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I was researching cameras 6 months ago and a friend told me to look at steves-digicams.com. It reviews several cameras and he takes pictures from the same spot so that you can compare them with the others. I still have not decided if I still need one. I think I would rather buy parts for the mustang.
 

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I think it really depends on what your main purpose for the cam will be. I purchased the Sony Mavica FD88 a year and a half ago, and have used hardly anything else since. For me I was looking for something to tote around at car shows and family get togethers. I liked the idea that I could give anyone a copy of the photos I just took with the Sony by just duplicating the disk and not needing a computer. Mine also has mpeg capability which has been great for those little mini clips of my son & daughter playing baseball. I've sent birthday emails to family far away using the mpeg mode, and had my kids sing happy birthday to their cousins.

Mine also has sound capability which is nice when you want to record a memo about the photo you just took. Mine also has a 10x zoom which at the time was real hard to find on any other camera with out paying a small fortune. The zoom actually goes to 16x but that's using the last 6x in digital mode which is not really worth mentioning. I can also add filters, telephoto lens and more.

Here's a couple of photos I took last summer at a local car show. The first one was in the afternoon with no flash.

http://members.spree.com/entertainment/whizco/shows/photos2/mvc-623s.jpg

The photo below, I took believe it or not at 10:00pm at night in the mountains with absolutely no light at all. The show was just winding down and these were the last photos I wanted, but ran out of daylight a couple of hours earlier. It was so dark I couldn't even see the car through the view finder. I just pointed the camera in the general area of the car and shot. It took me a few tries to get the camera lined up because I couldn't see. BTW, the light you do see is from the flash of the camera. I figured it would come out very unfocused, but actually it wasn't to bad.

http://members.spree.com/entertainment/whizco/shows/photos2/mvc-682s.jpg

To say the least I've been very happy with my camera, I'd be more than happy to discuss it more in detail if you decide to go this route.

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The camera is the easy part. I have three, all Kodak. I am looking at another and plan on buying a Kodak DC-210. Plus I will add a 16meg flash card.

Like others have said SAFE STORAGE is the key. I have a 10 gig hard drive I put pics on. Plus like others I burn CD's.

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yeah that was my train of thought too...
 
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I've got the Kodak DC 290 Zoom. It is probably one of the best cameras out there. It has a maximum 3.3 Megapixel Ultra resolution, which works out to 2240x1500 resolution, Other words it will give you stunning 8x10 glossy pictures and larger. You can also take smaller size/ lower resolution photos as well. It has 6x zoom (3x optical & 2x digital), focusing range: telephoto and wide- 12 in. to infinity, 20 mb flash card (Memory stick), USB support for either PC or Mac, plus a lot of other features and bells and whistles. It's not cheap. It was reg $1299.oo can and I got mine for $999.oo on sale. It comes with NiHM battery's and of course the charger. Check it out if your looking for very high quality pictures. I use mine for my work in design consulting.
 

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I have the Olympus D-490 Zoom. Takes great 2.1 megapixel pictures. My restorer liked it enough that he replaced his Sony Mavica 1000 with the Olympus.

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I bought a Canon S-100, it's the best (IMHO). Now you can buy the newer version, the S-300. They're the smallest cameras available, and not that expensive.
look also at www.dpreview.com


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