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AJ Dual
12-21-2008, 18:54
Mrs. Dual and I are looking to upgrade our digicam.

We have a 4+ year old Fuji FinePix 5MP "Superzoom" it's ok, but it's SLOW, we miss all the smiles and spontanaiety with our two sets of twin girls.

What we'd like:

Wish List

* Fast shutter speed/autofocus to catch that smile on the first snap
* Good Zoom
* No need for compact, anything great is worth the size
* Can shoot video in a pinch, but not a primary function
* A non propriety card (basically not Sony)
* Handles like a DSLR but would like to keep it in the mid-range "superzoom" price.
* Handles lowlight photos well
* Primarily indoor shots
* Trial modes for viewing the photos in different formats

We're not opposed to a DSLR if the camera and kit lens can be done for under $600, but the superzooms seem to be in the range we can afford.

We've read tons of C-Net and PC Mag reviews, but wonder what we're missing. :headscratch:

12-22-2008, 07:24
The Canon Eos series is one of the finest cameras money can buy now days. I would start there. The base entry Eos is $600 I think.

lethal tupperwa
12-22-2008, 07:51

12-23-2008, 14:41
I have 3 digital cams:

1. Kodak V1003 10mp ----- For everyday use/ebaying
2. Canon Powershot 1IS--one step below true SLR, 10mp, 18x optical zoom, anti shaking, digic III processor--perfect for everyday and everything use. Can take fast frame photos up to 10 pics in 2 seconds.
3. Nikon D90, 12.3mp SLR for nature photography and club pictures