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    I need a new camera.

    Alright so I need a new camera. Something around 6 or 7 mega pixels. I'm by no means a photographer so I just want something compact and simple. I was considering the Cannon powershot series. There seems to be a alot of people into photography on here so if you have any advice help me out.
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    I believe........6 or 7 megapixles is useless if you are an "everyday" user, like you describe. 6/7 = graphic designers printing on giant printers. It's overkill, and not worth the $$$.



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    I'm really just looking for something that will take decent pics at car shows and races and what not so perhaps 6/7 megap would be too high?
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    Have a look here: http://www.dpreview.com/

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    If you want a 6-7 MP point-and-shoot, the one that comes to mind is the Canon G6...

    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canong6/

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    Panasonic DMC FZ-20 or FZ-30.

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    i have the canon s70 which i got for free through one of those referral sites with 10 referrals. anyhow, i think its around 450 dollars last time i checked, and its 7.1mp, and can control shutter, ap, iso etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trailboss
    I believe........6 or 7 megapixles is useless if you are an "everyday" user, like you describe. 6/7 = graphic designers printing on giant printers. It's overkill, and not worth the $$$.

    Photography buffs, am I correct?
    Yes & no, if that's an answer. Let me explain:

    You can always set the camera to shoot at a smaller file size (lower resolution); however, you can not set the camera to shoot at a higher resolution than what the sensor is capable of producing. Your point about the large prints is well taken, but....

    Say you take a shot and it's a once-in-a-lifetime, absolute greatest image you've ever shot and you want to print it in, oh, 36 x 48 or something larger. Your only alternative if shot with a lower resolution camera (3 - 4 mp) is to up-rez it through software, which introduces noise into the image. If you shoot at a higher rez (5 - 7 mp or ???) you have a better base to start with and one less obstacle to overcome in getting to your final product.

    As for whether it's worth the money or not, that's a tough one. Bottom line is get what you want and can afford the first time around. It's always cheaper than buying it the second time.

    Lastly, if all you ever want to do is post pics on the web and email them to fam/freinds, 3 mp is plenty, and cheaper. Same goes for making small prints (</=5 x 7) vs large ones.

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    curtis, what do you think of the camera i mentioned (taking this from my other thread)? i think it is cheaper and might do for him just as well, no?

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    i agree that unless you plan on taking proffessional pictures, don't bother with high megapixel cameras.... when you talking about what you'll be using them for, mostly screen viewing, and maybe some prints, surely never any bigger than an 8x10, the difference between a 7 mp camera and a 3 megapixel camera will be none.

    basically, more resolution, means BIGGER pictures, not necessarily clearer. that also means, bigger file size too. you'll only notice a difference in clarity once you start blowing them up larger than 8x10.... it seems to me resolution is a gimick they use to sucker people into using that as a guage of the camera's quality


    don't judge a camera by its resolution... image quality is going to come from alot of other aspects... how clear the colors are, how well it focuses and exposes an image, interface, zoom, etc... megapixel.net has great reviews

    My favorite manufacturers are fuji and nikon for picture quality. the sony's colors tend to be a bit washed out though overall they are also nice cameras imo, and some olympuses i've used had horrible exposures.

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    Fuji finepix s5100
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    I would recommend anything from the Canon Powershot series that fit your needs.

    the models they have with the flip-out swivel LCD's are great. When i went to the NAIAS last January, I found it invaluable in the crowds. I could just hold the camera up high and look into it and get a decent shot over everyone. Same thing goes for those low shots..it's nice to just flip the lcd out instead of laying on the ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cavallino333
    Alright so I need a new camera. Something around 6 or 7 mega pixels. I'm by no means a photographer so I just want something compact and simple. I was considering the Cannon powershot series. There seems to be a alot of people into photography on here so if you have any advice help me out.


    You'll probably never need that many mega pixels.. how often are you going to want to print something 36 x 48? And how many people even have access to a printer that size it their home?

    I'm using a Sony with only 4 mega pixels and that's plenty for my purposes.

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    I have a kodak z740 with 5.3 megapixels and 10x zoom. it takes great pictures and has a lot of features that you can actually use...
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