Thursday, May 20, 2004

Finding a good digital camera

For ~300€ incl. 128MB was not easy for me. I have now ordered two cameras from amazon, a Fuji Finepix S5000 and a Canon PowerShot A70. I do not need two cameras and the Fuji has a serious flaw so I'm going to return it.

Looking at the specs it seems nice, especially the 10x optical zoom, however once I found out that you can not change the image compression which results in (imho) low grade images.

After the disaster with the low image quality of the Fuji I searched specifically for a camera with good image quality. The Canon PowerShot A70 already has two successors, the A75 and the A80, which could have been my choice, if it had not been for the price difference of 40/110 €. It is a 3.2 megapixel camera with a 3x optical zoom and uses CF cards, so it fullfills three criteria of at least 3 megapixels, optical zoom and cheap storage. Other than that there is not much to say as I am not able to use it yet.

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