Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sony a alpha DSLR-A350K 14.2 Megapixel

After reading every single review I could get my eyes on, I finally decided to buy the Alpha A350. I already own the A100 and the A700, both of which I enjoy very much. Why the A350 then?... well, there are two new features in the Alpha line, one is the Live View, and the other is the adjustable/moveable LCD screen. I have found myself many times I want to take a picture of a subject without the need of getting their attention when I put the camera viewfinder on my face. So the A350 will let you do it, while you look at the LCD at waist level. Another feature I love of the Alpha line is the Steady Shot mode, where the camera will reduce the shake of your hands no matter what lens you put in the camera. Sony Alpha line of DSLRs is very promissing... with prices so low (which is very strange for a Sony brand product) and excellent quality. I also own a few more DSLRs from each of the other major camera brands, which I also love, but somehow Sony Alpha has won my heart... Now, if I could only make this love affair last... LOL

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Olympus E-510 10.0 Megapixel

Pros:
Compact
image stabilization
Live View
Dust reduction

Cons:
Small viewfinder
Just three focus points

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Canon PowerShot G2 4.0 Megapixel

You will be stepping into the semi-professional class of digital cameras if you acquire this Canon Powershot G2 digicam. The G2 has a solidity and heft not usually found in the average prosumer digital camera. It feels as if the camera was carved from a billet of titanium or chromium steel. This digicam takes terrific pictures and has some very upscale features borrowed from the upper-end Canon digicams.

The camera accepts BOTH Type I and Type II Compact Flash cards which means that you can use the family of IBM/Hitachi Microdrive Compact Flash Hard Drives with no problems whatsoever. This is one of Canon

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Vivitar ViviCam 5 0.3 Megapixel



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Casio High Speed EXILIM EX-FH20 9.1 Megapixel

I am a PGA golf professional and I use this camera for high-speed motion analysis during golf lessons. It's ability to shoot at 410 frames per second (FPS) makes it a fantastic tool for showing the path of a golf club with a high degree of detail. It is very much like watching the Minolta swing vision slow motion replays you see during PGA events on TV. Pair it up with a 7 or 10 inch LCD panel (using it's std AV output) and you have a very competent motion analysis tool that runs only on batteries (no worries about AC power!). I also use this set up for baseball, soccer, and basketball when working with my son--all at a fraction of the cost of the high-end systems. I couldn't be happier with the results.

Mark Degnan, PGA
Torrey Pines Golf Course
La Jolla, CA

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Fisher Price Kid-Tough Digital Camera

Love the cute design and very toddler friendly. Fits perfect in her hands, easy to operate! Great for pictures during the day... not so great for at night cause flash doesn't automatically come on. My biggest complaint would be that the delete button is so fun to push and so easy to operate that my daughter loves to delete the pictures she took.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828 8.0 Megapixel

I have made photography for more than 30 years. This is the best camera I everhad.

Pros : The most flexible, versatile and complete in all ways. Lens goes from full wide angle (28mm) to real good telephoto (200mm), wich really lets you choose the proper

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Canon PowerShot S200 Digital ELPH 2.0 Megapixel

My S200 recently developed problems. After researching the Canon web site, I found that there has been a problem related to a Sony chip that was used in many camera brands, not only Canon. I emailed Canon and they asked me to send it to the factory. Eight days later I had my camera back, repaired at no charge! This is customer service like I rarely see these days! Their communication was great through the entire process. I will look for the Canon brand in the future!

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Olympus E-620 12.3 Megapixel

The camera is perfect. i havnt found anything bad about it yet =) If your looking for an SLR this camera is the way to go, especially for beginners.

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Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital ELPH Pink Bundle 8.0 Megapixel

This camera is amazing for the price. Only thing that is not great is the zoom. Other then that I would recommend it to anyone that is looking for a great camera with tons of features.

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Sanyo VPC E1075 10.0 Megapixel

A few months ago I bought a digital for my daughter. Now she is happy taking pictures and the camara works perfect. Her cousen bought a camara one week before her and the camara does not work and she bought in a town store and too expensive. I did a very good deal. Thanks.

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Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR 12.0 Megapixel



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Olympus E-520 10.0 Megapixel

I had an E-510 Prior to this one and fell in love with the quality of pictures and ease of operation, length of battery service and ergonomics, not to mention the looks. This E-520 has all of those features plus the larger size screen and it is much easier to see images in daylight. There are also some additional features that make this camera a must buy for the advanced novice to the professional that does not want to lug around a large, bulky, heavy camera. This is a winner!!!

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Kodak EASYSHARE V1073 10.0 Megapixel

I swear by Kodak and have bought a new one every year just to have the latest technology. In Feb 2008 I bought Kodak's V1253 and it was by far the WORST camera I've ever owned! By May 2008 I was so frustrated with it I had to replace it!

