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Old 11-11-2000, 01:20 PM
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(Note: Reposted from another thread)

I let my buddy borrow my digi-cam, and of course it was stolen at the club... so I'm in the market for a new one. I'm cheap though, and don't want to spend $500 ($300-$400 range sounds better). If you've bought one for under $400 that you love so much you must post and tell Chicken about it, then by all means, tell tell. I really want to keep it in the $300-$400 range if possible...

My old digi-cam was an Olympus D220-L and I loved it. Only 640x480, no zoom, but it took great pictures. There is a similar Olympus for sale now (can't quite remember the code #), for $300 as well. Better res., and zoom, priced around $300.

I'm afraid I'll pass up something better only because I'll go with what I know.

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Old 11-11-2000, 04:59 PM
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Why not check out info here and leave a msg
news://news.tor.shaw.wave.ca/rec.photo.digital
If you were happy with your Oly then why not go to there Olympus d460. Can be had for less than $400. and has 3x optical zoom and 2 digital zoom. Resolution is 1280 x 960
and picture quality is excellant.

See reviews
http://pcphotoreview.com/dc/reviews/...?ProductID=388

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/comp...hod=sidebyside

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Old 11-11-2000, 05:28 PM
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Olympus 460z is a GREAT camera. You can get it at PCWonders.com for only $318...

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Old 11-11-2000, 05:53 PM
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Hmm, well the D460Z is listed at pcwonders for $399, but that still isn't bad!

I was looking at the D360L which has 1280 x 960 and is listed there for $256 which is a great price. I think the D460Z has better resolution than what was posted since it is a 2.11 megapixel (now that I look at both side by side). I am a sucker for that mini-movie mode... though I hate quicktime as a format.

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Holy goodness... confusion! Seems on pcwonders, the price, and features have just changed for this camera! No mini-movie, and now just $358

I like what they had better! But I guess it was a typo?

[Edited by Chicken on 11-11-2000 at 05:10 PM]

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Old 11-11-2000, 07:34 PM
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You probably were looking at 490Z not 460Z. Check out: http://pcwonders.com/technote.asp?me...ductkey=199069

I bought the same camera a month ago (and dropped it 2 times the same day ) for $318.xx

360L is ok but it lacks many important features (zoom - only offers 2x digital) and it doesn't look as cool as the next version

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Old 11-11-2000, 09:41 PM
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Yes, I was getting ythe 460 and the 490 mixed up. Either seems nice, and it seems the difference is only about $50-ish. Hmmm...

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Old 11-11-2000, 10:01 PM
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You can record videos with the 490Z

Make sure to buy at least 32MB card with the camera

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Old 11-11-2000, 11:24 PM
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Don't buy it for the videos. I bought the 490z and while the videos are a bit of a novelty there is no sound and the maximum length is 15 sec. If you can get it for just $50. more than the 460 it is a good deal as you get the higher resolution. You can also hook it up as a web cam and flash yourself to the world.

Keep in mind you will need more smart cards for storage a USB smart reader and back up Nimh batteries with a charger.
These will run you about another $100.

You can see some test picture I have done here
http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumList?u=1236723

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Old 11-12-2000, 12:06 PM
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You can also hook it up as a web cam and flash yourself to the world.
OOooo, that is another thing I wanted to get... hmmm. So far this is where I am heading. Any other comparable brands? I had Smart Media cards with the other one (so I was looking specifically for a Smart Media camera), but those were in the camera case pouch, so I am back to ground zero there.

Looking for options to the D480Z at this point. A search for digi-cams in the $250-$500 range came up with 52 models, ughhh. Nikons, Kodaks, etc...

Canon A5 or A50 users?

[Edited by Chicken on 11-12-2000 at 11:14 AM]

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Old 11-13-2000, 12:38 PM
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Can chickens actually flash?

I mean, how do you do that, with all the feathers in the way?

And what exactly is it you show when you flash?

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Old 11-13-2000, 06:05 PM
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Cool

I use to raise chickens, and I don't think there is really anything to show, atleast I never saw anything.

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Old 11-13-2000, 06:32 PM
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With all due respect to our own Chicken, the genitalia of fowl are, uh, well... rather inconsequential.

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Old 11-15-2000, 12:28 PM
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Chicken Genitalia? Insignificant? Never!

OK EtLux,
That was easy for you to say, but try telling that to "those who wear them".

In Chicken's honor, I've used one of YOUR applets (Yak, which can be had by all for FREE, btw) to show a really spirited chicken for the holidays.

It would be appreciated if you just try to think in the sprit of the holidays, and don't get too critical of the artwork. View it, if you dare:

http://www.sheepdip.net/my_chicken/yak_chicken.htm

Now I'm ready for the holidays. How about you Chicken?
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Old 11-15-2000, 12:34 PM
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I will have my FuJifilm MX2900 in 2 days!!

I got it for $400

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Old 11-15-2000, 12:41 PM
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Wow... where'd you get that shot of Chicken?

Looks just like him around the nose, er, beak...

http://www.sheepdip.net/my_chicken/yak_chicken.htm


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