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Old 04-15-2003, 04:54 PM
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Hey all...
I am looking at buying a digital camera...in fact I just bought one (Nikon CoolPix 3100) but want to make sure I made the right choice...I wanted some input as to what others have and there experiences. I know a lot of folks on the board have them since they are posting so many pics. My budget was 350.00 or less.
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Old 04-15-2003, 06:10 PM
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You picked a terrible camera. Pictures are fuzzy if they come out at all. Most people pay less than $100 for that camera. How could you be so dumb as to pick that camera.

OK...for real now....why are you asking us the question. You bought the camera based on whatever criteria you thought were important. Lots of people buy the camera you bought...lots of people buy other cameras. That's why there are so many choices.

Have some faith in your fundamental intelligence and enjoy the camera.
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Old 04-15-2003, 06:31 PM
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You just totally had me freaked out...I thought you were serious.

I was just asking because I had it narrowed down to a few cameras in the same price range and heard good and bad about all which isn't unusual but just wanted some feed back from others.
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I'd be very interested in knowing where i can purchase that camera for only 100.00
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Old 04-15-2003, 06:50 PM
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I have a Nikon CoolPix 990, great camera. Go to www.dpreview.com great site; see what they say.

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Old 04-15-2003, 09:56 PM
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Nikon's are very good. Excellent depth of color, not many jaggies on sharp edges and easy to use -- unless you get a 990.

I had a Nikon Coolpix 800 for 27 months. Still have it actually but it's not working at this time because it got splashed. The previous time it got splashed in my gear bag, I sent it into factory service for a motherboard replacement. That cost me $220. With the second splash, I went online and found that I could replace the whole camera for $180. D'oh!

New camera is a Minolta Dimage Xi - 3.2 megs, smaller than a pack of cigs, 5.2 ounces with battery. My new camera case is made by Anchor, and it's rated for 100 feet immersion, and will float forever.

Keep it dry and you'll enjoy your new Nikon a lot.
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Old 04-16-2003, 08:04 AM
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do you know if they make underwater cases for Nikon? I have seen them for Canon.
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Old 04-16-2003, 06:13 PM
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No. Not showing the 3100 on my quick search.
Also, I wanted to make a correction - the case I picked up at Fry's is a Pelican case, not Anchor as previously reported.
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Old 04-16-2003, 06:16 PM
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How do you guys with Digi Cam's take them
on-board and not get them wet? Do you put them in zip lock bags or are there water proof camera bags?
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Old 04-16-2003, 06:21 PM
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There's all kinds of ways to keep them dry. Some of the popular manufacturers are Rubbermaid, Glad, Ziploc, and of course Pelican.
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Old 04-19-2003, 04:59 AM
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I've had great success with an Olympus. I keep it in a small Pelican case. You can also by true underwater Ewa Marine cases for most digital cameras for around 75 to 100 bucks. Look at B & H Photo in New York. If you buy a camera at Ritz, you can get "insurance" tha covers everything but theft. If you drop the camera on the water you can take it in and they hand you a new one. You can renew it each year.
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Old 04-19-2003, 05:16 AM
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Buy it from Circuiy City with the warranty.

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Old 04-19-2003, 10:03 AM
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A "LONG TERM" isue with all digital(electronic) cameras, is basically, when they break,,,trash can it,,,go buy another. They DO NOT like salt water. If you want to use them around salt, buy a good underwater case or buy a camera made for underwater use.
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Old 04-19-2003, 11:37 AM
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I have the Kodax DC5000 Weatherproof bought just for carrying on the boat and it cost me less than 250.00 is has 2.0Megapixel Wide Angle2x optical zoom. Some day I'll become a Capt's club member and post Pic's ...John
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Old 04-19-2003, 12:31 PM
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Check out the Minolta Dimage 404. It is a 4.0 megapixel camera that is currently on sale at many camera places for under $400. I spent $399 for mine. Of course then you have to buy a bigger memory card and rechargable batteries. (I have seen it for $350 online.) The camera takes wonderful pictures at very high resolution. If I want to blow up a photo in to a large picture, the photo quality is maintained nicely. The only down falls of the camera are that it is a little larger than some others out there and the wheel that you choose your funtions with is easly bumped when putting the camera into a case turning the camera on shortening battery life. Good luck.


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Darn it has dropped to as low as $309 since I had purchased mine

Check out this link below. (I am not sure how good of a company this is at. Just the lowest price I found)
Minolta Dimage 404

It is still $399 at Ritz/Wolf Camera (A very good company ) where I purchased my camera plus still comes with the software.
Ritz/Wolf Camera Minolta Dimage 404


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Minolta and ricoh
for saltwater use they got great reputation.

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Old 04-20-2003, 03:27 AM
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Look at the Casio Exlim M2.......it's the size of a credit card, 2 megapixels, has an MP3 player built in and also takes 30 second video clips.

I have one and even though the resolution is 2 megapixels, this camera has never taken a bad shot and you are able to blow the pictures up to 5x7 with no degradation.

It's just been great and you can keep it with you at all times.
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HAPPY EASTER .

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