast off. It's the Kodak EasyShare C330. I'd really like to get a new one, but for now I'm going to be content with this one. I just take a TON of photos and I usually get a few good ones I can live with. I do, however, pay for professional photography once or twice a year.

Jenny - posted on 06/09/2011

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I have an SLR now but prior to that I had a Nikon Coolpix which I loved. It was easy to use, affordable and took great pics. They are advertising a new one that looks pretty cool in the Ashton Kutcher commercials.

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