With only one bad Kodak experience in over 13 years, I tried again with the Kodak V1073 and LOVE IT!!!! From the moment I took it out of the box and started taking pictures I was in love! Snap and shoot perfect pictures every time! Inside, outside, still pictures, or things in motion (KIDS!) it took perfectly clear pictures EVERY time with the innovative smart capture feature that automatically identifies the scene and adjusts settings for a great picture in just about any environment It has 10 megapixels with 3X optical zoom. I really like the wide-angle large 3 inch LCD for great viewing of my pictures! Not to mention in-camera charging that works with USB cable connected to computer or with USB wall charger INCLUDED with this camera!

If you want a small digital camera with easy to use features, lots of megapixels, great zoom, a large LCD screen, and crisp, clear pictures every time you take a picture - this is the camera for you!

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Canon PowerShot SD980 IS Digital ELPH 12.1 Megapixel

I really want to like this camera but I think this may have to go back. Indoor pictures are relatively grainy (ISO is 500 on most even with the flash) and outdoor pictures look washed out. I compared the pictures to a 870 IS and the 870 came out ahead 5 out of 6 times (Not a scientific test, but both were with similar setings and mounted on a tripod and shot with a 2 second time delay to eliminate hand shake, ISO 200 on both cameras).

Granted, as I've only used a Canon 30D DSLR with pretty decent lenses for the last few years, but I didn't think that the pictures from my 7-year old 4MP Konica KD400Z were awful. (A lot of the ones from this camera are just awful)

The HD video is pretty good and even the 640x480 movies look decent on a 47 inch tv - so high marks for that.

The touchscreen is pretty useful but it would have been nice to be able to assign any camera function to the 4 allowed 'gestures'. It is great for touch-focussing on 'this-one' and it holds the focus point pretty well as you pan the camera. All in all, I like the touchscreen.

The 'click wheel' is very well implemented (much better than my Canon HG10 HD vid cam) and is nice and responsive. I have a gripe about the tiny triangular on/off button as it is not responsive on the narrow side, but that is a minor inconvenience.

I'll play with this a bit more (Reset to factory settings; turn off some of the 'Smart' functions etc) and see if I can get the picture quality to improve. Othewise I'll be looking closely at the S90 - even though that doesn't have HD video capture (whose bright idea was that? The S90 product manager should be taken out and flogged for descoping HD video).

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3A 10.1 Megapixel



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Polaroid I735 7.0 Megapixel

I didnt even recieve the camera and than the user comes up not registered with ebay anymore. I emailed her about the camera and she never responded. I am putting in a complaint and I want to be refunded.

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Sanyo VPC T850 8.1 Megapixel

Light weight and durable. Super fast start up. This camera does everything that a point-and-shoot should do. Buttons are big. The menus are easy. The zoom is smooth. I read that the zoom was not functional in movie mode, but was please to find that this is partially untrue. While in movie mode, the zoom will not work, but you can zoom in on a subject and then go to movie mode without loosing your zoom setting. If I was to be super critical of the camera, I could only make two comments- The flash is super bright, which has its plusses and minuses. It is great when you need it, but tends to wash out the subject too much in close situations while in auto white balance. The second is the picture settings are excessive. In my opinion, a point and shoot should have maybe six settings: outdoor, indoor, low light, sport, and portrait. This baby has everything- even a choice for male portrait and female portrait. This menu is the only one I do not like going to. To change the setting, you have to scroll through too many unnecessary choices to get to what you want. I wish I could delete about 10 of them.
Other than that, you couldn't buy a better camera for the money. I never see Sanyo in reviews, but I have two different Sanyo cameras, and I like them both as well, and in some ways better than our Canon.

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Pentax K10D 10.2 Megapixel

The K10D has finally allowed Pentax to

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Pentax K-7 14.6 Megapixel



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Kodak EASYSHARE M320 9.2 Megapixel



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Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III 21.1 Megapixel

I have owned the Canon 1Ds Mark I for 4 years; it was an truly wonderful camera in its own right, but I was looking forward to upgrading to the Mark III and bought the first one sold on eBay on Nov. 29, 2007.

It was worth the money...this is a fabulous camera.

The 21.1 megapixel sensor is razor sharp; the new chipset is blazing fast, and the dual memory card feature allows you to put your raw images on one card and your jpegs on the other, simplifying iPhoto RAW/Jpeg workflow. This camera has all the software advances such as auto-rotate, replay zoom up to 100% actual pixels, and color histogram.

Liveview allows you to use the display as a view finder (albeit with manual focus), which can be handy if you want to hold the camera over your head to take a picture.

It's too early for me to tell whether the automatic sensor cleaning will solve the dust issues with earlier bodies, but so far dust hasn't been an issue in the first two months of use.

