digital camera

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  1. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

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    i had a samsung i8. great little simple camera. in fact too much stuff on it for me. got stolen.

    this is what i need. I need to be able to take pictures of work that i do so i can send pictures to architects and GC's when i send in a request for payment.

    I also need the ability to take pictures of a full size drawing and bring it back to my computer. my i8 was a 8 megapixel that worked great. i could view drawings and the small writting.

    i dont need the ability to listen to music or all the other junk these things do. I went on e bay and like to sh!t. There must be a million of them. I dont want to spend alot because it will only get stolen from some drug head i let into my work truck.:mad:

    Cheapest thing that will work, what ya think? Please give me some mdl #'s so i can do the ebay thing.

    thanks
     
  2. Will_G

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    If you really want SIMPLE, the Kodak Easyshare C813 is going for $79.94 on Amazon. It is 8.2 megapixels. I have a Kodak Easyshare that is an older model (I think 3.0 MP) and it has been a really simple-to-use camera--what I'd call a "point and shoot".

    Plus Amazon will give you free shipping. I'd say check it out, anyway.
     

  3. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

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    hay how does it talk to your computer? do you plug in the card or do you have a cord to your usb port?
     
  4. Will_G

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    My older Kodak uses an USB cord to communicate with my PC, but if you have a card reader you could use that too. You probably would need to get a SD or SDHC card if you don't already have one.

    You might look over the reviews for this particular camera posted on Amazon and see what you think.
     
  5. armedandsafe

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    Well I posted a reply and the system died, so I'll try again.

    http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/recommended-cameras.htm

    About 3 pgdn and you get to the pocket canmera section. Read the whole thing through that section, though.

    This guy is a professional who loves to teach over the net. There is a wealth of information on his pages. www.kenrockwell.com

    I have and carry the Canon 750. I have and use for professional shooting a Nikon D40, a Nikon N60 a Nikon 6006 and a Nikon FG. The Canon and the D40 are the only digital I use. The rest are film.

    Note that the bestestest digital I know of is 12 Mp. Bad color print film is about 32 Mp. Good color print film is about twice that. Slide film is about 6 or 7 times that. I always get my film developed and put to CD. I don't want prints until I have gone through the mess and thrown away the bad ones (shoes, belt buckles, hat brims, etc. :D)

    Ken remarked a few months ago that there were two prints hanging in an art gallery. One for over $5,000 and the other for over $10,000. Both were taken with a pocket camera.

    All the Mega pixels you need for general usage is 8 Mp. and, 4Mp will probably do, if the lens is good.

    Check your PMs in about 15 minutes.

    Pops
     
  6. Vladimir

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    I have a Nikon Coolpix S210 8mp that has been an excellent little beast. It made it through 3 weeks in eastern europe with flying colors :D.
     
  7. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

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    hay thanks guys.

    armedandsafe i got your pm and replyed

    basically that kodak easyshare seems fine. i just didnt feel like going to a store and talking to someone about cameras. I have 2 video recorders and 2 35 mm Pentax cameras. If i need to take real good pics i have nice equiptment to use. I just need a point and shoot and plug in to the computer quick in the field. And also like i said it has a good chance of getting stolen just like my other tools, so i am not spending alot on it.

    the other thing i do with it is take pics of damage to give my workers so they have an idea of what to do. take pic today, have a meeting in the morning, print them a pic.
     
  8. durk

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    The good thing for you cyclone is, these little cameras have been getting cheaper and cheaper with more MPs. Good luck:) Here are some from consumer reports (sub-compact) These are some I'm going to check out.
    Keep in mind, these prices will probably be cheaper than what is posted on consumer reports. Or at least that is what I have found to be the case.


    (1) Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300 $310 14MP


    (2) Canon PowerShot SD880 IS ELPH $270 10MP


    (3) Nikon Coolpix S610 $260 10MP


    (6) Casio Exilim EX-Z300 $300 10MP


    (10) Recomended) Canon PowerSh ot SD1100 IS ELPH $170 8MP


    (11) Recomended) Casio Exilim Card EX-S10 $200 10MP


    (16) Recomended) Pentax Optio M50 $120 8MP Take a good look at this one!
     
  9. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

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    what i am trying to do is ebay or amazon something. this is a tool but its one of those things. for example. i purchased a HP mdl 7thousand something printer form office depot years ago and spent 150.00

    it broke when one of my cats flung a paper clip into the darn thing and i could never get it out or even find it. something got torn up. so i decided to check ebay. low and behold there was a vendor with like 50 of these things. the buy it now price was like 60 bucks. i checked the history and was that some mdl's went at auction for 25,00. he had a make offer box which i did. i figured if he was sitting on 50 of these things, and he recently sold one at 25.00 no reserve i would pitch him 40.00. came w/ warranty but was a display mdl. no ink but i had boo koo ink left over. still using the printer today. i feel like i am ahead on one for a change.


    i refuse to pay high dollar for electronic stuff anymore. the electronic world is that of whores. to me anyway.
     
  10. gdmoody

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    I also have a Kodak Easyshare C813. Very easy to use. I bought mine as a kit with a printer dock which I don't use to print the pictures. I have the printer dock attached to the computer via USB cable so I transfer pictures directly to the computer with the touch of one button.
     
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