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Babalouie
19-01-07, 05:02 AM
Ok, this is the camera I use at the moment:

http://www.sanyo-dsc.com/products/lineup/dmx_c6/index.html
http://www.sanyo-dsc.com/products/lineup/dmx_c6/images/top_image01.jpg

It's the camera I use on my travels, etc. When I bought it, it seemed like a good idea, small, light, and used a memory card, so would be convenient.

Downside/frustrations are that it's got a short battery life (it ran dry after 2hrs at TAS), the flash is small so unless you're very close to your subject all the pics turn out black, and so I end up turning off the flash....but that means that you have to hold the camera really, really still if it's not to come out all blurry. In fact, low light pics aren't very good at all, even if I rest the butt of the camera on a table or something, it still is blurry half the time. 40% of the pics I took at TAS (which I didn't host up) were awful, even when I was really trying to hold the camera still :(


So what's a good camera for me? Most ppl here would know my photodiary style, I don't really spend much time composing a shot, I just want to walk up to something and go SNAP and let quantity compensate for quality :)

I guess the thing I would like in a camera, is ability to take quick, sharp pics in low light, like say if one were watching street drifting in Japan at night, and one wanted to take pics that would actually turn out :)

....or....do I maybe have it on the wrong setting or something? :D

NeoNode
19-01-07, 05:53 AM
Fujifilm F30

Justin Fox
19-01-07, 10:58 AM
I just got a Sony DSC-T10. CHEAP, tiny, long battery life, Carl Zeiss lens. Yummmmmy I love it.

http://www.slashgear.com/gallery/data_files/4/DSC-T10-Front-black_med.jpg

kula
19-01-07, 11:07 AM
ixus SD900

i was soo tempted to get one in japan.

the 6 or 7mpx, IS 28mm wide lens.

you wil be very happy.

franks
19-01-07, 06:40 PM
is that the correct model kula for the 28mm?

Canon PowerShot SD900 (Digital IXUS 900 Ti)
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Canon/canon_sd900.asp
37 mm - 111 mm (3x) zoom lens

Canon PowerShot SD800 IS (Digital IXUS 850 IS)
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Canon/canon_sd800is.asp
28 mm - 105 mm (3.7x) zoom lens

i'm looking at a new compact also given mine is LOST! but was considering the Sony/Ericsson K800i with 3.2mpx cause i need a new phone and i have the 30D already...

kula
19-01-07, 06:59 PM
yeah not sure about model numbers,

but in jap land, they had the 1000 which was 37-111 and 10mpx,
and the 900 which was 28-105 7mpx.

Waggy
20-01-07, 01:53 PM
I just got a Sony DSC-T10. CHEAP, tiny, long battery life, Carl Zeiss lens. Yummmmmy I love it.

http://www.slashgear.com/gallery/data_files/4/DSC-T10-Front-black_med.jpg

I just had a look at this camera. Now I'm going to buy one next weekend. Thanks Justin!

nam
22-01-07, 10:19 PM
Depending on your budget, I would recommend buying the highest model Canon you can afford.

I've used Nikons, Casios and the list goes on and I've found Canons to have the most accurate colour, easy to use, good solid build and decent battery life.