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Old March 26th, 2002, 07:13 AM
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OK, guys, I'm done trying to talk myself out of it! I just went outside to take Oscar the Shih Tzu out to do his thing, and right here, in my own front yard, I looked up to the pinkest, lovliest desert sunrise you can imagine, and if I had that digital camera, you'd all be seeing it too. So, enough of telling myself I don't need it. I probably don't! But I WANT it!
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Old March 26th, 2002, 07:23 AM
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Good decision, Jennifer.....You won't regret it! No matter what brand, just make sure you get something with 2 or more pixels(really 3 or 4 is better).....if you plan on printing them yourself or having them done professionally. The prices have dropped $100 since I bought my 4.0 last month!!!! ....that always happens to me. I just got back some professional prints from OFOTO.com of Kute Kid....can't tell the difference between those and the ones from my 35mm automatic. My old digital always produced fuzzy results with lots of dots.....that's why I went for the burn with the 4.0.

Good luck.....you will get lots of enjoyment from a digital....especially on the Get Lei'd cruise!!!

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Old March 26th, 2002, 08:31 AM
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Digitals are so much fun, you will love it!

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Old March 26th, 2002, 08:40 AM
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Here is a picture I took earlier this morning of a lone cherry blossom on one of my trees. Hope is shows up here.....
<img src=http://a4.cpimg.com/image/6E/5E/9232494-0964-02000180-.jpg>

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Ohhps, I keep forgetting...



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Old March 26th, 2002, 09:18 AM
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That's not a cherry blossom, Denice .... it's a very small plastic phlamingo.

Jennifer ... go for the burn with the digicam. Mgram's advice is excellent.

I have this vision of somebody, somewhere, saying, "How can we sell a lot of expensive stuff to type-A personalities? AH! Immediate cameras !!!"

We're hooked.

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Old March 26th, 2002, 10:47 AM
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I bought a Canon Powershot S40.....but any of the top brands....Olympus, Nikon, Canon are good.

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Old March 26th, 2002, 10:57 AM
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I see that Phlamingo Pamda!

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Old March 26th, 2002, 11:50 AM
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Ours is an Olympus. Not quite up to the heavy-duty cam Mgram just bought, but darned nice !!!

Thanks for the nice words, Emma !!!

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Old March 26th, 2002, 12:10 PM
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I just bought mine and did tons of research.

I went with the Kodak Dx4900 - with the dock. It has 4.0 MP and I paid $350 online for it. BestBuy had it for $399.00. This was the first 4.0 MP that I could afford - it just came out this month. The dock was an additional $50, though not necessary - I think it is awesome. Marc also bought the same camera last week.

My best friend used to work for AP and he loves my new camera - it is so easy to use. Coming from him - it was so good to get his approval that I bought a good one.

You will see the results in a matter of weeks! Plan on taking it on a trip soon!
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Old March 26th, 2002, 03:57 PM
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Theresa....the Kodaks ARE great....sorry I didn't include that on my list.....my OLD one was a Kodak and I loved it for using on the internet....but the print quality was poor...the reason for that???? 1.1 pixels .... I have NO DOUBT that your new Kodak will give you great print results......as ease of use...no doubts there either. The one I bought can provide more options as I learn about it....but for now I love that AUTO setting...!
You made an excellent choice.

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Hey Mary Lou
About a year and a half ago I bought my son's Nikon 950 from him when he bought a 990 for about $900. After my last cruise the 950 refused to play back or delete pictures. After seeing the 995 in Best Buys for $599 I was ready to buy it but did the web and bought it for the same $443. Shipped it to my son for his 990 and just ordered a 256 card. We're both thrilled with our upgrades and I should be all set for the Grand on 4/14.
When I put my old 32MB card in my "new" 990 I was surprised at the few pictures available on the high resolution setting. Those of you with the 4.0 cameras consider the bigger cards before you leave for a cruise. A 256 MB is around $100 and they say memory prices are going UP. Don't know if these cards will be affected.

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Old March 26th, 2002, 07:08 PM
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I bought (2) 128 MB Compact Flast cards for $53/piece. I had a 64 MB with my last camera and my new camera camera came with a wimpy 16 MB.

From what I can tell - I can hold 199 pictures at 4.0 MP compressed. We will see. If not - I will just switch it back to 3.1 MP. Hopefully I have enough cards - I can't afford anything else at this point!

Compact memory prices are going down. 6 months ago I bought a 64 MB for the same price as my recently bought 128 MB CF.

Computer memory (different from Compact Flash) is definitely going up!
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Old March 26th, 2002, 08:07 PM
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I got an Olympus for Christmas and have enjoyed it. Looking frward t using it on the Grand 4/7! Gloria
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Old March 27th, 2002, 07:55 AM
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Emma: Before you buy (if your're gonna buy on line that is), go to pricescan.com You check prices on line from multiple sources. Need to check around though, as some cameras are bundled with memory, free shipping, or other extras. See what fits your circumstances best, and which company you feel comfortable with. I bought through buy.com before, no problem.
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....and another thing to watch out for when buying online is buy ONLY USA models with USA warranties....the others are cheaper, but if you have a problem, you are almost out of luck. Another comparison site is:

http://www.pricegrabber.com/home_cat...cd148275fbc1a/

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Another thing to watch if you buy on line is bait & switch. After you order they say they will call to confirm. One outfit called me back in 3 days, went through the order, then said to hold while he checked inventory. After 5 minutes another person picked up and asked me who I was holding for. Finally the original guy came on and said the camera was out of stock and would be 12-15 working days until delivery. Told him to cancel and then he offered a "package" with accessories for almost double the camera alone price. When I refused, he said he could take the camera out of the "package" but I didn't trust him and went with another vendor with no problem. Beware....
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Old March 27th, 2002, 03:34 PM
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Very TRUE, John! I have found Marine Park Superstore to be very honest....have ordered 2 cameras from them over the past 4 years.



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