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Old December 1st, 2005, 07:23 PM
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Good camera...good price?

Ok I am wondering if anyone has tips for a good camera for a beginner for around $200. It will take me a while to save up but everyday I see something great I can snap a great picture of and it's getting on my nerves!
I'm thinking of a store brand type of camera not the eBay knockoffs.
Please help!

If you know of a great camera on sale that is withing $100 of 200 It would be great if ya told me !

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Old December 2nd, 2005, 12:52 AM
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Actually you can get some pretty good deals on ebay if you buy used, kits with body and lenses if you look carefully. I would also recommend http://www.keh.com they have excellent stuff over there, and rate their used inventory accordingly.

Keep in mind what you want to do in future, if you think somewhere down the road you may want to do digital, choose a family of cameras that are compatible with each other so you can interchange lenses between film and digital bodies.
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Old December 3rd, 2005, 08:13 PM
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I got my film camera on ebay and had alot of luck with it. canon ae-1 slr. great camera I also bought a kodak easyshare 5mp for under $200 on sale at walmart. and it also is a very good camera. I guess it just matters what you want. Good luck!!
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Old December 3rd, 2005, 09:02 PM
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Oh sorry for not being specific!
I meant a nice digital camera because I know that film + devolping would cost a lot more in the long run, and i supposed a digital would be much easyer for a beginner?
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Old December 3rd, 2005, 10:42 PM
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depends on what type of camera your looking for.

You can find some really desent Point and Shoot digitals out there for around the price your wanting to spend. i.e. $200 range.

If your talking about DSLR's with changeable lenses your looking at a lot more money than $200

You said you had to save the money up.......I would start really looking hard right after Christmas cause they usually have some really great sales on Point and Shoot cameras after the holidays are over.

I would also go to the stores and actually get some hands on feel for what you might think you like. That way when your ready you will know what options you like and dont like and that will help you narrow down the field also.

good luck,

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Old December 3rd, 2005, 11:00 PM
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Some stores I go to to try out cameras start beeping like crazy when i barely touch them because their little wwire thing is messed up, Shouldn't they at least have a foot of wire to let you get a good feel?
They get so mad when they have to reset the switch. :'(
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Old December 4th, 2005, 07:23 AM
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I really have no experience with digital. A couple of things that I think that I would look at when comparing prices for processing is: the cost of photo paper, the cost of replacement ink cartridges and possibly overall printer wear and tear. Not to mention the cost of memory, I feel that when you weight the two options the cost is close. Yes, sending out film is a pain, but personally I like the anticipation.
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