The battery life is amazing...much better than the 1Ds even though the batteries are smaller and lighter.

I like the ability to customize the filenames; you can specify the first 4 characters from the menu. By including the date or date/month in the filename, you can assure that your filenames will be unique even after you take 10,000 photos.

One thing to keep in mind is that with such a high resolution sensor, your lenses' limitations will be revealed more readily. While the 24-70mm f2.8L lens does work well with this camera, I've found that some longer zoom telephotos like the 100-400mm f5.6L and the 70-300mm f5.6 DO lens are too soft.

You may want to budget for a couple of new prime lenses to make the most of this camera's resolution.

If you own the 1Ds Mark II, then you have some of these features, and 75% of the pixel count, so this is merely an evolutionary change...for everyone else it's a revolution.

Note that as of January 15th, 2008 the raw files from this camera are not supported by Aperture or iPhoto, but are supported by Adobe Photoshop CS 3 and Lightroom.

Previous Canon cameras owned: EOS 1Ds mk I, 5D, 30D, 20D, D30

Canon lenses that I do recommend for this camera:
EF 14mm f2.8L II USM
EF 16-35mm f2.8L II USM
EF 24-70mm f2.8L USM
EF 50mm f1.2L US
EF 70-200mm f2.8L
EF 180mm f3.5L macro USM
EF 300mm f4.0L IS
EF 600mm f4.0L ISM

Lenses that may be too

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Pentax K2000 10.2 Megapixel

I haven't done a lot with this camera but what I have it has been awesome and easy to use. I was amazed by the quality of the pictures and ease.

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Kodak EASYSHARE C182 12.2 Megapixel



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Olympus SP-565 UZ 10.0 Megapixel

Bought this camera because of previous good experience with Olympus cameras. The telephoto lens (26-520mm) brings subjects up close and the macro lens allows you to shoot within an inch of subject. I especially like that it uses 4 AA batteries. The down side is that it uses higher priced xD-Picture Cards which are required for panorama shots. It also uses microSD cards which I have not used yet. Like many digital cameras today it has too many features to begin to describe. The price was excellent compared to Canon and a Panasonic that I was also reviewing for purchase.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N2 10.0 Megapixel

When I first started selling on eBay, my first items ever sold on eBay was a camper (RV), I knew back then that it's a huge sale for a first timer, so I had to do a lot of research on eBay before listing the RV. I found out that I had to point out any dents, rust or scratches, so I don't be blamed that I didn't point it out. I found out that the best way to do it was to point it in the photos and also to write about it in the description. I also found out that to point it out in a photo (and some people still do it that old fashioned way) is to point tour finger to the dent and take a picture of your finger pointing to the dent, or the more advanced way is to photoshop it, luckily I had a very good photoshop experience, but imagine what other people had to learn without knowing photoshop.
Until the day I bought the Sony DSC N2, my eBay pictures experience changed forever.
And that was way before the hype of iPhone touch screen.
This camera is a 10.1 megapixels (as a pro photographer, think about the huge detailed print out with this camera) there is only 3 buttons next to the huge and very bright touch screen, rest of the buttons are from within the touch screen. I have to be fair: my camera was brand new and the response on touching the buttons was and still very fast, however my friend bought it refurbished and the response speed was very slow, it took about a second to 2 seconds to open the menu for what he clicked/touched. However mine was brand new and it's still fast.
The paint option in this camera is what grabbed my attention to it:
Not only that it have saved stamps on it (Hearts, stars, snow flakes etc.) but it had a pen that you can draw a mustache on your friends face after taking the picture from within the camera instantly. Of course that was nice, but for me the more important thing is that's now I can take a picture of a dent on a car that I am selling and draw an arrow pointing where the dent is, instantly, then with other options I could rotate, resize and divide in seconds.
Aside from the great eBay uses for this camera, it comes with a built in album that you can share with the built in slide show and choose from retro (black and white) to active stylish slide show directly from the camera to your TV with the supplied cable, and you can even add your own mp3 music to the slide show.
There is a lot of other options in this camera like red eye reduction and self timer pictures.
Also the camera take great quality videos, but I was disappointed that it doesn't have a zooming option while taking the video. However it's great for a fast video to be uploaded to youtube or other video sites.
The only problem you might have with this camera is that it's a Sony, so it uses the memory stick instead of the more popular memory cards, but who cares, my laptop is Sony and it have the card reader plus you can always use the USB cable to upload your files.
Sony nailed it big with this state of the art camera.

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Nikon Coolpix S70 12.1 Megapixel

One look at the COOLPIX S70 incredible OLED screen and you will instantly
recognize the benefits of this exciting new technology; bright, vivid color
reproduction, sharp contrast, and absence of afterimages. This combined with
Nikon

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